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Wisconsin vs. Virginia - 11/23/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Virginia Cavaliers (5-0) at Wisconsin Badgers (5-0)
Date & Time Friday November 23, 2018, 2:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Wisconsin Badgers +4.5 -- Over/Under: 120
TV Channel
ESPN
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NCAA BB | Virginia Cavaliers (5-0) at Wisconsin Badgers (5-0)
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The Virginia Cavaliers and Wisconsin Badgers meet Friday in the college basketball Battle 4 Atlantis at the Imperial Arena.

The Virginia Cavaliers look for another victory to build on their impressive 5-0 record. The Virginia Cavaliers are averaging 77.2 points on 50.7 percent shooting and allowing 50 points on 39.6 percent shooting. De'Andre Hunter is averaging 14.5 points and 5.8 rebounds while Ty Jerome is averaging 14.5 points and five assists. Kyle Guy is the third double-digit scorer and Mamadi Diakite is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Virginia Cavaliers are shooting 42.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. The Virginia Cavaliers are allowing 28.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game. The Virginia Cavaliers have won 10 of their last 11 non-home games.

The Wisconsin Badgers also look for a statement win to build on their 5-0 record. The Wisconsin Badgers are averaging 79.6 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 58.8 points on 38.6 percent shooting. Ethan Happ is averaging 17.8 points and 5.8 assists while D'Mitrik Trice is averaging 17.8 points and 3.5 rebounds. Brad Davison is the third double-digit scorer and Brevin Pritzl is grabbing two rebounds. The Wisconsin Badgers are shooting 44.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Wisconsin Badgers are allowing 28.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game. The Wisconsin Badgers have won six of their last seven non-home games.

The Cavaliers are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Friday games and 23-11-1 ATS in their last 35 games overall. The Badgers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games and 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The over is 7-2 in Badgers last 9 non-conference games. The over is 7-2 in Cavaliers last 9 overall.

The Wisconsin Badgers have probably been the more impressive team throughout this tournamnet and are shooting the ball so well from the field that you have to give them a chance with the points here. In fact, Wisconsin and the points is always worth a look based on how well they're coached and the fact they've covered a great deal of their games dating back to last season. I'll take a stab here.

Pick:
Wisconsin Badgers +4.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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