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NCAAB North Carolina vs Virginia Prediction 12/5/2023

The North Carolina Central Eagles (4-5) travel to face off against the Virginia Cavaliers (7-1) on Tuesday, December 5th. This game will be played at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville and televised on ACC. Virginia is coming off a win in their previous game, while North Carolina Central is looking to get back on track from a loss to the USC Upstate. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

North Carolina Central Eagles vs Virginia Cavaliers

The North Carolina Central Eagles Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Eagles come into today’s game with a record of 4-5, dropping their last game to USC Upstate (85-82). On the road, the Eagles have a 2-4 record, while at home they are 0-1. North Carolina Central has a positive ATS record, sitting above .500 at 4-3. In their previous five games, the team is 3-2 vs. the spread.

In nine games, North Carolina Central comes in with an over/under mark of 4-3-0, with their games averaging 141.1 points per game. The Eagles have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 141 points per game.

The Virginia Cavaliers Are Coming Off A Win

Virginia comes into this game with a record of 7-1, following their 84-62 victory over Syracuse. In their last ten home games, including those from last year, Virginia has gone 8-2. As Virginia prepares to face North Carolina Central, their ATS record stands at 5-3. Over their last five games, the team has gone 3-2 vs. the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through eight games, Virginia has an over/under record of 3-5-0, with their games averaging 120.9 points per game on average. The Cavaliers’ last five games have culminated with an average of 112 points per game and an over/under record of 1-4.

North Carolina Central Offense Breakdown

North Carolina Central’s offense had a good outing, putting up 82 points against USC Upstate. They achieved a 55.6% field goal percentage and went 28/38 from the free-throw line. The team’s top scorer is Po’boigh King, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 15.6, while Ja’darius Harris also carries a PPG average of 13.9 into the game.

Po’boigh King (G) 15.6 4.8 1.4
Ja’darius Harris (G) 13.9 2.2 2.0
Fred Cleveland Jr. (G) 13.6 2.8 3.9

Virginia Offense Breakdown

Virginia is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 84 points versus Syracuse. This output is higher than their season-average of 66.9 points per game. Offensively, the Cavaliers hold a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, placing them 197th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 71st in terms of percentage and 213rd in three-pointers made.

Reece Beekman (G) 12.0 3.0 6.0
Isaac McKneely (G) 11.6 3.3 1.7
Ryan Dunn (G) 9.8 6.4 1.0

North Carolina Central Team Defense

So far, the Eagles’ defense is ranked 112nd in the country at 69.4 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.1 threes per game vs. Virginia. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 25.5%.

Virginia Team Defense

The Cavaliers’ defense is presently ranked 2nd nationally, allowing an average of 54.0 points per contest. Virginia’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Syracuse offense to knock down 54% of their shots on their way to putting up 62 points.

Eagles vs Cavaliers Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, North Carolina Central has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 69 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
  • Although Virginia has a straight up record of 0-3 in their last three home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 0-3. The team averaged 50 points per game in these games.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, North Carolina Central has an ATS mark of 4-6 while going 2-8 straight up.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Cavaliers have a strong straight up record of 3-0. In addition, their ATS record was 2-1 in these scenarios.

Eagles vs Cavaliers Prediction

In this Cavaliers vs. Cavaliers matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Cavaliers at -21.5. While we project the Cavaliers to win 77-67, our recommendation is to bet on the Eagles for the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 122.5 and our model has the Eagles and Cavaliers finishing with a combined 144 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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