Pittsburgh Panthers vs Virginia Cavaliers NCAAB Betting Prediction

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Virginia Prediction 2/13/2024

The Pittsburgh Panthers (15-8) travel to face off against the Virginia Cavaliers (19-5) on Tuesday, February 13th. This game will be played at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville and televised on ACCN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Virginia Cavaliers

The Pittsburgh Panthers Are Coming Off A Win

With a win over North Carolina State in their last game, Pittsburgh has now won three games in a row. So far this season, the Panthers have a record of 15-8. They have gone 6-5 in Atlantic Coast Conference games and 9-3 in non-conference games.

On the road, Pittsburgh has gone 6-2, and they have an average scoring margin of +7.2 points per game. Over their last 10 games on the road, they have gone 7-3. As the underdog, they have gone 2-4, and they are 2-1 in their last three games.

As the underdog this season, Pittsburgh has gone 2-3-1 against the spread. However, their road ATS record is 6-1-1 and they are 4-0-1 in their last 5 road games vs. the spread. Overall, the Panthers have an ATS mark of 13-7-2 this year.

This season, the over/under record for Pittsburgh games is 13-9, and today’s over/under line of 123.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games of 146. So far, 22 of their games have had a higher over/under line than 123.5. In their last three games, the OU record is 2-1, and the average scoring total in those games is 136 points.

The Virginia Cavaliers Are Coming Off A Win

Virginia is coming off a win against Florida State, 80-76, and they have won eight games in a row. The Cavaliers are 19-5 this season, including a perfect 15-0 record at home. Over their last 10 games at home, they are 10-0.

For the season, Virginia has been favored in 19 of their 24 games, going 17-2 in those matchups. The Cavaliers have a scoring margin of +17.7 points per game at home compared to -8.1 on the road.

Virginia has been a solid team vs. the spread this season, going 14-9-1 overall. At home, they have an ATS mark of 10-4-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cavaliers have gone 7-2-1 vs. the spread.

Virginia’s over/under record this season is 11-13 and today’s line of 123.5 is right in line with the average over/under line in their games (127). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average of 127 points scored in those games.

Pittsburgh Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Pittsburgh offense tallied 67 points in a matchup against North Carolina State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 42.3%, and they made 5 threes. The team’s top scorer is Blake Hinson, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 17.9, while Carlton Carrington also maintains a PPG average of 13.6 leading up to the game.

Blake Hinson (F) 17.9 5.0 0.7
Carlton Carrington (G) 13.6 5.2 4.2
Ishmael Leggett (G) 12.1 5.4 2.3

Virginia Offense Breakdown

Virginia’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 80 points against Florida State. They had an overall field goal percentage of 50% and made 18/24 free throws. In terms of three-point shooting, the Cavaliers offense has been good from outside, hitting 38% of their three-pointers on an average of 17.8 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 44%.

Reece Beekman (G) 13.8 3.0 6.1
Isaac McKneely (G) 12.3 3.2 1.7
Ryan Dunn (G) 9.0 7.1 0.9

Pittsburgh Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Pittsburgh defense is giving up an average of 66.7 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.9 threes per game vs. Virginia. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 29.8%.

Virginia Team Defense

In the current season, the Virginia defense has excelled, sitting 3rd in the nation by allowing 57.7 points per game. Virginia’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Florida State offense to knock down 51% of their shots on their way to putting up 76 points.

Panthers vs Cavaliers Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Panthers offense has averaged 73 points per game while allowing an average of 66. Pittsburgh posted an overall record of 7-3 while going 7-2-1 ATS.
  • Across their last five home contests, Virginia has been good against the spread posting a mark of 4-1. Their overall mark in these games was 4-1, while averaging 67 points per game.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Panthers have a straight up record of 4-6. But, their mark vs the spread was just 4-5-1.
  • The Cavaliers have played well in their last five games as the betting favorite, going 5-0 straight up and 3-1-1 against the spread.

Panthers vs Cavaliers Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Cavaliers to secure the win, with an expected final score of 76-68. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -6.5.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 123.5 and given that our model is projecting 144 points between the teams, we like the over.

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