Miami at Virginia NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 2/2/2019
Saturday, February 2, 2019
John Paul Jones Arena
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The Miami Hurricanes travel to John Paul Jones Arena to play the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia as 20 point favorites.
Miami comes into this game with an overall record of 9-11. They currently have a point differential of 2.5 as they are averaging 74.5 points per game while giving up 72.0 per contest. Virginia has an overall record of 19-1. They are averaging 73.7 points per game and surrendering 53.2, good for a point differential of 20.5.
Valuable Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 6-14-0 against the spread
The Miami Hurricanes are 8-11-1 against the over/under
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 16-4-0 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 9-11-0 against the over/under
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
12/13/18 F Deng Gak Knee is out for season
01/29/19 F Dewan Hernandez Eligibility is out for season
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Zach Johnson averages 13.5 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%. Chris Lykes comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
De'Andre Hunter averages 14.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Kyle Guy averages 14.8 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hurricanes allow 72.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 194th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 267th and 183rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 237th, and they give up 14.8 assists per contest which puts them in 292nd place in the NCAA. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 197th in the nation. Miami averages 74.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 151st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 165th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 124th in D-1. They average 33.6 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 284th and 201st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 260th with 12.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers surrender 53.2 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 25% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 8.1 assists allowed per contest, and 10th with 29.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 52nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per game. Virginia is 171st in the country with 73.7 points per game this year. They are 35th in the D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 20.5. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the nation. They are 159th in the country in rebounding with 36.1 boards per game and 118th in assists per contest with 14.4. The Cavaliers are 351st in turnovers per game with 8.8.
The Hurricanes have an offensive rating of 106.4, which is ranked 130th. They are 172nd in college basketball in pace with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 121st. As a unit they are 110th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 63rd in D-1. Miami is 223rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia is 350th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 118.4, which is ranked 5th. They are 350th in D-1 in pace with 61.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 29th. As a unit they are 20th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 221st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Miami/Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Virginia -20
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