The Hurricanes and Cavaliers are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN. The Cavaliers will host the game at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA. The over/under for this Atlantic Coast conference contest is set at 132.5 points, with Virginia being favored by -5.5 at home against Miami (FL).

MIAMI (FL) HURRICANES VS VIRGINIA CAVALIERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Virginia Cavaliers -5.5

This game will be played at John Paul Jones Arena at 7:00 ET on Monday, February 5th.

WHY BET THE VIRGINIA CAVALIERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Cavaliers.
  • Not only will Virginia pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 132.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will the Hurricanes Find a Way to Win on the Road?

After winning their last game against Virginia Tech, the Miami Hurricanes have a 15-7 record and are 6-5 in ACC play. On the road, Miami is 2-5, and over their last ten games away from home, they have gone 4-6.

As the underdog, the Hurricanes are 2-4 this season, and their average scoring margin on the road is -6.6 points per game. For the year, Miami has been the favorite in 16 of their 22 games.

When looking at Miami's ATS record this season, they are currently 12-8-2. On the road, their ATS mark sits at 3-3-1, but over their last three road games, the Hurricanes are 2-1 vs. the spread. As the underdog, Miami has gone 3-2-1 vs. the spread this year and their ATS mark as the underdog over their last 10 games is 6-3-1.

This season, the over/under record for Miami (FL) games is 11-11 and today's line of 132.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (153.9). So far, 21 of their games have finished with more points than today's over/under line. Over their last three games, their games have averaged 146 points compared to their season average of 153 points per game.

In their previous game, the Hurricanes' offense finished with 82 points, which is right in line with their current average of 80.8 points per contest. The top scorer for the Hurricanes was Norchad Omier with 16 points, while Kyshawn George also chipped in with 16 points.

Coming into today's game, the Miami (FL) defense is giving up an average of 72.2 points per contest. In today's game vs. Virginia, the Miami (FL) defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Miami (FL) made 27 free-throws vs. the Hurricanes.

Can the Cavaliers Grab a Win at Home?

Virginia enters this game with a 17-5 overall record and a six-game win streak. At home, the Cavaliers are a perfect 14-0 this season, and they have won their last 10 games at home. This season, Virginia has been favored in 17 of their 22 games, and they are 15-2 in those contests.

Most recently, the Cavaliers defeated Clemson by a score of 66-65. Over their last 10 games at home, Virginia has gone 10-0, and their average margin of victory at home this season is +17.4 points per game.

Virginia has an overall ATS record of 12-9-1 this season, including a home ATS mark of 9-4-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cavaliers are 6-3-1 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Virginia is 10-12 and today's line of 132.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (126.7). In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 122 points.

In their latest game, Virginia offense put up 66 points against Clemson. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 44.1% and made 5 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Jacob Groves with 17 points. Isaac McKneely also added 14 points for the Cavaliers.

At present, the Cavaliers' defense is nationally ranked 2nd, allowing 57.8 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.7 threes per game vs. Miami (FL). This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.1%.