Virginia (18-5, 8-3 ACC) is all about defense and they showed it in their 1st meeting of the season with Virginia Tech (16-7, 5-6) handing the Hokies a 71-48 defeat.
This time, Virginia Tech is the home team and they are hoping for a reversal of fortune as they sport a 12-1 record at Cassell Coliseum. The Hokies have a balanced attack with 5 players averaging in double figures, led by F Zach Delay (15.7).
Because of their deliberate style and stifling defense (54.0 ppg) the Cavaliers leading scorer, G London Perrantes averages just 12.2 ppg. The only Cav in double figures.
I've got this one rated UVA -9.2, so at -7 I feel comfortable laying a unit. The Hokies will likely keep it relatively close, but the Cavaliers should be able to pull away at the end enough to cover.
Good luck, players!
|6:30pm||(13) Virginia -7||Virginia Tech +7|
|Simple Rating System||+24.4||+12.2|
|True Shooting %||+3 (33 - 581)||+3 (19 - .590)|
|Pick (units)||UVA -7 (1 unit)||-------|