Virginia vs. Pittsburgh: College Basketball Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – February 13, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on February 12, 2024

Tipping off at 7:00 PM ET on Tuesday, the No. 21 Virginia Cavaliers (19-5, 10-3 ACC) will play the Pittsburgh Panthers (15-8, 6-6 ACC) at John Paul Jones Arena. Pittsburgh’s Blake Hinson is among the players to watch. Virginia is a strong 6.5-point favorite against Pittsburgh when the Cavaliers face off with the Panthers on Tuesday. A 121.5-point total has been set for the game.

Virginia vs. Pittsburgh Betting Lines

Virginia vs Pittsburgh Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Virginia -6.5 121.5 points

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Pittsburgh (+6.5)
Total Pick Over (121.5)

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Virginia vs. Pittsburgh Stat Rankings

Virginia Avg. (Rank) Pittsburgh Avg. (Rank)
65.8 (339th) Points Scored 75.3 (144th)
57.7 (2nd) Points Allowed 66.7 (47th)
(1st) Rebounds (1st)
7.7 (262nd) Off. Rebounds 10.4 (54th)
6.8 (238th) 3pt Made 9.1 (37th)
16.0 (36th) Assists 13.6 (140th)
8.0 (2nd) Turnovers 9.6 (37th)

Virginia vs. Pittsburgh Betting Trends

  • The Cavaliers are 14-9-1 against the spread this year.
  • Against the spread as 6.5-point favorites or more, Virginia is 7-5.
  • The Cavaliers have seen 10 of their 24 games go over the point total.
  • Virginia’s games have had more than 121.5 points scored on 14 occasions this season.
  • Cavaliers games have had an average of 123.5 points this season, 2.0 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.
  • Pittsburgh has 13 wins in 23 games against the spread this year.
  • The Panthers have covered every time (1-0) as a 6.5-point underdog or more this year.
  • Virginia has seen 10 of its 24 games hit the over.
  • There have been 22 Panthers games this year with more than 121.5 points scored.
  • The average total points scored in Pittsburgh’s games this year (121.5) is 20.5 points higher than the total for this matchup.

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Virginia Impact Players

  • Ryan Dunn paces the Cavaliers at 7.1 rebounds per contest, while also putting up 0.9 assists and 9.0 points.
  • Isaac McKneely posts 12.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game, shooting 42.2% from the field and 48.0% from beyond the arc with 2.6 made 3-pointers per contest.
  • Jacob Groves averages 8.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 0.7 assists per contest. Defensively, he averages 0.5 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.
  • Andrew Rohde is posting 4.9 points, 2.9 assists and 2.0 rebounds per game.

Pittsburgh Impact Players

  • Carlton Carrington is the Panthers’ top assist man (4.2 per game), and he averages 13.6 points and 5.2 rebounds.
  • Hinson paces the Panthers in scoring (17.9 points per game), and puts up 5.0 rebounds and 0.7 assists. He also delivers 0.5 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.
  • Ishmael Leggett is the Panthers’ top rebounder (5.4 per game), and he produces 12.1 points and 2.3 assists.
  • Zach Austin is posting 6.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game, making 43.0% of his shots from the field.
  • Guillermo Diaz Graham is putting up 7.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists per contest, making 49.2% of his shots from the field.

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