Miami at Virginia 3/1/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Virginia Cavaliers (15-6) vs Miami Hurricanes (7-15)
Game Info: Monday, March 1, 2021 at 6:00 pm (John Paul Jones Arena)
Betting Odds: Virginia Cavaliers -15 -- Over/Under: 125 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Miami faces Virginia on Monday, March 1st at John Paul Jones Arena for an NCAA basketball ACC matchup.
Miami is coming off a 66-58 loss to Clemson in its last game on the road on February 27th. Miami has now lost five straight games and only had one win in the month of February (February 1st over Duke). Miami has had to deal with injuries all season long and is 7-15 overall with a 3-14 conference record. Miami is also 10-12 against the spread this season. Miami's leading scorer so far this season has been G Isaiah Wong, who has scored 17.8 points per game for the Hurricanes. Miami as a team has scored 66.0 points per game and has shot the ball at a 41.9% clip from the field. Miami has also allowed 71.4 points per game to its opponents as well.
Virginia is coming off a 68-61 loss to NC State in its last game at home on February 24th. Virginia has now lost three straight games, which comes as a real shock. Virginia is ranked 15th in the nation, but that ranking will soon change on Monday. Virginia is 15-6 overall and 11-4 in ACC play this season. Virginia is 10-10-1 against the spread as well. Virginia's leading scorer so far this season is F Sam Hauser, who has scored 15.3 points per game for the Cavaliers. Virginia as a team has scored 68.8 points per game and has shot the ball at a 48.4% clip from the field. Virginia has also allowed 60.6 points per game to its opponents as well.
Virginia opens as a 15-point favorite and the total is set at 125. Here we have two different teams in two different directions. Miami is virtually waving the white flag on this season, while Virginia will look to stop the downward spiral it is currently on. Virginia cannot let this game slip, so I will lay the points with the home favorite.