Wisconsin vs Virginia Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/20/23

Virginia Cavaliers (4-0) vs Wisconsin Badgers (2-2)

Game Info: Monday, November 20, 2023 at 6:00 pm (Suncoast Credit Union Arena)

Betting Odds: Virginia Cavaliers -2.5 -- Over/Under: 127.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Virginia Cavaliers and Wisconsin Badgers face off Monday in a college basketball showdown in the Fort Myers Tip-Off at the Suncoast Credit Union Arena.

Virginia Defense has Confidence

Virginia comes into this game with a perfect 4-0 record and their defense has a whole lot of confidence heading into this game. In the last game against Texas Southern, the defense gave up only 33 points and that led to the 29 point victory. Ryan Dunn had a strong game putting up 15 points, five rebounds, and two assists. Virginia on the season is averaging 73.8 points while their defense is giving up 51 points per game. The defense is ranked fifth best in the league and they are going to need the defense to step up here. 

Another Big Test for Wisconsin

Wisconsin has played a tough schedule so far this season and that includes losses to the Tennessee Volunteers and Providence Friars. Even in the last game against Robert Morris they weren’t exactly dominant, but they were able to secure the 78-68 victory. Tyler Wahl put up 18 points, five rebounds, and one assist. Wisconsin on the season is averaging 78 points while their defense is giving up 74 points per game. In this game Wisconsin is going to need to find a way to have quality possessions against a very good defense.

Shane’s Free Pick

Wisconsin already has two losses so far this season and it’s going to be no different in this game. Virginia is an elite defensive team and they are going to step up in a big way in this game. Look for Wisconsin to struggle to shoot here, and that is going to be the difference. Ryann Dunn is going to have a strong game against Virginia and the Cavaliers are going to cover the spread here. Back Virginia against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick Virginia -2.5

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