Virginia vs Miami Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Tuesday, December 20, 2022

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The Miami Hurricanes (11-1, 2-0 ACC) will attempt to build on a seven-game winning stretch when hosting the Virginia Cavaliers (8-1, 1-0 ACC) at 8:30 PM ET on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at Watsco Center.

The Cavaliers square off with the Hurricanes in a game that Virginia is currently a moderate favorite by 3.5 points. A 131-point total is set for the game.

Virginia vs. Miami Odds

Point Spread for Virginia vs. Miami

The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Virginia as the favorite.

Virginia vs. Miami Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Virginia has -166 odds to pick up the win, while Miami is listed at +142 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 131 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, December 20, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • Location: Coral Gables, Florida
  • Arena: Watsco Center

Virginia vs. Miami Betting Trends

Against the spread, Virginia is 3-6-0 this season. The Cavaliers have been listed as the favorite four times this season and have come away with a win in all of those games. Virginia’s games this year have hit the over on five of 12 set point totals.

Miami has six wins against the spread in 12 games this season. The Hurricanes have been the moneyline underdog only one other time so far this season, a game they lost. Miami has hit the over 41.7% of the time this year (five of 12 games with a set point total).

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Virginia vs. Miami Key Players to Watch

Virginia

Kihei Clark is tops on the Cavaliers at 5.3 assists per game, while also posting 2.3 rebounds and 11.3 points. Jayden Gardner is tops on the Cavaliers with 11.8 points per game and 6.3 rebounds, while also putting up 0.7 assists. Kadin Shedrick is putting up 9.9 points, 0.8 assists and 4.6 rebounds per contest. Reece Beekman puts up 9.3 points, 2.9 rebounds and 4.7 assists per contest, shooting 41.7% from the field and 45% from beyond the arc with 1 made 3-pointers per game.

Miami

Norchad Omier is the Hurricanes’ top rebounder (9.9 per game), and he contributes 13.8 points and 1.4 assists. Jordan Miller gets the Hurricanes 15.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per contest. He also posts 1.4 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. The Hurricanes get 11.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 3 assists per game from Nijel Pack.

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What you need to know about the Virginia Cavaliers

Virginia won 12 games against the spread in conference action last season, while failing to cover or pushing 11 times. The Cavaliers have been carried by their defense, as they rank 16th-best in college basketball by giving up just 59.1 points per game. They rank 214th in college basketball in points scored (70.9 per contest). With 27.2 rebounds allowed per game, Virginia ranks 25th-best in college basketball. It ranks 301st in college basketball by grabbing 29.9 rebounds per contest.

Virginia ranks 241st in the country with 7 threes per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 43rd with a 38% shooting percentage from downtown. So far this year, the Cavaliers are giving up 7 threes per game (164th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opponents to shoot 34.8% (259th-ranked) from beyond the arc.

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What you need to know about the Miami Hurricanes

Miami put together a 14-7-1 record against the spread last year in conference action. In 2022-23, the Hurricanes are 66th in college basketball offensively (79 points scored per game) and 176th on defense (68.3 points conceded). Miami collects 32 rebounds per game and give up 29.3 boards, ranking 213th and 90th, respectively, in college basketball.

Beyond the arc, Miami is 199th in the country in 3-pointers made per game (7.4). It is 179th in 3-point percentage at 34%. The Hurricanes are 164th in the nation in 3-pointers conceded (7 per game) and 129th in 3-point percentage defensively (31.6%).

Virginia vs. Miami Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this contest is Virginia, and we project that Miami will cover the spread (Virginia -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 131 points.

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How to bet Virginia vs. Miami

You can bet on Virginia vs. Miami at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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