Virginia vs. Pittsburgh Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Tuesday, February 13, 2024

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Two streaking squads meet when the Virginia Cavaliers (19-5, 10-3 ACC) host the Pittsburgh Panthers (15-8, 6-6 ACC) on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET. The Cavaliers are putting their eight-game winning streak on the line versus the Panthers, who have won three in a row.

Tuesday’s matchup between the Cavaliers and the Panthers features the Cavaliers as strong 7-point favorites. The over/under is 123.5 points for the game.

Virginia vs. Pittsburgh Odds

Point Spread for Virginia vs. Pittsburgh

The spread for this matchup is set at 7 points, with sportsbooks listing Virginia as the favorite.

Virginia vs. Pittsburgh Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Virginia has -305 odds to pick up the win, while Pittsburgh is listed at +245 to claim victory.

Virginia vs. Pittsburgh Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 123.5 points.

Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, February 13, 2024
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ACC Network
  • Location: Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Arena: John Paul Jones Arena

Virginia vs. Pittsburgh Betting Trends

Against the spread, Virginia is 14-9-1 this year. The Cavaliers have come away with 14 wins in the 16 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Virginia’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 10 times in 23 opportunities (43.5%).

Against the spread, Pittsburgh is 13-9-1 this year. The Panthers are 2-5 in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 28.6% of those games). Pittsburgh’s games this season have hit the over 52.2% of the time (12 out of 23 games with a set point total).

Virginia vs. Pittsburgh Key Players to Watch

Virginia

Ryan Dunn averages a team-best 7.1 rebounds per contest. In addition, he’s putting up 9.0 points and 0.9 assists, shooting 58.4% from the floor. Isaac McKneely posts 12.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists per contest, shooting 42.2% from the floor and 48.0% from downtown with 2.6 made 3-pointers per game. Jacob Groves is averaging 8.0 points, 0.7 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game.

Pittsburgh

Carlton Carrington is No. 1 on the Panthers in assists (4.2 per game), and produces 13.6 points and 5.2 rebounds. He also posts 0.5 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Blake Hinson is the Panthers’ top scorer (17.9 points per game), and he averages 0.7 assists and 5.0 rebounds. Ishmael Leggett is posting a team-high 5.4 rebounds per contest. And he is delivering 12.1 points and 2.3 assists, making 42.0% of his shots from the field and 34.3% from beyond the arc, with 1.0 triples per contest. The Panthers get 6.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game from Zach Austin.

What you need to know about the Virginia Cavaliers

Virginia has put together an 8-4-1 ATS record in conference play so far this year. Because of the Cavaliers’ offensive struggles this year, ranking 20th-worst in the country with 65.8 points per game, they’ve had to lean on their defense, which ranks second-best in college basketball by surrendering 57.7 points per game. When it comes to rebounding, everything is clicking for Virginia, who is grabbing rebounds per game (best in college basketball) and allowing boards per contest (best).

The Cavaliers post 69.5 points per game in home games, compared to 63.1 points per game on the road, a difference of 6.4 points per contest. Virginia ranks 16th-best in the country with a three-point shooting percentage of 38.0%. It ranks 238th in college basketball by making 6.8 three-pointers per contest. The Cavaliers are ceding 6.3 threes per game (103rd-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opponents to shoot 30.7% (38th-ranked) from downtown.

The Cavaliers have gone 8-2 over their past 10 games, with a 6-3-1 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 contests, Virginia has gone over the total five times. In its last 10 games, Virginia has been putting up 64.6 points per game, an average that’s a little lower than the 65.8 it has scored over the course of the 2023-24 season. Virginia has been more porous on defense lately, giving up 60.2 points per game during its past 10 outings compared to the 57.7 points per game its opponents are averaging on the 2023-24 season.

What you need to know about the Pittsburgh Panthers

Pittsburgh and its opponents have combined to go over the point total six out of 12 times this season in ACC action. The Panthers are 144th in the nation in points scored (75.3 per game) and 47th in points allowed (66.7). Pittsburgh is the best team in the country in rebounds per game () and best in rebounds allowed ().

The Panthers are putting up more points at home (75.8 per game) than away (74.7). Pittsburgh is 37th in the country in 3-pointers made (9.1 per game) and 187th in 3-point percentage (33.9%). Giving up 7.1 3-pointers per game and conceding 30.5% from beyond the arc, the Panthers are 196th and 34th in the country, respectively, in those categories.

The Panthers have gone 6-4 in their past 10 games, with a 6-4 record against the spread in that span. Four of Pittsburgh’s last 10 outings have hit the over. Pittsburgh has performed worse offensively over its past 10 games, posting 68.5 points per contest, 6.8 fewer points its than season average of 75.3. While the Panthers are ceding 66.7 points per game in 2023-24, they have been worse in their past 10 games, allowing 69.2 points per contest.

Virginia vs. Pittsburgh Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is Virginia, and we expect that Pittsburgh will cover the spread (Virginia -7). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 123.5 points.

How to bet Virginia vs. Pittsburgh

You can bet on Virginia vs. Pittsburgh 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

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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