Virginia vs Pittsburgh Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Tuesday, January 3, 2023

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The Pittsburgh Panthers (10-4, 3-0 ACC) will look to extend a four-game winning stretch when hosting the Virginia Cavaliers (10-2, 2-1 ACC) on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at Petersen Events Center. This contest is at 9:00 PM ET.

Virginia is a 6-point favorite against Pittsburgh when the Cavaliers play the Panthers on Tuesday. The game has a point total of 125.

Virginia vs. Pittsburgh Odds

Point Spread for Virginia vs. Pittsburgh

The spread for this matchup is set at 6 points, with sportsbooks listing Virginia as the favorite.

Virginia vs. Pittsburgh Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Virginia has -262 odds to pick up the win, while Pittsburgh is listed at +213 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 125 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, January 3, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Arena: Petersen Events Center

Virginia vs. Pittsburgh Betting Trends

Against the spread, Virginia is 4-8-0 this season. The Cavaliers have come away with five wins in the six contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Virginia’s games this year have hit the over 42.9% of the time (six out of 14 games with a set point total).

Pittsburgh is 10-4-0 against the spread this year. The Panthers have won four of the eight games they were the moneyline underdog this season (50%). Pittsburgh’s games this season have gone over the total in nine of 14 opportunities (64.3%).

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Virginia vs. Pittsburgh Key Players to Watch

Virginia

Kihei Clark puts up a team-best 5.8 assists per game. He is also averaging 11.5 points and 2.6 rebounds, shooting 42.6% from the field and 42.1% from downtown with 1.3 made 3-pointers per contest. Jayden Gardner paces his team in both points (12) and rebounds (5.7) per game, and also puts up 0.6 assists. At the other end, he delivers 1 steal and 0.6 blocked shots. Reece Beekman is posting 9.3 points, 5 assists and 3.5 rebounds per contest. Kadin Shedrick is posting 9.2 points, 0.8 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game.

Pittsburgh

Blake Hinson is the Panthers’ top scorer (17.1 points per game) and rebounder (7.4), and produces 1.7 assists. Jamarius Burton gives the Panthers 15.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game. He also puts up 0.9 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Nelly Cummings paces the Panthers in assists (4.9 per game), and puts up 11.1 points and 2.8 rebounds. He also delivers 0.9 steals and 0 blocked shots. Greg Elliott gets the Panthers 10.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 0.9 assists per contest. He also delivers 0.9 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Virginia Cavaliers

The Cavaliers have a top-25 defense this season, ranking 11th-best in college basketball with 58.3 points allowed per game. Offensively, they rank 222nd with 70.2 points scored per contest. Virginia is pulling down 30.3 boards per game (287th-ranked in college basketball). It is ceding 27.4 rebounds per contest (27th-ranked).

With 7 three-pointers per game, Virginia ranks 238th in college basketball. It has a 36.7% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 67th in college basketball. The Cavaliers rank 156th in the country with 6.9 three-pointers allowed per game so far this year. Meanwhile, they rank 223rd with a 33.7% shooting percentage allowed from downtown.

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What you need to know about the Pittsburgh Panthers

In 2022-23, the Panthers are 109th in college basketball on offense (75.8 points scored per game) and 151st defensively (67.9 points allowed). At 36.7 rebounds per game and 31.2 rebounds allowed, Pittsburgh is 29th and 188th in the country, respectively.

At home the Panthers are putting up 77.6 points per game, 0.7 fewer points than they are averaging away (78.3). Beyond the arc, Pittsburgh is 60th in the nation in 3-pointers made per game (8.8). It is 164th in 3-point percentage at 34.2%. Defensively, the Panthers are 156th in the nation in 3-pointers allowed per game at 6.9. They are 34th in 3-point percentage allowed at 29.1%.

Virginia vs. Pittsburgh Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is Virginia, and we project that Pittsburgh will cover the spread (Virginia -6). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 125 points.

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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

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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