Virginia Vs Florida Betting Odds, Pick & TV Info

Posted by Eric Williams on Friday,March 17, 2017 5:45, EDT in

The Virginia Cavaliers will battle the Florida Gators in an NCAA college basketball game Saturday March 18th, 2017. College basketball pick prediction odds Florida -1.5 with over under odds 127. This game will broadcast on TNT TV. College basketball spreads Virginia vs. Florida is available now and delivered fast to those seeking this side and total selection.

In Depth Analysis On The Cavaliers Vs Gators Betting Odds, Pick & TV Info

When: Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 8:40 PM ET
Where: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
TV: TNT
Live Stream: NCAA Live
NCAAB Odds: Florida -1.5

 

 

Why Bet The Virginia Cavaliers Odds at +1.5

Virginia (18-13 ATS) has won five of their last six games and got past UNC-Wilmington in the first round Thursday 76-71 despite failing to cover the spread as a 7.5-point favorite while the game’s final score played Over the 134.5-point total. Point guard London Perrantes led Virginia with 24 points and three assists while Marial Shayok added 23 points in the win.

The Cavaliers are offensively-challenged as they average just 66.9 points per game (), but the Cavaliers shoot it very well by draining 46.5 percent of their collective shots from the field (69th) and 39.4 percent from beyond the arc (24th). Virginia’s defense that led the nation in points allowed (55.6) and held six different opponents under 45 points. The Cavs limit their opponents to just 39.6 percent shooting from the field (14th) and 31.6 percent from beyond the arc (32nd).

Why Bet The Florida Gators Odds at -1.5

Florida (18-13 ATS) spanked East Tennessee State in the first round on Thursday, winning 80-65 to cover the spread as a 9.5-point favorite while the game’s final score played under the 148.5-point total. Devin Robinson led Florida with 24 points and seven rebounds while Kasey Hill added 14 points and six boards.

The Gators average a healthy 78.3 points per game (62nd) on 45.1 percent shooting from the field (136th) and 36.1 percent from beyond the arc (130th). Florida is also one of the best defensive teams in the country as they limit their opponents to just 66.5 points per game (46th) on 40.8 percent shooting from the field (36th) and 31.0 percent shooting from beyond the arc (20th). Florida has a modest three, double-digit scorers on their roster including leading scorer KeVaughn Allen (13.9 ppg).

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

I like the Virginia Cavaliers a lot, but not enough to go along with the 48 percent of public bettors that like them to cover the spread in this matchup. Virginia is 4-1 ATS in their last five non-conference games, but the Cavs are also just 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a winning straight up record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss.

On the flip side of the coin, Florida is a perfect 4-0 ATS in their last four non-conference games, 5-1 ATS in their last six games as a favorite and a blistering 22-8 ATS in their last 30 games as a favorite. Both of these teams have outstanding defense, but Virginia really struggles to score the ball and that will be the difference in this matchup.

My final score prediction is Florida 71 Virginia 66