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West Virginia Hosts UVA in Tuesday Night Hoops

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West Virginia will try to Speed Things up Against the Wahoos

The fans at WVU Colliseum will be 15th-ranked Virginia Cavaliers and the 18th-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers when they take their seats on Tuesday night. Tip-off is set for 7 pm EST. ESPNU will have the television coverage.

As usual the past few years, Virginia is unbeaten and playing Tony Bennett’s trademark shut-down defense. West Virginia, has one loss, is sticking with its full-court press and riding a seven-game winning streak.

Oddsmakers opened the Mountaineers as -2.5-point favorites versus the Cavaliers, while the game’s total opened at 133.5. WVA is now a 4-point favorite and the total has settled at 133.

West Virginia Looks to Bust UVA Sagging Defense

The teams have split their last two meetings. West Virginia has sometimes shown the patience for attacking the Cavaliers’ sagging defense. At other times a reliance on tough shots fueled lengthy scoreless stretches. They will try to limit those tonight

West Virginia’s veteran backcourt of Jevon Carter and Daxter Miles pknows what it is like to play against he UVA Defense. Coach Bob Huggins has been trying to educate a group of newcomers during a four-day break.

West Virginia is led by All-American candidate Carter. He is averaging 19 points, 5.8 assists, 4.5 steals per game. The sometimes-explosive Miles averages 14.9 points and 3.8 rebound.

Since dropping the season opener against Texas A&M, the Mountaineers are averaging 93 points across seven wins. That pace will be hard to match with Virginia allowing only 50 points per game.

UVA Looks to Handle West Virginia’s Press and Up-Tempo Play

UVA coach Tony Bennett faces an tough task as well. He has to prepare his players to handle the in-your-face trapping of “Press Virginia” that generates more than 22 turnovers per game.

Transfer guard Nigel Johnson played his first two seasons at Kansas State. His teams went 1-3 against West Virginia in those Big 12 games. Now he’s gearing up with his ACC teammates for another run of the gauntlet.

Guard Kyle Guy leads Virginia at 16.6 points per game. Guy is shooting nearly 43 percent from 3-point range. He made five 3s during Saturday’s 75-54 win over Lehigh. He has also shown he can penetrate as well.

Guard Devon Hall averages 11.8 points and 4.0 rebounds per game. He is also excellent at the Charity Stripe. He is 20 of 21 this season for a Virginia team that makes 81 percent of its free throws.

 

Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Virginia 8-0 6-1 69.86 50.14 19.72 3-1 1-0 2-5 1-3 1-0
West Virginia 7-1 2-3 87.86 66.29 21.57 1-0 0-0 4-2 1-1 0-0
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
Name Assists Turnovers Ratio
VIRGA 13.14 9.29 1.41
W.VA 17.14 11.43 1.5
Rebounding
Name Offense Defense Total
VIRGA 7.43 26.14 33.57
W.VA 16.29 25.14 41.43
ShootingPercentage
Name Offense Defense Differential
VIRGA 48.79 35.43 13.36
W.VA 43.71 40.91 2.8
Team Records

Virginia Cavaliers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 8-0 5-0 3-0 6-1 3-1 3-0 70.50 50.63 19.87
Last 10 8-0 5-0 3-0 6-1 3-1 3-0 70.50 50.63 19.87
vs Conf 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.00 0.00 0.00

West Virginia Mountaineers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 7-1 6-1 1-0 2-3 2-2 0-1 89.63 66.63 23.00
Last 10 7-1 6-1 1-0 2-3 2-2 0-1 89.63 66.63 23.00
vs Conf 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.00 0.00 0.00

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 70.50 207 66.63 69
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 71.33 119 65.00 104
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed 33.67 155 36.86 209
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 89.63 18 50.63 1
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 90.43 39 54.67 5
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed 41.29 67 31.33 36

Head To Head Summary

Team record ATS O/U AVG AVG ½ FG% REB 3PT steals
Virginia 1-1 1-1 0-2 63.50 27.50 53.85 28.50 9/27 5.00
West Virginia 1-1 1-1 0-2 60.00 30.00 42.57 26.00 6/29 10.00

Head To Head Detail

Date
Dec 3, 2016
Dec 8, 2015
Date Away away score Home home score line ATS Total O/U FG% Edge Reb Edge 3PT Edge Away Half Score Home Half Score Away FG% Home FG% Away Rebounds Home Rebounds Away Three Pointers Home Three Pointers Away Steals Home Steals
Dec 3, 2016 W.VA 66 VIRGA 57 -8 W.VA 128.5 U VIRGA Push VIRGA 24 25 45.1 45.8 28 28 4/15 6/19 10 4
Dec 8, 2015 W.VA 54 VIRGA 70 -4.5 VIRGA 135 U VIRGA VIRGA VIRGA 36 30 40 62.8 24 29 2/14 3/8 10 6

NCAA Basketball Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Virginia Cavaliers

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Dec 2, 2017 LEHIH 75-54 W 51.72 54.55 9 H
Nov 27, 2017 WISCN 49-37 W -7 122 W/U 38.33 0.00 3 H
Nov 24, 2017 RHODEI 70-55 W -6 126.5 W/U 50.00 86.36 5 A
Nov 23, 2017 VANDY 68-42 W -6 125.5 W/U 45.00 66.67 10 A
Nov 19, 2017 MONMO 73-53 W -18 135 W/U 52.00 80.95 4 H

West Virginia Mountaineers

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Nov 30, 2017 NJIT 102-69 W 49.30 75.00 14 H
Nov 26, 2017 MIZZU 83-79 W -7.5 150 L/O 36.67 88.57 8 H
Nov 24, 2017 UCF 83-45 W -7 143 W/U 45.71 71.43 9 H
Nov 23, 2017 MARST 84-78 W -29.5 150.5 L/O 35.14 82.76 8 A
Nov 20, 2017 LONGB 91-62 W -26.5 158 W/U 43.66 65.38 12 H

Next up:
Virginia home to Davidson Saturday, December 16
West Virginia at Pittsburgh Saturday, December 9

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