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Virginia vs. Miami odds, line, time: 2024 college basketball picks, Feb. 5 predictions by proven model

The Virginia Cavaliers will look for their fourth home win in a row over the Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes and eighth in their last nine against their Atlantic Coast Conference foes at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va., when they meet Monday. The Cavaliers (17-5, 8-3 ACC), who have won six of their last seven meetings with Miami overall, hold a 15-13 advantage in the series that dates back to 1966. The Hurricanes (15-7, 6-5 ACC), who are just 2-4 on the road this season, are coming off an 82-74 win over Virginia Tech on Saturday. Virginia, which is 12-0 on its home court, posted a 66-65 win at Clemson on Saturday.

The game will tip off at 7 p.m. ET. Miami is averaging 80.8 points per game, while Virginia averages 65.4. The Cavaliers are 5.5-point favorites in the latest Miami vs. Virginia odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 132.5. Before making any Virginia vs. Miami picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. It enters Week 14 of the 2023-24 season on a 124-82 roll on all top-rated college basketball picks dating back to last season, returning more than $2,000 for $100 players. It is also off to a sizzling 20-9 start on top-rated spread picks this season. Anyone following has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Virginia vs. Miami and revealed its CBB picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several college basketball odds and trends for Miami vs. Virginia:

  • Miami vs. Virginia spread: Virginia -5.5
  • Miami vs. Virginia over/under: 132.5 points
  • Miami vs. Virginia money line: Miami +195, Virginia -242
  • MIA: The Hurricanes have won 8 of their last 13 away games (+7.50 units on ML)
  • UVA: The Cavaliers have won 16 of their last 18 games at home (+12.55 units on ML)
  • Miami vs. Virginia picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why Virginia can cover

Sophomore guard Ryan Dunn has registered five double-doubles on the year in 22 games, all starts, for the Cavaliers. In a 69-52 win at Louisville on Jan. 27, Dunn scored 19 points, while grabbing 11 rebounds and blocking two shots. He had 13 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks in a 59-53 overtime-win over North Carolina State on Jan. 24. For the season, he is averaging 9.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.2 blocks and 1.6 steals in 27.3 minutes.

Senior forward Jake Groves is also a big part of the Cavaliers’ success. He is in his first season with the program after spending the past two years at Oklahoma. He began his career at Eastern Washington. In just 19.1 minutes of action, he is averaging 7.8 points and 2.5 rebounds. He is coming off a 17-point and four-rebound effort at Clemson. He scored 18 points with four rebounds in a 65-53 win over Notre Dame on Jan. 31. See which team to pick here.

Why Miami can cover

The Hurricanes have four players averaging 14 or more points, led by junior forward Norchad Omier. He is in his second season at Miami after playing two years at Arkansas State. He has registered 11 double-doubles on the year, including an 18-point and 14-rebound performance in a 74-68 loss at North Carolina State on Tuesday. He scored 16 points with seven rebounds in Saturday’s win over Virginia Tech. Omier is averaging 18 points, 9.8 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.1 assists in 29.5 minutes of play.

Also powering the Hurricanes is junior guard Matthew Cleveland, who is in his first season at Miami after spending two years at Florida State. In 20 games, all starts, he is averaging 14.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.3 steals per game. He is coming off a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds in the win over Virginia Tech. He has five double-doubles on the year, including two in the past three games and three in the past six. See which team to pick here.

How to make Miami vs. Virginia picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 142 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits over 50% of the time. You can see the picks at SportsLine

So who wins Virginia vs. Miami, and which side of the spread hits over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model on a 20-9 roll on top-ranked college basketball spread picks

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