Virginia Cavaliers vs. Ohio Bobcats NCAAB Men’s Tournament First Round Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for March 20, 2021

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BetMGM Sep 20, 2021, 2:03 AM

The No. 4 seed Virginia Cavaliers (18-6) are favored (-7) to beat the No. 13 seed Ohio Bobcats (16-7) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday at Assembly Hall (Indiana). The matchup starts at 7:15 PM ET on TRU. Here are some insights into this West Region contest for those filling out their brackets.

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Virginia vs Ohio Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total OddsFavorite MoneylineUnderdog Moneyline
Virginia-7-110-110131-108-112-326256

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Point Total Insights

  • Virginia and its opponents have gone over the current 131 total in 11 of 24 games (45.8%) this season.
  • 23 Ohio games this season featured a total above Saturday's set over/under of 131 (100%).
  • Saturday's total is 18.5 points lower than the two team's combined 149.5 points per game average.
  • The Cavaliers record just 4.7 fewer points per game (68.6) than the Bobcats give up (73.3).
  • The Bobcats average 20.4 more points per game (80.9) than the Cavaliers allow (60.5).
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    Virginia Betting Data

  • Virginia has been strong against the spread, going 14-8 this season.
  • The Cavaliers have posted a losing record of 3-4 against the spread when the spread is -7 or higher.
  • Virginia and its opponents have reached the over 0 times in 22 contests this season.
  • Place a bet on the Virginia Cavaliers to win this matchup at the BetMGM online sportsbook.

    Virginia Leaders

    Cavaliers Leaders
    NameGPPTSREBASSTSTLBLK3PM
    Sam Hauser817.67.42.10.40.92.6
    Jay Huff712.36.90.40.12.60.7
    Kihei Clark87.11.03.90.80.10.4
    Tomas Woldetensae86.02.41.40.90.11.4
    Justin McKoy83.64.10.80.50.00.0

    Ohio Betting Data

  • Ohio has covered the spread in greater than half of its contests, going 14-5 ATS.
  • When they are at least 7-point underdogs, the Bobcats have a record ATS of 5-1.
  • Ohio has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 0% of matchups this year (0 out of 19 contests).
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    Ohio Leaders

    Bobcats Leaders
    NameGPPTSREBASSTSTLBLK3PM
    Jason Preston1317.66.37.51.60.22.0
    Ben Vander Plas512.25.64.81.60.22.2
    Ben Roderick1612.13.10.80.50.22.2
    Lunden McDay1810.62.31.50.70.21.2
    Miles Brown185.71.71.41.00.40.8
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