UMass Minutemen vs Virginia Cavaliers 11/23/2019 Preview, Predictions and Odds
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UMass Minutemen vs Virginia Cavaliers 11/23/2019 –
Heading to this game, both teams are undefeated and their unblemished records will be put on the line as the Virginia Cavaliers go on the road to face the UMass Minutemen. This basketball game will be held at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on Saturday, November 23 at 12 pm Eastern Time. TV rights have been granted to ESPNews and live streaming is available at SofaScore. One team will move forward to remain undefeated and the Cavaliers are that team according to Basketball Tips Over Under.
UMass Minutemen vs Virginia Cavaliers 11/23/2019
The UMass Minutemen are coming off a 10-point victory against Rider Bronics, In that game, Carl Pierre just exploded with 23 points to go with four assists and three rebounds. TJ Weeks was fighting foul trouble but he still ended with 21 points and was perfect from the three-point arc dropping six-of-six. Sean East, Tre Mitchell and Samba Diallo each had 10 points with two of them almost making double-double production. Their three-point shooting has been their main weapon in every game and expects them to ride on outside shooting to beat the Cavaliers. It is just a matter if they control the boards as well and it could change the phase of the game to their favor.
Players to Watch: TJ Weeks (14.8 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 2 SPG), S. East II (13.4 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 6.8 APG, 2 SPG), C. Pierre (13.2 PPG, 2.2 RPG, 2.4 APG)
The Cavaliers are on a roll and they have a good core of players carrying the team. Mamadi Daikite will always be their main player and he can shoot the lights out if given enough space. In the team’s last game against the Vermont Catamounts, he had 19 points, six rebounds and perfect from the three-point arc at 3-and-3. Braxton Key provided stats across the board with 13 points, six rebounds, four assists and a block. Jay Huff had a tough time with 9 points and seven rebounds but it was the emergence of Khei Clark that seems most interesting as he finished with 15 points, three rebounds, four assists and a block. It should be safe to say that the Cavaliers will ride on Daikete’s tempo but they need assuring contribution from Jay Huff and Braxton Key. Kihei Clark will be the x-factor of this team to ensure the victory and keep the unblemished record.
Players to Watch: M. Diakite (15.8 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 1 SPG, 1 BPG), J. Huff (11 PPG, 8 RPG, 1.5 APG, 1.3 SPG, 1.8 BPG), B. Key (11 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 2 APG, 1 SPG).
UMass Minutemen vs Virginia Cavaliers Betting Predictions
Minutemen are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Virginia’s last 10 games.
UMass Minutemen vs Virginia Cavaliers Betting Picks
The buck stops here for one of the teams and that will be the UMass Minutemen according to Sportsbook. The Virginia Cavaliers are the heavy favorites to win this game and the spread will depend on how their core players come together. Controlling the boards is important for the Cavaliers if they want to live up to the favorite status that they are heading to this game.
Moneyline: The Virginia Cavaliers are given the moneyline of -3500 while the UMass Minutemen are at +1500 when they win.
ATS: This is a wide 16.5 points between both teams with Virginia on the favorable side at -16.5 while UMass is on the other end of the stick at +16.5
TOTALS: Both teams are going to be dancing on a total of 114.5 with the Minutemen going under while Cavaliers are the team over.
Score Prediction: 68-52, Cavaliers.