10* CBB Total
Wake Forest vs. Virginia,
01/08/2017 20:00 EDT,
Score: 62 - 79
Total: -110/+133½ Under
Virginia/ Wake Forest Under the Total Sunday 8:00 PM EST
This total is a bit too high. When a total of 130 or more gets posted in a Virginia game, there needs to be a further look. Looking closer, I like what I see. Twice this season, Virginia had a total in the 130’s and both games went Under. Virginia is a team that is only going to play ‘their’ game and not let another team dictate the pace.
The Cavaliers are actually playing slower this year than last year by several possessions and their defense is rated slightly better and their offense is rated slightly worse.
Wake Forest has slowed their tempo down this year over what it was the previous two years. They aren’t good enough to make Virginia run with them, nor do they want to, I don’t think. Virginia plays their ‘style’ of play regardless of who the opponent is and that is shown by the final scores against Florida State, Iowa, and Louisville…..All 3 teams that play faster than Wake Forest.
This total is a bit high based on the score in the Virginia/ Pittsburgh game. Pittsburgh basically hit every shot they threw in and it was just one of those nights. Look for coach Randy Bennett to have his kids ready tonight to play some defense. Take the Under.