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It was a little dicey, but the No. 1-seed Virginia Cavaliers made it to the second round of the  NCAA Tournament. Virginia took down the No. 16-seed Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs, 71-56, and the Cavaliers now square off against the No. 9-seed Oklahoma Sooners. According to FanDuel Sportsbook, the Cavaliers are 10-point favorites.


If you're thinking of placing a wager on this second-round matchup, you might want to check out what some of the experts are saying first.


Virginia vs Oklahoma Predictions


Sports Chat Place

The staff at Sports Chat Place is picking the Cavaliers to win and cover the spread. Sports Chat Place thinks Virginia's dominant defense will be too much for the Sooners' inconsistent offense to overcome in this one. 

College Football News

Pete Fiutak, of College Football News, is going with Virginia to win outright, but he's picking Oklahoma to cover the spread in a 71-65 final. Fiutak believes Oklahoma's advantage on the glass could be enough to keep this game close.


Tony's Picks

Tony's Picks likes Virginia to win and cover, predicting a final score of 72-57. Tony thinks Virginia's defense should stifle the Sooners' offense, allowing the Cavaliers to advance to the Sweet 16 with an easy victory here. 

All three experts are picking the Cavaliers to win outright, but Pete Fiutak is the lone expert picking the Sooners to cover the spread. 


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