Virginia vs Michigan Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 29 (Cavaliers Remain Perfect in Trip to Ann Arbor)

Devon Platana
Virginia vs. Michigan prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Virginia vs. Michigan prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photo/Mike Kropf

Virginia vs Michigan Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
No. 3 Virginia Cavaliers (5-0, 0-0 Away) vs. Michigan Wolverines (5-1, 3-0 Home)
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022
Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Crisler Center — Ann Arbor, MI
Coverage: ESPN

The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season continues on Tuesday, Nov. 29, including an ACC/Big Ten Challenge matchup between the No. 3 Virginia Cavaliers and Michigan Wolverines.

Everything has gone Virginia's way thus far, improving to 5-0 on the season following a dominant 72-45 showing against Maryland-Eastern Shore on Friday. Meanwhile, Michigan has also been solid this season, entering this game on the heels of last week's 78-68 victory over Jackson State.

Will Virginia's spotless record be intact when the dust settles in Ann Arbor? Or will hometown Michigan be the first team to hand a loss to the Cavaliers?

Virginia vs Michigan Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: UVA: (-164) | MICH: (+136)
Spread: UVA: -3.5 (-110) | MICH: +3.5 (-110)
Total: 128.5 - Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Virginia enters this contest as the slight favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 128.5 points, which is one of the lowest of Tuesday's projected totals.

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Virginia vs Michigan Prediction & Pick

Although Michigan's offense looked relentless to start the season, things have slowed down lately. The Wolverines have had issues scoring as efficiently, averaging just 70.0 points on a 38.0% field-goal percentage over their last three games.

Now, Michigan has the "pleasure" of going up against one of the top defenses in the nation. Virginia allows the 20th-fewest points in college basketball (57.6 PPG) and is coming off a victory that saw the Cavaliers rack up 10 steals.

With the Wolverines racking up 30 turnovers over their last three games, the Cavs should have plenty of opportunities to get the ball back in their hands. Virginia is good enough to capitalize on those miscues and considering that Michigan has had issues scoring in general lately, the road team should get the win here.

Final Score Prediction: Virginia: 76 | Michigan: 71

Virginia vs Michigan Betting Trends

- Virginia is 9-1 straight up in its last 10 games in November.
- Michigan is 1-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Virginia's last five games against the Big Ten.
- The total has hit the under in four of Michigan's last five games against the ACC.

Virginia vs Michigan Best Bet

Even though Michigan has a strong start to the season, the Wolverines have struggled to meet betting expectations, failing to cover the spread in four of its last five games. Though Virginia hasn't been that much better, the Cavaliers are 2-0 ATS in their two neutral site games thus far, proving that they can win away from home.

With Virginia outscoring opponents by nearly 20 PPG this season, back the road team to cover the 3.5-point spread.

Bet: Virginia -3.5 (-110)

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