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    The No. 2 Virginia Cavaliers (8-0) will look to build on an eight-game win streak when they host the No. 5 Houston Cougars (10-1) on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at John Paul Jones Arena as just 3-point underdogs. The contest airs at 2:00 PM ET. The matchup has an over/under set at 113.5 points.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cougars vs. Cavaliers

    • Game Day: Saturday, December 17, 2022
    • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
    • Location: Charlottesville, Virginia
    • Arena: John Paul Jones Arena
    Houston vs Virginia Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Houston -3 113.5

    Houston Betting Stats & Information

    • Houston has won seven of eight games when favored on the moneyline this season (87.5%).
    • The Cougars have not played as a moneyline favorite of -152 or shorter.
    • The Cougars are 7-4-0 against the spread this season.
    • The Cavaliers are 1-0 against the spread so far when playing as at least 3-point underdogs.
    • The average point total in Houston’s games this year is 9.8 more points than the total of 113.5 in this matchup.

    Virginia Betting Stats & Info

    • Virginia has won both games it has played as underdogs this season.
    • The Cavaliers have not entered a game this season as a bigger underdog on the moneyline than the +130 odds on them winning this game.
    • The Cavaliers have a 3-5-0 record against the spread this season.
    • The Cavaliers are a perfect 1-0 against the spread when an underdog by 3 points or more this year.
    • The average point total for Virginia this season is 16.5 points higher than this game’s over/under.

    Houston vs. Virginia Season Stat Comparison

    Houston Rank Houston AVG Virginia AVG Virginia Rank
    159th 73.9 Points Scored 72.1 189th
    1st 49.4 Points Allowed 57.9 12th
    19th 38.2 Rebounds 30.8 275th
    5th 13.2 Off. Rebounds 6.8 326th
    255th 6.7 3pt Made 7.1 226th
    152nd 13.9 Assists 15.3 84th
    38th 10.5 Turnovers 9.1 4th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Houston Cougars Leaders

    • Marcus Sasser leads the Cougars in scoring, tallying 16.2 points per game to go with 2.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists.
    • J’wan Roberts is Houston’s leading rebounder, grabbing 7.1 per game, while Jamal Shead is its best passer, averaging 5.7 assists in each contest.
    • Sasser makes more threes per game than any other member of the Cougars, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of two per contest.

    Virginia Cavaliers Leaders

    • Kihei Clark’s points (11.6 per game) and assists (five per game) stat lines give him the top scoring and assists spots on the Cavaliers’ leaderboards.
    • Jayden Gardner grabs 6.4 rebounds per game (he also scores 11.6 points per game and adds 0.8 assists per game) which puts him at the top of the Virginia rebounding leaderboard.
    • Armaan Franklin knocks down 1.9 three-pointers per game, the most on the Cavaliers.

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