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Houston vs. Virginia Prediction: College Basketball Betting Trends See Best Bet Against the Spread Saturday

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Kihei Clark #0 of the Virginia Cavaliers reacts to a play in the second half during a game against the James Madison Dukes at John Paul Jones Arena on December 6, 2022 in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images)

Houston vs. Virginia Odds

Houston Odds -2.5
Virginia Odds +2.5
Over/Under 113.5
Date Saturday, Dec. 17
Time 2 p.m. ET
Channel ESPN

*Odds via FanDuel as of Saturday morning

One of our top-rated college basketball betting trend systems found a best bet on Saturday’s biggest game: the Houston Cougars vs. Virginia Cavaliers, featuring a pair of top-five programs.

Odds say it’s pretty much a toss-up between No. 4 Houston and No. 2 Virginia, as the college basketball betting market views these two teams as pretty evenly matched.

However, Bet Labs houses a winning college basketball system that takes into account multiple trends and filters, including how often a team covers, rankings, conference parameters and more.

And that aforementioned trend says the pick against the spread for Cougars vs. Cavaliers is easy.

There’ll be various Houston vs. Virginia predictions and stances all day. This one in particular’s backed up by an A-graded model that’s made nearly 500 picks in the past.

The result? A 57% winning clip lifetime. Here’s Saturday’s Houston vs. Virginia best bet.

Houston vs. Virginia Prediction

This trend actually lost the last time it suggested betting Virginia against the spread — last week vs. James Madison.

That begs the question: Did the model see something in Virginia to back off today and take Houston? Or are we betting the Cavaliers to come through again?