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Virginia Cavaliers – March Madness Team Predictions, Odds and Preview 2016

Virginia Cavaliers – March Madness Team Predictions, Odds and Preview 2016

Midwest No. 1 – Virginia Cavaliers (Overall: 24-6, Conf: 13-5)

Team Strengths

Virginia’s arguably the best team in the ACC right now. That’s because the Cavaliers play extremely well on defense (59.6 points allowed per game) and they own a highly-efficient offensive game (70.7 PPG). Plus, they have a guy like Malcolm Brogdon, who was recently named as the ACC Player of the Year, to lead them. Brogdon gives the Cavaliers not just someone who can score in bunches, but also a lethal go-to-guy who’s never afraid to take the last shot. In the regular season, Brogdon is averaging 18.4 PPG, 4.2 RPG and 2.8 APG while shooting 41.1 percent from the three-point line.

Team Weaknesses


With Malcolm Brogdon playing at such a high level right now, the Cavaliers can’t allow themselves to be overwhelmed by this too much. Basketball will always be a team sport and a player alone cannot beat a team all by himself no matter how good he is. That said, a lot of pressure will certainly be on Anthony Gill (13.6 PPG) and London Perrantes to take some of the scoring load off Brogdon from time to time. And also, Virginia’s supporting cast has got to show up as soon as possible because there’s bound to be times when the usual point-getters struggle with their shots.

Team Statistics

Category Stat NCAA Rank
Points Per Game 70.7 222
Rebounds Per Game 32.2 312
Blocks Per Game 3.0 220
3-Point Percentage 40.6% 10
Free Throw Percentage 76.1% 15

Starting Lineup

Position Name PPG
F Anthony Gill 13.6
F Isaiah Wilkins 4.6
F Malcolm Brogdon 18.4
G Devon Hall 4.6
G London Perrantes 11.2

Writer’s Prediction

Virginia makes it to the Elite Eight before falling off eventually.




Written by Bief

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