2013-10-16 07:31:34 - Conference play at home has not been kind lately to the Virginia Cavaliers, a bad omen for their game this Saturday
Based on the Virginia Cavaliers history in home conference games over the previous six seasons, the sports handicapping website Vegas Experts has noted that the team’s contest against the Duke Blue Devils this Saturday may have the makings for a mild upset.
Virginia started out as a three-point favorite against the Blue Devils according to the website, but that number has already dropped to two or 2.5.
The Cavaliers have struggled within the Atlantic Coast Conference since 2007, managing just a 6-17-1 record versus the Las Vegas betting line. Vegas Experts found that the numbers get even worse for Virginia when the numbers are broken down further.
In the 24 games played during that span, the Cavaliers have been favored in a
home conference games just eight times. In those contests, Virginia has been unable to beat the pointspread in any of those games, sporting an 0-7-1 record versus the Las Vegas betting line.
Included in this group are three games against this same Duke team, with no wins and two losses (along with a pointspread tie) to show for it. Vegas Experts notes that the last time the Cavaliers managed to best the Las Vegas line in a game versus Duke was the 2006 campaign.
Virginia is coming off a one-point loss to Maryland, and since the beginning of the 2011 college football season, Virginia has not been very successful when it comes to sports handicapping in its next game after a defeat. During that time, they have just a 5-9 record against the pointspread.