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The No. 3 Virginia Cavaliers will try to pick up another resume-building victory when they face the Michigan Wolverines on Tuesday night in the 2022 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Virginia has gone 5-0 through its first five games of the season, blowing out Maryland-Eastern Shore in its most recent outing. Michigan bounced back from its first loss of the campaign with wins over Ohio and Jackson State. 

Tip-off is set for 9:30 p.m. ET. The Cavaliers are favored by 3.5 points in the latest Michigan vs. Virginia odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is set at 128.5. Before entering any Virginia vs. Michigan picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past six-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated more than $1,500 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anybody who has followed it has seen profitable returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Michigan vs. UVA. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for UVA vs. Michigan:

  • Michigan vs. Virginia spread: Virginia -3.5
  • Michigan vs. Virginia over/under: 128.5 points
  • Michigan vs. Virginia money line: Michigan +150, Virginia -175
  • Michigan vs. Virginia picks: See picks here
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Why Michigan can cover

Michigan is well rested heading into this game, as it has not played since its 78-68 win over Jackson State last Wednesday. The Wolverines led by 21 points with less than nine minutes remaining before giving up a late run. They blocked 13 shots in the win, matching the second-most blocks in a single game in school history. 

The Wolverines showed some improvement from 3-point range in that contest, knocking down 40% of their attempts from beyond the arc. Junior center Hunter Dickinson leads the team with 18.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game, despite scoring just nine points against Jackson State. Freshman guard Jett Howard is also scoring in double figures, averaging 15.2 points per game. 

Why Virginia can cover

Michigan did some things right against an inferior opponent in Jackson State, but the Wolverines have still been struggling early in the year. They have only converted on 31.8% of their 3-pointers and 66.9% of their free throws, leading to a blowout loss against Arizona State on a neutral court and an overtime contest against Ohio at home. The competition level will ramp up even more on Tuesday, as Virginia will be the first ranked team that Michigan has faced this year. 

The Cavaliers defeated then-No. 5 Baylor and then-No. 19 Illinois in a three-day span in Las Vegas before blowing out Maryland-Eastern Shore last Friday. Forward Jayden Gardner poured in 26 points in 25 minutes against the Hawks. Senior guard Armaan Franklin leads Virginia with 13.8 points and 4.0 rebounds per game, and he will be facing a Michigan team that has only covered the spread once in its last five games. 

How to make Virginia vs. Michigan picks

The model has simulated Michigan vs. Virginia 10,000 times and the results are in. The model is leaning Over, and it's also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 50% of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Virginia vs. Michigan? And which side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine to see which side of the Michigan vs. Virginia spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up over $1,500 on its college basketball picks the last six years, and find out.