Virginia Tech vs. BYU Prediction
Will BYU handle Virginia Tech tonight when the two teams clash at 9:30PM ET in the NIT?
After opening as a 6-point favorite the Cougars are now -8 to beat the Hokies tonight according to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv. The total, meanwhile, is sitting at 164.5, up two full points from the opening number of 162.5.
The Hokies have won seven of their last 10 games coming into tonight's game and are also 8-2 against the spread during that span. As for the Cougars, they're also 7-3 in their last 10 contests but they've covered in just 50% of their games over that stretch, going 5-5 against the number.
Virginia Tech is hot at the betting window, covering in all six of its last six games coming off a win. The Hokies are also 13-3 against the spread in their last 16 games versus a team with a win percentage above .600 and have also covered in 13 of their last 16 games versus a team witn a winning record.
Overall, VA Tech has cashed in 17 of its last 21 games as well, while BYU is just 2-7 against the spread in its last nine games versus ACC opponents. While BYU is hot on the offensive end of the court, Virginia Tech should have enough defense to stay within 8 points.
FRIDAY NIT FREE PICK: VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES +8