Fighting Irish vs. Hokies Prediction
The Virginia Tech Hokies have won 11 of their first 12 games and have risen to 10th in the national rankings. Can Virginia Tech post another quality win this afternoon versus the Notre Dame Fighting Irish?
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Cassell Coliseum at 1PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Hokies are an 11-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 140.5 points. As of Tuesday morning, 54 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Notre Dame. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Irish hold off Coppin State
Notre Dame secured a 63-56 home win over Coppin State Saturday to improve to 10-3 on the season. T.J. Gibbs paced the Fighting Irish with 15 points on 4-of-16 shooting including 3-of-7 from 3-point range and 4-of-4 at the free throw line. He also dished out five assists. John Mooney contributed 14 points, eight boards, three assists and two steals. Dane Goodwin added 13 points and eight rebounds in 34 minutes off the bench. Notre Dame shot only 20-of-59 from the floor, 9-of-30 from 3-point range and 14-of-19 from the charity stripe. The Fighting Irish outscored the Eagles 34-29 in the second half.
Hokies cruise past MD-Eastern Shore
Virginia Tech rolled to an 85-40 home win over Maryland-Eastern Shore Friday night for its sixth consecutive victory. The Hokies led by a commanding 50-22 score at halftime en route to the triumph. Ahmed Hill paced Va. Tech with 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting including 6-of-9 from 3-point range. He also accounted for four rebounds and four assists. Kerry Blackshear Jr. tallied 15 points and six boards, while Wabissa Bede contributed 14 points plus seven boards and six dimes. P.J. Horne added 11 points, six rebounds and two assists. The Hokies shot 29-of-44 from the floor, 14-of-26 from 3-point range and 13-of-18 from the free throw line.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Fighting Irish are 6-1 ATS in their last seven road games. Notre Dame is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games following an ATS loss.
The Hokies are 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven Tuesday games. Virginia Tech is 5-2 ATS in its last seven home games.
The Hokies have been dominant at home, this is an early start time and the Irish struggle defensively going up against the nation's fifth-most efficient offense. There is a lot to like here about Virginia Tech. Going with the double-digit favorites.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES -11