Hokies vs. Yellow Jackets Prediction
The ninth-ranked Virginia Tech Hokies have won nine games in a row and all by double digits as they prepare for tonight's contest at the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Is Virginia Tech going to extend its win streak to 10 games?
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
McCamish Pavilion at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Hokies are an 8-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 137 points. As of Wednesday morning, 51 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Virginia Tech. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Alexander-Walker leads Hokies to win
Virginia Tech used a big second-half Saturday to post a 77-66 home win over Boston College. The Hokies (13-1, 2-0 ACC) outscored the Eagles 47-34 in the second half of the victory. Nickeil Alexander-Walker paced VT with 25 points on 9-of-14 shooting including 2-of-5 from 3-point rnge plus 5-of-7 at the free throw line. He also contributed three rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots. Kerry Blackshear Jr. added 20 points and seven rebounds. Virginia Tech shot 25-of-54 from the floor, 6-of-22 from 3-point range and 21-of-25 from the free throw line.
Banks, Yellow Jackets power past Demon Deacons
Georgia Tech secured a 92-79 home victory Saturday in the ACC opener for both teams. The Yellow Jackets outscored Wake Deacons 59-51 in the second half to pull away. Georgia Tech shot 29-of-52 from the floor, 6-of-20 from 3-point distance and 28-of-34 at the free throw line. James Banks III led the way with 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting plus 2-of-3 at the free throw line. He also had four rebounds, three blocked shots and two assists. Michael Devoe contributed 16 points, four boards and four assists. Brandon Alston tallied 14 points in 20 minutes off the bench. Jose Alvarado registered 13 points, seven dimes, four caroms and two steals.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Hokies are 5-1 ATS in their last road games. Virginia Tech is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games overall.
The Yellow Jackets are 5-1 ATS in their last six games versus the ACC. Georgia Tech is 14-5 ATS in its last 19 games overall.
Georgia Tech hasn't actually beaten a top-100 team at home this season, with its biggest win coming on the road last month at Arkansas. The Yellow Jackets also had double-digit home losses last month versus Gardner-Webb and Georgia, which doesn't provide a lot of hope they will hang with a very talented Hokies squad. I'm taking the better team here as they have been running the opposition out of the gym lately.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: VIRGINIA TECH -8