North Carolina vs. Virginia Tech Prediction

North Carolina vs. Virginia Tech, 1/22/20 College Basketball Predictions & Odds

ACC rivals clash in Blacksburg tonight when the Virginia Tech Hokies host the North Carolina Tar Heels at 8:00 p.m. ET. Will the Tar Heels fail to cover yet another spread?

Game Snapshot

829 North Carolina Tar Heels (+6) at 830 Virginia Tech Hokies (-6); o/u 138.5

8:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, VA

Our NCAA College Basketball Live Odds page pulls spreads and totals from multiple different online sportsbooks so you can compare betting odds to ensure you’re getting the best line.

Public Betting Trends

According to our College Basketball Public Betting Chart page, 68% of betting tickets are on Virginia Tech to cover the spread tonight.

North Carolina Player Spotlight

Cole Anthony (knee) will not play in Wednesday's game against Virginia Tech. Anthony has yet to play since Dec. 8 after undergoing a surgery on his knee. There is still not timetable for his return to the court. North Carolina is not close to a tournament team without the star freshman, who is averaging 19.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 2.4 three-pointers, and 1.9 steals per game this season.

Virginia Tech Player Spotlight

Landers Nolley had 13 points (5-16 FG, 3-13 3Pt), a career-high seven assists, six rebounds and a block Saturday against Syracuse. Nolley has now scored in double-digits in six straight, though this was his lowest total in that span. He hasn't been overly efficient of late, especially from 3-point range, but Nolley consistently has the ball in his hands and is the go-to option for offense for the Hokies.

NCAA College Basketball Betting Trends

North Carolina

The Tar Heels are 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games versus a team with a home winning percentage of greater than .600.

Virginia Tech

The Hokies are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 home games versus an opponent with a losing road record.

Prediction

North Carolina has been terrible against the spread this season and there’s no reason to back the Tar Heels tonight. They’re 3-13 against the spread in their last 16 games overall, have covered just once in their last six road games and are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games when playing an opponent with a winning record. The Hokies, meanwhile, are 20-6-1 against the spread in their last 27 games versus an opponent with a losing record and are 8-3-1 against the spread in their last 12 games coming off an ATS loss.

Wednesday NCAA College Basketball Prediction: Virginia Tech Hokies -6

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