Hokies vs. Hurricanes Prediction
The 12th-ranked Virginia Tech Hokies have struggled their last two road games, but have an easier matchup on tap tonight at the Miami Hurricanes. Will Virginia Tech take care of business tonight as the favorites?
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Watsco Center at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Hokies are an 8.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 142 points. As of Wednesday morning, 77 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Virginia Tech. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Hokies roll past Orange
Virginia Tech dominated Syracuse at home to the tune of 78-56 Saturday night to improve to 16-3 overall and 5-2 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. The Hokies jumped out to a 43-24 halftime advantage en route to the win. Virginia Tech shot 25-of-48 from the floor, 14-of-30 on 3-pointers and 14-of-20 at the free throw line. Justin Robinson paced the Hokies with 35 points on 9-of-13 shooting, all from 3-point range, plus 8-of-10 at the charity stripe. He also notched eight assists and three rebounds. Ahmed Hill added 16 points and six boards.
Hurricanes drop third straight
Miami suffered a 78-66 home loss to Florida State Sunday night to fall to 9-10 overall and 1-6 in the ACC. The Hurricanes trailed 45-28 at halfitme and only fell behind by more after the break. Miami shot 23-of-58 from the floor, 7-of-29 from 3-point range and 13-of-18 at the free throw line. Zach Johnson led the Hurricanes with 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting including 4-of-7 from 3-point distance. He also tallied four rebounds, four assists and two steals. Sam Waardenburg registered 13 points and two boards off the bench. Dejan Vasiljevic contributed 12 points, three rebounds and two steals. Anthony Lawrence II added 11 points, seven caroms and four dimes.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Hokies are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games. Virginia Tech is 0-4 ATS in its last four Wednesday games.
The Hurricanes are 2-7 ATS in their last seven games versus the ACC. Miami is 1-6 ATS in its last seven Wednesday games.
The Hurricanes have been fairly competitive in most of their conference home games and I don't expect this to be an exception against a Virginia Tech team that has struggled lately on the road. The Hokies are not a great defensive team, so being at home Miami should be able to find enough baskets to keep this close and stay within the number.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: MIAMI HURRICANES +8.5