Hokies vs. Tigers Prediction
The 11th-ranked Virginia Tech Hokies had their three-game winning streak snapped earlier this week. Will Virginia Tech get back on the winning track today when it plays at the Clemson Tigers?
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Littlejohn Coliseum at 12PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Tigers are a 2.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 129 points. As of Saturday morning, 59 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Virginia Tech. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Hokies fall at home to Cardinals
Virginia Tech suffered a 72-64 home loss to Louisville Monday night to drop to 18-4 overall and 7-3 in the ACC. The Hokies trailed 31-26 at halftime and were unable to recover. Virginia Tech shot 20-of-45 from the floor, 9-of-24 from 3-point range and 15-of-21 at the free throw line. Kerry Blackshear Jr. tallied 21 points on 6-of-13 shooting including 1-of-3 from 3-point distance plus 8-of-9 at the free throw line. He also recorded five rebounds and three blocked shots. Nickeil Alexander-Walker contributed 17 points, four boards and four assists. Ty Outlaw added 12 points and seven caroms.
Tigers win third straight
Clemson secured a third straight victory Wednesday night with a 65-42 triumph at Georgia Tech to improve to 11-12 overall and 3-7 in the ACC. The Tigers led the hosts by nine at halftime and proceeded to outscore the Yellow Jackets 32-18 in the second half. Marcquise Reed paced Clemson with with 19 points on 9-of-16 shooting plus 1-of-4 at the free throw line. He also recorded three rebounds, three steals and two steals. David Skara tallied 13 points plus eight caroms and four dimes. Aamir Simms added 13 points five boards, three steals and two blocks. Clemson shot 27-of-55 from the field, 6-of-17 from 3-point distance and 5-of-10 from the charity stripe.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Hokies are 5-2 ATS in their last seven Saturday games. Virginia Tech is 1-4 ATS in its last five games following an ATS loss.
Clemson has benefited from a weak schedule lately, but that doesn't mean its defense is not legit. The Tigers have only allowed a total of 79 points the last two games. They'll run into a much stronger offense here and a Hokies team salty after a home loss. With Virginia Tech the only team with NCAA Tournament aspirations here, I feel like the wrong team is faded due to recency bias.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES +2.5