Virginia Tech vs. Virginia Pick
Will No. 2 Virginia roll to another big win when the Cavaliers play host to their rival, Virginia Tech, tonight at 6:15PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Virginia is favored at home, as the Cavs are getting odds of -12 points against Virginia Tech. The over/under total for the game is listed at 129.5 points. Today’s game is taking place from John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Virginia and will air live on ESPN.
Virginia has won 15 straight games following its 59-55 victory at Florida State earlier this week. UVA is 23-1 overall, 12-0 in the ACC and 16-4-1 against the spread. Virginia is scoring 68.3 per game while allowing just 52.4 per contest. Kyle Guy has been leading Virginia this season with 15.4 points per game while Devon Hall is adding 12.3 points per contest.
Virginia Tech is coming off an 85-75 win over N.C. State and the Hokies have won four of their last five games. Tech is now 17-7 on the season, 6-5 in the ACC and 12-8 against the spread. The Hokies are averaging 84.7 points per game this season while allowing 73.8 per contest. Justin Bibbs has been leading the team with 13.8 points per game while Justin Robinson is adding 13.6 points and 5.6 assists per contest.
Virginia has won three of the last four meetings with Tech, including a 78-52 win at VT on Jan. 3. The Cavs are not only winning, but covering as well. Oddsmakers can’t seem to find the number to cause Virginia to fall at the betting window. I don’t think it happens today either. Tech can score, but Virginia’s defense has been too good for the Hokies to put up a big number. UVA dominated in Blacksburg and I see something similar tonight. The public betting backing Virginia tonight as well. Look for the Cavs to cover.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: VIRGINIA -12