Virginia vs. Virginia Tech Pick
Will No. 12 Virginia go on the road and take care of business against Virginia Tech today at 6:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Virginia is favored on the road today, as the Cavaliers are getting odds of -7 points against the Hokies. The over/under total for the game is listed at 130 points. Virginia has won nine of the last 10 in this series, covering the spread in the last two meetings. UVA picked up a 71-48 win at home over the Hokies on Feb. 1.
Virginia is coming off a nice 71-55 win at home over Louisville this week to improve to 18-5 on the season and 8-3 in the ACC. The Cavaliers are 14-7 against the spread this season, including 8-3 ATS away from home. Virginia remains one of the top defensive teams in the nation, allowing just 54 points per game. On offense, UVA is putting up 69 points per contest. London Perrantes is leading the team with 12.2 points and 4 assists per game. Marial Shayok is adding 9.6 points per contest.
Virginia Tech is coming off a 74-68 loss at Miami for its second straight defeat. The Hokies are now 16-7 overall and 5-6 in the ACC. Virginia Tech is just 9-10 against the spread on the season as well. Tech averages 79.2 points per game on offense this season while giving up 73.3 on defense. Zach LeDay is leading the team with 15.7 points and 6.8 rebounds per game while Ahmed Hill and Seth Allen are each chipping in with 12.4 points per contest.
Virginia Tech hasn’t been a consistent team this season, but the Hokies have been pretty consistent at home. They are 4-1 in ACC play at home, with the lone loss coming by just five points. The Cavs will make this a defensive grind, but that makes it tougher to pull away from the opponent as well. They have actually lost three of their last six road games, so I don’t expect them to win by much, if they win at all.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: VIRGINIA TECH +7