Yellowjackets vs. Hokies Prediction
The 22nd-ranked Virginia Tech Hokies struggled to get by the Georgia Tech Yellowjackets last month, winning by a count of 52-49. Will it be easier sledding tonight for Virginia Tech in the rematch at Blacksburg?
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Cassell Coliseum at 8PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Hokies are a 12-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 123 points. As of Wednesday afternoon, 58 percent of public bets are coming in on host Virginia Tech. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Yellowjackets struggle at Notre Dame
Georgia Tech lost by a count of 69-59 Sunday night at the Fighting Irish to fall to 11-13 overall and 3-8 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Yellowjackets were outscored 45-34 in the second half of the defeat. Georgia Tech shot 22-of-54 from the floor, 7-of-23 from 3-point range and 8-of-13 at the free throw line. Michael Devoe led the way for the Yellowjackets with 18 points on 6-of-13 shooting including 4-of-5 from 3-point range plus 2-of-2 at the free throw line. He also contributed eight rebounds, six assists and two blocked shots. Abdoulaye Gueye added 12 points plus four rebounds and three assists.
Hokies drop second straight
Virginia Tech fell by a score of 59-51 Saturday at Clemson to drop to 18-5 overall and 7-4 in the ACC. The Hokies trailed 33-29 at halftime and could not recover after the break. Kerry Blackshear Jr. paced Virginia Tech with 17 points on 5-of-8 shooting including 1-of-1 from 3-point range plus 6-of-6 at the free throw line. He also contributed seven rebounds and two steals. Nickeil Alexander-Walker tallied 13 points and six boards. Ty Outlaw added 10 points, eight rebounds and three assists. Virginia Tech shot 15-of-53 from the floor, 5-of-19 on 3-pointers and 16-of-17 at the free throw line.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Yellowjackets are 6-2 ATS in their last eight road games. Georgia Tech is 24-10-1 ATS in its last 35 Wednesday games.
The Hokies are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. Virginia Tech is 1-5 ATS in its last six Wednesday games.
I still believe in the Hokies even though they have had some stumbles against quality opponents. The Yellowjackets are less than quality of course and despite not playing well in the first meeting, Virginia Tech should be focused here after back-to-back losses. I don't think this spread is wide enough when you consider the full Hokies resume and don't put too much emphasis on a few outlier games.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES -12