Virginia Tech vs. Pittsburgh Prediction

Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Pittsburgh Panthers, 2/16/19 Predictions & Odds

ACC rivals will square off at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday when the Pittsburgh Panthers host the Virginia Tech Hokies. Given the Hokies’ issues on the road this season, will the Panthers at least hang with VA Tech as a 6-point dog?

Game Snapshot

685 Virginia Tech Hokies at 686 Pittsburgh Panthers

4:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, February 16, 2019

Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, Virginia Tech is a 6-point favorite to beat Pittsburgh. The total, meanwhile, sits at 132.5 points and as of this writing, 64% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on Virginia Tech to cover the point spread.

Virginia Tech Hokies Quotable

"To an extent with each passing day, I think we're figuring out the specific recipe to what gives us a chance," Buzz Williams said. "It's so specific that when the ingredients or the directions for the recipe are not followed to the recipe exactly, the wheels are going to fall off."

Pittsburgh Panthers Quotable

"There just has to be ownership," Jeff Capel III told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "There has to be a voice within the group. There has to be a voice within the team. When you have a good program, then it becomes a collective voice. It's not just one person."

NCAA College Basketball Betting Trends

Virginia Tech

The Hokies are 11-3 against the spread in their last 14 games versus a team with a losing record.

Pittsburgh

The Panthers are 0-7 at the betting window in their last seven games coming off a loss.

Prediction

With both teams struggling to some extent, I’m going to take a flier on the home dog. The Hokies failed to cover in eight of their previous 11 games, all of which came in conference play. They’re also 2-5 against the number in their last seven games coming off a win and are 1-6 at the betting window in their last seven games following an ATS loss. Meanwhile, in the last seven meetings between these two teams, the underdog is 6-1 against the spread.

Saturday NCAA College Basketball Prediction: Pittsburgh Panthers +6

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