Virginia Tech vs. Louisville Pick
Which team will continue its win streak today when No. 8 Louisville hosts Virginia Tech at 1PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Louisville is favored at home tonight, as the Cardinals are getting odds of -12.5 points against Virginia Tech. The over/under total for the game is listed at 144.5 points. Louisville has won its last two meetings with Tech, but the Hokies have covered the spread in both games.
Louisville has won two straight since a loss at Virginia. The Cardinals are 21-5 on the season and 9-4 in the ACC. Louisville is now 16-7-1 against the spread on the season, including a 10-3 mark at home. Louisville is averaging 77.2 points per game on offense while allowing just 63.2 on defense. Donovan Mitchell is leading this team with 15.2 points and 4.7 rebounds per game while Quentin Snider is adding 12.2 points and 4.1 assists per game.
Virginia Tech has won two straight, including a 66-63 win at Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. The Hokies are now 18-7 on the season and 7-6 in the ACC. They come into today at 11-10 against the spread and have covered in three straight games. Tech is averaging 77.2 points per game on offense to lead the team while allowing 73.1 on defense. When on the road, the Hokies are averaging 70.6 points on offense and giving up 80.9 on defense. The team lost Chris Clarke for the season this week to a knee injury. He was averaging 11.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Zach LeDay is leading the team with 15.2 points and 6.9 rebounds per contest.
Louisville has been a really good team at home, but the Cardinals are giving up a lot of points to a Virginia Tech team that is playing really well right now. The Hokies have covered in their last two on the road and won at Pitt as a 5-point dog. I think the Hokies have enough to keep this game competitive, even with the loss of Clarke.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: VIRGINIA TECH +12.5