Miami vs. Virginia Tech Pick
Will No. 25 Miami go on the road and pick up a big win over Virginia Tech when the two meet up tonight at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Miami is favored on the road, as the Hurricanes are getting odds of -1.5 points against Virginia Tech. The over/under total for the game is listed at 138.5 points. Miami has won seven of its last eight against Virginia Tech, including a 74-68 win at home on Feb. 8. The Hokies have covered the spread in three straight meetings.
Miami has won four straight, including a big 55-50 win at home over Duke this weekend. The Hurricanes are now 20-8 on the season and 10-6 in the ACC. They have covered in three straight to get to 10-16 ATS on the season. Miami is putting up just 71 points per game on offense this season while allowing 63.2 on defense. When on the road, Miami is allowing 67points per game while allowing opponents to shoot nearly 40 percent from the arc. Davond Reed is averaging 15.2 points per game to lead the team while Ja’Quan Newton is adding 14.7 points per contest.
Virginia Tech has won two straight and four of its last five to get to 20-8 on the season and 9-7 in the ACC. The Hokies are 5-0-1 against the spread in their last six to get to 13-10-1 ATS on the season. They are just 5-5-1 ATS at home. Tech is averaging 79.2 points per game on offense while allowing 73.8 on defense. At home, the Hokies are putting up 83.3 points per game while allowing 70.5. Zach LeDay is averaging 15.6 points and 7 rebounds per game to lead the team while Seth Allen and Ahmed Hill are each adding over 12 points per game.
Virginia Tech is a dangerous team in Blacksburg. The Hokies are shooting 50 percent from the field at home and 40.6 percent from 3-point land overall. Miami hasn’t put up big numbers in their last few road games and are averaging just 67 points per game on the road. I think Miami will have a hard time keeping pace with the Hokies in this game and I give the edge to Tech at home with its hot shooting.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: VIRGINIA TECH +1.5