Hurricanes vs. Hokies Prediction
The 15th-ranked Virginia Tech Hokies won handily earlier this season at the Miami Hurricanes. With tonight's game in Blacksburg, will Virginia Tech again defeat Miami by enough to cover the spread?
Friday, March 8, 2019
Cassell Coliseum at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Hokies are a 9.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 133 points. As of Friday morning, 57 percent of public bets are siding with host Virginia Tech. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Hurricanes roll past Panthers
Miami secured a 76-63 home victory Tuesday night over Pittsburgh to improve to 13-16 overall and 5-12 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Hurricanes outscored the Panthers 40-32 in the second half to pull away. Miami shot 27-of-63 from the floor, 8-of-24 from 3-point range and 14-of-18 at the free throw line. Anthony Lawrence II paced the Hurricanes with 27 points on 10-of-16 shooting including 3-of-5 from 3-point range plus 4-of-4 at the free throw line. He also contributed 11 rebounds and four assists. Ebuka Izundu recorded 14 points and 14 rebounds. Devan Vasiljevic had 13 points, four boards and four steals off the bench. Zach Johnson added 12 points, four assists and two steals.
Hokies fall in OT at Seminoles
Virginia Tech suffered a 73-64 overtime loss Tuesday night at Florida State to drop to 22-7 overall and 11-6 in the ACC. After leading by 14 at halftime, the Hokies were outscored 42-28 in the second half and 12-3 in overtime. Virginia Tech shot 22-of-53 from the floor, 8-of-27 on 3-pointers and 12-of-15 at the free throw line. Nickeil Alexander-Walker paced the Hokies with 19 points on 7-of-17 shooting including 1-of-6 from 3-point distance plus 4-of-4 at the free throw line. He also tallied three rebounds and three assists. Ahmed Hill accounted for 18 points and nine boards. Ty Outlaw added 10 points and six caroms.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Hurricanes are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games. Miami is 1-4 ATS in its last five Friday games.
The Hokies are 5-0 ATS in their last five Friday games. Virginia Tech is 2-5 ATS in its last seven home games.
The Hokies already beat Miami 84-72 on the road back on January 30 and after coming off a tough loss at FSU, I think they'll be primed and ready for a big performance here. Virginia Tech is ninth nationally in adjusted offensive efficiency, which should help them find easy baskets all game against a Miami squad barely in the top 100 in adjusted defensive efficiency.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES -9.5