Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina Prediction
A pair of teams coming off wins in their first-round matchups will clash in the ACC Tournament on Friday night when Virginia Tech takes on North Carolina at 9:30 p.m. ET.
865 Virginia Tech Hokies (+2) vs. 866 North Carolina Tar Heels (-2); o/u 142.5
9:30 p.m. ET, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
Virginia Tech Hokies DFS Snapshot
Keve Aluma supplied 19 points (7-15 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-4 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 34 minutes during Wednesday's 76-75 overtime victory over Clemson. Aluma recorded his third double-double over his last five appearances, and that two-way ability was on full display Wednesday as he held a key role in the team's overtime win. He's also scored in double digits in eight of their last nine contests.
North Carolina Tar Heels DFS Snapshot
Caleb Love accumulated 22 points (4-17 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 12-12 FT), five rebounds, five assists and one steal across 38 minutes during Saturday's 94-81 win over Duke. Love returned to the starting lineup for the regular-season finale and was impressive, as he matched his best scoring output of the campaign -- and in what might sign as an odd statistic, this was the seventh time he scored exactly 22 points this season. Love ended the regular season on a strong note and has scored at least 15 points in each of his last seven games, so he's shaping up to have a strong ACC Tournament while being one of the best scoring threats for the Tar Heels.
College Basketball Betting Prediction
The Hokies are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games as an underdog, are 2-5 against the number in their last seven neutral site games despite covering yesterday against Notre Dame and are just 3-8 at the window in their last 11 games coming off an ATS win. Meanwhile, the Tar Heels are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games overall, are 5-1-1 against the number in their last seven neutral site games as a favorite and are 6-2-1 against the spread in their last nine games as a favorite.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL BETTING PREDICTION: NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS -2