Hurricanes vs. Hokies Prediction
The Miami Hurricanes advanced yesterday in their Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament opener. Can Miami continue playing well today and cover the spread as underdogs when it faces a much tougher opponent in the Virginia Tech Hokies?
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Spectrum Center at 2PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Hokies are a 7.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 137.5 points. As of Wednesday morning, 82 percent of public bets are pouring in on Virginia Tech. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Hurricanes pull away in second half
Miami earned a 79-71 victory Tuesday over Wake Forest to advance in the ACC Tournament. The Hurricanes (14-17) outscored the Demon Deacons 45-40 in the second half to secure the win. Miami shot 27-of-53 from the field, 7-of-16 from 3-point distance and 18-of-25 at the free throw line. Dejan Vasiljevic paced the Hurricanes with 21 points on 8-of-12 from the field, 4-of-7 from 3-point range plus 1-of-2 at the free throw line. He also pulled down six rebounds. Anthony Lawrence II contributed 20 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and two assists. Chris Lykes accounted for 13 points, five rebounds and four assists. Zach Johnson added 12 points, four assists, two caroms and two steals.
Hokies ease past Hurricanes
Virginia Tech completed the regular season Friday night with an 84-70 home win over today's opponent in Miami. The Hokies led 45-31 at halftime on their way to the win. Virginia Tech shot 29-of-59 from the floor, 14-of-26 from 3-point distance plus 12-of-13 at the free throw line. Nickeil Alexander-Walker paced the Hokies with 21 points on 6-of-14 shooting including 3-of-5 from 3-point range plus 6-of-6 at the charity stripe. He also notched 10 rebounds and eight assists. Ty Outlaw tallied 19 points, four boards and two assists. Ahmed Hill accounted for 17 points and five rebounds. Isaiah Wilkins added 11 points and two rebounds off the bench.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Hurricanes are 6-15 ATS in their last 21 Wednesday games. Miami is 1-3-1 ATS in its last five neutral site games.
The Hokies are 4-0 ATS in their last four neutral site games. Virginia Tech is 1-5 ATS in its last six Wednesday games.
Considering Miami played yesterday and will have the tired legs, it's hard not to like the Hokies here. Virginia Tech has the eighth-ranked offense nationally in terms of adjusted offensive efficiency and should have little issue scoring against a Hurricanes squad ranked only 101st in adjusted defensive efficiency. Look for a similar result as Friday night when the Hokies could have won by more had it not eased off the gas pedal in the second half.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES -7.5