Alabama vs. Virginia Tech Prediction

March Madness Predictions: Alabama vs. Virginia Tech to Cash Under? 3/15/18

Is the under a good bet to cash tonight for bettors when Alabama takes on Virginia Tech in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament?

Game Snapshot

(721) Alabama vs. (722) Virginia Tech

Thursday, March 15, 2018

TV: TNT, 9:20 p.m. ET

Current Odds

According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Hokies are 2.5-point favorites to knock off the Crimson Tide while the over/under currently sits at 141 points.

Line Movement

Virginia Tech opened as a 1.5-point favorite but the line climbed to 2.5 at the majority of online sportsbooks. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 142.5 but has dropped to 141 online.

Bet Tonight's College Hoops Action

Public Betting Information

As of this writing, 56% of betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Hokies to cover the spread. Meanwhile, 57% of the betting tickets are on the over.

Key Injuries

Riley Norris (hip) and Ar'Mond Davis (knee) are out for the year, while Donta Hall (concussion) is questionable for Alabama. On the other side, Ty Outlaw (knee) is out for the season for Virginia Tech.

Betting Strategy

All eyes will be on Collin Sexton tonight and rightfully so. He's a dynamic player capable of leading Alabama to a small upset but I find more value in the total. The under is 14-6 in the Crimson Tide's last 20 games, is 21-8 in their last 29 non-conference matchups, and has cashed in eight of their last 11 games following a loss. On the other side, the under is a perfect 9-0 in the Hokies' last nine games overall, is 5-0 in their last five games coming off a loss, and is 4-0 in thie rlast four games coming off an ATS loss.




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