Alabama vs. Virginia Tech Prediction
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?
Thursday, March 15, 2018
TV: TNT, 9:20 p.m. ET
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.
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.
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.
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.
MARCH MADNESS COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: ALABAMA/VIRGINIA TECH UNDER 141