Virginia Tech vs. Washington Prediction
Is No. 13 Virginia Tech giving up too many points tonight when it takes on Washington at 7PM ET in the Air Force Reserve Basketball Hall of Fame Boardwalk Classic?
663 Washington vs. 664 Virginia Tech
Saturday, December 15, 2018
7PM ET – Boardwalk Hall
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Virginia Tech is favored in this game, as the Hokies are getting odds of -7.5 points against Washington tonight. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 141 points. The public betting currently has 70 percent going on Virginia Tech as the favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Virginia Tech wins three straight
Virginia Tech has won three straight coming into tonight’s game, covering in two of the three wins. The Hokies are 8-1 on the season, 3-0 on a neutral floor, 6-2 against the spread and 5-3 with the under.
The Hokies are pretty strong on both sides of the ball thus far. They are averaging 82 points per game on offense while shooting 51.1 percent from the floor and 44.9 percent from the arc. Defensively, Tech is giving up just 57.6 points per game while holding opponents to 39.5 percent shooting. Nickeil Alexander-Walker is leading the team with 17.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. Justin Robinson is adding 15.0 points and 6.2 assists per contest.
Washington coming off win
The Huskies suffered an 81-79 loss to Gonzaga back on Dec. 5, but followed that up with a 70-62 win over Seattle last weekend. Washington is now 7-3 on the season, 2-1 on a neutral floor, 4-6 against the spread and 7-3 with the under.
Washington is struggling on offense this season, averaging just 72.3 points per game while shooting 45.1 percent from the floor. Defensively, the Huskies are giving up just 67.4 points per game while holding opponents to 39.6 percent shooting. Jaylen Nowell is averaging 18.8 points per game to lead the team while Noah Dickerson is adding 16.4 points and 7.2 rebounds per contest.
College Basketball Betting Trends
Virginia Tech has covered the spread in six of its last eight non-conference games, but just 1-8 ATS in their last nine games after allowing less than 50 points in their previous game.
Washington is 5-1 against the spread in their last six Saturday games, but 2-8 ATS in their last 10 following a win.
These two met last season, with Virginia Tech rolling past Washington. The Hokies earned a 103-79 win over the Huskies. Washington has had two of its three losses come by two points. The Hokies have strong numbers, but don’t seem to be as battle tested as the Huskies. Tech’s toughest games are against Penn State and Purdue while Washington has faced Gonzaga, Minnesota, Texas A&M and Auburn. I think those games will allow the Huskies to be competitive tonight.
College Basketball Prediction: Washington +7.5