Hawks vs. Hokies Prediction
The 10th-ranked Virginia Tech Hokies will host the lowly Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks tonight. Can Virginia Tech dominate enough to cover the huge spread or will Maryland-Eastern Shore stay within the number?
Friday, December 28, 2018
Cassell Coliseum at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Hokies are a 40-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 130.5 points. As of Friday morning, 62 percent of public bets are being placed on host Virginia Tech. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Hawks hammered by American
Maryland-Eastern Shore dropped to 1-12 on the season Saturday with an 82-58 loss at the Eagles. The Hawks trailed 43-25 at halftime and were unable to recover. Maryland-Eastern Shore shot 21-of-55 from the floor in the defeat including 2-of-11 from 3-point distance and 14-of-22 at the free throw line. Gabriel Gyamfi paced the Hawks with 13 points on 3-of-5 shooting plus 7-of-8 at the charity stripe. He tallied eight rebounds and two steals. Isaac Taylor added 11 points and three rebounds.
Hokies roll to win over North Carolina A&T
Virginia Tech improved to 10-1 on the season Wednesday night and 6-0 at home with an 82-60 triumph over the Aggies. The Hokies established a 36-23 halftime advantage and held on from there. Virginia Tech shot 30-of-61 from the field, 7-of-20 from 3-point distance and 15-of-17 from the free throw line. Nickeil Alexander-Walker paced the Hokies with 20 points on 8-of-14 shooting including 2-of-3 from 3-point range. He had four steals, three boards and three dimes. Kerry Blackshear Jr. contributed 17 points, nine rebounds and two assists. Justin Robinson tallied 14 points, seven rebounds and six assists. P.J. Horne accounted for 13 points and six caroms. Ahmed Hill added 11 points and seven rebounds.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The under is 19-7-1 in the last 27 Hawks games overall. Maryland-Eastern Shore is 5-1 ATS in its last six games following an ATS loss.
The Hokies are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS loss. Virginia Tech is 4-0 ATS in its last four Friday games.
This spread seems a lot high no matter how bad the Hawks are. They don't have a loss by 40 points this season and lost by 36 on the road at a strong opponent in NC State. Presumably, Maryland-Eastern Shore has made a few strides since then. Regardless, the Hokies have bigger fish to fry in the ACC season right after this game and I can't see them putting too much emphasis in a blowout win.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: MARYLAND-EASTERN SHORE HAWKS +40