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Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Virginia Cavaliers Pick-Odds-Prediction 2/18/14

Virginia Cavaliers (21-5) at Virginia Tech Hokies (9-15)

College Basketball: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Cassell Coliseum)

The Line: Virginia Tech Hokies +11.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN Full Court

The Virginia Cavaliers travel to Virginia Tech to play the Hokies on Tuesday night.

The Virginia Cavaliers improved to 21-5, 12-1 ACC after beating Clemson on the road 63-58 on Saturday afternoon. On the season, Malcolm Brogdon is averaging a team-high 12.2 points per game along with averaging 5.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. Brogdon has become the Cavaliers go-to playmaker in crunch time and he has produced in the clutch several times this season. Joe Harris is averaging a second-best 11.6 points per game; while Akil Mitchell is averaging 7.1 points and a team-high 6.7 rebounds per game. The Cavaliers are averaging 66.2 points per game while shooting 44.7% from the field as a team this season. Virginia may not be the most productive offensive team but they are outstanding on the defensive end of the floor. Virginia has won nine straight games since losing at Duke by 2-points a month ago. The Cavaliers will head out on the road where they are 6-3 on the season.

Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Virginia Cavaliers Pick-Odds-Prediction 2/18/14

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The Virginia Tech Hokies improved to 9-15, 2-10 ACC after beating Miami at home 52-45 on Saturday evening. On the season, Jarell Eddie leads the Hokies with 13.9 points per game and a team-high 5.6 rebounds per game. Ben Emelogu is averaging a second-best 11.4 points per game, while Devin Wilson is averaging 8.9 points per game and a team-high 4.4 assists. The Hokies are averaging a mediocre 66.8 points per game while shooting an awful 41.5% from the field. Virginia Tech is actually a good rebounding team, averaging 37.9 points per game, but a lot of that has to do with the amount of shots the Hokies miss in the first place. The Hokies are not a good offensive team and they don’t do a good job of distributing the basketball, averaging only 11.4 assists per game as a team this season. Virginia Tech had lost ten games in a row, all in conference play, before earning the win against Miami on Saturday.

Virginia Tech played awful offensively last weekend, but they did manage to win by limiting an average Miami team to only 45 points. The Hokies will not have the same success against the Cavaliers on Tuesday night. Virginia should have no problem scoring the basketball and they will make it tough for the Hokies to score over 50 points. The Cavaliers win their tenth straight in blow-out fashion on Tuesday.

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