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Virginia Tech vs. West Virginia - 12/30/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

West Virginia Mountaineers (10-1) at Virginia Tech Hokies (8-4)

College Basketball: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Cassell Coliseum)

The Line: Virginia Tech Hokies +8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPNU

The West Virginia Mountaineers and Virginia Tech Hokies meet Wednesday afternoon at the Cassell Coliseum.

The West Virginia Mountaineers look to build on their impressive 10-1 start to the year. The West Virginia Mountaineers are averaging 85.7 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 59.8 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Devin Williams is averaging 16.1 points and 9.4 rebounds while Daxter Miles Jr. is averaging 12.8 points and 1.6 assists. Jevon Carter is dishing three assists and Jonathan Holton is grabbing seven rebounds. The West Virginia Mountaineers are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 66.3 percent from the free throw line. West Virginia is allowing 24.4 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 21.5 turnovers per game. The West Virginia Mountaineers have lost five of their last seven road games.

Virginia Tech vs. West Virginia - 12/30/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Virginia Tech Hokies look to keep rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Virginia Tech Hokies are averaging 79 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 67.5 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Zach LeDay is averaging 14.9 points and 9.5 rebounds while Seth Allen is averaging 14.3 points and 2.3 assists. Chris Clarke is grabbing 7.4 rebounds and Justin Robinson is dishing 3.1 assists. The Virginia Tech Hokies are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 65.5 percent from the free throw line. Virginia Tech is allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 13.9 turnovers per game. The Virginia Tech Hokies have split their last 16 home games.

The Mountaineers are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The Hokies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The Mountaineers are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

These are two very solid defensive teams and it's somewhat of a rivalry given that this will be their fourth meeting since 2012. Virginia Tech is no pushover and should have a fiesty home crowd for this one. WVU may win, but I see the Hokies at least keeping this close.

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Virginia Tech Hokies +8.5

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