Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Louisville Cardinals - 1/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisville Cardinals (16-3) at Virginia Tech Hokies (12-8)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Cassell Coliseum)
The Line: Virginia Tech Hokies +9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Virginia Tech Hokies have upset on their mind when the #17 Louisville Cardinals visit.
The #17 Louisville Cardinals look to stay hot and climb the polls going forward. The Cardinals have won eight of ten after downing Georgia Tech 75-71 on the road Saturday as a 6.5 point favorite. The Cardinals held a 44%-42% with an extra basket and a few more threes overcoming the Yellow Jackets four more free throws. Damion Lee paced the Cardinals attack with 17 points with Anas Mahmoud next in line with 15 points. Trey Lewis and Chinau Onuaku netted 12 points apiece with Onuaku hauling in a game high 12 rebounds. Donovan Mitchell contributed eleven points in a very balanced offensive performance.
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In season’s past the Virginia Tech Hokies built up an impressive non conference record and the proceeded to get hammered in ACC play. This year the Hokies seem more competitive juices flowing which will help cement a spot in one of the postseason tournaments. Top ranked North Carolina avoided an upset bid by the stubborn Hokies with a 75-70 victory on Sunday with 37.8% shooting and 24 more looks at the basket for eight more field goals versus 40% accuracy. Zach LeDay paced VT with 17 points and three blocks with Jalen Hudson tossing in 14 points. Kerry Blackshear Jr. followed with 12 points while Seth Allen added eleven points and five yanks.
Louisville are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 8-3-1 in Virginia Tech last 12 overall and the Hokies are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Wednesday games. The Cardinals win but the way Virginia Tech is playing I’ll take the points…