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BYU Cougars vs. Virginia Tech Hokies - 3/18/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Virginia Tech Hokies (20-14) at BYU Cougars (24-10)

College Basketball: Friday, March 18, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Marriott Center)

The Line: BYU Cougars -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3

The Virginia Tech Hokies look to slow down the Brigham Young Cougars in round two of the NIT.

The Virginia Tech Hokies drew a tough opening round test in Princeton and needed overtime to advance in an 86-81 decision as a four point favorite. The Tigers hit at just 40% but stayed close with nine more looks at the basket while the Hokies countered at 44% with 14 more makes at the charity stripe being decisive. VT received a game high 29 points and eleven rebounds on 10-16 from the floor with Jalen Hudson right on his tail with 28 points and eight boards on 10-18. Seth Allen chipped in with ten points while three others contributed between 5-6 points in what was really a two man attack.

BYU Cougars vs. Virginia Tech Hokies - 3/18/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The high powered Brigham Young Cougars are well known for their offensive prowess and proved why in their NIT opener. The Cougars breezed past Alabama-Birmingham 97-79 as a 9.5 point favorite behind a 51-30 first half explosion before trading baskets the rest of the way. The Blazers were held to 43% from the floor with the Cougars burning the nets at 55% including 13-30 from long range. Chase Fischer gave Brigham Young 27 points and six pulls on 10-20 followed by a 22 point, five assist effort from Nick Emery on 9-17. Kyle Collingsworth added 19 points, ten rebounds and 12 helpers while Kyle Davis and Zac  Seljaas scored eleven and eight points respectively.

Virginia Tech are 17-4 ATS in their last 21 games overall and are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 Friday games. BYU are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. Atlantic Coast and  are 16-7-1 ATS in their last 24 home games. BYU looks awful tough when they are hitting shots so Virginia Tech needs stops to have a chance…

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Virginia Tech +7 // up to +9...money going on BYU big

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