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Michigan Wolverines vs. Virginia Tech Hokies - 11/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Virginia Tech Hokies (5-1) at Michigan Wolverines (5-1)

College Basketball: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Crisler Center)

The Line: Michigan Wolverines -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN2

Coming up on Wednesday from Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, we’ve got college basketball action on tap between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Michigan Wolverines. 

Michigan comes into this matchup with a nice 5-1 record on the season, rattling off wins over Howard, IUPUI, Marquette and SMU to start things out. The Wolverines dropped a game 61-46 to South Carolina, but then bounced back with a 64-47 win over Mount St. Mary’s in their most recent appearance. 

Michigan Wolverines vs. Virginia Tech Hokies - 11/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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So far this season for Michigan, Derrick Walton Jr. is the top scorer on 13.8 PPG with 3.8 RPG and 3.5 APG. Zak Irvin and Mark Donnal are also in double digits for scoring for the Wolverines, with Irvin holding 12.8 PPG with 5.0 RPG and Donnal sitting on 10.0 PPG and 4.2 RPG thus far. 

Over on the Virginia Tech side, they’re also entering play here with a 5-1 record. The Hokies took wins against Maine, High Point, VMI and New Mexico to start the season before dropping a game 68-65 to Texas A&M. Virginia Tech bounced back from that loss with a 66-53 win over Nebraska in their last outing, though. 

Leading the way for Virginia Tech in scoring is Zach LeDay, with 16.3 PPG and 7.7 RPG. Ahmed Hill (14.7 PPG), Justin Robinson (11.3 PPG; 5.3 APG) and Seth Allen (11.0 PPG) are also in double figures for the Hokies in scoring this year so far. 

Virginia Tech is 5-0 ATS in their last five road games, and 6-1 ATS in their last seven Wednesday games. Virginia Tech is also 13-3 ATS in the last 16 games following an ATS win, and 20-6 ATS in their last 26 games overall. 

Over on the Michigan side, they’re 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games following a straight-up win, and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games. Michigan is also 1-4 ATS in their last five versus the ACC, and the under is 7-1 in the Wolverines’ last eight games overall. 

This is a great-looking matchup on the surface, and should be a lot of fun to watch. I have to go with Virginia Tech here, however, as they’ve got a little more scoring and rebounding depth. The Hokies have also faced slightly stouter competition thus far, but Michigan gets credit for taking care of business. Still, I’ll take the Hokies.

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Virginia Tech Hokies +5

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