Miami vs. Virginia Tech - 2/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Virginia Tech Hokies (10-15) at Miami Hurricanes (16-9)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm (BankUnited Center)
The Line: Miami Hurricanes -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Virginia Tech Hokies and Miami Hurricanes play Wednesday at the BankUnited Center.
The Virginia Tech Hokies could use a big win after losing four of their last six games. On the season, Virginia Tech is averaging 66.3 points on 44.9 percent shooting and is allowing 67.9 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Adam Smith is averaging 13.5 points and 2.7 rebounds while Justin Bibbs is averaging 12.4 points and 1.8 assists. Ahmed Hill is grabbing 3.9 rebounds and Devin Wilson is shooting 46.1 percent from the field. The Virginia Tech Hokies have six players averaging at least 6.3 points, and they’re shooting 62.5 percent from the line and 38.9 percent from deep. Defensively, Virginia Tech is allowing 33.2 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 72 or more points in five of its last eight games.
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The Miami Hurricanes look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, Miami is averaging 68.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting and is allowing 63.3 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Sheldon McClellan is averaging 14.6 points and five rebounds while Angel Rodriguez is averaging 12.7 points and 4.4 assists. Tonye Jekiri is grabbing 10.2 rebounds and Manu Lecomte is dishing two assists. The Miami Hurricanes have five players averaging at least eight points, and they’re shooting 72.5 percent from the line and 36.2 percent from downtown. Defensively, Miami is allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 63 or less points in five of its last eight games.
The Hokies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Atlantic Coast. The Hurricanes are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Atlantic Coast. The Hokies are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Miami Hurrcanes aren't playing nearly the same basketballthey were earlier in the year and have been horrible ATS at home all season long. Also, the last nine games between these two teams have been decided by single digits.