Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Miami Hurricanes - 3/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Hurricanes (19-11) at Virginia Tech Hokies (10-20)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Cassell Coliseum)
The Line: Virginia Tech Hokies +5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Virginia Tech Hokies finish off the regular season with a visit from the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday.
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The Miami Hurricanes won’t be winning the ACC but will they have enough wins to get an NCAA tournament invitation? The Hurricanes took a step in the right direction with a 67-63 victory at Pittsburgh with a comeback from a four point deficit. The Panthers held a 46%-42.6% shooting edge but the Canes turned 18 Panthers personals in to a decisive 15-7 advantage with Pitt going to the line just eight times. Sheldon McClellan gave the offense 20 points but struggled on 6-16 shooting. Davon Reed was right on his heels with 19 points on 7-8 from the field while Tonye Jekeri added ten points and a contest high eleven rebounds. Manu Lecomte chipped in with seven points but scoring was difficult to come by outside of the top three.
The Virginia Tech Hokies are at the bottom of the Atlantic Coast Conference and have dropped six in a row with less then 60 points scored in five of those defeats so scoring has been a big problem. The Hokies offensive struggles were apparent in a 66-59 defeat to visiting Boston College where the Eagles jumped to a 13 point lead heading to the locker room and keeping VT at arm’s length the rest of the way. The Eagles hit shots at 52% and posted five more free throws to overcome the Hokies 39% accuracy and 12 more looks at the basket. Virginia Tech received a contest high 22 points on 7-16 from the floor but he was the lone double digit scorer. Malik Muller added eight points and posted five pulls while Ahmed Hill chipped in with seven points.
The Hurricanes are 20-9 ATS in their last 29 Saturday games and 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. Miami are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400 and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS win. The Hokies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600 and are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss. Miami has struggled at Virginia Tech but if they expect to be noticed they better get it done…