Virginia Tech vs. Virginia - 1/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Virginia Cavaliers (12-1) at Virginia Tech Hokies (9-5)
College Basketball: Monday, January 4, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Cassell Coliseum)
The Line: Virginia Tech Hokies +12.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Virginia Cavaliers and Virginia Tech Hokies meet Monday night at the Cassell Coliseum.
The Virginia Cavaliers hope to build on their impressive 11-game winning streak. The Virginia Cavaliers are averaging 75.7 points on 50.4 percent shooting and allowing 59.6 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 16.8 points and three assists while Anthony Gill is averaging 15.2 points and 6.3 rebounds. London Perrantes is the third double-digit scorer and Mike Tobey is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Virginia Cavaliers are shooting 41.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. Virginia is allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 12.6 turnovers per game. The Virginia Cavaliers have won 10 of their last 12 road games.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies look to keep rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Virginia Tech Hokies are averaging 77.4 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 69 points on 40 percent shooting. Seth Allen is averaging 14.6 points and 2.1 assists while Zach LeDay is averaging 14.2 points and 9.6 rebounds. Justin Robinson is dishing 2.9 assists and Chris Clarke is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Virginia Tech Hokies are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 65.3 percent from the free throw line. Virginia Tech is allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 13.6 turnovers per game. The Virginia Tech Hokies have split their last 18 home games.
The Cavaliers are 17-8-1 ATS in their last 26 road games and 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 Monday games. The Hokies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Monday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The underdog is 10-3-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
Two of the last three games between these two teams have been decided by four or less points. Virginia Tech also just had a feel good victory over a solid North Carolina State team. Add in the fact the underdog has covered 10 of the last 14 games between these two teams, and I'm siding with the home team and the points.