Virginia vs. Virginia Tech - 2/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Virginia Tech Hokies (12-11) at Virginia Cavaliers (19-4)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 8:00 pm (John Paul Jones Arena)
The Line: Virginia Cavaliers -14.5 -- Over/Under: 133 See the Latest Odds
The Virginia Cavaliers and the Virginia Tech Hokies face off on Tuesday in ACC college basketball action.
The Virginia Cavaliers are 19-4 this season and they have won their last six games in a row. Virginia is averaging 71.6 points per game and they are shooting 49.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 60.1 points and their opponents are shooting 41.8 percent. Malcolm Brogdon leads the Cavaliers averaging 17.9 points per game. Anthony Gill is averaging 14.2 points and 6.1 rebounds, London Perrantes is averaging 11.4 points, and Mike Tobey is averaging 7.0 points. Virginia is 11-0 at home and 8-3 in the ACC.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies are 13-11 this season and they are coming off of a win over Clemson that ended a five game losing skid. Virginia Tech is averaging 75.3 points per game and they are shooting 44.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72.8 points and their opponents are shooting 42.8 percent. Zach LeDay leads the Hokies averaging 16 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. Seth Allen is averaging 14.4 points, Justin Bibbs is averaging 12.2 points, and Chris Clarke is averaging 10.5 points and 7.4 rebounds. Virginia Tech is 2-4 on the road and 5-6 in the ACC.
Virginia is 2-5 against the spread following a win, 2-5 against the spread against the ACC, and 1-5 against the spread at home against a team with a losing road record. Virginia Tech is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games, 5-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 7-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The home team has covered the point spread in five of the last six meetings of these two teams.
This is a ton of points in what figures to be a low scoring game and with an underdog that is proficient at covering the spread against a favorite that isn’t I am going to take the generous amount of points.