Louisville vs. Virginia Tech - 1/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Virginia Tech Hokies (13-4) at Louisville Cardinals (12-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm (KFC Yum! Center)
The Line: Louisville Cardinals -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Virginia Tech Hokies and Louisville Cardinals meet Saturday in college basketball action at the KFC Yum! Center.
The Virginia Tech Hokies look for another victory after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Virginia Tech Hokies are averaging 85.8 points on 52.2 percent shooting and allowing 70.7 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Ahmed Hill is averaging 15.2 points and 3.6 rebounds while Justin Bibbs is averaging 13.5 points and 1.4 assists. Kerry Blackshear Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Nickeil Alexander-Walker is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Virginia Tech Hokies are shooting 40.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Virginia Tech Hokies are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game. The Virginia Tech Hokies have split their last four road games.
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The Louisville Cardinals look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Louisville Cardinals are averaging 76.6 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 66.2 points on 38.2 percent shooting. Deng Adel is averaging 15.1 points and 4.3 rebounds while Quentin Snider is averaging 12.2 points and 4.1 assists. Ray Spalding is the third double-digit scorer and V.J. King is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Louisville Cardinals are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Louisville Cardinals are allowing 30.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.4 rebounds per game. The Louisville Cardinals have won six straight home games.
The Hokies are 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 vs. Atlantic Coast and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cardinals are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The under is 3-1-1 in Cardinals last 5 home games and the over is 10-4 in Hokies last 14 overall.
The Louisville Cardinals have been hit or miss this season and kind of have this blah feel to them, as the offense can go ghost for long stretches and it leads to close, sluggish games. The Virginia Tech Hokies are one of the best offensive teams in the country and have the ability to bury Louisville if they get their confidence going early. In fact, we may be getting free points with the better overall basketball team. Give me the Hokies on the road.