Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia Tech Hokies (16-14) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (18-12)

College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center)

The Line: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -6.5 -- Over/Under: 140

TV: ACCN

The Virginia Tech Hokies and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish meet in college basketball action from Joyce Center on Saturday. 

Virginia Tech enters this one at 16-14 on the year. After a four-game losing streak to Miami-FL, Duke, Virginia and Louisville, Virginia Tech got a win over Clemson in their last outing Wednesday. 

In the win over Clemson, Virginia Tech’s top scorer was PJ Horne with 17 points and three rebounds. Tyrece Radford added 16 points, six rebounds and four assists there, and Hunter Cattier had nine points with seven rebounds for Virginia Tech. 

Over on the Notre Dame side, they’re 18-11 this season. Notre Dame won three straight over North Carolina, Miami and Boston College but have lost their last two to Wake Forest and Florida State. 

In the loss to Florida State, Notre Dame’s Prentiss Hubb put up 24 points, six assists and one rebound to lead the way. John Mooney doubled up on 16 points, 11 rebounds and two assists there, and Dane Goodwin had 16 points with three boards. 

The Irish are 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight Saturday games and 1-5 ATS in their last six overall. The over is 10-4 in Notre Dame’s last 14 overall and 6-1 in their last seven home games. 

Meanwhile, Virginia Tech is 0-5 ATS in their last five road games and 1-5 ATS in their last six Saturday games. Virginia Tech is 2-11 ATS in their last 13 overall and the under is 16-7 in their last 23 Saturday games. 

Virginia Tech had a string of three games where they didn’t post more than 64 points, but that sounds better with the context of them playing three straight ranked teams. Aside from that, Virginia Tech put up 95 versus Miami and 70 against Clemson, so not to worry. 

In any case, Notre Dame hasn’t had much to brag about over their last three games, but the good news is that they’ve still put up 144 combined points in their last pair. I’m not thrilled with the Irish right now, but I still think Notre Dame can cover here. 

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Andrew’s Pick Notre Dame Fighting Irish -6.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.