Miami Hurricanes (4-2) at Virginia Tech Hokies (7-1)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Cassell Coliseum)
The Line: Virginia Tech Hokies -6.5 -- Over/Under: 134 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Miami Hurricanes and the Virginia Tech Hokies meet Tuesday in college basketball action from Cassell Coliseum.
Miami is sitting at 4-2 so far this year. The Hurricanes had lost consecutive games before beating Jacksonville in their last outing. As for Virginia Tech, they’re 7-1 this season. The Hokies have won three straight games versus Clemson, Coppin State and Longwood. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Miami has certainly been choppy in the win column this season so far. The Hurricanes started out with three straight wins over North Florida, Stetson and Purdue. After that it was consecutive losses to FGCU 66-62 and Pittsburgh 70-55. The Hurricanes bounced back on December 19 with a 73-64 win over Jacksonville, though.
In the win over the Dolphins, Miami’s Isaiah Wong put up 25 points with nine rebounds and one assist. Anthony Walker added 18 points with 10 rebounds and one assist, while Earl Timberlake was also in double-figures on 12 points, five rebounds and two assists.
Over on the Virginia Tech side, the kicked off their year at 4-0 with wins over Radford, Villanova, South Florida and VMI. The Hokies got a wake-up call with a 75-55 loss to Penn State, but have won their last three. Those wins came 66-60 over Clemson, 97-57 over Coppin State and 84-58 over Longwood.
in the win over the Lancers, Virginia Tech’s Jalen Cone led the team with 18 points and one rebound. Keve Aluma managed 14 points with four rebounds and one assist, and Joseph Bamisile chipped in 11 points and two rebounds. Tyrece Radford added nine points with eight rebounds and three assists as well.
Virginia Tech is 1-4 ATS in their last five Tuesday games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven overall. The over is 6-2 in the Hokies’ last eight overall and 5-2 in their last seven home games.
Meanwhile, the Hurricanes are 5-2 ATS in their last seven Tuesday games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven overall. Miami is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games and the under is 7-3 in their last 10 overall.
PICK: I’m going to stick with Virginia Tech. The Hurricanes began the season with a couple of solid offensive performances but have cooled off lately. In their last four games, Miami has posted more than 62 points just once after putting up a combined 159 points in their first two outings. Virginia Tech had a skid of three games with 66 or fewer points in each, but has gotten back to business on the scoreboard against overmatched competition in their last two games. I like Virginia Tech to keep it going and bang out a cover here.