Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/11/21

Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/11/21 Photo by Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports

North Carolina Tar Heels (17-9) vs. Virginia Tech Hokies (15-5)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Greensboro Coliseum)

The Line: North Carolina Tar Heels -3.5 -- Over/Under: 141 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The North Carolina Tar Heels and the Virginia Tech Hokies meet in an ACC conference tournament quarter-final matchup in college basketball action from the Greensboro Coliseum on Thursday night.

The North Carolina Tar Heels booked their spot in the quarters with a 101-59 beatdown of Notre Dame last time out. Armando Bacot led the Tar Heels in scoring with 20 points on 7 of 10 shooting with 13 rebounds and a pair of blocks for the double-double while Walker Kessler added 16 points on 7 of 11 shooting with 12 rebounds and a whopping 8 blocks in 21 minutes off of the bench for a double-double of his own. Caleb Love had 15 points on 6 of 14 shooting with 3 threes, a team-high 6 assists and a pair of steals while Day’Ron Sharpe and R.J. Davis each had 14 points to cap off the scoring in double figures for UNC in the winning effort with Sharpe logging 10 rebounds and a team-high 6 assists while shooting 7 of 10 from the field for his own double-double while Daivs shot 5 of 9 with a pair of threes and 3 steals.

The Virginia Tech Hokies come in as the #3 seed after finishing the year with a 9-4 mark in ACC conference play as part of their 15-5 overall record this season. Keve Aluma leads Virginia Tech in scoring and rebounding with 15.4 PPG and 8 RPG while Tyrece Radford has 11.4 PPG and 6.1 RPG this season. Nahiem Alleyne has 10.2 PPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Virginia Tech up to this point in the season while Jalen Cone has 9.2 PPG, Justyn Mutts has 89. PPG with 6.4 RPG and Wabissa Bede has a team-high 3.1 APG this season. As a team, Virginia Tech is averaging 72.1 PPG on 45.1% shooting from the field and 35.3% from three while allowing 64.8 PPG on 41.7% shooting from the field and 32.7% from three this season.

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North Carolina is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the under is 21-8 in their last 29 neutral site games. Virginia Tech is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a win and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games while the over is 5-1-1 in their last 7 neutral site games.

I said coming into this game that I’d probably end up being on the dog with the points here because I think it’s going to be a tight game regardless and that held true. I just don’t know how this isn’t a coin flip game in what I think ends up being a 2-3 point game at the most so if you cn get in under 3.5 with the Hokies I would. Otherwise, it’s probably a no play for me.

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Chris’s Pick Virginia Tech +3.5

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

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