Virginia Tech Hokies (17-11) vs. Miami Hurricanes (20-8)
February 26, 2022 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Miami Hurricanes -1.5 / Virginia Tech Hokies +1.5; Over/Under: -140.5
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The Virginia Tech Hokies and the Miami Hurricanes meet in college basketball action from the Watsco Center on Saturday afternoon.
The Virginia Tech Hokies will look to build on a 62-58 win over Georgia Tech on the road last time out. Keve Aluma leads the Hokies in scoring with 15.7 PPG along with 6.5 RPG while Naheim Alleyne has 10.3 PPG and Justyn Mutts has 10.1 PPG with team-highs of 7.3 RPG and 3.3 APG this season. Hunter Cattoor has 10 PPG to make up the group of double-digit scorers for Virginia Tech so far this season. As a team, Virginia Tech is averaging 69.8 PPG on 46.7% shooting from the field, 39.4% from three and 74% from the foul line while allowing 61.5 PPG on 42.3% shooting from the field and 32.3% from three this season.
The Miami Hurricanes will try to add to an 85-64 win over Pitt in their last matchup. Kameron McGusty leads the Hurricanes in scoring with 17.8 PPG and 5.1 RPG while Isaiah Wong has 15.1 PPG with 4.3 RPG and Charlie Moore has 12.7 PPG with a team-high 4 APG to make up the trio of double-digit scorers for Miami up to this point in the season. Jordan Miller also has 9.1 PPG and a team-high 5.7 RPG to lead the ‘Canes on the glass this season. As a team, Miami is averaging 74.9 PPG on 47.1% shooting from the field, 35.4% from three and 75.3% from the foul line while allowing 70.8 PPG on 46.3% shooting from the field and 35.2 % from three this season.
Virginia Tech is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall. Miami is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 home games against a team with a winning road record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the under is 7-1 in their last 8 games following a win.
I get why this line is as low as it is, but I think it’s just a gift from the books. Miami’s got a lot more to play for here, with a top-four seed and a double-bye in the ACC tournament the reward for finishing that high up. Virginia Tech has ground to make up, but the Hurricanes play their best ball at home and I think the ‘Canes get the job done here.