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Clemson vs. Virginia Tech Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/21/23

Virginia Tech Hokies (11-7) vs. Clemson Tigers (15-4)
January 21, 2023 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: Clemson Tigers -2 / Virginia Tech Hokies +2; Over/Under: +140.5
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The Virginia Tech Hokies and the Clemson Tigers meet in college basketball action from Littlejohn Coliseum on Saturday. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Clemson is listed as a 2-point home favorite in this game with an attached ML price of -130. The total for this game is set at 140.5 points.


For Virginia Tech, Rodney Rice is out indefinitely with a finger injury while Clemson’s missing Alex Hemenway, who is out indefinitely with a foot injury and Chase Hunter is questionable for this game with a foot injury of his own.

Matchup history

These two teams have traded wins back and forth in each of the last four meetings with Clemson walking away 68-65 winners when these two met back on January 4th, 2023.


Virginia Tech is 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 road games. Clemson is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss while the over is 14-3 in their last 17 games following a loss.


Does this line feel fishy that we’re only laying a bucket with a Clemson team that’s undefeated at home and was riding a seven-game win streak before a road loss to a good Wake Forest team against a Virginia Tech team that’s riding the struggle bus in conference play and bringing a six-game losing streak into this one? Sure, but I’m not passing this up with Clemson. Right or wrong, the Tigers are just the team in better form here and until Virginia Tech shows us some form of life, I’m not backing them with a small line attached. Give me the Tigers.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Clemson -2

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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