Auburn Tigers (4-1) vs Virginia Tech Hokies (5-2)
2023-11-29 21:15:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Auburn Tigers -8.5 -- Over/Under: 153
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The Virginia Tech Hokies and the Auburn Tigers meet in college basketball action from the Neville Arena on Wednesday night. It’s another marquee matchup from the ACC/SEC Challenge, who comes out on top? Let’s dive in and find out. You’re welcome to read our Virginia Tech vs Auburn Prediction.
Virginia Tech Falls To FAU
The Virginia Tech Hokies will try to rebound from an 84-50 loss at the hands of FAU last time out. Lynn Kidd leads the Hokies in scoring and rebounding with 15.9 PPG and 8 RPG while Sean Pedulla has 15.9 PPG with 4.4 RPG and a team-high 5.1 APG to lead the Hokies in the assist department so far this season. Hunter Cattoor has 14.7 PPG to cap off the scoring in double figures for Virginia Tech up to this point in the year. As a team, Virginia Tech is averaging 76.9 PPG on 45.4% shooting from the field, 34.8% from three and 81.3% from the foul line this season.
Auburn Takes Out Alabama A&M
The Auburn Tigers come into this game looking to build on their 84-54 beatdown win over Alabama A&M last time out. Johni Broome leads the Tigers in scoring and rebounding with 15.4 PPG and 7.6 RPG while Aden Holloway has 13.2 PPG with a team-high 3.8 APG to lead the Tigers in the assist department as the only other double-digit scorer for Auburn up to this point in the year. Jaylin Williams also has 9 PPG with 6.4 RPG as well and Denver Jones and K.D. Johnson each have 8+ PPG this season. As a team, Auburn is averaging 82.4 PPG on 46.6% shooting from the field, 36.1% from three and 73.4% from the foul line this season.
I get that this is a huge number to give up in a spot between two solid teams like Auburn and Virginia Tech, but I just think that Auburn comes into this game and wins it by 11 or 12 points, something in the ballpark of Auburn 81, Virginia Tech 69. I think while Kidd matches up well with Broome inside, the Tigers are just too well-coached and too tough at home to go against here. Give me Auburn.