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Miami vs Virginia Tech Basketball Picks 2-3-24

Virginia Tech Hokies (13-8) vs. Miami Hurricanes (14-7)
February 3, 2024 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Miami Hurricanes -2.5; Over/Under: 151.5
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The Virginia Tech Hokies and Miami Hurricanes face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at BankUnited Center.  Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Virginia Tech vs Miami prediction.

Virginia Tech Needs a Road Victory

Virginia Tech comes into this game with a 13-8 record and this would be a good road victory. In the last game against Duke at home Virginia Tech only scored 67 points while their defense gave up 77 points. Virginia Tech is averaging 74.3 points while their defense is giving up 68.6 points per game. The defense is ranked 102nd and the defense is going to need to step up here. Sean Pedulla has been the top player for Virginia Tech averaging 15.5 points while shooting 41.5 percent from the field and 36.9 percent from behind the three point line. 

Miami Looks to Bounce Back

Miami hasn’t quite lived up to the expectations this season and they are coming off a loss in the last game. Miami scored 68 points against NC State but it wasn’t enough as the defense gave up 74 points. Nijel Pack did have a strong game putting up 23 points. Norchad Omier had a strong game putting up 18 points and 14 rebounds. Miami on the season is averaging 80.8 points while their defense is giving up 72.1 points per game. Omier is averaging 18 points while shooting 63.1 percent from the field. 

Virginia Tech vs Miami Betting Prediction

Virginia Tech’s defense was a problem in the last game and they are going to struggle again here. Miami is averaging 80.8 points and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. Virginia Tech’s offense is averaging 74.3 points and they aren’t going to be keeping up here. Miami is going to cruise to a comfortable victory in this game. Back Miami against the spread here. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Miami -2.5

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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