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Virginia Tech vs. Miami FL - 3/13/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Miami (FL) at Virginia Tech
Date & Time Wednesday March 13, 2019, 2:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Spectrum Center
Charlotte, North Carolina
The Line
Virginia Tech Hokies -7 O/U: 137.5
TV Channel
ESPN
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The Miami Hurricanes and the Virginia Tech Hokies will meet up on the college basketball court Wednesday in the ACC Tournament.

Miami rolls into this one with a 14-17 mark overall. The Hurricanes dropped to Virginia Tech in their final game before the tournament, but then took out Wake Forest 79-71 on Tuesday in the first round.

In the win over Wake Forest, Miami’s top scorer was Dejan Vasilijevic with 21 points and six rebounds. Anthony Lawrence also had a great game for the Hurricanes there, doubling up on 20 points and 10 rebounds.

Over on the Virginia Tech side, they’re 23-7 overall this year. The Hokies have won three of their last four games, dropping to Florida State and taking out Notre Dame, Duke and Miami FL in that time.

In the win over the Hurricanes, Virginia Tech’s Nickeil Alexander-Walker led the team on 21 points with 10 rebounds and eight assists. Ty Outlaw had a nice game for the Hokies there as well on 19 points and four boards.

The Hurricanes are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 after a straight-up win and 6-15 ATS in their last 21 Wednesday games. Miami is 1-3-1 ATS in their last five versus the ACC and 0-3-1 ATS in their last four neutral-site games.

Meanwhile, the Hokies are 4-0 ATS in their last four neutral-site games and 1-5 ATS in their last six Wednesday games. Virginia Tech is 1-3-1 ATS in their last five after a straight-up win and the over is 6-1 in their last seven overall.

Miami was able to dispatch a pesky Demon Deacons team Wednesday with a solid second half, ultimately coming out on top 79-71. That makes two good outings in their last three, and three straight games with at least 70 points scored.

That said, Virginia Tech took an 84-70 victory the last time these teams met up, and an 82-70 win the first time back on January 30. The Hokies have had a couple of stumbles in their last several games, but I think they’re in full control here. I’m going VT.

Pick:
Virginia Tech Hokies -7

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