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ACC Tournament - Miami Virginia Tech Betting Preview

Virginia Tech Hokies Miami Hurricanes
9-21 March 12, 2014, 03:30 | Greensboro Coliseum 16-15

 

Miami will look to improve on its 16-15 record on Wednesday when they host Virginia Tech in ACC tournament betting odds action at Greensboro Coliseum.

The Hokies have lost 17 of 18 games overall but lay just six points at TopBet and other sportsbooks here.

The Hokies will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 11-14 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Hurricanes are 13-12-1 ATS. Virginia Tech is 4-20 against the total, while Miami is 8-18 versus the number.

View Virginia Tech Hokies vs Miami Hurricanes Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Hurricanes as -6-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates at GTbets.eu..

It's a betting matchup between the No. 96-rated Hurricanes and the No. 294-ranked Hokies, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

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Virginia Tech was a 62-51 loser in its last match on the road against Georgia Tech. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. Virginia Tech got 21 points from Joey Van Zegeren but lost anyway, 62-51, to Georgia Tech on Saturday at Hank McCarmish Pavilion.

Miami was a 69-56 winner in their most recent outing at home against Wake Forest. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Garrius Adams scored 22 points leading the Hurricanes to a 69-56 victory over Wake Forest at BankUnited Center on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Miami's No. 251-ranked scoring average of 61.74 PPG, against a Hokies defense rated No. 80 and allowing 67.33 PPG. The Hurricanes FG% has averaged 42.05% to date this season, more than the Hokies shooters have managed so far (40.59% per game).

A few Hokies at Hurricanes trends to consider:
Virginia Tech is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Virginia Tech's last 12 games
Miami is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Miami is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games