College baskeball point spread favors Tigers in battle with Hokies
Virginia Tech Hokies vs Clemson Tigers Odds
The Clemson Tigers will try to pay off for their supporters on Sunday when they play host to the Virginia Tech Hokies at Littlejohn Coliseum in NCAA basketball action.
The Hokies will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 6-8-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Tigers are 10-4 ATS. Virginia Tech is 8-4 against the total, while Clemson is 4-9 versus the number.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Clemson Tigers as 10.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 99-rated Virginia Tech taking on the No. 128-rated Tigers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 74-68 win for the Tigers on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Clemson has the nation's No. 263-rated offensive output, at 63.6 PPG. The visiting Hokies defense ranks No. 317 allowing on average 74.1 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 44% so far, more than the Hokies marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.9% per game.
Defensively, Virginia Tech features the nation's No. 347-rated defense on the road, allowing 83.2 points per game. Clemson, meanwhile, comes in at No. 235 nationally in scoring at home.
Virginia Tech was a 74-58 loser in their most recent outing at home against Virginia. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. The Hokies got a huge 35-point effort from Erick Green but still lost 74-58 against Virginia on Thursday at Cassell Coliseum.
Clemson was a 60-57 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Florida State. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs. The Tigers endured a 60-57 loss at the hands of the Seminoles on Thursday, despite a 15-point effort from K.J. McDaniels at Tucker Center.
Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Virginia are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Clemson Tigers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Georgia Tech are 5-5
After playing Florida State are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
A few Hokies at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Virginia Tech's last 6 games when playing on the road against Clemson
Virginia Tech is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Clemson's last 5 games
Clemson is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Clemson's last 6 games when playing at home against Virginia Tech
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Clemson's last 11 games when playing Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech home to Miami, Wednesday, January 30
Clemson home to Georgia Tech, Tuesday, January 29