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Virginia Tech Hokies vs Duke Blue Devils Odds
Virginia Tech pays a visit to Duke on Tuesday, hoping to send the Blue Devils to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Duke battles the Hokies, currently sitting with a 13-16 mark (12-12-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 16-13 for the Blue Devils and 15-8 for the Hokies.
The Hokies were listed as 21-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Blue Devils sit at No. 21 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Hokies sit at No. 172 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Blue Devils will win this game 85-69.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hokies rank No. 98 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.5 per game. That compares with Duke’s No. 211 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Duke is college basketball's No. 38-ranked team at 7.8 per game, while the Hokies rate No. 216 with 5.8 per game.
Defensively, Virginia Tech features the nation's No. 343-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.6 points per game. Duke, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 nationally in scoring at home.
Virginia Tech was a 69-61 winner in its last match at home against Clemson. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites. Erick Green went off for 29 points and added 2 rebounds, leading Virginia Tech over Clemson, 69-61, on Saturday at Cassell Coliseum.
Last time out for Duke, they were a 79-76 winner as they battled Miami at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. Ryan Kelly went off for 36 points and added 7 rebounds for good measure, leading Duke to a 79-76 win over Miami on Saturday at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Wake Forest are 7-3
After playing Clemson are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing North Carolina are 8-2
After playing Miami are 9-1
After a win are 6-4
A few Hokies at Blue Devils trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Virginia Tech's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia Tech's last 5 games when playing on the road against Duke
Virginia Tech is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Duke
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Virginia Tech
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Virginia Tech
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Duke's last 9 games when playing Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech at Wake Forest, Sunday, March 10
Duke at North Carolina, Saturday, March 9