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Hokies open as college hoops underdog vs Blue Devils

Duke Blue DevilsVirginia Tech Hokies
Feb 26, 9:00 PM | Cassell Coliseum

Duke Blue Devils vs Virginia Tech Hokies Odds

26-2TEAM RECORD18-8

Virginia Tech looks to cover the Hokies-Blue Devils pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 18-8 mark when they host Duke in college basketball action.

The Hokies are 18-8 so far on the season, and 11-11 ATS vs. the number. The Blue Devils, meanwhile, are 26-2 and 15-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Virginia Tech go 10-12 and the Blue Devils go 12-14 on the totals.

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Betting Line:
The Blue Devils are listed as 4.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 53-rated Hokies and the No. 10-ranked Blue Devils, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 89-80 result in favor of the Blue Devils.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Virginia Tech's No. 93-ranked offense, averaging 72.2 PPG, against a Blue Devils defense that ranks No. 62 at 63.9 PPG. The Hokies field goal percentage has averaged 46.7% so far, less than the Blue Devils marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.5% per game.

Defensively, Duke features the nation's No. 97-rated defense on the road, allowing 68 points per game. Virginia Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 104 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Duke, they were a 78-61 winner as they battled Temple at home. They covered in the match as a 13.5-point favorite. Kyle Singler went off for 28 points and added 6 rebounds, leading Duke over Temple, 78-61, on Wednesday at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Virginia Tech was a 76-62 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Wake Forest. They earned a push of the 14–point spread as favorites. Jeff Allen scored 17 points leading the Hokies to a 76-62 victory over Wake Forest at Joel Coliseum on Tuesday.

Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Clemson are 9-1
After playing Temple are 7-2
After a win are 9-1

Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Boston College are 4-6
After playing Wake Forest are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Blue Devils at Hokies trends to consider:
Duke is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Virginia Tech is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games
Virginia Tech is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Duke
Virginia Tech is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Duke

Next up:
Duke home to Clemson, Wednesday, March 2
Virginia Tech home to Boston College, Tuesday, March 1

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