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Virginia Tech HokiesDuke Blue Devils
March 12, 3:25 PM | Greensboro Coliseum

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Duke Blue Devils Odds

21-10TEAM RECORD28-4

The Duke Blue Devils will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Hokies at Greensboro Coliseum in NCAAB action.

It's a game in the ACC Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Greensboro Coliseum).

The Blue Devils bring a 28-4 record (16-14 ATS) to this tilt against the 21-10 Hokies, who are 13-14 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Duke go 13-17 so far and the Hokies go 12-15.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Blue Devils at No. 5 and the Hokies at No. 37 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 86-78 result in favor of the Blue Devils.


How They Match Up:
The game also pits Duke's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 81.4 PPG, against a Hokies defense that ranks No. 36 at 62 PPG. The Blue Devils field goal percentage has averaged 46.8% so far, more than the Hokies marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.2% per game.

Defensively, Virginia Tech features the nation's No. 27-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.8 points per game. Duke, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 nationally in scoring at home.

Virginia Tech was a 52-51 winner in their most recent outing against Florida State. They failed to cover the 2–point spread as favorites.

Duke was an 87-71 winner in its last match against Maryland. They covered the 9–point spread as favorites.

Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Florida State are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Maryland are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Hokies at Blue Devils trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Duke's last 7 games
Duke is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
Duke is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Virginia Tech
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Duke's last 5 games when playing Virginia Tech