Virginia Tech Hokies vs Miami Hurricanes Odds
The Miami Hurricanes hope to be lousy hosts on Wednesday as the Virginia Tech Hokies pay a visit to BankUnited Center on the college basketball betting menu.
The Hurricanes bring a 22-4 record (14-7-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-15 Hokies, who are 11-11-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Miami go 6-14-1 so far and the Hokies go 13-8.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Hokies were listed as 17.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at .
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 8-ranked Hurricanes and the No. 154-rated Hokies in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 78-65 win for the Hurricanes on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Hokies is ranked No. 84 in NCAA hoops at 36.9 per game. Contrast that with Miami’s No. 113 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Miami is the No. 127-ranked team in the country at 6.5 per game, while Virginia Tech rates No. 206 at 5.9 per game.
Defensively, Virginia Tech features the nation's No. 344-rated defense on the road, allowing 81.1 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 168 nationally in scoring at home.
Virginia Tech was an 80-70 winner in their most recent outing at home against Florida State. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. Erick Green scored 26 points for Virginia Tech on Sunday, leading the Hokies to an 80-70 win over Florida State at Cassell Coliseum.
Last time out for Miami, they were an 80-65 loser as they battled Wake Forest on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. Durand Scott scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Hurricanes to a win (they lost 80-65 to Wake Forest at Joel Coliseum on Saturday).
Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Clemson are 3-7
After playing Florida State are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
Miami Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Duke are 8-2
After playing Wake Forest are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2
A few Hokies at Hurricanes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Virginia Tech's last 7 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Miami
Virginia Tech is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Miami is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games
Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Virginia Tech
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games at home
Virginia Tech home to Clemson, Saturday, March 2
Miami at Duke, Saturday, March 2