NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Hokies underdogs vs Hurricanes at Virginia Tech
Miami Hurricanes vs Virginia Tech Hokies Odds
Miami travels to Virginia Tech on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 15-3 record with a victory over the Hokies.
The Hokies sit at 11-8 (7-8-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Hurricanes are currently 15-3 (12-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Virginia Tech is 9-4 OU, and Miami is 1-11-1 OU.
The Hokies were listed as 9.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hokies sit at No. 121 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Hurricanes sit at No. 6 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Hurricanes will win this game 80-69.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Virginia Tech's No. 47-rated squad against Miami's No. 90-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Virginia Tech rates No. 217 in the country with 5.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 133 nationally with 6.5 per match.
Defensively, Miami features the nation's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 57.1 points per game. Virginia Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 72 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Miami, they were a 71-47 winner as they battled Florida State at home. They covered in the match as a 9-point favorite. Miami cruised to victory on Sunday, running Florida State out of the gym and running up a 71-47 score at BankUnited Center.
Last time out for Virginia Tech, they were a 77-70 loser as they battled Clemson on the road. They covered in the match as a 12-point underdog. Erick Green went off for 25 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Clemson handed Virginia Tech a 77-70 defeat at Littlejohn Coliseum.
Miami Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing North Carolina State are 4-6
After playing Florida State are 6-4
After a win are 9-1
Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing North Carolina are 6-4
After playing Clemson are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
A few Hurricanes at Hokies trends to consider:
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games on the road
Miami is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Virginia Tech
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Virginia Tech's last 7 games
Virginia Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Miami
Virginia Tech is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
Virginia Tech is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Miami at North Carolina State, Saturday, February 2
Virginia Tech at North Carolina, Saturday, February 2