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Pittsburgh Panthers take on Hokies in NCAA Basketball Betting

Pittsburgh Panthers

vs

Virginia Tech Hokies
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 7:00 PM ET
Cassell Coliseum

Virginia Tech looks to cover the Hokies-Panthers pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 8-11 mark when they host Pittsburgh in college basketball betting action.

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Virginia Tech Hokies Opening Odds and Betting Line

If you were backing the Pittsburgh Panthers in this one, their betting line was listed as -5-point favorites earlier in the day at 5Dimes.

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Virginia Tech Hokies Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Pittsburgh Panthers have watched them go 13-7 and 4-12-1 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Virginia Tech Hokies are at 8-11 and 7-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Virginia Tech Hokies are 6-4, while the Pittsburgh Panthers have a 9-4 mark.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Virginia Tech Hokies rated this week at No. 294 and the Pittsburgh Panthers sitting at No. 223.

How Pittsburgh Panthers vs Virginia Tech Hokies Stats Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Pittsburgh is ranked No. 155 in NCAA basketball at 34.4 per game. Contrast that with Virginia Tech's No. 237 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Virginia Tech is the No. 81-ranked team in the country at 6.89 per game, while Pittsburgh rates No. 238 at 4.5 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Panthers got 18 points from Jamel Artis, but it was Louisville that prevailed in a 80-68 final on Sunday at Petersen Events Center.

Adam Smith scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Hokies to a win (they lost 50-47 to Virginia at Cassell Coliseum on Sunday).

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Odds Trends

Pittsburgh is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Virginia Tech is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Virginia Tech is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to Notre Dame, Saturday, January 31st
Virginia Tech at Wake Forest, Saturday, January 31st

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