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Virginia Tech Hokies home to Eagles in NCAAB betting action

Eastern Michigan EaglesVirginia Tech Hokies
Dec 22, 7:00 PM | Cassell Coliseum

Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Virginia Tech Hokies Odds

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A key college battle sees the visiting Eagles travelling to Virginia Tech Thursday to take on the Hokies on Thursday.

Virginia Tech battles the Eagles, currently sitting with a 5-6 mark (2-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-5 for the Hokies and 2-4 for the Eagles.

View Eastern Michigan vs Virginia Tech Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 20.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Hokies at No. 30 and the Eagles at No. 271 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 74-55 result in favor of the Hokies.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Virginia Tech has the nation's No. 122-rated offensive output, at 71.6 PPG. The visiting Eagles defense ranks No. 79 allowing on average 62.4 PPG. The Hokies FG% has averaged 45.9% so far, more than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 37.8% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Eastern Michigan owns the country's No. 93-rated mark, allowing 66.1 points per game on the highway. Virginia Tech, on the other hand, rates No. 118 in scoring at home.

Eastern Michigan was a 52-48 winner in its last match on the road against Radford. Eastern Michigan earned a 52-48 victory over Radford on Tuesday, getting 13 points from Quintin Dailey at Dedmon Center.

In their last action, Virginia Tech was an 84-55 winner at home against North Florida. The battle between the Hokies and Ospreys didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as North Florida was handed an 84-55 defeat on Monday at Cassell Coliseum.

Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
After playing Radford are 0-1
After a win are 2-8

Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Oklahoma State are 1-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Eagles at Hokies trends to consider:
Eastern Michigan is 3-20 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Virginia Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Eastern Michigan at Santa Clara, Thursday, December 29
Virginia Tech at Oklahoma State, Saturday, December 31

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