Virginia Tech Hokies home to Virginia Cavaliers in NCAA Basketball betting action
Virginia Cavaliers vs Virginia Tech Hokies Odds
The Virginia Tech Hokies hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Virginia Cavaliers pay a visit to Cassell Coliseum on the college basketball betting menu.
The Hokies currently sports a 11-6 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-7-1 ATS. The Cavaliers are 12-5 and 9-5-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Hokies produce a 7-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Cavaliers have gone 3-7 against the number.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Virginia Tech sat as 3.5-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 99-ranked Hokies and the No. 158-rated Cavaliers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 77-67 win for the Cavaliers on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Virginia Tech's No. 39-ranked offense, averaging 75.5 PPG, against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 2 at 50.6 PPG. The Hokies field goal percentage has averaged 43.9% so far, less than the Cavaliers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.1% per game.
Defensively, Virginia features the nation's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 58.8 points per game. Virginia Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 51 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Virginia, they were a 56-36 winner as they battled Florida State at home. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. Virginia cruised to victory on Saturday, running Florida State out of the gym and running up a 56-36 score at John Paul Jones Arena.
Virginia Tech was a 66-65 winner in their most recent outing at home against Wake Forest. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. The Hokies grabbed a 66-65 win over the Demon Deacons on Saturday, behind a 22-point effort from Erick Green at Cassell Coliseum.
Virginia Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Boston College are 2-8
After playing Florida State are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Clemson are 4-6
After playing Wake Forest are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Cavaliers at Hokies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia's last 7 games when playing on the road against Virginia Tech
Virginia is 2-2-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Virginia Tech
Virginia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Virginia Tech
Virginia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Virginia Tech's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia Tech's last 5 games when playing Virginia
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia Tech's last 7 games when playing at home against Virginia
Virginia home to Boston College, Saturday, January 26
Virginia Tech at Clemson, Sunday, January 27