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