Virginia Tech Hokies visit West Virginia Mountaineers in college basketball clash
Virginia Tech Hokies vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Virginia Tech Hokies travelling to West Virginia Saturday to take on the Mountaineers.
This season, the Mountaineers are 3-3 overall and 2-2-1 ATS ATS, while the Hokies are 7-0 and 4-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, West Virginia boasts a 1-4 on the OU, and Virginia Tech is 2-0.
The Mountaineers were listed as 5-point favorites 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 Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 156-rated Virginia Tech taking on the No. 32-rated Mountaineers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 88-80 win for the Hokies on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits West Virginia's No. 118-ranked offense, averaging 71.7 PPG, against a Hokies defense that ranks No. 282 at 72.1 PPG. The Mountaineers field goal percentage has averaged 40.6% so far, less than the Hokies marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.3% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Virginia Tech owns the country's No. 340-rated mark, allowing 87 points per game on the highway. West Virginia, on the other hand, rates No. 54 in scoring at home.
Virginia Tech was an 81-71 winner in its last match at home against Oklahoma State. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Virginia Tech got 28 points from Erick Green en route to an 81-71 victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday at Cassell Coliseum.
In their last action, West Virginia was a 69-59 winner at home against Marshall. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites. The Mountaineers grabbed a 69-59 win over the Thundering Herd on Wednesday, behind a 21-point effort from Deniz Kilicli at Charleston Civic Center.
Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Oklahoma State are 1-2
After a win are 6-4
West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Duquesne are 9-1
After playing Marshall are 8-2
After a win are 4-6
A few Hokies at Mountaineers trends to consider:
Virginia Tech is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
West Virginia is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games at home
West Virginia is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Virginia Tech
West Virginia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Virginia Tech
West Virginia is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech home to Miss Valley State, Monday, December 10
West Virginia at Duquesne, Tuesday, December 11