Virginia Tech Hokies vs Bethune-Cookman Wildcats Betting Preview
Bethune-Cookman Wildcats vs Virginia Tech Hokies Odds
Cassell Coliseum will feature NIT Round 4 action Wednesday as host Virginia Tech looks to handle the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats in NCAAB action.
The Wildcats, the No. 8 seed in the NIT bracket, will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday and advance to the second round as the biggest underdog anywhere on the college basketballl betting menu today.
The Hokies are just 1-4 ATS in their past five games and they are favored by 22 points here (with the best Bethune-Cookman line currently +22 at Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Hokies at No. 45 and the Wildcats at No. 239 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 73-67 result in favor of the Hokies.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Virginia Tech's No. 141-ranked offense, averaging 69.8 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 99 at 65.5 PPG. The Hokies field goal percentage has averaged 44.9% so far, more than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.9% per game.
Defensively, Bethune-Cookman features the nation's No. 157-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.9 points per game. Virginia Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 142 nationally in scoring at home.
Bethune-Cookman was a 61-48 loser in their most recent outing against Morgan State. They failed to cover the 2.5–point spread as underdogs.
Last time out for Virginia Tech, they were a 77-63 loser as they battled Duke. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog.
Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
After playing Duke are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
A few Wildcats at Hokies trends to consider:
Virginia Tech is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
Virginia Tech is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Virginia Tech's last 6 games at home
Virginia Tech is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games