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Virginia Tech Hokies vs BYU Cougars Betting Preview

BYU CougarsVirginia Tech Hokies
Jan 25, 7:00 PM | Cassell Coliseum

BYU Cougars vs Virginia Tech Hokies Odds

17-5TEAM RECORD12-7

Virginia Tech looks to cover the Hokies-Cougars pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 12-7 mark when they host BYU in college basketball action.

The Hokies bring a 12-7 record (7-8 ATS) to this tilt against the 17-5 Cougars, who are 9-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Virginia Tech go 5-10 so far and the Cougars go 8-10.

View BYU vs Virginia Tech Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 2-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Hokies rated this week at No. 39 and the Cougars sitting at No. 9. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 83-76 result in favor of the Cougars.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Virginia Tech's No. 193-ranked offense, averaging 67.6 PPG, against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 131 at 65.1 PPG. The Hokies field goal percentage has averaged 43.3% so far, less than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.4% per game.

Defensively, BYU features the nation's No. 76-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.8 points per game. Virginia Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 144 nationally in scoring at home.

BYU was a 77-64 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Pepperdine. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as favorites. The Cougars got a terrific 29-point effort from Brandon Davies as BYU defeated Pepperdine 77-64 on Saturday at Firestone Fieldhouse.

Virginia Tech was a 47-45 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Virginia. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. Virginia Tech got 15 points from Erick Green en route to a 47-45 victory over Virginia on Sunday at John Paul Jones Arena.

BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing St. Mary's are 4-0
After playing Pepperdine are 3-2
After a win are 7-3

Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Maryland are 4-6
After playing Virginia are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Cougars at Hokies trends to consider:
BYU is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of BYU's last 6 games on the road
BYU is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia Tech's last 6 games
Virginia Tech is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
Virginia Tech is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Virginia Tech is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
BYU home to St. Mary's, Saturday, January 28
Virginia Tech at Maryland, Saturday, January 28

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