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Cavaliers vs Hokies College Hoops Game Preview

Virginia CavaliersVirginia Tech Hokies
Feb 21, 9:00 PM | Cassell Coliseum

Virginia Cavaliers vs Virginia Tech Hokies Odds

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The Hokies will be trying to slam the Virginia Cavaliers on Tuesday when the teams tip off at Cassell Coliseum in college betting action.

The Hokies bring a 15-12 record (8-15 ATS) to this tilt against the 20-6 Cavaliers, who are 13-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Virginia Tech go 9-14 so far and the Cavaliers go 3-18.

View Virginia vs Virginia Tech Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Hokies in this one, they're listed as 1.5-point underdogs on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hokies - Cavaliers odds would favor the Hokies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Virginia Tech is rated No. 69 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Virginia is at No. 87. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 72-65 win for the Cavaliers.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Virginia Tech's No. 193-rated squad against Virginia's No. 245-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Virginia Tech rates No. 176 in the country with 6.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 287 nationally with 5 per match.

Defensively, Virginia features the nation's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 56.5 points per game. Virginia Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 165 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Virginia was a 71-44 winner at home against Maryland. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites. Virginia cruised to victory on Saturday, running Maryland out of the gym and running up a 71-44 score at John Paul Jones Arena.

Last time out for Virginia Tech, they were a 74-73 winner as they battled Georgia Tech at home. They failed to cover in the match as an 8-point favorite. Virginia Tech got 14 points from Erick Green en route to a 74-73 victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday at Cassell Coliseum.

Virginia Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing North Carolina are 4-6
After playing Maryland are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Duke are 6-4
After playing Georgia Tech are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Cavaliers at Hokies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia's last 6 games when playing on the road against Virginia Tech
Virginia is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Virginia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia Tech's last 6 games when playing at home against Virginia
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia Tech's last 6 games when playing Virginia
Virginia Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Virginia
Virginia Tech is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Virginia home to North Carolina, Saturday, February 25
Virginia Tech at Duke, Saturday, February 25