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Duke Blue Devils vs Virginia Tech Hokies Preview

Virginia Tech HokiesDuke Blue Devils
Feb 25, 12:00 PM | Cameron Indoor Stadium

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Duke Blue Devils Odds

15-13TEAM RECORD24-4

The visiting Hokies hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Cameron Indoor Stadium against the Duke Blue Devils.

The Blue Devils sit at 24-4 (13-15 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Hokies are currently 15-13 (8-15-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Duke is 18-9-1 OU, and Virginia Tech is 10-14 OU.

View Virginia Tech vs Duke Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Blue Devils installed as 14-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 23-ranked Blue Devils and the No. 69-rated Hokies in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 80-73 win for the Blue Devils on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Hokies is ranked No. 214 in NCAA hoops at 33.9 per game. Contrast that with Duke’s No. 64 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Duke is the No. 19-ranked team in the country at 8.4 per game, while Virginia Tech rates No. 164 at 6.2 per game.

Defensively, Virginia Tech features the nation's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 60.2 points per game. Duke, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Virginia Tech, they were a 61-59 loser as they battled Virginia at home. They earned a push in the match as a 2-point underdog. Virginia Tech got 19 points from Erick Green but lost anyway, 61-59, to Virginia on Tuesday at Cassell Coliseum.

Duke was a 74-66 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Florida State. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites. Duke got 22 points from Andre Dawkins en route to a 74-66 victory over Florida State on Thursday at Tucker Center.

Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Clemson are 4-6
After playing Virginia are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 10-0
Before playing Wake Forest are 10-0
After playing Florida State are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Hokies at Blue Devils trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Virginia Tech's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Virginia Tech's last 6 games when playing on the road against Duke
Virginia Tech is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Duke is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games at home
Duke is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Virginia Tech
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Duke's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Virginia Tech at Clemson, Thursday, March 1
Duke at Wake Forest, Tuesday, February 28