Duke pays a visit to Virginia Tech on Saturday, hoping to send the Hokies to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Cassell Coliseum.
The Hokies bring a 18-8 record (11-11 ATS) to this tilt against the 26-2 Blue Devils, who are 15-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Virginia Tech go 10-12 so far and the Blue Devils go 12-14.
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Blue Devils vs Hokies Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Hokies installed as 4.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup in the ACC, and the best dog line may be at Sportsbook tonight.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hokies sit at No. 53 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blue Devils sit at No. 10 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Blue Devils will win this game 89-80.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Blue Devils rank No. 34 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.3 per game. That compares with Virginia Tech’s No. 176 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Virginia Tech is college basketball's No. 236-ranked team at 5.7 per game, while the Blue Devils rate No. 17 with 8.5 per game.
Defensively, Duke features the nation's No. 97-rated defense on the road, allowing 68 points per game. Virginia Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 104 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Duke, they were a 78-61 Sportsbook as they battled Temple at home. They covered in the match as a 13.5-point favorite. Kyle Singler went off for 28 points and added 6 rebounds, leading Duke over Temple, 78-61, on Wednesday at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Virginia Tech was a 76-62 Sportsbook in their most recent outing on the road against Wake Forest. They earned a push of the 14–point spread as favorites. Jeff Allen scored 17 points leading the Hokies to a 76-62 victory over Wake Forest at Joel Coliseum on Tuesday.
Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Clemson are 9-1
After playing Temple are 7-2
After a win are 9-1
Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Boston College are 4-6
After playing Wake Forest are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
A few Blue Devils at Hokies trends to consider:
Duke is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Virginia Tech is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games
Virginia Tech is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Duke
Virginia Tech is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Duke
Duke home to Clemson, Wednesday, March 2
Virginia Tech home to Boston College, Tuesday, March 1