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Hokies open as college hoops underdog vs Golden Gophers

Virginia Tech HokiesMinnesota Golden Gophers
Nov 30, 9:15 PM | Williams Arena

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds

5-1TEAM RECORD6-1

A key college battle sees the visiting Hokies travelling to Minnesota Wednesday to take on the Golden Gophers on Wednesday.

The Golden Gophers sport records of 6-1 and 2-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Hokies have 5-1 and 2-3 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-1 for the Golden Gophers and 2-3 for the Hokies.

View Virginia Tech vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Hokies listed as 2.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 41-rated Virginia Tech taking on the No. 81-rated Golden Gophers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 80-76 win for the Hokies on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 79 nationally ranked offense (75 points per game) against a Hokies defense that sits as the No. 41 at 58.7 PPG. The Golden Gophers have been averaging 48.6% from the field, more than the Hokies have managed so far this season (45.8% on average).

Defensively, Virginia Tech features the nation's No. 73-rated defense on the road, allowing 63 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 182 nationally in scoring at home.

Virginia Tech won its last outing, a 73-64 result against St. Bonaventure on November 27. They covered in that game as a 7-point favorite. The Hokies got 19 points from Erick Green as Virginia Tech ran past St. Bonaventure 73-64 on Sunday at Cassell Coliseum.

In their last action, Minnesota was an 86-70 loser at home against Dayton. They failed to cover the 4.5–point spread as favorites. The Golden Gophers endured an 86-70 loss at the hands of the Flyers on Sunday, despite a 14-point effort from Austin Hollins at Wide World of Sports Complex.

Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas State are 1-0
After playing St. Bonaventure are 4-3
After a win are 5-5

Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8

A few Hokies at Golden Gophers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Virginia Tech's last 8 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Virginia Tech home to Kansas State, Sunday, December 4
Minnesota home to USC, Saturday, December 3

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