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Hokies open as college hoops underdog vs Yellow Jackets

Virginia Tech HokiesGeorgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Jan 12, 2:30 PM | Alexander Memorial Coliseum

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Odds


The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will be trying to slam the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday when the teams tip off at Alexander Memorial Coliseum in college betting action.

This season, the Yellow Jackets are 10-4 overall and 6-6 ATS ATS, while the Hokies are 9-6 and 5-6-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Georgia Tech boasts a 6-6 on the OU, and Virginia Tech is 6-3.

View Virginia Tech vs Georgia Tech Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 9-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 138-ranked Yellow Jackets and the No. 100-rated Hokies in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 78-70 win for the Yellow Jackets on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hokies rank No. 52 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.7 per game. That compares with Georgia Tech’s No. 71 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Georgia Tech is college basketball's No. 262-ranked team at 5.2 per game, while the Hokies rate No. 164 with 6.2 per game.

Defensively, Virginia Tech features the nation's No. 347-rated defense on the road, allowing 86.8 points per game. Georgia Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 275 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Virginia Tech was an 86-75 loser at home against Boston College. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Virginia Tech suffered an 86-75 loss against Boston College on Wednesday, getting 24 points from Erick Green in a losing effort at Cassell Coliseum.

Last time out for Georgia Tech, they were an 83-70 loser as they battled North Carolina State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 9-point underdog. Georgia Tech got 15 points from Daniel Miller but lost anyway, 83-70, to North Carolina State on Wednesday at PNC Arena.

Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Wake Forest are 6-4
After playing Boston College are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Duke are 5-5
After playing North Carolina State are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Hokies at Yellow Jackets trends to consider:
Virginia Tech is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Georgia Tech is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
Georgia Tech is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Georgia Tech's last 8 games when playing Virginia Tech
Georgia Tech is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Virginia Tech

Next up:
Virginia Tech home to Wake Forest, Saturday, January 19
Georgia Tech at Duke, Thursday, January 17