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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Cavaliers over Hokies

Virginia CavaliersVirginia Tech Hokies
21-5February 18, 2014, 09:00 | Cassell Coliseum9-15

The Virginia Tech Hokies will hit the floor running against the visiting Virginia Cavaliers Tuesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Hokies bring a 9-15 record (8-11 ATS) to this tilt against the 21-5 Cavaliers, who are 14-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Virginia Tech go 3-14-1 so far and the Cavaliers go 9-12-1.

View Virginia Cavaliers vs Virginia Tech Hokies Odds and Stats.

The Hokies were listed as 11.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Hokies rated this week at No. 331 and the Cavaliers sitting at No. 20.

Virginia won its last outing, a 63-58 result against Clemson on February 15. They covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. Joe Harris scored 16 points leading the Cavaliers to a 63-58 victory over Clemson at Littlejohn Coliseum on Saturday.

Virginia Tech won its last outing, a 52-45 result against Miami on February 15. They covered in that game as a 3-point underdog. Virginia Tech earned a 52-45 victory over Miami on Saturday, getting 12 points from Devin Wilson at Cassell Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Virginia Tech's No. 226-ranked offense, averaging 65.75 PPG, against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 1 at 55.58 PPG. The Hokies field goal percentage has averaged 40.99% so far, less than the Cavaliers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.83% per game.

Next up:
Virginia home to Notre Dame, Saturday, February 22nd
Virginia Tech at North Carolina State, Saturday, February 22nd