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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Hokies over Spartans

UNC Greensboro SpartansVirginia Tech Hokies
6-7December 28, 2013, 12:00 | Cassell Coliseum7-4

The UNC Greensboro Spartans will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Hokies in Virginia Tech at Cassell Coliseum on Saturday in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Spartans have watched them go 6-7 and 3-4-1 ATS on the year, while the Hokies are at 7-4 and 5-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Hokies are 2-4, while the Spartans have a 4-4 mark.

View UNC Greensboro Spartans vs Virginia Tech Hokies Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Virginia Tech sat as -15.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 264-rated Hokies and the No. 258-ranked Spartans, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

UNC Greensboro was a 59-51 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Wake Forest. They covered the 17.5-point spread as underdogs. The Spartans endured a 59-51 loss at the hands of the Demon Deacons on Saturday, despite a 16-point effort from Kyle Cain at Joel Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Virginia Tech's No. 106 nationally ranked offense (75.27 points per game) against a Spartans defense that sits as the No. 217 at 75.38 PPG. The Hokies have been averaging 44.71% from the field, less than the Spartans have managed so far this season (46.04% on average).

A few Spartans at Hokies trends to consider:
UNC Greensboro is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
UNC Greensboro is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
UNC Greensboro is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
UNC Greensboro is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Virginia Tech is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Virginia Tech is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing UNC Greensboro
Virginia Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing UNC Greensboro

Next up:
UNC Greensboro at North Carolina State, Monday, December 30th
Virginia Tech at MD-Eastern Shore, Tuesday, December 31st