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NCAA hoops odds preview - Virginia Tech vs. Duke

Virginia Tech HokiesDuke Blue Devils
Feb 25, 12:00 PM | Cameron Indoor Stadium

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Duke Blue Devils Odds

15-13TEAM RECORD24-4

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

The Blue Devils are 24-4 so far on the season, and 13-15 ATS vs. the number. The Hokies, meanwhile, are 15-13 and 8-15-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Duke go 18-9-1 and the Hokies go 10-14 on the totals.

View Virginia Tech vs Duke Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Hokies are listed as 14-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Blue Devils at No. 23 and the Hokies at No. 69 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 80-73 result in favor of the Blue Devils.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hokies rank No. 214 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.9 per game. That compares with Duke’s No. 64 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Duke is college basketball's No. 19-ranked team at 8.4 per game, while the Hokies rate No. 164 with 6.2 per game.

Defensively, Virginia Tech features the nation's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 60.2 points per game. Duke, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Virginia Tech, they were a 61-59 loser as they battled Virginia at home. They earned a push in the match as a 2-point underdog. Virginia Tech got 19 points from Erick Green but lost anyway, 61-59, to Virginia on Tuesday at Cassell Coliseum.

Duke was a 74-66 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Florida State. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites. Duke got 22 points from Andre Dawkins en route to a 74-66 victory over Florida State on Thursday at Tucker Center.

Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Clemson are 4-6
After playing Virginia are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 10-0
Before playing Wake Forest are 10-0
After playing Florida State are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Hokies at Blue Devils trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Virginia Tech's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Virginia Tech's last 6 games when playing on the road against Duke
Virginia Tech is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Duke is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games at home
Duke is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Virginia Tech
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Duke's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Virginia Tech at Clemson, Thursday, March 1
Duke at Wake Forest, Tuesday, February 28