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NCAAB Game Preview - Hokies underdogs vs Tigers at Clemson

Virginia Tech HokiesClemson Tigers
March 8, 7:00 PM | Philips Arena

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Clemson Tigers Odds

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The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Clemson and Virginia Tech on Thursday, with the host Tigers trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

This game is part of the ACC Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Philips Arena).

The Tigers sit at 16-14 (9-16 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Hokies are currently 15-16 (10-16-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Clemson is 13-12 OU, and Virginia Tech is 10-17 OU.

View Virginia Tech vs Clemson Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Clemson in this one will find them as 2.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Tigers - Hokies odds would favor the Hokies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Clemson is rated No. 173 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Virginia Tech is at No. 69. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 67-66 win for the Tigers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Clemson's No. 250-ranked offense, averaging 64.6 PPG, against a Hokies defense that ranks No. 59 at 62.4 PPG. The Tigers field goal percentage has averaged 43.2% so far, more than the Hokies marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.3% per game.

Defensively, Virginia Tech features the nation's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 60.8 points per game. Clemson, meanwhile, comes in at No. 296 nationally in scoring at home.

Virginia Tech was a 70-58 loser in their most recent outing at home against North Carolina State. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Cadarian Raines scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Hokies to a win (they lost 70-58 to North Carolina State at Cassell Coliseum on Sunday).

Clemson was an 80-72 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Florida State. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs. The Tigers got 16 points from Andre Young, but it was Florida State that prevailed in an 80-72 final on Sunday at Tucker Center.

Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After playing North Carolina State are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Clemson Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
After playing Florida State are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

A few Hokies at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Clemson's last 10 games when playing Virginia Tech
Clemson is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Clemson's last 6 games
Clemson is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Virginia Tech