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North Carolina Tar Heels vs Virginia Tech Hokies College Basketball Betting Preview

The Virginia Tech Hokies will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Sunday when they play host to the North Carolina Tar Heels at Cassell Coliseum in NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Virginia Tech sat as 11-point underdogs over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Virginia Tech Hokies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Virginia Tech Hokies sit at 12-7 (7-5-1 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the North Carolina Tar Heels are currently 17-2 (7-10-2 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Virginia Tech is 8-4-1 OU, and North Carolina is 13-6 OU.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Virginia Tech Hokies at No. 229 and the North Carolina Tar Heels at No. 10 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Virginia Tech's No. 129-rated squad against North Carolina's No. 24-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Virginia Tech rates No. 235 in the country with 5.26 per game, while their foes tonight, the North Carolina Tar Heels rank No. 222 nationally with 5.47 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Brice Johnson scored 27 points and helped out with 27 rebounds for North Carolina on Wednesday, leading the Tar Heels to a 83-68 victory over Wake Forest at Dean Smith Center.

Zach LeDay scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Hokies to a win (they lost 83-81 to Notre Dame at Joyce Center on Wednesday).

Betting Trends
  • North Carolina is 5-10-2 ATS in its last 17 games
  • North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of North Carolina's last 11 games
  • North Carolina is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Virginia Tech is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Virginia Tech is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Virginia Tech's last 5 games
  • Virginia Tech is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

North Carolina home to Boston College, Saturday, January 30th
Virginia Tech at Louisville, Wednesday, January 27th