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Pittsburgh Virginia Tech Betting Preview

Virginia Tech HokiesPittsburgh Panthers
8-14February 08, 2014, 12:00 | Petersen Events Center19-4

A key college battle sees the visiting Virginia Tech Hokies travelling to Pittsburgh Saturday to take on the Panthers.

The Panthers are 19-4 so far on the season, and 8-10-2 ATS vs. the number. The Hokies, meanwhile, are 8-14 and 6-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Pittsburgh go 13-6-1 and the Hokies go 3-12-1 on the totals.

View Virginia Tech Hokies vs Pittsburgh Panthers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Pittsburgh in this one found them as -21.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 17-ranked Panthers and the No. 334-rated Hokies in this matchup.

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 59-55 result against Miami on February 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 6-point favorite. Pittsburgh got 25 points from Lamar Patterson en route to a 59-55 victory over Miami on Wednesday at BankUnited Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 99-ranked offense, averaging 73.74 PPG, against a Hokies defense that ranks No. 132 at 69.68 PPG. The Panthers field goal percentage has averaged 47.19% so far, more than the Hokies marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.53% per game.

A few Hokies at Panthers trends to consider:
Virginia Tech is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Virginia Tech is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Virginia Tech is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games
Pittsburgh is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next up:
Virginia Tech home to Miami, Saturday, February 15th
Pittsburgh at Syracuse, Wednesday, February 12th