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Spartans vs Hokies College Hoops Game Preview

Norfolk State SpartansVirginia Tech Hokies
Dec 11, 4:00 PM | Cassell Coliseum

Norfolk State Spartans vs Virginia Tech Hokies Odds


The Hokies hope to be lousy hosts on Sunday as the Norfolk State Spartans pay a visit to Cassell Coliseum on the college basketball betting menu.

This season, the Hokies are 6-3 overall and 4-4 ATS ATS, while the Spartans are 6-3 and 3-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Virginia Tech boasts a 3-5 on the OU, and Norfolk State is 0-3.

View Norfolk State vs Virginia Tech Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 24-rated Hokies and the No. 80-ranked Spartans, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 72-66 result in favor of the Hokies.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Spartans is ranked No. 113 in NCAA hoops at 37 per game. Contrast that with Virginia Tech’s No. 135 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Virginia Tech is the No. 147-ranked team in the country at 6.6 per game, while Norfolk State rates No. 261 at 5.1 per game.

Defensively, Norfolk State features the nation's No. 107-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.8 points per game. Virginia Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 147 nationally in scoring at home.

Norfolk State was an 82-67 winner in their most recent outing at home against South Carolina State. Pendarvis Williams scored 20 points leading the Spartans to an 82-67 victory over South Carolina State at Echols Hall on Monday.

Virginia Tech was a 78-67 winner in its last match on the road against Rhode Island. They covered the 5.5–point spread as favorites. Virginia Tech earned a 78-67 victory over Rhode Island on Wednesday, getting 24 points from Erick Green at Thomas Ryan Center.

Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Campbell are 2-0
After playing Rhode Island are 4-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Spartans at Hokies trends to consider:
Virginia Tech is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games at home
Virginia Tech is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia Tech's last 6 games

Next up:
Norfolk State home to Long Island, Wednesday, December 14
Virginia Tech home to Campbell, Saturday, December 17