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NCAAB Betting: Virginia Tech vs Virginia

Virginia Cavaliers Malcolm Brogdon

The Virginia Cavaliers have been excelling in just about every aspect of the game so far in the college hoops season, and next up on the docket is a road tilt against state rival Virginia Tech. Virginia has had no trouble with the Hokies in the past, dispatching them in each of the last seven times they’ve collided.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in six of Virginia's last eight games after an ATS win.
  • Virginia Tech is 5-2 SU in its last seven games.
  • The total has gone OVER in six of Virginia Tech's last eight games after losing their previous game.

The Cavaliers rank eighth in Division I in scoring defense and 13th in three-point shooting in the nation en route to collecting 12 consecutive wins. The recent emergence of 7-foot bench center Mike Tobey has given this club a different look lately, with the big man scoring a season-high 16 points against Oakland on Wednesday and 15 in Saturday’s conference-opener against Notre Dame.

Virginia's stifling defense has led to the UNDER becoming a profitable bet as of late, as five out of the Cavaliers' previous seven games have gone below the closing total.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Virginia Tech sat as 12.5-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

Virginia Cavaliers vs Virginia Tech Hokies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Virginia Tech Hokies battles the Virginia Cavaliers, currently sitting with a 12-1 mark (6-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 4-3-1 for the Virginia Tech Hokies and 6-5 for the Virginia Cavaliers.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 214 (Virginia Tech) and the No. 16 (Virginia) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Virginia Tech has the nation's No. 94-rated offensive output, at 77.43 PPG. The visiting Virginia Cavaliers defense ranks No. 8 allowing on average 59.62 PPG. The Hokies FG% has averaged 44.93% so far, less than the Virginia Tech Cavaliers marksmen have achieved on the year, 50.42% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Malcolm Brogdon scored 24 points leading the Cavaliers to a 77-66 victory over Notre Dame at John Paul Jones Arena on Saturday.

Virginia Tech got 23 points from Jalen Hudson en route to a 73-68 victory over North Carolina State on Saturday at Cassell Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Virginia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia's last 7 games
  • Virginia is 18-7 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
  • Virginia Tech is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Virginia Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Virginia Tech is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Virginia
  • Virginia Tech is 2-3-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Virginia

Next Betting Matchups

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