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Virginia Tech Hokies take on Wildcats in NCAA Basketball Betting

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Kentucky Wildcats try to run the Virginia Tech Hokies off the court at Rupp Arena in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Virginia Tech Hokies were listed as 5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Kentucky Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kentucky Wildcats sit at 8-1 (4-5 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Virginia Tech Hokies are currently 9-1 (7-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Kentucky is 4-5 OU, and Virginia Tech is 6-2 OU.

This game puts the Kentucky Wildcats, most recently No. 62 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Virginia Tech Hokies, who rate No. 35 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Kentucky's No. 73-ranked scoring average of 80 PPG, against a Virginia Tech Hokies defense rated No. 131 and allowing 70.7 PPG. The Kentucky Wildcats FG% has averaged 50.57% to date this season, less than the Virginia Tech Hokies shooters have managed so far (55.27% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Virginia Tech cruised to victory on Sunday, running Maryland-Eastern Shore out of the gym and running up a 93-40 score at Cassell Coliseum.

Kentucky got 23 points from Hamidou Diallo en route to a 93-76 victory over Monmouth on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.

Betting Trends
  • Virginia Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Virginia Tech is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Virginia Tech's last 7 games on the road
  • Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kentucky's last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Kentucky's last 20 games
  • Kentucky is 5-8-2 ATS in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Virginia Tech home to Presbyterian, Tuesday, December 19th
Kentucky at UCLA, Saturday, December 23rd

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