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Virginia Tech Hokies take on Pirates in NCAA basketball test

Virginia Tech Seton Hall
3-2December 31, 1969, 07:00 |3-2

The Seton Hall Pirates hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Virginia Tech Hokies pay a visit to Barclays Center on the college basketball betting menu.

The Hokies will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Pirates are 1-3 ATS. Virginia Tech is 2-1 against the total, while Seton Hall is 3-1 versus the number.

View Virginia Tech Hokies vs Seton Hall Pirates Odds and Stats.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pirates rated this week at No. 264 and the Hokies sitting at No. 303.

Virginia Tech lost its last outing, a 96-77 result against Michigan State on November 22. They failed to cover in that game as a 16-point underdog. Adam Smith scored 27 points for Virginia Tech on Friday, but the Spartans managed a 96-77 victory over the Hokies at Barclays Center.

In their last action, Seton Hall was an 86-85 loser at home against Oklahoma. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Seton Hall got 26 points from Sterling Gibbs on the way to an 86-85 loss against Oklahoma on Friday at Barclays Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Seton Hall's No. 79 nationally ranked offense (80.4 points per game) against a Hokies defense that sits as the No. 222 at 79 PPG. The Pirates have been averaging 46.64% from the field, more than the Hokies have managed so far this season (45.3% on average).

Next up:
Virginia Tech home to Furman, Tuesday, November 26th
Seton Hall at Fairleigh Dickinson, Sunday, December 1st