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Virginia Tech Covering Easily vs WVU

West Virginia and Virginia Tech are set to do battle once again at Cassell Coliseum Wednesday evening, where the Mountaineers will be seeking to right the ship for their backers.

Shark Bites
  • West Virginia is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games as favorites.
  • Virginia Tech is 4-26 SU in its last 30 games as underdogs.
  • The total has gone UNDER in West Virginia's last five games on the road.

The Mountaineers are a paltry 1-6 ATS in their last seven against the Hokies. In fact, the favored team is just 3-10 ATS in the last 13 meetings between West Virginia and Virginia Tech.

West Virginia opened the season by winning seven straight before falling to Virginia on Dec. 8, but have fared much better since. The Mountaineers have won their previous three contests by an average of 28 points thanks largely due to the play of senior guard Jaysean Paige and junior Devin Williams.

Just how good have the Mountaineers been this season? WVU has only trailed for 45 out of a possible 440 minutes this year, with five opponents not registering a single lead against them.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Virginia Tech sat as 8.5-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

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Virginia Tech Hokies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The West Virginia Mountaineers will look to cover the spread vs the Virginia Tech Hokies on Wednesday, as the Mountaineers are 6-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Hokies are 2-3-1 ATS. West Virginia is 3-6 against the total, while Virginia Tech is 3-2-1 versus the total betting line.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 233 (Virginia Tech) and the No. 2 (West Virginia) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Virginia Tech's No. 26-rated squad against West Virginia's No. 31-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Virginia Tech rates No. 234 in the country with 5.33 per game, while their foes tonight, the West Virginia Mountaineers rank No. 182 nationally with 6.18 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Mountaineers and Colonels didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Eastern Kentucky was handed a 84-59 defeat on Monday at WVU Colliseum.

The Hokies endured a 79-62 loss at the hands of the Hawks on Tuesday, despite a 18-point effort from Seth Allen at Barclays Center.

Betting Trends
  • West Virginia is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of West Virginia's last 5 games on the road
  • West Virginia is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Virginia Tech
  • West Virginia is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Virginia Tech
  • Virginia Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Virginia Tech is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Virginia Tech is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing West Virginia
  • Virginia Tech is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing West Virginia

Next Betting Matchups

West Virginia at Kansas State, Saturday, January 2nd
Virginia Tech at North Carolina State, Saturday, January 2nd