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Duke vs. Virginia Tech Basketball Betting

The 2019 college basketball betting season continues this Tuesday night with a thrilling Duke vs. Virginia Tech Basketball contest. The Blue Devils recently suffered a decisive loss to UNC but bounced back with a dominant win over Syracuse the other night. Undoubtedly Duke will be looking to build momentum against No. 20 VTech tonight. The Hokies on the other hand, will be doing all they can to ensure they don’t concede another loss after going 3-3 in their last 6. So what kind of matchup players learning how to bet on sports expect tonight? Let’s check out tonight’s odds to find out.

Duke vs. Virginia Tech Basketball – Tuesday, February 26th   

When: 7:00 pm ET

Where: Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, Virginia

TV: ESPN

Stream: Watch ESPN

College Basketball Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Duke -3½ (-110) 144½ (-110) -170
Virginia Tech +3½ (-110) 144½ (-110) +150
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Duke Blue Devils          

Buzz Williams - Duke vs. Virginia Tech BasketballThe Blue Devils enter this evening’s matchup sporting a 24-3 record. And with a 12-2 record in ACC play this season, Duke currently ranks second in the conference. Tonight’s matchup affords Duke the possibility to increase that ACC record. By the looks of it, tonight’s college basketball betting odds are predicting a contentious matchup. Nevertheless, the odds are favoring Duke here. All in all this was to be expected, given the fact that Duke is 8-2 in their last 10 versus their conference rivals. Furthermore, Duke enters this contest with a much better offense. At the present time Duke is averaging 85.5 points per game while Virginia Tech is delivering 74.4. Defensively things are much more even with the Blue Devils allotting 66.9 and the Hokies giving up an average of 61.1.

Players to Watch: RJ Barrett (23.3 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 4.1 apg), Zion Williamson (21.6 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 2.2 apg), and Cam Reddish (14.0 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 2.2 apg).

Virginia Tech Hokies   

Mike Krzyzewski - Duke vs. Virginia Tech BasketballThe Hokies step into this evening’s contest sporting a 21-6 record. As can be seen by their  10-5 conference record, most of Virginia Tech’s losses this season have been against ACC opponents. With that in mind, it’s clear that fans should avoid backing VTech tonight. After all, they’ve struggled against top ranked talent all season long. This is evident by their recent 64-58 loss to No. 3 Virginia. But at the end of the day, Virginia Tech desperately needs a strong win to ensure they don’t lose their national ranking. Ultimately this contest should end up impacting this year’s March Madness betting bracket.

Players to Watch: Nickeil Alexander-Walker (16.5 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 3.7 apg), Kerry Blackshear Jr. (14.6 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 2.1 apg), and Justin Robinson (14.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 5.4 apg).

Duke vs. Virginia Tech Basketball Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Duke’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Virginia Tech
  • Duke is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Virginia Tech
  • Duke is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Virginia Tech
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 9 of Virginia Tech’s last 11 games when playing Duke
  • Virginia Tech is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games when playing Duke
  • Virginia Tech is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Duke

Duke vs. Virginia Tech Basketball Betting Picks

So which side should legal betting fans take in this Duke vs. Virginia Tech Basketball matchup? All things considered, bettors should stick with Duke here. They have a much better offense and should be able to pick up this ACC win on the road tonight. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 74-69 Duke.