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Louisville vs. Virginia Tech Basketball Betting Odds & Picks

Posted by: Charlie Smith
Louisville vs. Virginia Tech Basketball Betting Picks

The 2019 college basketball betting season continues this evening, giving players who are learning how to bet on sports a perfect opportunity to prep for this year’s March Madness betting action. Tonight’s Louisville vs. Virginia Tech Basketball contest is a prime opportunity for some prep rounds as it pits two nationally ranked teams against one another. The Cardinals come in ranked 15th in the nation and will be looking to assert themselves against No. 12 Virginia Tech. So what kind of matchup can we expect? Let’s check on tonight’s odds to find out.

Louisville vs. Virginia Tech Basketball – Monday, February 4th   

When: 7:00 pm ET

Where: Cassel Coliseum, Blacksburg, Virginia

TV: ESPN

Stream: Watch ESPN

College Basketball Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Louisville +4½ (-110) 136 (-110) +165
Virginia Tech -4½ (-110) 136 (-110) -190
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Louisville Cardinals        

The Cardinals fly into this evening’s matchup sporting a 16-6 record that ranks them 4th in the ACC. With a 7-2 record in conference play this season, Louisville is in a long line of programs vying to catch the ACC leading Virginia Cavaliers. Although they’re not facing Virginia this evening, tonight’s matchup against no. 12 Virginia Tech will give the Cards an opportunity to snag another conference win this season. And seeing how Louisville is 5-0 in their last 5 meetings against VTech, it’s safe to say they have a legit shot at getting the win on the road tonight. Nevertheless, tonight’s college basketball betting odds are pegging Louisville as a slight underdog on the road. This isn’t all that shocking since the Hokies come in with a better defense. Currently giving up 68.1 per game, Louisville will have to step it up since they’re facing a defense that gives up 60.2 in Virginia Tech. On offense things are a bit more even with Louisville scoring 79.1 and Virginia Tech delivering 77.3.

Players to Watch: Jordan Nwora (17.9 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 1.6 apg), Dwayne Sutton (10.6 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 1.9 apg), and Christen Cunningham (10.4 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 4.6 apg).

Virginia Tech Hokies  

The Hokies step into this evening’s matchup sporting an 18-3 record on the season. Included in there is a 7-2 performance in ACC play, which ties them for 4th in the conference alongside a heap of other teams – including tonight’s opponent. With that in mind, it’s clear that tonight’s matchup is of high importance for both programs. No doubt the Hokies get a big edge at home, since they have the superior defense as well. However, Virginia Tech was recently humbled by UNC 103.82. On the other hand, Louisville managed to upset the Tar Heels 83-62 in their meeting. If the NCAA math adds up, VTech should come up short this evening.

Players to Watch: Nickeil Alexander-Walker (17.5 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.8 apg), Justin Robinson (14.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 5.4 apg), and Ahmed Hill (13.4 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.5 apg).

Louisville vs. Virginia Tech Basketball Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Louisville’s last 5 games when playing Virginia Tech
  • Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Virginia Tech
  • Louisville is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 13 of Virginia Tech’s last 18 games at home
  • Virginia Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Virginia Tech is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games at home
Louisville vs. Virginia Tech Basketball Betting Picks

So which side should legal betting fans take in this Louisville vs. Virginia Tech Basketball matchup? All in all, Louisville looks like the better pick here. There’s a ton of value to be had in taking them since the underdog. Also, there’s plenty of reasons to think they’ll come out on top! Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 72-68 Louisville.