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Miami vs. Virginia Tech Basketball Betting Odds & Picks

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Miami vs. Virginia Tech Basketball Betting Picks

The year’s college basketball betting action continues this Friday night with an enticing Miami vs. Virginia Tech Basketball contest. The Hurricanes are in a massive slump after posting a 3-4 record in their last 7 matchups. The Hokies on the other hand, are 4-4 in their last 8 and will be vying to pick off struggling Miami this Friday night. So what kind of matchup can NCAA sports betting players expect this Friday night? Let’s check up on tonight’s sportsbook odds to find out.

Miami vs. Virginia Tech Basketball – Friday, March 8th   

When: 7:00 pm ET

Where: Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, Virginia

TV: ESPN2

Stream: Watch ESPN

College Basketball Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Miami Florida +9½ (-110) 135 (-110) +380
Virginia Tech -9½ (-110) 135 (-110) -475
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Miami Hurricanes          

Chris Lykes - Miami vs. Virginia Tech BasketballThe Hurricanes rip into this Friday night contest flashing a 13-16 record that shows what kind of season they’re having. In addition, Miami is 5-12 in conference play, which unsurprisingly pegs them as the 11th best team in the ACC. Considering that they’re facing No. 15 Virginia Tech on the road this evening, bettors can fully expect Miami to claim another ACC loss this evening. However, seeing as how Miami is 7-3 in their last 10 versus the Hokies, should fans take them this Friday night? Tempting as those lopsided odds may be, the last time Miami met Virginia Tech they didn’t exactly come out on top. Instead, we saw Virginia Tech best them 82-70. And since they’re facing the Hokies on the road once again, March Madness betting players should stick with the favorites here.

Players to Watch: Chris Lykes (16.2 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 3.1 apg), Anthony Lawrence II (12.5 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 3.0 apg), and Zach Johnson (12.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.5 apg).

Virginia Tech Hokies   

Nickeil Alexander-Walker - Miami vs. Virginia Tech BasketballThe Hokies step into this evening’s matchup sporting a 22-7 record. Additionally, the Hokies are 11-6 in conference play this season, which ranks them 5th overall in the ACC. Although they’re currently ranked 15th in the nation, Virginia Tech has been struggling as of late. Granted, those struggles came against some of the best teams in the nation. To this end, the rankings will be fair to Virginia Tech. However, the Hokies need to go out and deliver a whooping to their lesser ranked conference opponents. Looking over the numbers, there’s no guarantee Virginia Tech accomplishes this. After all, they’re scoring 74.1 per game while Miami is averaging 72.1.

Players to Watch: Nickeil Alexander-Walker (16.5 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 3.8 apg), Kerry Blackshear Jr. (14.7 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 2.1 apg), and Justin Robinson (14.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 5.4 apg).

Miami vs. Virginia Tech Basketball Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Miami is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Virginia Tech
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 10 of Miami’s last 14 games when playing Virginia Tech
  • Miami is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Virginia Tech
  • Virginia Tech is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Miami
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 7 of Virginia Tech’s last 8 games at home
  • Virginia Tech is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home

Miami vs. Virginia Tech Basketball Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Miami vs. Virginia Tech Basketball matchup? All things considered, Virginia Tech is the only way to bet here. They’re a better team, have already beaten Miami this season, and will be playing at home on top of that. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 78-68 Virginia Tech.

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