Virginia Tech vs. Duke Basketball College Basketball Betting BreakdownPosted by: Anthony Yaylor
College basketball betting players have an easy pick to make in this evening’s Virginia Tech vs. Duke basketball matchup. The Blue Devils are coming off a big 80-69 win over Georgia Tech that snapped a 2-game losing streak and will be looking to pick up another win over a tech program. On the other hand, the Hokies will try to knock down one of the best programs in the nation. Let’s take a look at some NCAA picks and parlays players can make on this evening’s ACC pairing.
Virginia Tech vs. Duke Basketball – Wednesday, February 14th
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, North Carolina
TV: ESPN 2
Stream: Watch ESPN
College Basketball betting Lines:
Virginia Tech Hokies +11 ½ (-110) 162 (-110) +475
Duke Blue Devils -11 ½ (-110) 162 (-110) -650
Virginia Tech Hokies
The unranked Virginia Tech Hokies poke their way into this matchup sporting an 18-7 record. Constitutive to that record is the 7-5 record Virginia Tech has posted in conference play, which ranks them 6th in the ACC. At the current moment, the Hokies are 5-games behind the conference leading Virginia Cavaliers. Considering that Virginia Tech has already lost to Virginia once this season, it doesn’t seem like the Hokies will be making a push for the top of the conference. Nevertheless, Hokies can still try to shock Duke this evening. The college basketball betting lines don’t think they’ll get the job done, especially not on the road. Should bettors take the underdog in this evening’s Virginia Tech vs. Duke basketball pairing?
All things considered, there’s no real reason to back the Hokies this evening. Not only will Virginia Tech be on the road, they’re also going to have a hard time competing with Duke’s talent. But since there’s not much value in taking Duke straight up, what bets should players place? Both teams have great records ATS so the totals line on Duke might be a better option.
Duke Blue Devils
The Blue Devils enter this Wednesday night matchup flashing a brilliant 18-7 record that ranks them 3rd in the ACC. At the current moment, the Blue Devils are sitting on an 8-4 conference record. That so-so record places Duke 4-games behind the leaders of the conference. That gap isn’t overbearing, but the Blue Devils failed to beat Virginia earlier this season, 63-65. Notwithstanding that loss, the fact that game so close proves that Duke is one of the best in the country. Currently the polls think they’re the 12th best and the Blue Devils’ recent losses might see them drop even further in the national rankings. Specifically, Duke recently suffered a 78-82 loss to UNC and an embarrassing 77-81 loss to the unranked St. John’s Red Storm. Needless to say, Duke needs a strong showing this evening to maintain a high ranking.
Unsurprisingly, Duke has a massive statistical advantage this evening. Right now Duke bolsters the nation’s No. 1 scoring offense. However, Virginia Tech isn’t too far behind as they’re 22nd in scoring. That said, there’s no denying that the Blue Devils have a slight advantage on defense. Coupled with the advantage they enjoy on offense; it’s clear that the Blue Devils have the upper hand this evening.