Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina Basketball Betting Odds & Picks
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The year’s college basketball betting action continues this evening with a thrilling Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina basketball contest. The Hokies are flying high following their 5 game win streak and will be looking to topple No. 13 UNC this evening. The Tar Heels on the other hand, will be looking to test their might against the likes of No. 9 Virginia Tech. So which team gets the edge this evening? Let’s check tonight’s NCAA legal betting odds to find out.
Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina Basketball – Monday, January 21st
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Stream: Watch ESPN
College Basketball Betting Odds:
Virginia Tech Hokies
The Hokies step into this Monday night matchup sporting a 15-2 record that ranks them No. 1 overall in the ACC. With a 4-1 record in conference play this season, VTech is currently tied alongside Virginia for the No. 1 spot in the ACC. Fortunately for Virginia Tech, tonight’s matchup gives them the opportunity to snag the No. 1 spot in the conference. Unfortunately for Virginia Tech, they’ll have to beat out one of the best teams in both the conference and country to do so. Looking over the numbers, it’s clear that the Hokies’ defense gives them an edge this evening. However, at the same time, their offense puts them at a bit of a disadvantage. Right now the Hokies are scoring 78.5 per game, a lot less than the 87.3 that UNC delivers. However, VTech is giving up 59.5 per game, a lot better than the 73.3 that the Tar Heels allot.
Players to Watch: Nickeil Alexander-Walker (18.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.6 apg), Kerry Blackshear Jr. (13.4 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.6 apg), and Justin Robinson (12.8 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 5.4 apg).
North Carolina Tar Heels
The Tar Heels enter this evening’s contest sporting a 14-4 record. Like the Hokies, UNC is sitting on a 4-1 ACC record this season, which ties them alongside a plethora of teams for the No. 1 spot in the conference. Entering tonight’s match riding a 5 game winning streak, UNC is confident they possess the momentum to get the conference win this evening. Although their defense isn’t as tough as the Hokies, UNC’s home court advantage this evening should tip the scales in their favor. In fact, tonight’s college basketball betting odds second that notion. At the end of the day, this one is a bit of a tossup. However, since UNC is 8-2 in their last 10 versus Virginia Tech, it looks like sticking with the Tar Heels is your safest course of action.
Players to Watch: Cameron Johnson (15.9 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 2.1 apg), Luke Maye (14.4 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 2.1 apg), and Coby White (14.2 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 3.9 apg).
Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina Basketball Betting Predictions
Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina Basketball Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina basketball matchup? All in all, UNC is the only way to bet here. The money line is pretty favorable and either side could rake in value straight up. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 78-75 UNC.