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Virginia Tech vs. Virginia Basketball Betting Preview & Picks

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
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Tonight’s college basketball betting lineup features an interesting Virginia Tech vs. Virginia basketball matchup. The Hokies come in proudly sporting a No. 9 nationwide ranking eager to try and upset No. 4 Virginia on the road this Tuesday night. However, the Cavaliers are undefeated thus far into this season and have already beaten plenty of ranked competition. So will Virginia Tech be the first to hand Virginia a loss? Let’s check on the NCAA legal betting odds to see what they have to say about it.

Virginia Tech vs. Virginia Basketball – Tuesday, January 15th    

When: 10:00 pm ET

Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

TV: ESPN+

Stream: Watch ESPN, NHL TV

College Basketball Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Virginia Tech +7½ (-110) 120 (-110)   +275
Virginia -7½ (-110) 120 (-110) -335
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Virginia Tech Hokies        

The Hokies step into this evening’s matchup sporting a 14-1 record. Since they’re 3-0 in conference play this season, Virginia Tech is currently tied with Virginia for the lead in the ACC. Naturally this makes tonight’s matchup of massive importance for both sides. However, it’s pretty clear that tonight’s college basketball betting odds are sticking with the Cavs all the way. This was largely influenced by the fact that VTech is 3-7 in their last 10 meetings against Virginia. On top of that, the Cavaliers enter with the better defense. Right now the Cavs are giving up 51.2 per game while the Hokies are allotting 57.3. Granted Virginia Tech does bring the better offense into this matchup, seeing as how they’re averaging 79.2 per game while Virginia is putting up 73.8.

Players to Watch: Nickeil Alexander-Walker (17.8 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 3.6 apg), Kerry Blackshear Jr. (14.1 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 1.7 apg), and Justin Robinson (13.1 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 5.8 apg).

Virginia Cavaliers   

The Cavs step into this evening’s contest flaunting an undefeated 15-0 record. Needless to say, Virginia is one of the hottest teams in the nation at the moment. Notwithstanding that statement, Virginia will surely be put to the test in the coming days. Tonight they’ll be facing off against No. 9 Virginia Tech and in a couple of days, they’ll have to face No. 1 Duke on the road. Needless to say, a win tonight would be massive for Virginia. Granted, Virginia has already triumphed over 3 nationally ranked opponents including then ranked No. 9 Florida State. With that in mind, we can at the very least expect the Cavs to handle the Hokies at home this evening.

Players to Watch: Kyle Guy (15.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.2 apg), De’Andre Hunter (14.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.1 apg), and Ty Jerome (13.1 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 4.4 apg).

Virginia Tech vs. Virginia Basketball Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia Tech’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Virginia
  • Virginia Tech is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Virginia
  • Virginia Tech is 5-10-1 ATS in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Virginia
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia’s last 5 games when playing Virginia Tech
  • The Hokies are 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing Virginia Tech
  • The Hokies are 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech vs. Virginia Basketball Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Virginia Tech vs. Virginia basketball matchup? All things considered, Virginia at home is your best bet. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 62-58 Virginia.