Virginia vs. Virginia Tech Basketball Betting Odds & Picks
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The year’s college basketball betting action continues this Monday night with an enticing Virginia vs. Virginia Tech basketball matchup. The Cavaliers come in ranked 4th in the nation and will be vying for a dominant outing against No. 22 Virginia Tech. The Hokies on the other hand, have posted a 2-2 record in their last 4 and could really use a win against the likes of Virginia. So what kind of matchup can March Madness betting players expect this Monday night? Let’s check out tonight’s sportsbook betting odds to find out.
Virginia vs. Virginia Tech Basketball – Monday, February 18th
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, Virginia
Stream: Watch ESPN
College Basketball Betting Odds:
The Cavs enter this evening’s matchup sporting a 22-2 record. With a 10-2 record in ACC play this season, Virginia currently ranks 2nd in the conference. Right now the ACC is led by Duke and their 11-1 conference record. With that in mind, it’s clear that Virginia can retake the No. 1 spot down the road. Granted, they’ll need to pick up an ACC win over VTech this evening. Tonight’s college basketball betting odds are undoubtedly pegging Virginia as the favorite. However, they’re still giving Virginia Tech a fighting chance at home. All in all the Cavs are 7-3 in their last 10 versus Virginia Tech and should be able to get the job done on the road tonight. After all, they enter this contest with a much better defense. In fact, the Cavs are giving up 54.4 to the Hokies 61.1.
Players to Watch: Kyle Guy (15.1 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.1 apg), De’Andre Hunter (15.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.2 apg), and Ty Jerome (13.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 5.1 apg).
Virginia Tech Hokies
The Hokies step into this Monday night contest flashing a 20-5 record. And with a 9-4 record in conference play this season, VTech currently ranks 4th overall in the conference. As aforementioned, the Hokies come in with a slightly worse defense than Virginia. However, they are outscoring them by a very small amount. In fact, VTech is putting up 75.4 points per game while the Cavs are delivering 72.1. All things considered, that slight difference won’t be enough to make up for the considerable advantage Virginia has on defense.
Players to Watch: Nickeil Alexander-Walker (16.9 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.8 apg), Justin Robinson (14.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 5.4 apg), and Kerry Blackshear Jr. (14.0 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 2.2 apg).
Virginia vs. Virginia Tech Basketball Betting Predictions
Virginia vs. Virginia Tech Basketball Betting Picks
So which side should legal betting fans take in this Virginia vs. Virginia Tech basketball matchup? All in all, Virginia is your best bet here. The money line is favorable but a teaser bet is your best choice. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction:73-69 Virginia.