At the onset of the Atlantic Coast Conference season it was obvious that Virginia and Virginia Tech were on a collision course. Both teams are similar in that they are dominant on the defensive end of the court. But while Virginia continues to plod offensively Virginia Tech is much more capable at scoring. And it is that balance that has made the Hokies quite profitable with the college basketball betting line. In view of both teams being ranked in the top ten comes great anticipation for their showdown. Further, Virginia Tony Bennett and Tech’s Buzz Williams are coaching wizards.
Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Virginia Cavaliers
Date and Time: Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 8 p.m. ET
Location: John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Virginia
NCAA Betting Online Odds at SBG:
Virginia Tech vs. Virginia TV Coverage: ACC Network
Virginia Tech Hokies
Account of a 14-1 record with nine payouts has gambler’s looking hard at Virginia Tech. Just five of the Hokies games have cleared the total. And just two of Tech’s last seven games have gone over the total. Virginia Tech is one of the more complete teams in the nation. As an example, the Hokies rank a solid 67th in the country for scoring offense. Correspondingly the Virginia Tech defense ranks fourth in the nation for points allowed. Nickeil Alexander Walker leads Tech with 17.8 points per game. The sophomore guard has taken command after a supporting role last year.
By contrast Virginia has been an even strong wagering value. The Cavaliers are 15-0 straight up, 12-3 vs. the line, and 6-9 under the total. Late on UVA is in great form with nine payouts in their last 10 games with seven unders in that span. Naturally an offense ranked 183rd in the country is cause for concern. Contrarily the nation’s number one ranked defense is not. Kyle Guy leads with 15.3 points per game.
Stats to Consider
Virginia Tech has been a solid road dog value with the college basketball betting line. To illuminate, the Hokies have covered seven of their last 11 games getting points on the road. Their last three away tilts went under the total. Counter to that is the strong recent betting value as home chalks by Virginia. The Cavaliers have paid in five of their last six laying points at John Paul Jones Arena. And four of their last five in that role went under the total.
Team vs. Team
Virginia has had the recent NCAA Basketball edge with Virginia. To show the Cavaliers have covered three of their last five against the Hokies. Four of those five games went under the total. Additionally, UVA has controlled the money at home against the Hokies. Virginia has lost just five of their last 18 home games against Tech. And six of the last eight between the Hokies and Cavaliers at Virginia went under the total.
Matchup to Watch
Decidedly Virginia Tech’s offense is the college basketball betting line matchup advantage. More emphatically both teams play strong defense. But the Hokies have a bit more scoring which should keep them within the number here.
Virginia Tech vs. Virginia NCAA games Betting Odds Picks
To conclude Virginia Tech is a live dog here!
Virginia Tech vs. Virginia NCAA Betting Online Pick: Virginia Tech Hokies
Virginia Tech vs. Virginia NCAA Betting Online Score Prediction: Virginia Tech 76, Virginia 75
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