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NCAAB: Valparaiso Beacons vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Prediction 12/9/2023

The Valparaiso Beacons (4-5) travel to face off against the Virginia Tech Hokies (6-3) on Saturday, December 9th. This game will be played at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg and televised on CW. Both Valparaiso and Virginia Tech will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 12:00 ET.

Valparaiso Beacons vs Virginia Tech Hokies

The Valparaiso Beacons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Valparaiso has played a total of nine games and currently holds a 4-5 record. In away games, the Beacons are 0-3, while they have a 3-2 record at home. Valparaiso currently holds a winning ATS record, sitting at 5-3. In their most recent five games, they are 3-2 vs. the spread.

Through nine games, Valparaiso has an over/under record of 2-6-0 with their games averaging a combined 137 points per game so far. The Beacons’ have recorded an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 143 points per game.

The Virginia Tech Hokies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

After playing nine games, Virginia Tech has a 6-3 overall record. The Hokies have a 0-2 record on the road and a 5-1 record at home. As Virginia Tech gets ready to face Valparaiso, their ATS record stands at 4-4. Looking back at their previous five games, the team has gone 2-3 vs. the spread.

In nine games, Virginia Tech comes in with an over/under mark of 4-4-0, with their games averaging 143 points per game. In their most recent three games, the Hokies’ over/under record is 0-3, with their games averaging 135 points per game.

Valparaiso Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the Valparaiso offense ended with 68 points against Belmont. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 41.7% and made 7 threes. Offensively, the Beacons have a season long field goal percentage of 39%, which is 385th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 257th in percentage and 215th in three-pointers made.

Isaiah Stafford (G) 18.8 4.8 2.4
Cooper Schwieger (F) 11.8 5.4 0.7
Jaxon Edwards (G) 8.6 6.1 0.7

Virginia Tech Offense Breakdown

Most recently, the Virginia Tech offense finished with just 57 points vs. Auburn. For the game, they hit 6/20 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 27.5%. Lynn Kidd is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 15.1 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Hunter Cattoor brings a PPG average of 14.6 into the game.

Lynn Kidd (C) 15.1 7.4 1.2
Hunter Cattoor (G) 14.6 2.8 1.3
Sean Pedulla (G) 13.7 4.2 4.6

Valparaiso Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Valparaiso defense is giving up an average of 69.8 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Valparaiso’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 45.7% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.7% this season.

Virginia Tech Team Defense

At this time, the Hokies’ defense is positioned 97th in the country, permitting 68.6 points per game. In their previous game vs. Auburn, the Tigers finished with a field goal percentage of 38% and a total of 74 points vs. Virginia Tech.

Beacons vs Hokies Trends

  • Across the Beacons last ten road games, the team averaged 66 points per game while allowing 75. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 5-5, while going 1-9 straight-up.
  • Through their last three home games, Virginia Tech has an ATS record of just 0-3. However, their overall record was 0-3 while averaging 68 points per game.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Valparaiso has an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 0-5 straight up.
  • Through their previous five contests as the betting favorite, the Hokies have a strong record of 4-1. Their record vs the spread in these matchups is 2-3.

Beacons vs Hokies Prediction

For a pick on the point-spread in this Hokies vs. Beacons matchup, our bet is to grab the Beacons at +20.5. Even though our projections have the Hokies winning 76-67, we see the Beacons as the play on the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 141.5, and our model projects the Beacons and Hokies to reach a combined total of 143 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

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