Virginia Tech Hokies vs Miami Fl Hurricanes NCAA Betting Prediction

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Miami (FL) Prediction 2/3/2024

The Virginia Tech Hokies (13-8) travel to face off against the Miami (FL) Hurricanes (14-7) on Saturday, February 3rd. This game will be played at Watsco Center in Coral Gables and televised on ESPN. Both Virginia Tech and Miami (FL) will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 12:00 ET.

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Miami (FL) Hurricanes

The Virginia Tech Hokies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Virginia Tech enters this game as a 2.5-point underdog. So far this season, the Hokies have gone 3-5 in games where they were the underdog. They are also just 1-5 on the road this season.

After a 77-67 loss to Duke, Virginia Tech’s record now stands at 13-8. Over the team’s last 10 games, they have gone just 2-8 on the road.

Virginia Tech has an ATS record of 9-10-2 this season and they are just 1-5 against the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Hokies have gone just 3-7 vs. the spread.

Virginia Tech’s over/under record this season is 9-12 and today’s line of 151.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (143.4). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 149 points and their over/under record during that stretch is 1-2.

The Miami (FL) Hurricanes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, Miami has been dominant, going 12-2 with an average scoring margin of +16.2 points per game. Overall, the Hurricanes are 14-7, and in their last game, they lost to North Carolina State, 74-68.

On the year, Miami has been favored in 15 of their 21 games, going 12-3 in those matchups. For the season, they have a record of 5-5 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and their record at home over their last 10 games is 8-2.

As the favorite, Miami has gone 8-6-1 against the spread this season. Their home ATS record is 8-5-1 and they are 0-2-1 vs. the spread in their last 3 home games.

Today’s over/under line of 151.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Miami’s games this season (154). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. The over/under record in their games this season is 10-11 and over their last three games, the average scoring total is 138 points.

Virginia Tech Offense Breakdown

The Virginia Tech offense is coming off a game where they scored 67 points against Duke. They posted a field goal percentage of 44.8% and connected on 6 threes. Leading Virginia Tech in scoring vs. Duke was Michael Collins Jr. with his 17 points. Hunter Cattoor also added 15 points for the Hokies.

Sean Pedulla (G) 15.5 4.1 4.5
Lynn Kidd (C) 13.9 6.4 1.4
Hunter Cattoor (G) 13.8 2.9 1.8

Miami (FL) Offense Breakdown

The Miami (FL) offense is coming off a game where they scored 68 points against North Carolina State. They posted a field goal percentage of 36.4% and connected on 7 threes. Leading Miami (FL) in scoring vs. North Carolina State was Nijel Pack with his 23 points. Norchad Omier also added 18 points for the Hurricanes.

Norchad Omier (F) 18.1 9.8 1.2
Matthew Cleveland (G) 14.8 5.8 1.9
Nijel Pack (G) 13.9 2.7 3.5

Virginia Tech Team Defense

The Hokies’ defense is presently ranked 99th nationally, allowing an average of 68.6 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Duke, the Blue Devils finished with a field goal percentage of 44% and a total of 77 points vs. Virginia Tech.

Miami (FL) Team Defense

In terms of defense, Miami (FL) is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 72.1 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.6 threes per game vs. Virginia Tech. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 30.3%.

Hokies vs Hurricanes Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Virginia Tech has an ATS record of 2-8 while averaging 69 per game. The team went 2-8 overall in these games.
  • In their last three home games, Miami (FL) has averaged 70 points per game while allowing 69. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-2 while going 2-1.
  • The last three games that Virginia Tech was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.
  • Across their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Hurricanes have an overall record of 3-2 while going 2-2-1 against the spread.

Hokies vs Hurricanes Prediction

We’re calling a win for the Hurricanes, with a final score of 75-68, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Hurricanes at -2.5.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 151.5 and our model has the Hokies and Hurricanes finishing with a combined 143 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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