The Virginia Tech Hokies (13-9) travel to face off against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-16) on Saturday, February 10th. This game will be played at Purcell Pavilion in South Bend and televised on CW. Both Virginia Tech and Notre Dame will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 ET.
Virginia Tech Hokies vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
The Virginia Tech Hokies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Virginia Tech heads to Notre Dame as 4.5-point favorites, looking to snap a two-game losing streak. The Hokies have gone 13-9 overall, including a 5-6 record in Atlantic Coast Conference play.
So far, Virginia Tech has gone 1-6 on the road, compared to a 12-3 mark at home. On average, the Hokies have been outscored by 7.9 points per game on the road, while they have a scoring margin of +11.1 at home.
Virginia Tech has an ATS record of 9-11-2 this season. On the road, they are just 1-6 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Hokies are 5-3-2.
Virginia Tech’s over/under record this season is 10-12 and today’s line of 129.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (143.8). So far, 18 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 152 points.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Notre Dame will look to snap their nine-game losing streak when they host Virginia Tech on Wednesday. The Fighting Irish are 7-16 this season, including a 1-10 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference play. At home, Notre Dame is just 5-9 this season.
As underdogs, the Fighting Irish are 2-13 this season. In their last game, Notre Dame fell to Duke by a score of 71-53. Over their last 10 games at home, the Fighting Irish are 3-7.
Notre Dame’s ATS record this season is 10-12 and they are 5-9 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Fighting Irish are 5-5 vs. the spread.
On the season, the over/under record in Notre Dame games is 6-16 and today’s line of 129.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games of 132.9. So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 123 points.
Virginia Tech Offense Breakdown
In their latest game, Virginia Tech offense put up 74 points against Miami (FL). They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 48.3% and made 11 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Sean Pedulla who comes into today’s matchup averaging 15.8. Lynn Kidd also heads into the game with a PPG average of 13.5.
|Sean Pedulla (G)
|Lynn Kidd (C)
|Hunter Cattoor (G)
Notre Dame Offense Breakdown
The Notre Dame offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 53 points versus Duke. During the game, they attempted 27 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 33.9%. In terms of offense, the Fighting Irish have a season-long field goal percentage of 39%, putting them 378th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 352nd in percentage and 205th in three-pointers made.
|Markus Burton (G)
|Braeden Shrewsberry (G)
|J.R Konieczny (G)
Virginia Tech Team Defense
So far, the Hokies’ defense is ranked 107th in the country at 69.2 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.6 threes per game vs. Notre Dame. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.3%.
Notre Dame Team Defense
So far this season, the Notre Dame defense has been performing well, ranking 39th in the country at 65.7 points allowed per contest. In today’s game vs. Virginia Tech, the Notre Dame defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Notre Dame made 15 free-throws vs. the Fighting Irish.
Hokies vs Fighting Irish Trends
- When looking at their past three road matchups, Virginia Tech has an ATS record of 1-2 while averaging 71 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
- Although Notre Dame has a straight up record of 2-8 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 6-3. The team averaged 59 points per game in these games.
- The last ten games that Notre Dame was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 5-5 while going 1-9 straight up.
- Through their previous five contests as the betting favorite, the Hokies have a strong record of 3-2. Their record vs the spread in these matchups is 2-2-1.
The Fighting Irish come in as the underdog at +4.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 129.5 and given that our model is projecting 142 points between the teams, we like the over.
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