Virginia Tech Hokies vs Virginia Cavaliers NCAAB Betting prediction

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Virginia Prediction 1/17/2024

The Virginia Tech Hokies (10-6) travel to face off against the Virginia Cavaliers (11-5) on Wednesday, January 17th. This game will be played at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville and televised on ESPNU. Both Virginia Tech and Virginia will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Virginia Cavaliers

The Virginia Tech Hokies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Virginia Tech will be looking to snap a four-game road losing streak when they take on Virginia. So far this season, the Hokies have gone 0-4 on the road, compared to their 10-2 record at home. In their last 10 road games, Virginia Tech is just 2-8.

On the year, the Hokies have gone 10-6, including a 2-3 mark in ACC play. In their last outing, Virginia Tech fell to Miami (FL) by a score of 75-71. For the season, the Hokies have been the underdog in five of their 16 games, going 2-3 in those contests.

Virginia Tech has not been a good bet this season, going just 7-8-1 against the spread. Their road ATS record is 0-4 and their last 10 road ATS mark is 2-8. As the underdog, the Hokies are 2-3 vs. the spread this year and their last 10 underdog ATS record is 2-7-1.

Virginia Tech’s over/under record for the season is 7-9 and today’s line of 123.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (143.8). So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 151 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 2-1.

The Virginia Cavaliers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Virginia enters this game with a record of 11-5, including a 2-3 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference play. The Cavaliers have lost two straight games, including a 66-47 defeat at the hands of Wake Forest.

At home, Virginia is a perfect 11-0 this season, and they have won their last 11 games at home. For the season, they are 10-2 when favored, and they are favored by 3.5 points in this game. Their average scoring margin at home is +19.8 points per game.

As the favorite this season, Virginia has a record of 7-5 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cavaliers have gone 6-4 ATS. In their last three home games, Virginia is 2-1 vs. the spread, and their home ATS mark for the season is 8-3.

Virginia’s over/under record this season is 7-9 and today’s line of 123.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (127). So far, 13 of their games have had higher over/under lines than today’s total. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 126 points.

Virginia Tech Offense Breakdown

The Virginia Tech offense is coming off a game where they scored 71 points against Miami (FL). They posted a field goal percentage of 48.3% and connected on 10 threes. The top scorer for the Hokies was Sean Pedulla with 33 points, while Lynn Kidd also chipped in with 16 points.

Lynn Kidd (C) 14.8 7.1 1.4
Sean Pedulla (G) 16.1 4.1 4.1
Hunter Cattoor (G) 13.5 2.9 1.5

Virginia Offense Breakdown

The Virginia offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 47 points versus Wake Forest. During the game, they attempted 12 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 28.1%. In terms of three-point shooting, the Cavaliers offense has been good from outside, hitting 35% of their three-pointers on an average of 18 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 44%.

Reece Beekman (G) 12.7 3.1 5.9
Isaac McKneely (G) 11.6 3.1 1.5
Ryan Dunn (G) 9.8 6.6 0.9

Virginia Tech Team Defense

This season, the Virginia Tech defense has been impressive, holding the 84th position in the country while permitting an average of 67.7 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.6 threes per game vs. Virginia. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.6%.

Virginia Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Virginia defense is giving up an average of 57.8 points per contest. The Virginia defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 66 points and allowed Wake Forest to connect on 10 threes.

Hokies vs Cavaliers Trends

  • Through their last three road games, Virginia Tech has an ATS record of just 0-3. However, their overall record was 0-3 while averaging 64 points per game.
  • Although Virginia has a straight up record of 0-5 in their last five home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 0-5. The team averaged 51 points per game in these games.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Hokies have a straight up record of 2-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-3.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Cavaliers have a straight up record of 8-2 and an ATS mark of 6-4.

Hokies vs Cavaliers Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Cavaliers to secure the win, with an expected final score of 76-67. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -3.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 123.5, and our model predicts the Hokies and Cavaliers to score a combined 143 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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