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Take Points with Virginia at Virginia Tech

(20-6, 11-4 ACC) is in firm grasp of third place in the ACC looking to move up, with a tough matchup against an in-state rival coming up next. Virginia Tech (14-11, 6-8) will be hosting Virginia, which should shift college basketball lines from these programs’ last meeting earlier this season.   

In another defensive battle for the Cavaliers, they beat Wake Forest 49-47, which did feature an offensive outburst from Reece Beekman. On the other hand, the Hokies lost 96-81 to the top team in the conference, North Carolina, putting up a fight but not covering the spread.   

Take Points with Virginia at Virginia Tech
Take Points with Virginia at Virginia Tech

 

Virginia vs Virginia Tech Game Information

  1. Game: Virginia (20-6, 11-4 ACC) vs Virginia Tech (14-11, 6-8)
  2. Location: Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, VA
  3. Day/Time: Monday, Feb. 19, 7:00 p.m. ET
  4. Virginia vs Virginia Tech Live Stream: TBS.com

 

The last time these instate rivals met, Virginia won at home, which sparked an eight-game winning streak, moving the team up the ACC standings. Virginia also covered the college basketball point spread, having been favored by five. 

 

Virginia vs Virginia Tech Odds and Spreads

 

  1. Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games.
  2. Cavaliers are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games as an underdog of 7.0-12.5.
  3. Hokies are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
  4. Hokies are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog of 13.0 or greater.
  5. Hokies are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog of 7.0-12.5.
  6. Under is 6-0 in Cavaliers last 6 games as a road favorite of 13.0 or greater.
  7. Over is 4-0 in Hokies last 4 games following a straight up loss.
  8. Over is 4-0 in Hokies last 4 games following a ATS loss.

 

Virginia vs Virginia Tech ATS Pick: Virginia +3½

Virginia is going to have a tough end to the ACC season, going on the road against Virginia Tech and also facing the two teams above them in the standings over the last five games. That does make this matchup against Virginia Tech a little more important in college basketball predictions for Virginia.  

The Cavaliers have won nine of their last 10 games, which included an eight-game win streak. That streak ended two games ago in a 74-63 loss to Pittsburgh. However, Virginia followed that right up by beating Wake Forest, playing elite defense and getting just enough offense from Beekman. 

In the win over Wake Forest, Beekman, who leads Virginia in points per game at 14.2, scored 20. He did get some help from Isaac McKneely, who scored 12 points, but Beekman was the primary offensive option. Against Virginia Tech’s defense that allows 75.9 points per game against conference opponents, Beekman needs to take advantage of that matchup to make Virginia an option in college basketball odds.  

 

Virginia vs Virginia Tech Over/Under Pick: Under 126

Virginia’s recent win streak was off the back of the team’s defense, which has been one of the best in the nation. The Cavaliers are third in the nation in points allowed per game at 57.9 and have maintained that against ACC opponents (60.9). 

The Cavaliers’ defense is a big reason for this game potentially hitting the under, making it the best option for college basketball picks. That, mixed in with Virginia’s offense averaging 64.9 points in ACC play, is another reason this game could hit the under.  

On the road, Virginia’s defense’s ability to slow down the game should help it cover the spread but also hit the under on the points total.   

 

Virginia vs Virginia Tech Player Prop Pick: Reece Beekman Over 15.5 points (-114)

On the road, against an in-state rival, Virginia is going to need one player to step up offensively to keep this game close. The most likely option is Beekman. The leading scorer of the team, he is coming off a game in which he carried the team’s offense with 20 of the Cavaliers’ 49 points. Beekman should be able to do something similar against a shaky Virginia Tech defense. 

 

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Virginia vs Virginia Tech Score Prediction

Virginia Tech 62, Virginia 59

 

 

Questions Of The Day

Will Virginia finish as a top team in the ACC?


Virginia has not been able to find a consistent spot in the AP Top 25 but is firmly a top-three team in the ACC, with a 3.5-game lead over fourth place.

Can Virginia’s defense push them to a deep run?


The defense has not been an issue for Virginia all season, but the problem has been the offense becoming stagnant at times.

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