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Take Points With Virginia Tech vs Clemson

The Clemson Tigers will travel to Blacksburg, Va., to tip off against their ACC rivals from Virginia Tech on Wednesday night. Let’s break this one down as it is undeniably one of our best college basketball bets today.

 

Take Points With Virginia Tech vs Clemson
Take Points With Virginia Tech vs Clemson

Clemson vs Virginia Tech Game Information

  • Game: Clemson Tigers (11-3) vs. Virginia Tech Hokies (9-5)
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, January 10, 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Location: Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, VA
  • Tigers vs Hokies Live Stream: TBS.com
  • Line: Clemson -2, 145

 

No. 21 Clemson is hoping to reverse its recent fortunes. The Tigers dropped their last pair to ACC foes Miami and North Carolina while Virginia Tech has also suffered two recent setbacks with a blowout loss to Wake Forest and a narrow 77-74 setback to Florida State on Saturday. Let’s review the college basketball odds and get on the sharp side of this conference showdown.

Clemson vs Virginia Tech Odds and Spreads

 

  • Clemson are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games against Virginia Tech.
  • Clemson are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played in January.
  • Virginia Tech are 8-0 SU in their last 8 games at home.
  • Virginia Tech are 15-5 SU in their last 20 games played on a Wednesday when playing at home.
  • Virginia Tech has hit the Moneyline in 13 of their last 16 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Virginia Tech’s last 7 games when playing at home against Clemson.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Virginia Tech’s last 9 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Clemson’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Virginia Tech.

 

Clemson vs Virginia Tech ATS Pick: Virginia Tech +2

After reviewing the early lines at the major online sports betting sites like BetUS, we’re a bit surprised to see the hometown Hokies as the slight underdog. We should point out that the oddsmakers are already skewing this college basketball line with the public in mind because Clemson boasts a better record (11-3 vs. 9-5) while the Tigers have also covered the number in their last four meetings with Virginia Tech.

That last one is the big stat that will lure the unsuspecting squares into the wolf’s den because if we look a bit deeper, we find out that Clemson was an underdog in all four of those games that were decided by a 2.25 average margin of victory.

But now Tech is the underdog and the two points could be critical to covering the number, but I believe the Hokies will win this one outright. Many of the college basketball expert picks I’ve been reading regarding this game keep pointing to the Hokies’ solid defense as being a major factor in this one.

The Hokies allow 66 points per game while the Tigers surrender over 71. That five-point differential could make a big difference, especially when we have two teams that are not only familiar with each other as conference rivals but have played so competitively over the last several meetings.

Virginia Tech is extremely muscular on the boards on the defensive end, ranked 41st in the nation out of 351 D-1 teams, which means the Tigers will get precious few second looks. Defense wins this game, which is why the Hokies are a live home hound on Wednesday night.

Team Prop Pick: Joseph Girard Under 15 Points (-110)

This will be a defensive battle and the Hokies will make the Tigers earn every point. Girard was held to just five points in his last outing against the Tar Heels and 15 points tonight seems too much for him to score in this one.

Clemson vs Virginia Tech Prediction

College Basketball Pick: Virginia Tech 71, Clemson 66

 

 

Questions Of The Day

Can Clemson's high-powered offense crack Virginia Tech's stingy defense for the victory?


No, this will be a defensive battle, which is why Virginia Tech will win this one outright.

Any tactical tweaks worth keeping an eye on for potential betting angles?


Expect to see Virginia Tech take away the long shot from Clemson forward, Ian Schieffelin, who shoots over 57% from beyond the arc.

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