Clemson Tigers at Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Odds

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he Virginia Tech Hokies (19-8, 8-6 ACC) welcome the No. 15 Clemson Tigers (20-6, 9-5 ACC) in a matchup that pits outstanding offense against superb defense. Virginia Tech opened as a 3.5-point favorite, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 142.5 points. Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

Clemson Tigers vs. Virginia Tech Hokies ATS Preview

he Tigers were beaten by the No. 12 Duke Blue Devils in their last outing, 66-57. Clemson’s Elijah Thomas had a solid game, leading the team in scoring with 13 points on 5-for-13 shooting. Duke did a great job of making free throws (22-26; 84.6 percent). Clemson, meanwhile, held the Blue Devils to an offensive rebounding percentage of 23.5 (below their season average of 40.6).

n the Hokies last game, they blew out the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 76-56. Virginia Tech rallied around Nickeil Alexander-Walker, who contributed 14 points and six rebounds. Virginia Tech dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a ridiculous effective field goal percentage of 0.604 (above their season average of 0.590) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 50.0 (above their season average of 22.9). Georgia Tech was 0.400 and 40.5, respectively, for those same stats.

he game should be a showdown of strength against strength as the high-octane offense of Virginia Tech takes on the elite defense of Clemson. The Hokies rank 22nd in offensive efficiency, while the Tigers are 38th in defensive efficiency.

f Clemson’s 23 games with betting action, 12 have finished over the projected point total, while 13 of Virginia Tech’s 22 games have finished over the O/U total. Both teams have very similar records straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS). The Tigers are 20-6 SU and 14-8-1 ATS, while the Hokies are 19-8 SU and 14-9 ATS.

his is the first time these teams will clash this year. The Hokies won both contests played against each other last season. In the most recent matchup, Virginia Tech won 71-70. Virginia Tech’s effective field goal percentage was its largest advantage over Clemson. The Hokies had a rate of 0.604 while the Tigers posted a mark of 0.484.

Clemson Tigers vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Prediction

ick: SU Winner – Virginia Tech, ATS Winner – Virginia Tech, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • On the road, Clemson is 5-6-1 ATS with 8 overs and 4 unders.
  • At home, Virginia Tech is 7-4 ATS with 6 overs and 4 unders.
  • Clemson ranks 19th in blocks per game (5.2) while Virginia Tech ranks 209th (2.3).
  • The Tigers rank 113th in three pointers allowed per game (21.0) while the Hokies rank 265th (25.1).
  • Virginia Tech ranks 17th in assists per game (17.1) while Clemson ranks 148th (13.7).

Betting Trends:

  • Virginia Tech is 3-2 ATS with 4 unders and 1 over in their last five games.
  • Over their last five games, Clemson is 4-1 ATS with 3 overs and 2 unders.
  • The Hokies have scored an equal number of points as their opponents. For the season, Virginia Tech has defeated opponents by an average of 9.7 points.
  • During their last five games, the Tigers have scored an average of 73.0 points per game (1.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 68.0 points per game (2.2 above their season average).