The Virginia Tech Hokies (3-1) will be at home in Cassell Coliseum when they meet the Houston Baptist Huskies (1-3). Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
Houston Baptist Huskies at Virginia Tech Hokies ATS Preview
In the Huskies last matchup, they lost to the Detroit Titans, 116-109. Josh Ibarra had a solid performance for Houston Baptist, leading the team in scoring with 31 points on 12-for-16 shooting. Detroit had an effective field goal percentage of 0.554 (above their season average of 0.493). Houston Baptist, meanwhile, had a free throw rate of 0.416 (above their season average of 0.183).
The Hokies hope to keep it rolling after blowing out the Washington Huskies in their last matchup, 103-79. Ahmed Hill played a key role for Virginia Tech with 23 points. The Hokies made 28 of their 36 free throws (77.8 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.750 (above their season average of 0.630).
The high-octane offense of Virginia Tech will battle against the bottom-tier defense of Houston Baptist. Since the 2016-17 season, the Hokies rank 20th in offensive efficiency, while the Huskies are 267th in defensive efficiency. The Hokies should have the advantage on that end of the court.
Houston Baptist Huskies vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Houston Baptist, ATS Winner – Houston Baptist, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Hokies rank 140th in three pointers attempted per game (21.7) while the Huskies rank 237th (19.1).
- Houston Baptist ranks 23rd in rebounds per game (39.4) while Virginia Tech ranks 261st (33.3).
- The Hokies average 15.9 assists per game, which ranks 37th in the NCAA. The Huskies rank 239th in assists allowed per game (14.5).
- Houston Baptist ranks 131st in steals per game (6.4) while Virginia Tech ranks 280th (4.2).