Virginia Cavaliers vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Free Prediction 02/26/20

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The country’s top scoring defense will be on the road at Cassell Coliseum, when the Virginia Cavaliers (19-7, 11-5 ACC) face off with the Virginia Tech Hokies (15-12, 6-10 ACC). The game will air on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.

Virginia Cavaliers at Virginia Tech Hokies ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Hokies got blown out by the sixth-ranked Duke Blue Devils, 88-64, while the Cavaliers won a close one over the Pittsburgh Panthers, 59-56.

The Cavaliers knocked down 11 of their 13 free throws (84.6 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.500 (above their season average of 0.471). Virginia Tech, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (10.2 vs. 10.6). Tyrece Radford led the way for Virginia Tech, contributing 16 points and nine rebounds. Virginia, meanwhile, was lifted by Mamadi Diakite, who had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

In their first matchup this year, Braxton Key led the Cavaliers to a 65-39 victory. He recorded a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. The Cavaliers’ 23.1 offensive rebounding percentage was their largest advantage over the Hokies, who had a mark of 13.5.

Half-court execution will be critical when two of the nation’s slowest-paced teams square off. Virginia Tech ranks 256th in possessions per game (67.6) and Virginia is 350th (60.8). Additionally, the Cavaliers, who rank 303rd in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.192), will face off against the Hokies, who rank 35th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.176).

Virginia at Virginia Tech Betting Pick

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

Betting Notes:

  • Virginia Tech ranks 20th in three pointers attempted per game (27.6) while Virginia ranks 237th (19.3).
  • The Hokies rank second in steals allowed per game (4.0) while the Cavaliers rank 163rd (6.9).
  • Virginia ranks 28th in blocks per game (4.7) while Virginia Tech ranks 138th (3.0).
  • The Cavaliers rank 18th in rebounds allowed per game (30.7) while the Hokies rank 213th (36.9).
  • Virginia Tech ranks 32nd in assists per game (15.0) while Virginia ranks 225th (11.6).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Cavaliers have scored an average of 64.8 points per game (9.2 above their season average) and allowed an average of 62.4 points per game (11.7 above their season average).
  • The Hokies have been outscored by an average of 8.8 points in their last five games. On the season, Virginia Tech has defeated opponents by an average of 3.8 points.