The Virginia Tech Hokies (4-1) will be at home in Cassell Coliseum when they clash against the Morehead State Eagles (1-3). Virginia Tech is a 22.5-point favorite on the opening line, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 157.5 points. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 25, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
Morehead State Eagles at Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Preview
The last time the Eagles played, they fell to the IUPUI Jaguars, 67-61. With 15 points on 6-for-13 shooting, Lamontray Harris was Morehead States leading scorer. IUPUI had a free throw rate of 0.489 (above their season average of 0.187). Morehead State, meanwhile, held the Jaguars to an offensive rebounding percentage of 27.6 (below their season average of 36.2).
The Hokies hope to maintain momentum after blowing out the Houston Baptist Huskies in their last contest, 99-73. With 25 points on 11-for-13 shooting, Justin Bibbs was the top scorer from either team. The Hokies made 19 of their 23 free throws (82.6 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.800 (above their season average of 0.654).
Virginia Tech could have their way on the offensive side of the ball as their productive offense squares off against one of the nations worst defenses. Dating back to last season, the Hokies rank 18th in offensive efficiency, while Morehead State ranks 273rd in defensive efficiency. Moreover, the Eagles, who rank 286th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.217), could have a difficult time getting to the line against the Hokies, who rank 45th in opponents FTA rate (0.201).
Since last season, the Eagles are 15-19 straight up (SU) and 10-18 against the spread (ATS). Vegas has been fairly accurate when setting the O/U total of Morehead State games since last season with 15 unders compared to 13 overs.
Meanwhile, the Hokies, are 26-11 SU and 20-13 ATS since last season. Games involving Virginia Tech have had a tendency to finish over the O/U total over that same stretch (60.6 percent).
Morehead State Eagles vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Virginia Tech, ATS Winner – Virginia Tech, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Hokies rank 135th in three pointers attempted per game (21.8) while the Eagles rank 247th (18.9).
- Morehead State averages 3.3 blocks per game, which ranks 155th in the nation. Virginia Tech ranks 184th in blocks allowed per game (3.7).
- Morehead State ranks 94th in rebounds per game (37.4) while Virginia Tech ranks 272nd (33.3).
- The Eagles rank 118th in steals per game (6.6) while the Hokies rank 295th (4.3).
- Virginia Tech ranks 31st in assists per game (16.1) while Morehead State ranks 204th in assists allowed per game (13.8).