South Carolina State Bulldogs vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Free Prediction


The 15th-ranked Virginia Tech Hokies (7-1) welcome the South Carolina State Bulldogs (2-8) to Cassell Coliseum. The Hokies will try to prolong their five-game winning streak. The game starts at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 9, 2018, and will air on ACC Network.

South Carolina State Bulldogs at Virginia Tech Hokies ATS Odds

Both teams easily got past their last opponent. The Hokies defeated the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs 87-59, while the Bulldogs beat the Brevard College Tornados 99-51.

South Carolina State played a perfect game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 60.0 and a turnover percentage of 17.5. Brevard College had marks of 25.0 and 33.4, respectively, for those same stats. The Hokies, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (35.5 vs. 15.4) and had a much better turnover percentage (21.9 vs. 34.8). Virginia Tech received a boost from Nickeil Alexander-Walker, who finished with 21 points, six rebounds and five assists. Ozante Fields was a key piece for South Carolina State with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Damni Applewhite has really been playing well recently for South Carolina State, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

The high-octane offense of Virginia Tech will face off against the porous defense of South Carolina State. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, the Hokies rank 22nd in offensive efficiency, while the Bulldogs are 339th in defensive efficiency. The Hokies figure to have the edge on that end of the court.

South Carolina State Bulldogs vs. Virginia Tech Hokies ATS Pick

Free Pick: SU Winner – Virginia Tech, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Virginia Tech ranks 24th in assists per game (16.8) while South Carolina State ranks 270th (10.9).
  • The Hokies rank 36th in steals allowed per game (5.2) while the Bulldogs rank 72nd (5.6).
  • Virginia Tech ranks 229th in blocks per game (2.4) while South Carolina State ranks 235th (2.2).
  • The Hokies rank 120th in three pointers attempted per game (23.3) while the Bulldogs rank 277th (18.1).
  • South Carolina State ranks 212th in rebounds per game (34.5) while Virginia Tech ranks 284th (32.7).