Duke at Virginia Tech: 1/12/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Virginia Tech Hokies (9-2) vs Duke Blue Devils (5-2)
Game Info: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Cassell Coliseum)
Betting Odds: Virginia Tech Hokies -2 -- Over/Under: 141.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Duke Blue Devils and Virginia Tech Hokies face off on Tuesday in a college basketball showdown at the Cassell Coliseum.
The Duke Blue Devils come into this game with a 5-2 record overall but there haven’t been many games that have been dominant this season. Coming into this game, Duke has won five of their seven games but they have only covered one of the spreads. On the season, Duke is averaging 75.9 points per game while their defense is giving up 71.1 points per game.Duke is shooting 46.2 percent from the field and 35.2 percent from behind the three point line. Forward Matthew Hurt has been the best player for Duke averaging 19.6 points while shooting 53.5 percent from the field and 43.2 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Virginia Tech Hokies who comes into this game with a 9-2 record overall and they have also done a good job of covering spreads. Over the last six games. Virginia Tech has covered five of the spreads. On the season Virginia Tech is averaging 75.3 points per game while their defense is giving up 64.9 points per game. In the Hokies last game against Notre Dame, the defense locked down giving up only 63 points and that led to a 14 point victory. Virginia Tech is led by Keve Aluma who is averaging 15.5 points while shooting 52.3 percent from the field and 32.1 percent from behind the three point line.
The over is 16-5 in Duke’s last 21 games against the ACC. The over is 8-3 in Duke’s last 11 games played on Tuesday. The home team is 7-2 against the spread in the last nine meetings played between Duke and VIrginia Tech. The under is 14-6 against the spread in the last 20 meetings played between the two teams.
The Duke Blue Devils have had their issues this season and I don’t trust them to find success in this game. Virginia Tech’s defense is going to slow down Duke and that will be the difference. Back Virginia Tech to win this game and cover the spread.