Louisville at Virginia Tech: 3/3/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Virginia Tech Hokies (15-5) vs Louisville Cardinals (13-5)
Game Info: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Cassell Coliseum)
Betting Odds: Virginia Tech Hokies -2 -- Over/Under: 130 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Louisville Cardinals and Virginia Tech Hokies face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at Cassell Coliseum.
These two teams faced off earlier this season and it was Louisville that came away with a 73-71 victory.
The Louisville Cardinals currently sit with a 13-5 record overall and they have won two games in a row. In the last game against Duke it took overtime, but the Cardinals were able to come away with the 80-73 victory. Louisville on the season is averaging 69.2 points per game while their defense is giving up 66.2 points per game. Louisville is shooting 44.2 percent from the field and 30.7 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Carlik Jones has been the best player for Louisville averaging 17.6 points while shooting 42.1 percent from the field and 32.7 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Virginia Tech Hokies who sit with a 15-5 record overall but over the last four games they sit with a 2-2 record overall. In the last game against Wake Forest, Virginia Tech had no issues winning 84.56. In the game before that Virginia Tech scored only 53 points against Georgia Tech and the offense needs to be more consistent. Virginia Tech on the season is averaging 72.1 points while their defense is giving up 64.8 points per game. Keve Aluma has been the best player for Virginia Tech averaging 15.9 points while shooting 50 percent from the field and 37 percent from behind the three point line.
The under is 7-2 in Virginia Tech’s last nine games overall.Virginia Tech is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games played on Wednesday. The over is 6-2 in the last eight meetings played between the two teams. THe underdog is 6-2 against the spread in the last eight meetings played between the two teams.
When these two teams face off the over has been a strong play and I expect the pace of this play is going to be fast. Look for this game to go well over the total.