Virginia Tech at Virginia - 1/12/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Virginia Tech at Virginia - 1/12/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia Cavaliers (9-6) vs Virginia Tech Hokies (8-6)

Game Info: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 9:00 pm (John Paul Jones Arena)

Betting Odds: Virginia Cavaliers -1 -- Over/Under: 118.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Virginia Tech Hokies will travel to play the Virginia Cavaliers in an ACC game on Wednesday night.

The Virginia Tech Hokies are 8-6 (0-3) this season and have lost three of their last four games. Virginia Tech is coming off of a loss against NC State by a score of 68-63 in their last game. Virginia Tech led by four points at halftime but got outscored by 9 points in the second half for the loss. Keve Aluma led the Hokies with 18 points and 6 rebounds in the game. Virginia Tech is averaging 70.5 points per game and is giving up 58.7 points per game against, while also averaging 33.4 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game. Keve Aluma is averaging 15.2 points per game and 6.4 rebounds per game, while Hunter Cattoor is averaging 10.1 points per game and 3.9 rebounds per game for the Hokies. Virginia Tech is shooting 45.7% on field goals, 73.4% on free throws, and 38.8% on three pointers.

The Virginia Cavaliers are 9-6 (3-2) this season and have won two of their last three games. Virginia lost to North Carolina by a score of 74-58 in their last game. Virginia only got to the free throw line to shoot four free throws in this game and only made two of them. Reece Beekman led the Cavaliers with 13 points and 4 assists in the win. Virginia is averaging 63.3 points per game and is giving up 58.8 points per game against, while also averaging 31.4 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game. Jayden Gardner is averaging 15 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game, while Armaan Franklin is averaging 12 points per game and 2.7 rebounds per game for the Cavaliers. Virginia is shooting 45.8% on field goals, 72.4% on free throws, and 32.6% on three pointers.

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Virginia Tech is 5-13 ATS in their last 18 road games. The over is 4-1 in Virginia Tech’s last 5 road games against a team with a winning home record. Virginia is 2-10 ATS in their last 12 home games and 7-15 ATS in their last 22 games. The over is 3-1-1 in Virginia’s last 5 games. The home team is 11-5 ATS in these two teams last 16 meetings.

This should be a very close game between two evenly matched teams. Virginia Tech has struggled in their last few games and is on the road here. Virginia has actually improved offensively compared to past years and the over has been hitting at a nice rate lately. I think the point total is way too low here, give me the over.

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