Clemson vs. Virginia Tech College Basketball Odds & Prediction

Clemson vs. Virginia Tech College Basketball Odds & Prediction

Written by on February 21, 2018

There are two weeks to go in the regular season, which means that the drama of Selection Sunday is almost upon us, too. We already know many of the teams that will be making their way into March Madness, with that group jockeying for position and trying to stay hot in their final games. At the other end of the spectrum are the teams that are still on the bubble and who have some work to do if they want to be a part of the tournament. The Virginia Tech Hokies fall into that category, and they now have 4 games left in which to leave an impression that would make it impossible for them to be left out, no matter what the College Basketball odds might say, they depend only on themselves. They can make a mark immediately with their next game up, a home tilt against the #15 ranked Clemson Tigers, a team that they are meeting for the first time this season. The Tigers are already in but will not be looking to hand out any favors to their ACC rivals. The Hokies are a 4-point home favorite in this one.

Tigers vs. Hokies College Basketball Odds & Prediction

  • When: Wednesday, February 21, 7 PM EST
  • Where: Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg
  • TV: ACC Network
  • Radio: 105.5 FM (Clemson) / 96.9 FM (Virginia Tech)
  • Live Stream: ACCDN
  • NCAA Basketball Odds: Virginia Tech -4 (Over/Under at 142.5 points)

Team Records

  • All: Clemson Tigers 20-6 / Virginia Tech Hokies 19-8
  • Home: Clemson Tigers 13-2 / Virginia Tech Hokies 12-3
  • Away: Clemson Tigers 7-4 / Virginia Tech Hokies 7-5
  • ATS: Clemson Tigers 14-9 / Virginia Tech Hokies 14-9
  • Over/Under: Clemson Tigers 12-10-1 / Virginia Tech Hokies 13-9

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Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)

  • Record: Virginia Tech Hokies lead 6-4
  • Score: Clemson Tigers 66.30 / Virginia Tech Hokies 64.60
  • Field Goal Percentage: Clemson Tigers 42.73 / Virginia Tech Hokies 43.19
  • Rebounds: Clemson Tigers 34.60 / Virginia Tech Hokies 31.20
  • 3 Point Shots: Clemson Tigers 70-200 / Virginia Tech Hokies 69-186
  • Steals: Clemson Tigers 5.60 / Virginia Tech Hokies 3.70

Why bet on the Clemson Tigers?

The Clemson Tigers are heading in the wrong direction at a stage of the season when you would hope to be ending on a positive note. They lost both of the games that they played last week, including a 66-57 loss at the hands of the Duke Blue Devils. The Tigers only have one more game against a ranked opponent on their regular season schedule, so there are not many opportunities for them to move back up the rankings unless of course teams ahead of them falter coming down the homestretch. This is a team that is defensively solid, giving up just 65.8 PPG, and they are going to need to be strong in their own end to hold off a Hokies team that can light things up when they are clicking on all cylinders. Clemson doesn’t necessarily need this win, but another loss could see the rot start to set in at the wrong time. Clemson has gone 14-9 ATS and 12-11 O/U this season.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Total Score: 74.46
  • Field Goal Percentage: 46.09
  • Three-Point Percentage: 37.72
  • Free Throw Percentage: 75.52
  • Total Rebounds: 35.58
Defense
  • Total Score: 65.77
  • Field Goal Percentage: 41.49
  • Three-Point Percentage: 35.10
  • Free Throw Percentage: 70.31
  • Total Rebounds: 33.23

Why bet on the Virginia Tech Hokies?

While the Hokies are still considered a bubble team, there are some who believe that they may have already done enough to punch their ticket. Big wins over UNC and #1 ranked Virginia in the past few weeks has certainly helped their cause, and you feel that one more win over a ranked opponent would be enough for them to book safe passage into the tournament. They may not get a better opportunity than this game, as this is a Clemson team that is reeling a little after taking back to back losses. The Hokies come in as the favorite at the College Basketball Odds against Clemson. The Hokies will be happy to get back home after taking 2 of 3 on the road, a solid run that will also help their cause. If hey can get their offense, which is averaging over 82 PPG, going in this one, they could pull away and put this one out of sight quickly. The Hokies are 14-9 ATS and O/U this season.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Total Score: 82.26
  • Field Goal Percentage: 51.14
  • Three-Point Percentage: 39.84
  • Free Throw Percentage: 71.45
  • Total Rebounds: 33.52
Defense
  • Total Score: 72.59
  • Field Goal Percentage: 42.67
  • Three-Point Percentage: 34.22
  • Free Throw Percentage: 70.28
  • Total Rebounds: 34.15

Latest College Basketball Betting Trends

  • Clemson is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Clemson is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Clemson’s last 13 games
  • Virginia Tech is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Virginia Tech is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia Tech’s last 5 games

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

While the Hokies have the offense to win this one comfortably, I think it will end up being very close. Slight edge to Virginia Tech, with Clemson covering. Score: Clemson Tigers 70 – Virginia Tech Hokies 71
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