Bet on the Battle Of Virginia, V-tech vs Virginia

Posted by Henry Watkins on February 8, 2016 in

When you lose to a bitter rival, all you want to do is have the opportunity to make things right the next time you go head to head. You can bet that the Virginia Cavaliers are going to have revenge on their minds when they welcome the Virginia Tech Hokies to the John Paul Jones Arena on Tuesday. To keep up with this and other games’ odds make sure to check out our online sportsbook’s NCAAB Betting page.

How to bet Virginia Tech Hokies Vs Virginia Cavaliers TV and Game Info

When: Tuesday, February 9, 8 PM EST
Where: John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Virginia
Radio: 1140 WRVA
Stream Option: WatchESPN

The Cavaliers would ordinarily be solid favorites for this match-up, but their loss to the Hokies earlier in the season may just muddy the waters a little. Will the Cavaliers be able to get their revenge, or can the Hokies do the regular season double over their big rivals? These are the questions you are going to have to ask before you get your wagers on for this one.

Why bet on the Virginia Tech Hokies

The Hokies (13-11, 5-6) record does not look particularly impressive, but they have been involved in a number of close games this season, many of which could easily have gone their way with a little bit more luck. The Hokies brought a 5-game losing skid to a halt over the weekend when they dropped Clemson 60-57. It was a much needed win for the Hokies, especially with Virginia Tech waiting to pounce on them this week. Virginia Tech knows exactly what it takes to beat their rivals, as they already beat them 70-68 back at the start of conference play. Things have not gone so well for Tech since then, but a rivalry game can often bring out the best in the worst of teams. Virginia Tech are averaging 75.3 PPG, and are giving up 72.8 PPG.

Why bet on the Virginia Cavaliers

Conference play got off to a bit of a rough start for the Virginia Cavaliers (19-4, 8-3), but they have been very strong of late, and are now sporting a 6-game winning streak heading into this one. The Cavaliers were pretty badly stung by that loss to the Hokies earlier in the season, and you can bet that they have had this date circled on the calendar ever since. The Cavaliers have been playing hut down ball during this winning run, and have held their opponents to 65 point or less in 5 of those 6 wins. The highlight in this run was very probably their 63-47 win over the ranked Louisville Cardinals. This is a team that is hot right now, and their thirst for revenge against the Hokies makes them very dangerous here. The Cavaliers are averaging 71.6 PPG, and are giving up just 60.1 PPG.

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Cavaliers defense has been doing a stellar job of shutting down opponents that bring much more to the table than the Virginia Tech Hokies. I like them to put away the Hokies in rather comfortable fashion in this one.

Virginia Tech Hokies 62 Virginia Cavaliers 76