This stage of the season can be a little tougher for the teams at the top, as they try to figure out what is more important to them. Do they go all out to try and win their conference, or do they perhaps spend more time thinking about their overall ranking? The #11 ranked Miami Hurricanes are in that position right now, which is a good place to be. They will continue their attack on the top when they welcome the Virginia Tech Hokies into the BankUnited Center on Wednesday. Full odds for this one will be up at the MyBookie.ag online betting college basketball page as soon as they become available.
How to bet Virginia Tech Hokies Vs Miami Hurricanes Game and TV Info
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This will be the first of two meetings between these teams in the final couple of weeks of the season. The Hurricanes should be a clear favorite heading in, as they look to be a class or two above the Hokies. Stranger things have happened, though, and they will need to make sure to properly prepare for a team looking to spring the upset.
Why bet on the Virginia Tech Hokies
I’m not going to lie, finding a reason to put your money on the Hokies (13-12, 5-7) is not going to be easy. They have really struggled in conference play, and only have a single win in their previous 7 games. The Hokies do have a signature win this season, as they were able to knock of the Virginia Cavaliers at the start of conference play, but they did have the added incentive of playing a bitter rival in that one. They have not played nearly as well against other ranked teams, and are just coming off a 67-49 revenge thumping at the hands of those same Cavaliers. Virginia Tech have been a little slack defensively this season, and will hard pushed to try and hang with the Hurricanes. This one could get out of hand early. The Hokies are averaging 74.3 PPG, and are giving up 72.6 PPG.
Why bet on the Miami Hurricanes
The last month has been very good to the Miami Hurricanes (20-4, 9-3), as they have gone 7-1, and have moved up to #11 in the national rankings. This is a team that very much has momentum on their side at the moment, and they are riding a 4-game winning streak as they head into this one. That said, this has all the makings of a trip-up game if the Hurricanes are not careful. They will have 5 games left in the regular season after his one, and 4 of them will be against ranked opponents. If they make the mistake of looking ahead to those tougher match-ups, they could be in trouble. I don’t see that happening, though, as they look very much focused on the task at hand right now. The Hurricanes are averaging 77.5 PPG, and are giving up 66.0 PPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The Hurricanes have only dropped 1 game at home all year, and that loss came way back in November, near the start of the season. I just don’t see any way they lose this one, and I think they will run out fairly comfortable winners.
Virginia Tech Hokies 65 Miami Hurricanes 78