There really is not better way to spend the final few days of the year than watching sports and winning some money with your wagers. There are plenty of games to choose from, with the NCAA schedule being particularly full. Wednesday, December 30 sees the West Virginia Mountaineers look to maintain their top 25 ranking with a trip Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, VA, where they will face the Virginia Tech Hokies. Tip-off for this Virginia based NCAA Basketball lines bout is set for 12 PM EST on ESPNU.
Betting On The Mountaineers vs Hokies NCAA Basketball Lines Match Up
The Mountaineers are ranked #19 in the country right now, but they know that a loss could well drop them out of the rankings before conference play begins in the New Year. This is a tough match-up, and one that should definitely be on your TV watching schedule and betting slips. Full odds for this one will be available here at MyBookie.ag as soon as they go live.
Why bet on the West Virginia Mountaineers
The Mountaineers have cruised to a 10-1 record this season, with their lone loss being a rather lopsided affair against a ranked Virginia Cavaliers team on neutral ground. West Virginia has rebounded nicely from that loss, and have won 3 straight games by an average of 28 points. While they have not yet played a true away game this season, the Mountaineers have still gone 4-1 when playing anywhere other than home court. The Mountaineers are 5-3-0 ATS and 3-5-0 O/U. They are averaging 85.7 PPG, and are giving up just 59.8 PPG.
Why bet on the Virginia Tech Hokies
The 8-4 Virginia Tech Hokies will be looking to make amends for a sub-par performance that saw them go down 79-62 to Saint Joseph’s in a neutral site game. They have only lost 1 game at home this season, an OT loss to Northwestern, and they were blown out in their only other game against a ranked opponent. They have a tough schedule ahead of them, and will be looking to build a little momentum with a good performance here. Winning may be a tough ask, but being competitive really shouldn’t be. The Hokies are 2-4-0 ATS and 3-2-1 O/U this season. They are averaging 79.0 PPG, and are giving up 67.5 PPG.
My Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
It’s never easy to go on the road and get a win, but this is one where the Mountaineers should be expected to do just that. I like them to come away with a pretty comfortable win, albeit not is as big a margin as they have been averaging recently.
My Prediction: West Virginia Mountaineers 78 Virginia Tech Hokies 62