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North Carolina Tar Heels vs Virginia Tech Hokies 12/4/2022 Expert Picks, Tips and Game Preview

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Virginia Tech Hokies 12/4/2022 Expert Picks, Tips and Game Preview

The NCAAM hoops action is back at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Virginia. The North Carolina Tar Heels will face the Virginia Tech Hokies on Sunday afternoon at 3 PM ET. The No. 18 North Carolina Tar Heels opened the season as the top-ranked team in the NCAA Men’s Basketball after battling for the title game in April. The Tar Heels began their title quest with five straight wins but looked mediocre in wins over Gardner Webb and Portland. Quality teams over the past week of action proved their weakness against the sloppy plays against weaker squads. They lost to Iowa State and then to No. 18 Alabama to close out the Phil Knight Legacy Event. That awry plays rolled over into a non-conference road match at Indiana on Wednesday; the Hoosiers picked up a decisive 77-65 win. 

  • The North Carolina Tar Heels are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 matches with the Hokies.
  • North Carolina is 16-4 SU in their last 20 games against Virginia Tech.
  • The Tar Heels are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 5 of North Carolina’s last 7 games on the road against Virginia Tech.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Virginia Tech Hokies 12/4/2022 Expert Picks, Tips and Game Preview

Meanwhile, the Virginia Tech Hokies are 7-1, 5-0 at home, and are in 4th place in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Hokies’ offense is averaging 78 points, 34 rebounds, and 15 assists per game. Virginia Tech’s defense allows 65 points and is averaging 3.5 blocks, and 4.5 steals. The team’s toughest game was with the Penn State Nittany Lions in the middle of November where the Hokies escaped with a 61-59 win as 3-point favorites. Following the victory, Virginia Tech lost to Charleston as a 6-point favorite. After this, the team recovered to the winning column to beat Charleston Southern, and Minnesota. 

Virginia Tech’s top scorer had exactly 17 points in four consecutive wins, strange isn’t it? Sean Pedulla had 17 points in the 67-57 win over Minnesota. Pedulla leads the team with 17.1 points per game after sinking 8 of 13 in FG shooting against the Golden Gophers. The Hokies’ offense lit up the scoreboard this season, ranking the team No. 23 nationally in effective field goal percentage (56.3). The Hokies are sixth in the country in turnovers at 14% of their possessions.

  • The total remained UNDER in 13 of Virginia Tech’s last 18 matches with the Tar Heels.
  • Virginia Tech is 6-0 SU in their last 6 games at home.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 5 of the Hokies’ last 7 home games against North Carolina.

#18 North Carolina Tar Heels vs Virginia Tech Hokies. The NCAAB pick for this game is the Virginia Tech Hokies. Virginia Tech is 4-0 at home this season. The Tar Heels have 3 losses and are 0-4 ATS on the road. This will be a close game but the Hokies will separate late in the 2nd quarter. Prediction: Virginia Tech will win and cover the spread and the total goes over 79-71.

NCAAB Starting Time: 3:00 PM (EDT)

Location: Cassell Coliseum, VA

Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022

TV: ACC Network

NCAAB Odds: North Carolina Tar Heels -4

NCAAB Totals: 142.5

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