The Virginia Tech Hokies have a record of 2-13 that doesn’t look very nice at all, but they can definitely take on the country’s top teams. Price per head bookies saw that on Wednesday night, they were able to lead the Duke Blue Devils for large part of the game before they finally lost in overtime at 91-86.
This season, the Hokies were very difficult to beat ATS when they took on ranked teams, and Adam Smith was the one to lead Virginia Tech’s offense, having scored 13.6 points per each game played.
In seven matches against top-25 teams, the player stepped up his game, making an average that moved to the double digits, at 10.6. With 15 points, the player was leading the Hokies in the team’s close 50-47 loss to Virginia on the 26th of January.
Freshman Jalen Hudson could be giving Smith some backup in this upcoming meeting, with the player having scored 23 points – a high in his career – on 9-out-of-20 shooting when he took on the Blue Devils. However, Hudson could not be as successful when facing the Virginia Cavaliers’ very tough defense. Virginia’s shooting defense is ranked second in the league.
However, the Hokies could still be able to get some confidence with Devin Wilson’s skills, but he has to properly use them in this upcoming game. Against Duke, the player scored 10 times and made 11 assists. Keeping in mind how the Cavaliers allowed for more room to open up the passing lanes of their opponents, Virginia Tech could very have well have their offense all over the court. When they faced the Blue Devils, five of the Hokies’ players made it to the double digits.
On Wednesday night, Virginia seemed to be completely unstoppable. They took out Wake Forest at 70-34, even though the team didn’t have the services of a couple of their starters in London Perrantes and Justin Anderson. The team’s second top scorer is Anderson, as Perrantes is leading the team with 4.4 assists made in each game played.
Marial Shayok was doing all that he could to lead the Cavaliers’ offense. Malcolm, the team’s top scorer, was struggling, but he was able to make four assists so he could take advantage of missing coverage by Wake Forest. Also, Anthony Gill and Darion Atkins made a combination of 9-out-of-12 shots.
Many experts believe that on the floor, the Cavaliers are set to have the same offense. The team should not have any trouble in capitalizing from the Hookies’ problems covering their opponents, as in the last three games that they played,17.3 assists-per-game were allowed.
Against Virginia Tech, the Cavaliers had a rebounding advantage of 33-21 during the first match that they played. On the offense, things were also as uneven with the Cavaliers being the ones to dominate at 12-1. Some more attempts for a field goal could help out the Cavaliers in this upcoming matchup, as at 46% they have the ACC’s fourth top percentage of field goals.
Virginia were able to win four games in a row at home, but in those meetings they’re only 0-3-1 ATS.
Many fans and price per head sportsbooks expect Virginia to win the meeting, but Virginia Tech’s offense will help the team cover.