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Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Virginia Cavaliers – February 1, 2017

We have a free betting pick for the Virginia Cavaliers vs. Virginia Tech Hokies game.

The Virginia Tech Hokies and Virginia Cavaliers will mix it up at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville on Wednesday. The Virginia Tech Hokies are 16-5 on the season, and 5-4 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. The Hokies are coming off a home win over Boston College on Sunday. The Hokies are underdogs in this game against Virginia.

The Cavaliers are ranked 9th in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll. Virginia is 16-4 on the season, and have won 8 out of their last 10 games. The Hokies are second in the tough Atlantic Coast Conference standings. Virginia went out of conference and fell against Villanova in their latest game. The Cavaliers are -10 over Virginia Tech.

Defense is name of the game

The Cavaliers are winning games with their stellar defensive play. The Cavaliers are allowing teams to score just 53.7 points per game, which is best in the country. In their latest win over Notre Dame, they allowed just 54 points. Georgia Tech scored just 49 in the previous game.

The offense for Virginia is coming mainly from guard London Perrantes. He is scoring 12 points per game, and also dishing out 4 assists per game. The Cavaliers offense has been up and down, but rank 274th with 69.1 points per game. Virginia has a date with Syracuse and Louisville up next.

Hokies as a Surprise

The Virginia Tech Hokies are known their ability to win football games. Basketball has never been strong suit for Virginia Tech. The Hokies are seeking their 9th trip to the NCAA tournament, and they have 6 wins in tournament history. Virginia Tech has never been to the Final Four.

This season, the Hokies have losses to Texas A+M, North Carolina State, Florida State, Notre Dame and North Carolina. Virginia Tech is led by forward Zach LeDay. He is scoring more than 16 points per game. The Hokies are scoring 81.2 points per game, which is 31st in the nation.

Cavaliers Slow down Hokies

What a great season Virginia Tech is having. The problem for the hokies is – they are going against the best defensive team in the nation. The Cavaliers are going to be able to bottle up the Hokies all night. Look for the Hokies to be held under 50 in this game, and the Cavaliers win easily.

Virginia can score when they need to. They are very athletic, and fun to watch. Look for Virginia to use their athleticism, along with defense, and ability to score in a 10+ point win in this game. The final bet for this game is the Virginia Cavaliers -10 over the Virginia Tech Hokies.