The NCAAB season enters a new week and on Monday, January 23, we have this interesting conference tilt, so make sure you don’t miss out on the best Devils vs. Hokies betting pick and odds.

Virginia Tech is looking to avoid the eighth defeat in a row when they welcome Duke at Cassell Coliseum. The Hokies are -2.5 favorites on BetOnline Sportsbook, while the total is set at 138 points. These ACC foes met two times last year, and that series ended 1-1.

Blue Devils edged Miami at home

The Duke Blue Devils (14-5, 7-12-0 ATS) won three of the last four games and successfully bounced back from a road loss to the Clemson Tigers with a tight 68-66 home victory over the Miami Hurricanes. The Blue Devils controlled most of the second half and were always up late in the game to get a deserved victory. Duke kept Miami to 34.9% from the field and was better in rebounds (44-38), assists (19-10), and blocks (8-5).

Freshman center Kyle Filipowski led the Blue Devils with a double-double of 17 points and a game-high 14 rebounds along with a pair of steals. It was Filipowski’s ninth double-double of the campaign and third straight. Jeremy Roach contributed 14 points, game-high four assists, and two thefts off the bench, while Dariq Whitehead scored ten points.

Hokies missed a game-winning shot at Clemson

The Virginia Tech Hokies (11-8, 6-13-0 ATS) were agonizingly close to snapping a six-game losing skid but fell short of the Clemson Tigers on the road. The Hokies were 50-48 up until 12 seconds to go when the hosts scored a three-pointer, and Hunter Cattoor got an opportunity to win the game for Virginia Tech but he missed and his team lost 51-50 in the end. It was a season-low 50 points for the Hokies, who will now return home to play four of the next five games after spending five out of the past seven on the road, including the previous three.

Virginia Tech shot just 34.6% from the floor at Clemson. Senior forward Grant Basile led the team with 13 points and team-high eight rebounds. Lynn Kidd scored ten points off the bench, while Justyn Mutts had eight points, a game-high seven assists, five boards, and two steals.

G Rodney Rice is sidelined with a finger injury, and it is unknown when he will return to court.




Virginia Tech:

  • 0-7 ATS in the last seven games overall
  • 0-6 ATS in the last six games vs. a team with a winning straight-up record

Duke Blue Devils vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Pick

The Hokies are a better team than their current form suggests, and although I think they are going to snap a negative streak in the coming days, I am not sure that’s going to happen on Monday against Duke. The Blue Devils are a bit stronger on defense as they allow 63.5 points per game, while Virginia Tech allows 65.6 ppg. Both offenses are very close when it comes to points scored per contest, so I wouldn’t be surprised if we have another one-possession game again. I am not sure who will get an edge, but I am pretty sure the Blue Devils are going to stay close.

Pick: Take the Blue devils at +3.5 (-133)

The Total

Virginia Tech is struggling offensively of late and failed to score more than 70 points in five of the previous seven games. Given how Duke’s defense is performing recently, I doubt the Hokies can score 70+ in this one, but I can see both teams around that number. I expect a tight game that will likely go down to the wire, while overtime is also on the cards. Over is 5-2 in the Hokies’ last seven home games following three or more consecutive road games, while Over is 5-2 in Virginia Tech’s previous seven vs. a team with a winning straight-up record.

Pick: Go Over 136.5 points (-133)