Planning on watching today’s Cardinals and Hokies game? Catch the action at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, VA, as the Hokies hosts this showdown at 4:00 ET on ACCN. The odds for this Atlantic Coast conference game currently have the Hokies as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 147.5 points.
LOUISVILLE CARDINALS VS VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Louisville Cardinals +13.5
This game will be played at Cassell Coliseum at 4:00 ET on Sunday, December 3rd.
WHY BET THE LOUISVILLE CARDINALS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 in favor of the Hokies.
- Even though we have Virginia Tech winning straight-up, we like Louisville at +13.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.
Do the Cardinals Stand a Chance in Blacksburg?
Louisville, who is currently 4-3, will be facing Virginia Tech today. In their last three road games, including last year, Louisville went 0-3. Entering today’s game, Louisville holds a 2-2-2 ATS record. In their previous five games, the team is 2-1-2 vs. the spread.
So far, Louisville’s games have averaged 147.2 points per game with the average over/under line being 145 points. Looking at the Cardinals’ last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 with their games averaging 151 points per game.
Coming off their recent game, the Louisville offense tallied 73 points in a matchup against Bellarmine. Their field goal percentage for the game was 43.1%, and they made 7 threes. In terms of offense, the Cardinals have a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, putting them 331st in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 373rd in percentage and 332nd in three-pointers made.
At this time, the Cardinals’ defense is positioned 166th in the country, permitting 74.6 points per game. In their previous game vs. Bellarmine, the Knights finished with a field goal percentage of 43% and a total of 68 points vs. Louisville.
Will the Hokies Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?
The Louisville Cardinals come into this game with a 5-3 record. In road games, the Hokies are 0-2 and they are 5-1 at home. As of now, Virginia Tech holds a 4-4 record against the spread going into today’s game. Within their ATS record, the team has gone 0-2 vs. the spread on the road and 4-2 at home.
Virginia Tech comes in with an over/under record of 4-4-0 through eight games, with their games averaging a combined 143 points per game so far. The Hokies’ last five games have culminated with an average of 145 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.
The Virginia Tech offense is coming off a game in which they scored 57 points vs. Auburn. Overall their field goal percentage was 27.5% while connecting on 6 threes. Hunter Cattoor was the leading scorer for the Hokies, putting up 16 points. In addition, John Camden contributed 9 points.
At present, the Hokies’ defense is nationally ranked 94th, allowing 68.6 points per game. In today’s game, the Virginia Tech defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 2 three-pointers while giving up 74 points.