The Fighting Irish and Hokies are set to face off at 2:30 ET on ESPNU. The Hokies will host the game at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, VA. This Atlantic Coast conference matchup has an over/under of 134.5 points, and Virginia Tech is favored to win by -10 at home vs. Notre Dame.


The Pick: Notre Dame Fighting Irish +10

This game will be played at Cassell Coliseum at 2:30 ET on Saturday, March 9th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Hokies.
  • Even though we have Virginia Tech winning straight-up, we like Notre Dame at +10.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 134.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Will the Fighting Irish Win on the Road?

Notre Dame heads into this game as a 10-point underdog, and they have gone 6-15 this season when considered the underdog. They are 12-18 overall and 6-12 in ACC play.

On the road, the Fighting Irish are just 2-9 this season, and they have lost their last two games away from home. Their average scoring margin on the road is -9.1 points per game.

Notre Dame has an ATS record of 15-14 this season, including a mark of 7-4 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Fighting Irish have gone 13-8 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Notre Dame has an ATS mark of 6-4.

Today’s over/under line of 134.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Notre Dame’s games this season (133.2), and it’s also lower than the average scoring total in their last three games (133). So far this year, 21 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line.

The Notre Dame offense is coming off a game where they scored 51 points against North Carolina. They posted a field goal percentage of 30.5% and connected on 5 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Tae Davis with 11 points. Markus Burton also added 9 points for the Fighting Irish.

In the current season, the Notre Dame defense has excelled, sitting 31st in the nation by allowing 66.1 points per game. In their most recent game, the Notre Dame defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as North Carolina knocked down 11 three-pointers on their way to 84 points.

Does Virginia Tech Have What it Takes at Home?

Virginia Tech enters this game with a record of 17-13 and has won two straight games. At home, the Hokies are 15-3 this season, and their average scoring margin is +12.2 points per game. They are 14-4 as the favorite this season, and their record in the ACC is 9-10.

In their last game, Virginia Tech defeated Louisville by a score of 80-64. Over their last 10 home games, the Hokies have gone 8-2.

Overall, Virginia Tech has an ATS record of 13-15-2 this season. At home, they are 11-5-2 vs. the spread. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Hokies have gone 6-3-1 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 134.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Virginia Tech’s games this season (144.1). In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 153 points.

Virginia Tech’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Louisville, finishing the game with a total of 80 points. Their season average is now 74.7 points per game. Leading the team in scoring was Sean Pedulla with 15 points. Michael Collins Jr. also added 13 points for the Hokies.

Coming into today’s game, the Virginia Tech defense is giving up an average of 70.4 points per contest. The Virginia Tech defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 64 points and allowed Louisville to connect on 9 threes.