Betting on today’s Hokies and Hurricanes game? Catch the action at Watsco Center in Coral Gables, FL, as the Hurricanes hosts this showdown at 12:00 ET on ESPN. This Atlantic Coast conference matchup has an over/under of 152 points, and Miami (FL) is favored to win by -3 at home vs. Virginia Tech.

VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES VS MIAMI (FL) HURRICANES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Miami (FL) Hurricanes -3

This game will be played at Watsco Center at 12:00 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.

WHY BET THE MIAMI (FL) HURRICANES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Hurricanes.
  • Not only will Miami (FL) pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Hokies Secure A Victory as Road Underdogs?

Virginia Tech heads into their matchup with Miami (FL) as a 3-point underdog. The Hokies have gone 3-5 as the underdog this season, and they are 13-8 overall.

On the road, Virginia Tech has struggled with a 1-5 record, and they have gone just 2-8 in their last 10 games away from home. Their average scoring margin on the road is -7.8 points per game.

Virginia Tech’s ATS record this season is 9-10-2, and they are 1-5 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Hokies have gone just 3-7 vs. the spread.

Virginia Tech’s over/under record for the season is 9-12, and today’s line of 152 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (143.4). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 149 points compared to the season average of 143 points per game.

Coming off their recent game, the Virginia Tech offense tallied 67 points in a matchup against Duke. Their field goal percentage for the game was 44.8%, and they made 6 threes. The team’s top scorer is Sean Pedulla, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 15.5, while Lynn Kidd also maintains a PPG average of 13.9 leading up to the game.

Currently, the Hokies’ defense holds the 98th rank in the nation, allowing 68.6 points per game. Virginia Tech’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Duke offense to knock down 55% of their shots on their way to putting up 77 points.

Is It the Hurricanes Game to Lose at Home?

At home this season, Miami has been dominant, going 12-2 compared to just 2-5 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +16.2 points per game.

Over their last 10 home games, the Hurricanes are 8-2, and they have gone 3-2 in their last five.

On the season, Miami (FL) has an ATS record of 11-8-2, including an 8-5-1 mark at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Hurricanes are just 4-5-1 vs. the spread. In their last three home games, Miami (FL) has gone 0-2-1 ATS.

On the season, the over/under record in Miami (FL) games is 10-11. In their last three games, the average scoring total is just 138 points, which is lower than the average over/under line of 154 in their games this year. Over their last 10 games, the average scoring total is 150 points and their over/under record during that span is 3-7.

In their latest game, Miami (FL) offense put up 68 points against North Carolina State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 36.4% and made 7 threes. The top scorer for the Hurricanes was Nijel Pack with 23 points, while Norchad Omier also chipped in with 18 points.

At present, the Hurricanes’ defense is nationally ranked 173rd, allowing 72.1 points per game. The Miami (FL) defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 74 points and allowed North Carolina State to connect on 9 threes.