Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Louisville Cardinals CBB Odds
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2021 NCAA Basketball
(8-1) Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Louisville Cardinals (7-1)
Date: Wednesday, January 6th, 2021
Time: 6:30 PM ET
Venue: KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky
CBB Moneyline Odds: Hokies +185, Cardinals -190
CBB Betting Odds: Louisville -5
CBB Betting Total: O/U 131.5
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Virginia Tech Hokies
Mike Young has jumped out to a hot start in his first two seasons as the head coach at VA Tech. In the 2019-2020 season, Tech was 6-1 before heading into the start of conference play and they find themselves in a similar spot this season.
According to the KenPom ratings, Virginia Tech ranks 42nd overall. On the season, Virginia Tech is shooting 36.5 % from three-point range and averaging 75.6 points per game, ranking 35th in adjusted offensive efficiency. Defensively, the Hokies are only allowing 64.2 points per contest and 46th in adjusted defensive efficiency.
Watford transfer Keve Aluma, a 6’9 junior, leads the Hokies with 16 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. 6’4 sophomore guard Nahiem Alleyne is the second leading scorer with 11.1 ppg. Alleyne is really coming into his own in his sophomore season after averaging just 8.8 points last season.
Louisville launched out to a 4-0 start with wins over Evansville State, Seton Hall, Prairie View, and Western Kentucky. After two canceled games, the Cardinals took their only loss of the season 85-48 to No. 12 Wisconsin as an 8.5-point dog. The Cardinals have not skipped a beat since rattling off three wins in a row.
Individually the Cardinals have three double-digit scorers, headlined by Carlik Jones. Jones owns a team-high 16.4 points and 5.1 assists per game to go along with 6.6 rebounds for the Cards. Chris Mack’s team is 7-0 on the season when Jones plays, and suffered their only loss to Wisconsin when he was out.
On the season, Louisville is averaging 70.1 points per game and is rated 44th in the nation according to KenPom’s adjusted offensive efficiency ratings. On defense, Louisville is allowing 61.8 points per game and is 22nd in adjusted defensive efficiency. The Cardinals are the 25th best team in the KenPom ratings overall.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Virginia Tech is 7-13 ATS in their last 20 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Virginia Tech’s last 9 games.
- Virginia Tech is 8-1 SU in their last 9 games.
- Virginia Tech is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against Louisville.
- Virginia Tech is 0-7 SU in their last 7 games against Louisville.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisville’s last 5 games.
- Louisville is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisville’s last 7 games against Virginia Tech.
- Louisville is 10-0 SU in their last 10 games at home.
- Louisville is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games this season.
Free Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Louisville Cardinals NCAAB Prediction:
This will be the Hokies first true road game this season. The Hokies struggled on the road last season in Mike Young’s first year as the head coach and I don’t see them getting off to a hot start this year. The Cardinals are allowing just 58.3 points to opponents this season when they are on their home court. On the road, last season Virginia Tech averaged just 61.2 points per game, so I would expect a similar result for their first game on the road. Give me the Cardinals to cover the -5 and get their third ACC win this season.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Louisville -5 / Louisville 1H -2.5
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