Against The Spread Pick
The Cavaliers are getting ready to attempt another March run and are playing solid basketball. They have won four straight and seven out of their last eight contests overall. The Cavs defense is incredible and they were able to limit this Virginia Tech team to just 39 points in a 65-39 home win in the first meeting. To add, the Virginia Tech is stumbling, having losing seven out of their last eight games overall. They’ve been big losses to as five out of their last seven losses have occurred by at least seven points. Virginia Tech’s home stadium hasn’t really done much for them as they have dropped three out of their last four home games. I like Virginia’s defense to once again prevail and dominate. Take the points with the Cavs.
Over Under Pick
Virginia’s defenses automatically makes looking at the under a must. But lately, the total being given for Cavalier games has been so low that it is no longer a good play. I’m on the over in this game, as I think Virginia Tech is going to come out backed by a home crowd in a rivalry game and try to prove something. Despite getting utterly shutdown in their first matchup, Virginia Tech will find more success and put some points on the board. I am leaning over.