Check out our free Virginia Tech vs Miami (FL) pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Coral Gables. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Virginia Tech vs Miami (FL) Pick & Preview: Tuesday, January 31st Betting Odds

Hokies vs Hurricanes Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Virginia Tech Hokies at Miami (FL) Hurricanes
  • Where: Coral Gables at Watsco Center
  • Date: Tuesday, January 31st
  • Betting Odds: Virginia Tech +4, VTECH +150 | MIA -189 O/U 143.5

Hokies Preview:

The Virginia Tech Hokies will be looking to pick up their 22nd win of the season and are in the middle of a 2 game win streak. On the road, the Hokies will be playing their 6th game of the season, having gone 0-6. So far, the Hokies have been the underdog 2 times, going 0-2 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4 underdogs on the spread.

Virginia Tech’s leading scorer this season is Sean Pedulla, who is averaging 15.48 points per contest. So far, Pedulla has accounted for 21.08% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.67 rebounds per game and 4.14 assists. Grant Basile is the second leading scorer for the Hokies, averaging 14.81 points per game. Between him and Basile, they are accounting for 41.2% of the team’s scoring.

Virginia Tech comes into their matchup vs Miami (FL) looking to improve their offensive numbers, as they are just 215th in college basketball at 70.7 points per game. One bright spot for them has been their ability to knock down 3-point shots, as they have connected at a rate of 39.3%. So far, 41.43% of the Hokies’ shots have been from beyond the arc. When looking at the team’s pace of play, they are currently a below average unit at 62.1 possessions per game.

Hurricanes Preview:

Miami (FL) heads into this matchup having played 21 games and have an overall record sitting at 16-5. Currently, the Hurricanes have been the home team 13 times, sitting with a record of 12-1. The Hurricanes’ are sitting with a betting line that is -4 points in their favor. For the season, Miami (FL) has been favored to win in 16 games, sitting with a mark of 15-1.

Miami (FL)’s leading scorer this season is Isaiah Wong, who is averaging 16.19 points per contest. So far, Wong has accounted for 20.85% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.67 rebounds per game and 3.57 assists. Jordan Miller is the second leading scorer for the Hurricanes, averaging 15.0 points per game. Between him and Miller, they are accounting for 40.2% of the team’s scoring.

On offense, Miami (FL) is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.8 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 21 games, they have only hit 35.0% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 36.2% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Free Spread Prediction: Miami (FL) Hurricanes -4

Leading into this matchup, the Miami (FL) Hurricanes are currently the favorites to pick up the win, with a spread sitting at -4. According to our analysis, we anticipate a strong offensive effort from the Hurricanes’ shooters to be enough to pull out the win and cover the spread. For the season, Miami (FL) has a field goal percentage of 47.7, good for 42nd in college basketball. In addition, look for the team to add to their trend of covering the spread on the road. Over their last 10 road matchups, they are 6-3-1 vs the spread.