Check out our free Virginia Tech vs Notre Dame pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in South Bend. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Virginia Tech vs Notre Dame Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Hokies vs Fighting Irish Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Virginia Tech Hokies at Notre Dame Fighting Irish
- Where: South Bend at Purcell Pavilion
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: Virginia Tech -4.5, VTECH -206 | ND +167 O/U 142.5
The Virginia Tech Hokies head into today’s game in what will be their 25th game of the season, posting a record of 14-10. On the road, the Hokies will be playing their 7th game of the season, having gone 0-7. This season, Virginia Tech has been favored to win in 21 games, sitting with a mark of 14-7. For today’s contest, Virginia Tech has a betting line set -4.5 points in their favor.
Virginia Tech’s leading scorer this season is Sean Pedulla, who is averaging 15.79 points per contest. So far, Pedulla has accounted for 21.35% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.62 rebounds per game and 3.92 assists. Grant Basile is the second leading scorer for the Hokies, averaging 15.62 points per game. Between him and Basile, they are accounting for 42.5% of the team’s scoring.
Virginia Tech comes into their matchup vs Notre Dame 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.
Fighting Irish Preview:
Notre Dame will take the floor against the Hokies with an overall record of 10-14. So far this season, Notre Dame has played 16 games at home, sitting with a record of 10-6. For the season, Notre Dame has been the underdog in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 1-6. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Fighting Irish being +4.5 point underdogs.
Nate Laszewski comes into today’s game as the Fighting Irish’s leading scorer at 14.17 points per contest. Not only has Laszewski been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Notre Dame’s top rebounder at 7.0 boards per contest. Behind Laszewski, the team has benefited from the strong play of Dane Goodwin, who is second on the team in scoring at 11.88 points per game. Overall, he has hit 43.3% of his shots and is adding 5.33 boards per game.
Notre Dame comes into their matchup vs Virginia Tech looking to improve their offensive numbers, as they are just 162nd in college basketball at 72.5 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 38.0%. So far, 42.95% of the Fighting Irish’s shots have been from beyond the arc. When looking at the team’s pace of play, they are currently a below average unit at 65.2 possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Virginia Tech Hokies -4.5
For this showdown between the Virginia Tech Hokies and Notre Dame Fighting Irish, our analysis points to 3-point shooting being a key factor in the outcome of this game. Both team’s come into the game with above average numbers in made 3’s per game. So far, Virginia Tech and Notre Dame are 121st and 94th in that department, respectively. After crunching the numbers, we anticipate Virginia Tech continuing to shoot the ball well. For the season, they have hit 39.3% of their looks from deep. With a point spread sitting at -4.5 in favor of Virginia Tech, we like them to not only win but cover the spread.