Chattanooga vs Virginia Tech Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 17 NCAA Women's Tournament Game (Defenses Shine)

Chattanooga vs Virginia Tech Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 17 NCAA Women's Tournament Game (Defenses Shine)


Chattanooga vs Virginia Tech Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Women's Tournament Game
  • Chattanooga (20-12, 9-7 Away) vs. No. 4 Virginia Tech (27-4, 14-1 Home)
  • Date: Friday, March 17, 2023
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Cassell Coliseum -- Blacksburg, Virginia
  • Coverage: ESPNU

Friday, March 17's 2022-23 NCAA Women's Tournament schedule includes a first-round matchup in the Seattle 4 region between the No. 16 Chattanooga Mocs and No. 1 Virginia Tech Hokies.

Chattanooga has a pep in its step after defeating Wofford 63-53 to capture the SoCon Championship. Meanwhile, Virginia Tech extended its winning ways to 11 games in a row with a 75-67 win over Louisville in the ACC Championship Game.

So, which side has what it takes to move on?

Chattanooga vs Virginia Tech Odds & Spread

Virginia Tech enters this contest as a heavy favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 5:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 118.5 points with the under being favored at -115 odds.

Chattanooga vs Virginia Tech Prediction & Pick

With all due respect, this is an uphill battle that's too steep for Chattanooga to overcome. The Mocs' offense has struggled on the road, averaging just 56.4 points over the last seven away games. Now, they must deal with a Virginia Tech defense that's held opponents to a 59.6 PPG clip in the last five home games.

Chattanooga also doesn't have the NCAA Tournament experience that Virginia Tech does. While the Hokies have qualified for each of the last three tournaments and even made it to Round 2 in 2021, this is the Mocs' first appearance since 2017. Furthermore, Shawn Poppie's squad hasn't even made it beyond the first round in nearly 20 years.

With the ACC Championship victory providing all of the momenta in the world, look for Virginia Tech to make light work of Chattanooga.

Final Score Prediction: Virginia Tech: 67 | Chattanooga: 50

Chattanooga vs Virginia Tech Best Bet

Though a 118.5-point total is relatively low, I'm backing the under as the best betting option. After all, Chattanooga has gone five straight games without surpassing that number, averaging 111.2 points during that stretch. On top of that, Virginia Tech has seen an average of 116.8 points in its last five outings, finishing with fewer than 118.5 in three of the last four.

With both sides owning top-30 scoring defenses this season, don't expect many points to be scored come Friday.

Bet: Under 118.5 Total Points (-115)

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