Virginia Tech vs Miami Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 21 (Hurricanes' Red-Hot Offense Overwhelms Hokies)

Virginia Tech vs Miami Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 21 (Hurricanes' Red-Hot Offense Overwhelms Hokies)


Virginia Tech vs Miami Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • Virginia Tech (16-11, 6-10 ACC) vs. No. 13 Miami (22-5, 13-4 ACC)
  • Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Cassell Coliseum -- Blacksburg, Virginia
  • Coverage: ESPNU

The Virginia Tech Hokies are set to go one-on-one with the ACC rival No. 13 Miami Hurricanes in an NCAA college basketball matchup slated for Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Virginia Tech hasn't found much consistently lately, however, it is coming off a 79-72 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday. Meanwhile, Miami extended its winning streak to six games with a 96-87 win against Wake Forest, highlighted by Isaiah Wong and Nijel Pack combining for 51 points on 18-of-33 shooting (54.5%).

Will Virginia Tech stand tall at home when all is said and done? Or will Miami emerge from Cassell Coliseum with the victory?

Virginia Tech vs Miami Odds & Spread

Virginia Tech enters this contest as the slim home favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 153.5 points with the under being favored at -115 odds.

Virginia Tech vs Miami Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, Virginia Tech is 12-15-0 this year.
  • As 1.5-point favorites or more, the Hokies are 11-13 against the spread.
  • Virginia Tech has seen 17 of its 27 games go over the point total.
  • Miami is 17-10-0 against the spread this season.
  • As 1.5-point underdogs or more, the Hurricanes are 5-1 against the spread.
  • Miami has seen 12 of its 27 games go over the point total.
Virginia Tech Rank Virginia Tech AVG Miami AVG Miami Rank
113th 74.7 Points Scored 79.7 25th
165th 69.3 Points Allowed 71.1 221st
208th 31.4 Rebounds 31.7 187th
289th 7.2 Off. Rebounds 8.9 151st
105th 8 3pt Made 7.6 157th
27th 15.7 Assists 15.1 49th
12th 9.7 Turnovers 10.9 70th

Virginia Tech vs Miami Prediction & Pick

Miami's offense has been firing on all cylinders over its winning streak. The Hurricanes have dropped at least 78 points in each of those games, averaging an 86.7 PPG clip over that stretch. They've also been remarkably accurate over their last three games, shooting 53.1% from the field and 44.9% from the three-point line.

I don't see Virginia Tech having the defense to slow Miami down. Although the Hokies only surrender 69.3 PPG this season (No. 146), they've allowed an average of 79.5 points over their last four games. For reference, Virginia Tech has only scored more than 79.5 points six times this season, making it clear that victory will be tough to come by if the defense doesn't tighten up.

With Miami showing zero signs of slowing down any time soon, I'm backing the Hurricanes to pull off the upset at Cassell Coliseum.

Final Score Prediction: Miami: 82 | Virginia Tech: 72

Virginia Tech vs Miami Best Bet

Though the under is favored on the 153.5-point total, I'm actually siding with the over as the best bet. After all, the over is 4-2 in Miami's last six games, as well as 8-0 in Virginia Tech's last eight. On top of that, the over has been hit in each of the last six Hokies-Hurricanes matchups.

With Miami's offense lighting up the competition and Virginia Tech struggling on defense, I see a recipe for more points being scored than expected.

Bet: Over 153.5 Points (-105)

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