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There aren't many Cinderellas left in this year's Big Dance, but the No. 12 Liberty Flames are one of the last double-digit seeds remaining in the NCAA Tournament. The Flames square off against the No. 4-seed Virginia Tech Hokies, and the winner advances to the Sweet 16. According to FanDuel Sportsbook, Virginia Tech is an 8.5-point favorite.


If you're thinking of placing a wager on this second-round matchup, you might want to take a look at what some of the experts are saying about this game first. 


Liberty vs Virginia Tech Predictions


Athlon Sports

Antwan Staley, of Athlon Sports, believes Virginia Tech will win and cover the spread, 73-64. Staley believes Virginia Tech's athleticism should give the Hokies an enormous edge over Liberty in this one.

Sports Chat Place

On the other hand, the folks at Sports Chat Place are taking Liberty as 8.5-point underdogs. Sports Chat Place isn't confident enough in either team to pick an outright winner, but they feel Liberty is going to keep this game close. 

ESPN Basketball Power Index Matchup Predictor 

Finally, ESPN's BPI is giving the Hokies an 85.8 percent chance to win this matchup straight up. 

Overall, we have two experts picking the Hokies to win straight up, one taking Virginia Tech to cover the spread, and another taking the Flames to cover an 8.5-point spread as underdogs. 


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