Duke vs Virginia Tech Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 25 (Blue Devils Edge Hokies in Hard-Fought ACC Tilt)

Devon Platana
Duke vs Virginia Tech prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Duke vs Virginia Tech prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Ben McKeown

Duke vs Virginia Tech Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • Duke (20-8, 11-6 ACC) vs. Virginia Tech (16-12, 6-11 ACC)
  • Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Cameron Indoor Stadium -- Durham, North Carolina
  • Coverage: ESPN

The Duke Blue Devils put their three-game winning streak on the line when they host the ACC rival Virginia Tech Hokies for some NCAA college basketball action on Saturday, Feb. 25.

Duke looks to capitalize on momentum stemming from its 79-62 win over Louisville that saw five different Blue Devils finish with double-digit point totals. On the flip side, Virginia Tech hopes for a better result after losing 76-70 to Miami earlier this week.

Will Duke figure out a way to notch its fourth straight win? Or will Virginia Tech vanquish the Blue Devils for the second time this season?

Duke vs Virginia Tech Odds & Spread

Duke enters this contest as the clear home favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 139.5 points with the over being favored at -115 odds.

Duke vs Virginia Tech Betting Trends

  • Duke's record against the spread is 10-18-0.
  • The Blue Devils' ATS record as 6.5-point favorites or more is 5-11.
  • Duke has played 28 games this year, and 11 of them have hit the over.
  • Virginia Tech has 12 wins in 28 games against the spread this year.
  • There have been 17 Virginia Tech games (out of 28) that went over the total this season.
Duke Rank Duke AVG Virginia Tech AVG Virginia Tech Rank
174th 71.9 Points Scored 74.5 118th
32nd 63.9 Points Allowed 69.5 164th
17th 36.0 Rebounds 31.3 214th
12th 11.4 Off. Rebounds 7.2 290th
224th 7.0 3pt Made 8.0 114th
61st 14.9 Assists 15.7 26th
185th 12.0 Turnovers 9.8 18th

Duke vs Virginia Tech Prediction & Pick

Duke has several things going for itself ahead of tonight's contest. For starters, the Blue Devils have played well defensively, allowing just 60.3 PPG during their winning streak. They've also been accurate on offense, shooting 48.8% from the floor and 39.7% from three-point range over that stretch.

Meanwhile, Virginia Tech has left a lot to be desired. The Hokies have struggled to stop the ball lately, allowing a 78.8 PPG clip over their last five games. I don't expect that to change considering that they're far from trustworthy on the road, where they have a 1-7 record while allowing 73.8 PPG with a minus-2.4 scoring margin.

Motivated by last month's loss toe Virginia Tech, back Duke getting the job done tonight.

Final Score Prediction: Duke: 75 | Virginia Tech: 71

Duke vs Virginia Tech Best Bet

Even though I expect Duke to win, covering the 6.5-point spread is easier said than done. After all, the Blue Devils are just 1-4 ATS in their last five games, as well as 4-16 ATS in their most recent 20 ACC contests. While Virginia Tech struggles with the spread at times, it has covered in six of its last nine meetings with Duke.

Considering how Virginia Tech was victorious by 15 points in its last trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium and just beat Duke last month, going with the Hokies on the spread is the right call.

Bet: Virginia Tech +6.5 (-102)

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