Minnesota vs Virginia Tech Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 28 (Expect Low-Scoring ACC/Big Ten Challenge Tilt)

Devon Platana
Minnesota vs. Virginia Tech prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
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Minnesota vs Virginia Tech Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Minnesota Golden Gophers (4-2, 0-0 Away) vs. Virginia Tech Hokies (6-1, 4-0 Home)
Date: Monday, Nov. 28, 2022
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Venue: Cassell Coliseum — Blacksburg, VA
Coverage: ESPN2

The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season continues on Monday, Nov. 28, including an ACC/Big Ten Challenge showdown between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and Virginia Tech Hokies.

Minnesota enters this matchup with hopes of rebounding from a 71-62 loss to UNLV last Wednesday, ending the Golden Gophers' two-game winning streak. Meanwhile, Virginia Tech bounced back from its first loss of the year with a 69-64 victory over Charleston Southern on Friday.

Can Minnesota figure out a way to pull off an upset win on the road to get back on track? Or will Virginia Tech continue its dominance to start the new NCAAB slate?

Minnesota vs Virginia Tech Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: MINN: (+550) | VT: (-820)
Spread: MINN: +11.5 (-104) | VT: -11.5 (-118)
Total: 127.5 - Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)

Virginia Tech enters this contest as the clear favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 127.5 points, which is fairly low compared to the rest of Monday's projected totals.

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Minnesota vs Virginia Tech Prediction & Pick

Minnesota makes its road debut this game after not having much success from home in quite some time. The Golden Gophers are winless in their last nine road games and now must go up against the Hokies, who are 4-0 straight up at Cassell Coliseum.

Although Virginia Tech averages 78.1 points this season (No. 47), that clip increases to 84.0 PPG at home. Minnesota will likely have a tough time keeping pace, proven by the team's offense not even being able to crack the top 300 (63.0 PPG, T-No. 307). In fact, the Golden Gophers have only cracked the 70-point mark once this year, whereas the Hokies have done so in five of seven outings.

Minnesota just isn't on Virginia Tech's level at the moment, making the latter the likely victor this afternoon.

Final Score Prediction: Virginia Tech: 69 | Minnesota: 56

Minnesota vs Virginia Tech Betting Trends

- Minnesota is 2-8 against the spread (ATS) in its last 10 games.
- Virginia Tech is 5-0 straight up in its last five home games.
- The total has hit the under in six of Minnesota's last seven games.
- The total has hit the under in each of Virginia Tech's last five games against the Big Ten.

Minnesota vs Virginia Tech Best Bet

Past trends indicate that this game could end up being a low-scoring affair. For starters, Minnesota and Virginia Tech are only giving up a combined 127.8 PPG, which is only slightly above the projected total. On top of that, Minnesota has seen the under hit in five of its six games this season while Virginia Tech has experienced it in four of its last six outings.

With the Golden Gophers' offense being not-so-great and the Hokies only averaging 68.3 points in their last three games, back the under on today's total.

Bet: Under 127.5 Points (-105)


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