Virginia Tech vs Notre Dame Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 7 ACC Tournament (Expect Fireworks in Greensboro)

Devon Platana
Virginia Tech vs Notre Dame prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball ACC Tournament game.
Virginia Tech vs Notre Dame prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball ACC Tournament game. / AP Photos/Julia Nikhinson

Virginia Tech vs Notre Dame Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball ACC Tournament Game
  • Virginia Tech (18-13, 8-12 ACC) vs. Notre Dame (11-20, 3-17 ACC)
  • Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Greensboro Coliseum -- Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Coverage: ACC Network

Tuesday, March 7 is filled with exciting NCAA college basketball showdowns, including some first-round ACC Tournament action between the Virginia Tech Hokies and Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Virginia Tech has a pep in its step after securing back-to-back wins to close out the regular season, most recently picking up an 82-60 win over Florida State. Meanwhile, Notre Dame is coming off an 87-64 loss against Clemson, dropping to 1-8 over its last nine games in the process.

Can Virginia achieve its third consecutive win to advance? Or will Notre Dame put its recent struggles in the rearview mirror to shock the world?

Virginia Tech vs Notre Dame Odds & Spread

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 143.5 points with both sides sitting at -110 odds.

Virginia Tech vs Notre Dame Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, Virginia Tech is 14-17-0 this season.
  • The Hokies are 5-7 as 7.5-point favorites or more.
  • Virginia Tech has seen 18 of its 31 games hit the over.
  • Notre Dame has 10 wins in 31 games against the spread this season.
  • The Fighting Irish have an ATS record of 3-3 as 7.5-point underdogs or more.
  • Out of Notre Dame's 31 games so far this season, 18 have gone over the total.
Virginia Tech Rank Virginia Tech AVG Notre Dame AVG Notre Dame Rank
118th 74.4 Points Scored 69.8 222nd
144th 69.1 Points Allowed 72.3 245th
227th 31.1 Rebounds 28.8 320th
269th 7.5 Off. Rebounds 5.5 354th
72nd 8.4 3pt Made 8.8 44th
28th 15.7 Assists 12.0 268th
16th 9.6 Turnovers 8.3 3rd

Virginia Tech vs Notre Dame Prediction & Pick

It's easy to fade Notre Dame due to its recent poor play. For starters, the Fighting Irish are only averaging 64.8 points over their last five games, being held to fewer than 60 in three of those contests. The defense hasn't been great either, proven by their 84.0 PPG allowed over the last two outings.

I don't expect Notre Dame's luck to change. After all, Virginia Tech has held each of its last opponents to 60 or fewer points and is coming off an 82-point showing against Florida State.

Notre Dame has also dropped five straight contests to Virginia Tech, including a 93-87 loss less than a month ago. Considering how the Hokies defeated the Fighting Irish by an average of 8.8 points over that five-game span, I don't like Notre Dame's chances of keeping things close.

Final Score Prediction: Virginia Tech: 79 | Notre Dame: 68

Virginia Tech vs Notre Dame Best Bet

For tonight's best bet, I'm going with the total going over 143.5 points. After combining for 180 points in their first matchup of the season, Virginia Tech and Notre Dame have now hit the over in four of their last five clashes. Furthermore, they've finished with over 143.5 points in each of their last three meetings.

With the Fighting Irish allowing a lot of points lately and the Hokies coming off an impressive offensive performance in their last outing, expect a solid amount of offense in this ACC Tournament battle.

Bet: Over 143.5 Points (-110)

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