Duke Blue Devils vs Virginia Tech Hokies College Basketball Las Vegas Odds and Free Sports Picks


Duke Blue Devils
Duke Blue Devils
24-5 (6-4 V)
7:00 pm ET, Monday, February 26, 2018
Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg
Virginia Tech Hokies
Virginia Tech Hokies
20-9 (13-4 H)
ESPN
 
Duke Blue Devils vs Virginia Tech Hokies College Basketball Las Vegas Odds and Free Sports Picks

It looks like fifth-ranked Duke could present another issue for Virginia Tech to contend with when the teams meet Monday night at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Va.

Atlantic Coast Conference scoring and rebounding leader Marvin Bagley III has returned to action and that adds to the available weapons for the Blue Devils.

Duke went 4-0 in Bagley's absence with a mild knee sprain. He was back Saturday night in a 60-44 victory against visiting Syracuse, scoring a game-high 19 points.

The Blue Devils developed increased roles for several players with Bagley out. Krzyzewski said the experience gained by those other players should make Duke stronger as they head into the final weeks of the season.

Just because Bagley has returned doesn't translate into an easy path, Duke senior guard Grayson Allen said.

The Blue Devils have a five-game winning streak going to a rematch with Virginia Tech.

As part of that stretch, Duke won 74-52 against the Hokies less than two weeks ago in Durham, N.C.

Duke (24-5, 12-4 ACC) holds second place in the conference, though it no longer has a shot at catching regular-season champion Virginia.

Virginia Tech (20-9, 9-7) can still rise to a top-four position in the ACC despite Saturday's home loss to Louisville. The Hokies have won four of their last six games.

Virginia Tech will have to contend with Bagley, who was sitting out his second game when the teams met previously.

Yet this time against Duke, the Hokies will be prepared to face a full game of zone defense. That wasn't the case earlier in the month.

The Hokies struggled to find rhythm and that was compounded by standout guard Justin Robinson's foul trouble. That left Virginia Tech in an offensive funk at times.

Allen didn't play in last season's loss in Blacksburg. It was the ACC opener, and he was sitting out what became a one-game suspension for a tripping incident in the previous game.

This is Virginia Tech's home finale, the conclusion of a three-game homestand. The Hokies are 13-4 at home this season, though 4-4 in ACC play.

Duke Blue Devils vs Virginia Tech Hokies VDB Sport Betting Odds and Predictions

Duke Blue Devils vs Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Odds

  Spread MoneyLine Total
Duke Blue Devils -6 (-110) -250 154 (-115)o
Virginia Tech Hokies +6 (-110) +210 154 (-105u

Vegas Daily Betting Free Prediction: Duke 85, Virginia Tech 74

 


 

Duke Blue Devils vs Virginia Tech Hokies VDB Sport Betting Matchup Report

 

Team Records

Duke Blue Devils

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 24-5 16-1 8-4 18-9 10-5 8-4 86.24 69.83 16.41
Last 10 7-3 4-1 3-2 7-3 4-1 3-2 75.20 64.20 11.00
vs Conf 12-4 7-1 5-3 10-6 5-3 5-3 80.25 68.19 12.06

Virginia Tech Hokies

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 20-9 13-4 7-5 15-10 8-5 7-5 81.17 72.17 9.00
Last 10 7-3 3-2 4-1 7-3 3-2 4-1 72.70 70.60 2.10
vs Conf 9-7 4-4 5-3 8-8 3-5 5-3 72.94 73.69 -0.75

Betting Odds Trends

Duke Blue Devils

Duke is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Duke's last 6 games
Duke is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Duke is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Duke's last 24 games on the road
Duke is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Virginia Tech
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Duke's last 10 games when playing Virginia Tech
Duke is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Virginia Tech
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Duke's last 6 games when playing on the road against Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech Hokies

Virginia Tech is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia Tech's last 5 games at home
Virginia Tech is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games when playing Duke
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Virginia Tech's last 10 games when playing Duke
Virginia Tech is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Duke
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia Tech's last 6 games when playing at home against Duke
Injuries

Duke Blue Devils

Player   Status/Updated Notes
No injuries to report.

Virginia Tech Hokies

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Ty Outlaw G out for season - Knee - 10/31/17 Outlaw sustained a torn ACL in his right knee and is likely to miss the entire 2017-18 season.

Recent Meetings

Date Home Away Line ATS
2/14/18 DUKE 74 VT 52 -11/163 DUKE/U
12/31/16 VT 89 DUKE 75 4.5/148.5 VT/O
1/9/16 DUKE 82 VT 58 -18/154.5 DUKE/U
2/25/15 VT 86 DUKE 91 (OT) 15.5/146 VT/O
2/25/14 DUKE 66 VT 48 -20.5/136.5 VT/U
3/5/13 DUKE 85 VT 57 -19.5/146.5 DUKE/U
2/21/13 VT 56 DUKE 88 12.5/146.5 DUKE/U
3/9/12 DUKE 60 VT 56 -9/136.5 VT/U
2/25/12 DUKE 70 (OT) VT 65 -12/138.5 VT/U
2/2/12 VT 60 DUKE 75 5/139.5 DUKE/U

Duke: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS DUKE FG Opp FG Reb
2/24/18 SYR 60-44 (W) -13.5/143 WU 22/53 17/54 36-33
2/21/18 LOU 82-56 (W) -10.5/154.5 WU 29/60 23/64 41-30
2/18/18 @CLEM 66-57 (W) -2/145 WU 19/49 21/61 35-33
2/14/18 VT 74-52 (W) -11/163 WU 26/52 21/49 34-18
2/11/18 @GT 80-69 (W) -8.5/143 WO 26/59 22/66 41-34
2/8/18 @UNC 78-82 (L) 1.5/167.5 LU 30/62 30/77 34-41
2/3/18 @SJU 77-81 (L) -10.5/154 LO 24/51 30/65 32-24
1/29/18 ND 88-66 (W) -15/148.5 WO 32/64 22/61 41-25
1/27/18 UVA 63-65 (L) -3.5/134 LU 27/56 26/66 42-27
1/23/18 @WAKE 84-70 (W) -10/158 WU 24/53 27/62 31-35

Virginia Tech: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS VT FG Opp FG Reb
2/24/18 LOU 68-75 (L) -4/152 LU 26/59 24/56 27-41
2/21/18 CLEM 65-58 (W) -4/141 WU 20/58 22/57 34-36
2/17/18 @GT 76-56 (W) -3.5/139.5 WU 28/53 20/55 32-30
2/14/18 @DUKE 52-74 (L) 11/163 LU 21/49 26/52 18-34
2/10/18 @UVA 61-60 (W) (OT) 12/128 WU 22/51 21/61 30-34
2/7/18 NCST 85-75 (W) -6.5/162 WU 33/52 27/62 26-31
2/3/18 MIA 75-84 (L) -5/149 LO 29/60 29/57 25-39
1/31/18 @BC 85-80 (W) (OT) -1/154 WO 30/69 25/60 34-39
1/27/18 @ND 80-75 (W) 3/142.5 WO 29/57 24/61 27-38
1/22/18 UNC 80-69 (W) 3.5/163.5 WU 30/63 27/63 34-32

 

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