The Duke Blue Devils (20-8, 11-6 ACC) will be trying to continue a 15-game home winning streak when squaring off against the Virginia Tech Hokies (16-12, 6-11 ACC) on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. It airs at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN.
The Blue Devils square off with the Hokies in a game that Duke is currently a strong favorite by 7 points. The point total for the matchup is 140.
Duke vs. Virginia Tech Odds
Point Spread for Duke vs. Virginia Tech
The spread for this matchup is set at 7 points, with oddsmakers listing Duke as the favorite.
Duke vs. Virginia Tech Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Duke has -305 odds to pick up the win, while Virginia Tech is listed at +244 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 140 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, February 25, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: Durham, North Carolina
- Arena: Cameron Indoor Stadium
Duke vs. Virginia Tech Betting Trends
Duke is 10-18-0 against the spread this season. The Blue Devils have won in 19, or 79.2%, of the 24 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Duke’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 11 times in 28 opportunities (39.3%).
Virginia Tech is 13-15-0 against the spread this year. The Hokies have yet to win when playing as the moneyline underdog this season, going 0-3. Virginia Tech’s games this year have gone over the total in 17 of 28 opportunities (60.7%).
Duke vs. Virginia Tech Key Players to Watch
Kyle Filipowski is tops on his team in both points (15) and rebounds (9.1) per contest, and also averages 1.5 assists. At the other end, he posts 1.2 steals and 0.9 blocked shots. Ryan Young posts 7.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists per contest, shooting 70.7% from the field. Jeremy Roach is tops on the Blue Devils at 3 assists per game, while also posting 2.4 rebounds and 12.7 points.
Tyrese Proctor leads his team in assists per game (3), and also averages 8.9 points and 3.3 rebounds. At the other end, he puts up 0.5 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.
Justyn Mutts tops the Hokies in rebounding (7.3 per game) and assists (4.9), and averages 13.2 points. He also averages 1.6 steals and 0.7 blocked shots. Grant Basile is the Hokies’ top scorer (16.6 points per game), and he produces 1.8 assists and 5.5 rebounds. Sean Pedulla is putting up 15.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and 4 assists per contest, making 41.8% of his shots from the field and 32.3% from beyond the arc, with 1.9 triples per game. Hunter Cattoor is putting up 10.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists per contest, making 43.7% of his shots from the field and 43.8% from 3-point range, with 2.7 triples per game.
What you need to know about the Duke Blue Devils
A total of eight out of Duke’s 17 ACC games this season have hit the over. The Blue Devils rank 177th in the nation with 71.9 points per game this season. At the other end, they rank 32nd with 63.9 points allowed per game. When it comes to rebounding, it’s been a dominant stretch for Duke, who is grabbing 36 boards per game (15th-best in college basketball) and allowing 27.6 boards per contest (17th-best).
When playing at home, the Blue Devils are scoring 8.1 more points per game (76.8) than they are away from home (68.7). This year, Duke is making 7 three-pointers per game (222nd-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 33.4% (231st-ranked) from downtown. The Blue Devils are allowing 6.1 threes per game (42nd-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opponents to shoot 30.7% (34th-ranked) from downtown.
The Blue Devils have a 3-7 record against the spread while going 7-3 overall over their last 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, Duke has gone over the total four times. Duke has seen a downturn in scoring lately, racking up 71.2 points per game in its last 10 outings, 0.7 points fewer than the 71.9 it has scored this year. Duke’s defense has been less stingy lately, as the team has given up 64.8 points per game over its last 10 compared to the 63.9 points per game its opponents average on the season.
What you need to know about the Virginia Tech Hokies
Virginia Tech and its opponents have combined to go over the point total 13 out of 17 times this year in ACC play. With 74.5 points scored per game and 69.5 points allowed, the Hokies are 117th in the country on offense and 164th on defense. On the glass, Virginia Tech is 208th in the country in rebounds (31.3 per game). It is 194th in rebounds conceded (31.3 per game).
At home, the Hokies average 76.9 points per game. Away, they score 72. In 2022-23, Virginia Tech is 113th in the country in 3-point makes (8 per game) and 117th in 3-point percentage (35.4%). The Hokies give up 7.1 3-pointers per game and concede 33.8% from beyond the arc, ranking 169th and 185th, respectively, in the nation.
The Hokies are 6-4 against the spread and 5-5 overall in their last 10 contests. Virginia Tech has gone over the total in eight of its past 10 outings. In its past 10 games, Virginia Tech is averaging 75.8 points per contest, 1.3 more than its season average (74.5). While the Hokies are giving up 69.5 points per game in 2022-23, they have been worse in their last 10 games, allowing 75 points per contest.
Duke vs. Virginia Tech Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this contest is Duke, and we expect that Virginia Tech will cover the spread (Duke -7). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 140 points.
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