Virginia Tech vs Duke Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Monday, January 23, 2023

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The Virginia Tech Hokies (11-8, 1-7 ACC) will be attempting to break a seven-game losing skid when hosting the Duke Blue Devils (14-5, 5-3 ACC) on Monday, January 23, 2023 at Cassell Coliseum. It will air at 7:00 PM ET.

The Hokies face the Blue Devils in a game that Virginia Tech is currently a small favorite by 2.5 points. The point total for the game is set at 137.5.

Virginia Tech vs. Duke Odds

Point Spread for Virginia Tech vs. Duke

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Virginia Tech as the favorite.

Virginia Tech vs. Duke Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Virginia Tech has -135 odds to pick up the win, while Duke is listed at +112 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 137.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, January 23, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
  • Arena: Cassell Coliseum

Virginia Tech vs. Duke Betting Trends

Virginia Tech has played 19 games, with eight wins against the spread. The Hokies have been chosen as favorites in 16 games this year and have walked away with the win 10 times (62.5%) in those games. Virginia Tech’s games this year have hit the over nine times in 19 opportunities (47.4%).

In Duke’s 19 games this year, it has seven wins against the spread. The Blue Devils are the moneyline underdog for the first time this season. Duke’s games this year have gone over the total in seven of 19 opportunities (36.8%).

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Virginia Tech vs. Duke Key Players to Watch

Virginia Tech

Justyn Mutts is tops on his team in both rebounds (7.6) and assists (4.2) per game, and also puts up 13.1 points. Defensively, he puts up 1.7 steals and 0.8 blocked shots. Grant Basile is putting up 13.8 points, 1.5 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game. Darius Maddox is posting 8.9 points, 1.2 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game.


Kyle Filipowski is the Blue Devils’ top scorer (15.0 points per game) and rebounder (9.5), and contributes 1.4 assists. Ryan Young gives the Blue Devils 7.9 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. He also posts 0.4 steals and 0.6 blocked shots. Mark Mitchell is putting up 9.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists per contest, making 49.2% of his shots from the floor. Jeremy Roach is the Blue Devils’ top assist man (3.3 per game), and he puts up 12.0 points and 2.4 rebounds.

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What you need to know about the Virginia Tech Hokies

The Hokies are posting 72.6 points per game (159th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing 65.6 points per contest (78th-ranked). With 32.7 rebounds per game, Virginia Tech ranks 152nd in the nation. It gives up 31.5 rebounds per contest, which ranks 205th in college basketball.

At home, the Hokies are posting 10.8 more points per game (76.8) than they are on the road (66.0). Virginia Tech is sinking 7.6 threes per game (166th-ranked in college basketball). It has a 34.0% shooting percentage (193rd-ranked) from downtown. The Hokies are giving up 6.5 three-pointers per game (96th-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opponents to shoot 31.2% (77th-ranked) from three-point land.

The Hokies are 4-6 against the spread and 3-7 overall over their past 10 contests. Virginia Tech has hit the over in five of its past 10 outings. Virginia Tech has been putting up 68.5 points per contest in its last 10 appearances, an average that’s slightly lower than the 72.6 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign. Virginia Tech has been more porous on the defensive side of the ball as of late, giving up 66.1 points per game during its past 10 contests compared to the 65.6 points per game its opponents average in the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the Duke Blue Devils

The Blue Devils are 170th in college basketball in points scored (72.0 per game) and 37th in points allowed (63.5). Duke is the 17th-best squad in the country in rebounds per game (36.7) and is ranked 46th in rebounds conceded (28.4).

In 2022-23 the Blue Devils are scoring 14.2 more points per game at home (79.0) than away (64.8). With 6.7 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 31.6% from beyond the arc, Duke is 260th and 294th in college basketball, respectively, in those categories. In 2022-23, the Blue Devils are 30th in the nation in 3-pointers allowed (5.8 per game) and 26th in defensive 3-point percentage (29.5%).

In their past 10 contests, the Blue Devils have two wins against the spread, and are 7-3 overall. In its past 10 games, Duke has hit the over five times. Duke is averaging 72.1 points per game over its last 10 games, compared to its season average of 72.0. While the Blue Devils are surrendering 63.5 points per game in 2022-23, they have been worse over their last 10 games, allowing 67.9 points per contest.

Virginia Tech vs. Duke Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is Virginia Tech, and we expect that Duke will cover the spread (Virginia Tech -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 137.5 points.

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How to bet Virginia Tech vs. Duke

You can bet on Virginia Tech vs. Duke at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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