Duke Blue Devils vs. Virginia Tech Hokies January 12, 2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on January 12, 2021

The No. 19 Duke Blue Devils (5-2) are 1-point favorites as they try to continue a three-game winning streak when they visit the No. 20 Virginia Tech Hokies (9-2) on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Cassell Coliseum. The matchup airs at 7:00 PM ET on ACCN. The matchup has an over/under of 141.5 points.

Betting Information

Duke vs Virginia Tech Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Duke -1 -109 -112 141.5 -110 -112 -117 -105

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Duke vs Virginia Tech
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Virginia Tech (+1) Over (141.5) Virginia Tech 77 Duke 68

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Total Facts

  • The Blue Devils and their opponents have put up at least 141.5 points — this matchup’s point total — in five of seven opportunities (71.4%) this season.
  • Virginia Tech has combined with its opponents to score at least 141.5 points in five of 11 opportunities (45.5%) this year.
  • The two teams average a combined 9.7 more points per game (151.2) than this game’s total of 141.5 points.
  • The Blue Devils and the Hokies have seen their opponents average a combined 5.5 less points per game than the over/under of 141.5 set in this outing.
  • The Blue Devils average point total in outings this year is 147, 5.5 points higher than the total in this game.
  • The average point total for the Hokies this season is 1.3 points lower than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Blue Devils put up 75.9 points per game, 11 more points than the 64.9 the Hokies give up.
  • Duke is 1-0 against the spread and 5-2 overall when scoring more than 64.9 points.
  • In games Virginia Tech gives up more than 75.9 points, it is 0-1 against the spread and 1-0 overall.
  • The Hokies’ 75.3 points per game are only 4.2 more points than the 71.1 the Blue Devils give up to opponents.
  • In games when it puts up more than 71.1 points, Virginia Tech is 5-0 against the spread and 7-0 overall.
  • Duke has a 1-1 record overall and an ATS record of 0-2 in games when its opponents put up more than 75.3 points.
  • The Blue Devils have put up a total of 33 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 4.8 per game), and the Hokies have out-scored opponents by 114 points on the season (10.4 more per game).

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Duke Betting Information

  • Duke has not performed well against the spread this season, posting a 1-5 record.
  • The Blue Devils have struggled to cover, going just 1-5 ATS when favored by at least 1 points.
  • In 4 of 6 (66.7%) contests this season, Duke and its opponents have hit the over.

Virginia Tech Betting Information

  • Virginia Tech has a winning record against the spread, going 7-3 ATS (covering 70% of the time).
  • When they are at least 1-point underdogs, the Hokies have fared well, going 5-3 against the spread.
  • In the majority of Virginia Tech’s games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (8 out of 10 games, 80%).

Head to Head

Duke vs Virginia Tech (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/22/2020 Duke -16.5 143.5 N/A N/A Regular Season 88-64 DUKE
12/6/2019 Duke -7.5 143 -354 +270 Regular Season 77-63 DUKE
2/26/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 77-72 VTECH

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Duke Leaders

  • Matthew Hurt leads the Blue Devils in scoring, tallying 19.6 points per game to go with 7.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists.
  • Jalen Johnson is the Blue Devils leading rebounder, pulling down 8.3 per game, while Jordan Goldwire is their best passer, distributing 4.0 assists in each contest.
  • The Blue Devils get the most three-point shooting production out of Hurt, who makes 2.3 threes per game.
  • Goldwire is the Blue Devils leader in steals, averaging 2.6 steals per game, while Johnson leads them in blocks with 2.0 per contest.

Virginia Tech Leaders

  • The Hokies’ leader in scoring and rebounding is Keve Aluma with 15.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.
  • Virginia Tech’s assist leader is Wabissa Bede with 3.0 per game. He also scores 5.3 points per game and tacks on 2.2 rebounds per game.
  • Jalen Cole connects on more threes per game than any of his teammates on the Hokies, knocking down shots from downtown at a rate of 3.4 per game.
  • Virginia Tech’s leader in steals is Bede with 1.0 per game, and its leader in blocks is Aluma with 1.2 per game.
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