Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Pittsburgh Panthers: 2/3/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 3, 2021

The Pittsburgh Panthers (8-5) will attempt to break a three-game losing streak when they host the No. 16 Virginia Tech Hokies (13-3) on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at Petersen Events Center as only 3-point underdogs. The contest airs at 7:00 PM ET. The matchup has an over/under of 136.5.

Betting Information

Virginia Tech vs Pittsburgh Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Virginia Tech -3 -112 -109 136.5 -112 -109 -160 130

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Virginia Tech vs Pittsburgh
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Pittsburgh (+3) Over (136.5) Virginia Tech 70 Pittsburgh 68

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Total Facts

  • In 56.2% of their games this year (nine of 16 chances), the Hokies and their opponents have combined to record more than this matchup’s point total of 136.5 points.
  • Pittsburgh and its opponents have combined to score more than 136.5 points in 69.2% of their matchups this year (nine of 13 chances).
  • The Hokies and the Panthers combine to average 7.9 more points per game than the total of 136.5 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 3.8 less points per game (132.7) than this matchup’s over/under of 136.5 points.
  • The average total the Hokies have had set in matchups this year is 0.6 fewer points than this outing’s point total.
  • Panthers games this year have averaged a total of 141.2 points, 4.7 more than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The 72.1 points the Hokies put up per game are only 3.2 more points than the Panthers surrender (68.9).
  • When Virginia Tech scores more than 68.9 points, it is 8-1 overall and 7-0 against the spread.
  • When Pittsburgh allows more than 72.1 points, it is 2-5 against the spread and 3-4 overall.
  • The Panthers’ 72.3 points per game are 8.5 more points than the 63.8 the Hokies give up to opponents.
  • Pittsburgh has put together a 6-0 ATS record and a 7-3 overall record in games it scores more than 63.8 points.
  • Virginia Tech’s record is 2-3 overall and 2-3 against the spread when it allows more than 72.3 points to its opponents.
  • The Hokies have put up a total of 132 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 8.3 per game), and the Panthers have out-scored opponents by 44 points on the season (3.4 more per game).

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Virginia Tech Betting Information

  • Virginia Tech has been good against the spread this season, posting a 10-5 record.
  • The Hokies have posted an even record of 4-4 against the spread when the spread is -3 or bigger.
  • The Hokies and their opponents have gone over the total in 8 of 15 games (53.3%) this season.

Pittsburgh Betting Information

  • Pittsburgh has covered the spread in greater than half of its outings, going 7-6 ATS.
  • The Panthers have gone 3-3 against the spread when they are at least a 3-point underdog.
  • Pittsburgh and its opponents have hit the over in less than half of their matchups this year — 6 of 13 (46.2%).

Head to Head

Virginia Tech vs Pittsburgh (Last 2 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/15/2020 Virginia Tech -3.5 128 -176 +142 Regular Season 67-57 VTECH
2/16/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 70-64 VTECH

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Virginia Tech Leaders

  • Keve Aluma leads the Hokies in scoring and rebounding, putting up 14.8 points and 7.6 rebounds per game.
  • Wabissa Bede is the Hokies best passer, distributing 2.8 assists per game while scoring 4.6 PPG.
  • Jalen Cole leads his teammates on the Hokies with 2.6 made threes per game.
  • Hunter Cattoor and Aluma lead the Hokies on the defensive end, with Cattoor leading the team in steals averaging 1.0 per game and Aluma in blocks averaging 1.4 per contest.

Pittsburgh Leaders

  • The Panthers’ leader in scoring and rebounding is Justin Champagnie with 20.1 points and 12.1 rebounds per game.
  • Xavier Johnson dishes out 6.1 assists per game, the most assists on the Panthers.
  • Ithiel Horton’s 1.9 made threes per game lead the Panthers.
  • Champagnie’s steals (1.5 steals per game) and blocks (1.5 blocks per game) lead Pittsburgh defensively.
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