Virginia Tech Hokies vs Texas Longhorns Betting Analysis - March Madness Odds

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Texas Longhorns Betting Analysis – March Madness Odds

ACC Tournament winner Virginia Tech takes on Big 12 squad Texas in one of the NCAA Tournament’s most intriguing Round 1 matchups. The game, which happens on Friday, pits two teams with high preseason expectations against each other. One will fall while one will rise. Are the Hokies the team that plays on Sunday? Or will the Longhorns prevail? See below for March Madness Odds, analysis, and a free pick for Texas Longhorns versus Virginia Tech Hokies. 

Men’s College Basketball East Region: #11 Virginia Tech vs #6 Texas

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  • When: Friday, March 18 at 3:30 pm ET
  • Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
  • TV/Streaming: TBS

Why bet on 6-Texas versus 11-Virginia Tech?

The Longhorns were a preseason Top 5 ranked team. Although things didn’t go exactly as planned, nobody can argue that Texas didn’t play one of the toughest schedules in the country. Not only that, but the Horns’ defense improved so much that Texas now allows less than 60 points per game, less than 42% from the field, and less than 32% from three. 

Texas Longhorns Offensive Averages

  • Points/G: 68.6 
  • FG %: 44.3
  • 3PT %: 32.2
  • FT %: 75.3
  • Rebounds/G: 31.0 

Texas Longhorns Defensive Averages

  • Points/G: 59.5
  • FG %: 41.5
  • 3PT %: 31.6 
  • FT %: 67.1
  • Rebounds/G: 28.9 

Why bet on 11-Virginia Tech versus 6-Texas?

In the ACC Tournament, VA Tech hit their stride. The march to the tournament title started with a 76-75 overtime victory against Clemson. VA Tech then beat Notre Dame 87-80. In the semifinals, the Hokies destroyed North Carolina 72-59 as a +3 underdog. Then versus Duke in the championship, VA Tech blasted the Blue Devils 82-67 as a +6 ½ dog. Virginia Tech is playing their best basketball, which means they have a huge shot of beating Texas and moving to the second round. 

Virginia Tech Hokies Offensive Averages

  • Points/G: 69.6
  • FG %: 46.7
  • 3PT %: 38.8
  • FT %: 74.6
  • Rebounds/G: 30.1 

Virginia Tech Hokies Defensive Averages

  • Points/G: 61.3
  • FG %: 42.5
  • 3PT %: 32.7
  • FT %: 74.1
  • Rebounds/G: 28.1

6-Texas vs 11-Virginia Tech Betting Trends

  • Hokies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games
  • VA Tech is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 following a straight up win
  • Under is 5-1 in the Hokies’ last 6 games following an ATS win
  • Longhorns are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games
  • Texas is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite
  • Under is 7-3 in the Longhorns’ last 10 games following a straight up loss 

6-Texas vs 11-Virginia Tech Betting Analysis

Texas has had a few quality wins this season, including beating Tennessee 52-51 on Jan. 29. But the Longhorns do not head to the NCAA Tournament playing their best basketball.

Texas finished the regular season going 1-6 ATS. Then in their first game in the Big 12 Tournament, the Horns fell to TCU 60-65 as a -5 ½ favorite.

Contrast how Texas’s form heading into this contest with VA Tech and it’s a no-brainer. While the Longhorns struggled in the final regular season month and didn’t make a dent in their conference tournament, Virginia Tech rolled against Notre Dame, North Carolina, and Duke.

Texas is going to have trouble containing VA Tech guard Hunter Cattoor and underrated forward Keve Aluma. Those two players will ensure a Virginia Tech victory.  

NCAAM Pick: Virginia Tech moneyline

 
 

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