Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Virginia Tech Hokies: 1/27/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 27, 2021

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4-8) are at home in ACC action against the No. 20 Virginia Tech Hokies (11-3) on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET. The Fighting Irish are 1.5-point favorites in the game, the second matchup between the teams this season. The matchup’s over/under is set at 140.

Betting Information

Notre Dame vs Virginia Tech Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Notre Dame -1.5 -111 -111 140 -109 -112 -122 -101

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Computer picks for Notre Dame vs Virginia Tech
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Virginia Tech (+1.5) Over (140) Virginia Tech 71 Notre Dame 70

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Total Facts

  • The Fighting Irish and their opponents have combined for 140 points — this matchup’s over/under — in eight of 12 outings (66.7%) this season.
  • Virginia Tech has combined with its opponents to score at least 140 points in seven of 14 games (50%) this year.
  • These two teams average a combined 143.8 points per game, 3.8 more points than the total of 140 set for this game.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 0.7 fewer points per game (139.3) than this matchup’s over/under of 140 points.
  • The average point total in Fighting Irish games this year is 4.2 more points than the over/under of 140 in this matchup.
  • Hokies games this season have averaged a total of 138.9 points, 1.1 fewer than the point total in this matchup.

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Notre Dame Betting Information

  • Notre Dame has struggled against the spread, going 5-7 on the year.
  • The Fighting Irish have posted an even record of 1-1 against the spread when the spread is -1.5 or higher.
  • Notre Dame and its foes have combined to cover the total in 6 of 12 games this season (50%).

Virginia Tech Betting Information

  • Virginia Tech has a winning record against the spread, going 8-5 ATS (covering 61.5% of the time).
  • When they play as at least 1.5-point underdogs, the Hokies have a record ATS of 5-4.
  • Virginia Tech and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this season — 8 of 13 (61.5%).

Head to Head

Notre Dame vs Virginia Tech (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/10/2021 Virginia Tech -6.5 138.5 -287 +233 Regular Season 77-63 VTECH
3/7/2020 Notre Dame -6.5 141 -287 +226 Regular Season 64-56 ND
2/23/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 67-59 VTECH
1/1/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 81-66 VTECH

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Notre Dame Leaders

  • Nate Laszewski leads the Fighting Irish in scoring and rebounding, tallying 16.6 points and 7.8 boards per game.
  • Prentiss Hubb leads the Fighting Irish in assists, averaging 5.3 per game while also scoring 14.1 points per contest.
  • Hubb connects on more threes per game than any other member of the Fighting Irish, knocking down shots from downtown at a clip of 2.3 per game.
  • The Notre Dame steals leader is Cormac Ryan, who averages 1.0 steal per game, while its blocks leader is Juwan Durham, who compiles 1.8 rejections per contest.

Virginia Tech Leaders

  • Keve Aluma has the top spot on the Hokies leaderboards for both scoring and rebounding with 13.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.
  • The Hokies’ leading assist machine is Wabissa Bede with a stat line of 2.6 assists, 4.6 points, and 2.1 rebounds per game.
  • Jalen Cole makes more threes per game than any of his teammates on the Hokies, knocking down shots from deep at a clip of 2.8 per outing.
  • Virginia Tech’s leader in steals is Bede with 0.9 per game, and its leader in blocks is Aluma with 1.3 per game.
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