No. 16 Virginia Tech is amid a two-game winning streak and handed No. 14 Virginia its first ACC loss. It will look to secure a third straight victory against Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Pittsburgh is looking to avoid losing a fourth straight game but sits in the middle of the pack in the ACC standings.
Virginia Tech (13-3, 7-2) is second to Virginia in the ACC standings and is only half a game back from the lead. Wofford transfer Keve Aluma has helped transform a Hokies team that finished in the bottom half of the conference last season and leads them in points (14.8), rebounds (7.6), and blocks (1.4) per game. He scored a season-high 29 points in his last game and should be the opposition’s primary concern on defense.
Pittsburgh (8-5, 4-4) has somehow managed to not play a ranked opponent yet this year. Four of the Panthers’ five losses on the season were by double-digits, so this could be a big win for the Hokies if the underdog isn’t at its best. Do-it-all forward Justin Champagnie leads Pittsburgh in points (20.1), rebounds (12.1), steals (1.5), and blocks (1.5) per game and will have to show up for this matchup.
Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming
You can watch Virginia Tech vs. Pitt on Wednesday, February 3rd at 7:00 p.m. ET on ACC Network Extra, or you can stream it via the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the ESPN app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.
Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends
Point spread: Virginia Tech -3.5
Point Total: 136.5
Money line: Virginia Tech -167, Pitt +138
- Virginia Tech is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games, while Pitt is 7-6 in their last 13
- The under has won in Va Tech’s last five appearances, and seven of Pitt’s last 10
The Best Bet
It’s a February road game, and Va. Tech will play to their tempo which is in the bottom fifth of college basketball overall. There’s just not enough possessions here for both teams to break 68.
Pick: Under 136.5
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