ACC foes square off when the No. 16 Virginia Tech Hokies (13-4) visit the Miami (FL) Hurricanes (7-10) at Watsco Center, tipping off at 12:00 PM ET on Saturday, February 6, 2021. The Hurricanes are 4.5-point underdogs in the game, the second matchup between the squads this season. The point total is set at 132.5 in the matchup.
The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 6, 2021, 2:16 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Best Betting Odds
The model projects the Hokies to win, just as DraftKings does, but the model favors them by slightly more points (5.1 to 4.5).
In this matchup, the model projects a total (136.3 points) slightly higher than the DraftKings over/under (132.5 points).
Prediction: Virginia Tech 71, Miami (FL) 66
Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.
Examining the Over/Under
- The average implied total for the Hokies this season is 71.8 points, 2.8 more points than their implied total of 69 points in Saturday’s game.
- So far this season, Virginia Tech has outscored its implied point total for this matchup (69) 10 times.
- The average implied point total on the season for the Hurricanes (72.6) is 8.6 more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (64).
- Miami (FL) will look to outscore its implied point total for this matchup (64) for the ninth time this season.
Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.
Virginia Tech and Miami (FL) Records ATS
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Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.
Betting Tips – Shooting Stats
- The Hokies make 44.8% of their shots from the field this season, which is 1.6 percentage points higher than the Hurricanes have allowed to their opponents (43.2%).
- Virginia Tech is 7-3 against the spread and 10-0 overall in games when it shoots better than 43.2% from the field.
- Miami (FL) has put together a 4-4 record against the spread and a 5-4 record overall when its opponents make more than 44.8% of their shots from the field.
- The Hurricanes have shot at a 43.4% rate from the field this season, 1.3 percentage points above the 42.1% shooting opponents of the Hokies have averaged.
- Miami (FL) is 6-4 against the spread and 6-5 overall when it shoots better than 42.1% from the field.
- This season, Virginia Tech has an 8-2 record against the spread and an 11-0 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot higher than 43.4% from the field.
- The Hokies shoot 34.2% from beyond the arc, 3% lower than the 37.2% the Hurricanes allow to opponents.
- Virginia Tech has put together a 4-2 record against the spread and a 6-0 straight-up record in games this season when hitting more than 37.2% of its three-point shots.
- Miami (FL) has put up a 3-2 against the spread while going 4-1 overall in games this season when its opponents shoot higher than 34.2% from deep.
- The Hurricanes are making 29.3% of their shots from three-point range, which is 3.3 percentage points fewer than the 32.6% the Hokies’ are averaging on the season.
- Miami (FL) is 5-2 against the spread and 4-4 overall when shooting over 32.6% as a team from three-point range.
- Virginia Tech has a 6-0 straight-up record and a 5-0 ATS record this season when it connects on more than 29.3% of its three-point shots.
- The Hokies’ 8.2 made three-pointers per game this season is 2.6 more made shots on average than the 5.6 per game the Hurricanes give up.
- Virginia Tech is 7-2 against the spread and 7-2 overall when it makes more threes than its opponents, while Miami (FL) is 4-8 ATS and 5-8 straight up in games when it is out-shot from the three-point line.
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