- Virginia Tech is a 13-point home favorite over Pittsburgh on Monday night
- The Hokies beat the Panthers 76-71 on Saturday night
- A look at the matchup and odds can be found below with a pick
In a quick rematch, Pittsburgh visits Virginia Tech at 7:00 p.m. ET Monday in an ACC game at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg.
The teams played Saturday night in Pittsburgh with Virginia Tech winning 76-71. The Hokies (13-10/5-7 ACC/7-3 home) extended their winning streak to three games and sent the Panthers (8-15/3-9 ACC/1-7 road) to their third straight loss and fifth in six games.
Pittsburgh vs Virginia Tech Odds
|Pittsburgh||+13 (-110)||+680||Over 131 (-110)|
|Virginia Tech||-13 (-110)||-1100||Under 131 (-110)|
Odds as of February 6th at FanDuel.
Virginia Tech is a 13-point favorite in a game that will be shown on the ACC Network. Being -1100 picks on the moneyline gives the Hokies an implied win probability of 91.73%.
Two Nights Earlier
Virginia Tech appeared on its way to an easy victory when it took a 28-point lead at 52-24 in the first minute of the second half on Saturday night. However, Pitt fought back and drew within 74-71 with eight seconds left before the Hokies hung on.
Both teams shot exceptionally well. Virginia Tech was 26 of 45 (57.8%) overall and 14 of 26 (53.8%) on three-pointers while Pitt shot 56.8% (25 of 44) from the field and 50.0% (9 of 18) from distance.
Virginia Tech shot 75.0% (18 of 24) in the first half. Pitt countered by making 17 of 24 (70.8%) in the second half.
Pittsburgh Betting Outlook
Pitt sophomore guard Femi Odukale scored 22 of his game-high 25 points in the second half for his second straight 20-point game and fourth of the season. However, it wasn’t quite enough.
Odukale also had six steals while shooting 8 of 11 from the field, including 5 of 7 from beyond the arc. He is averaging 12.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists a game.
Look at Femi Odukale! 👀
Pitt leads 46-44 with 11:57 left to play.
— Pitt Basketball (@Pitt_MBB) January 8, 2022
Sophomore forward John Hugley had one of his worst games of the season with two points and four rebounds in 29 minutes. He has season averages of 14.3 points and 8.7 rebounds a game and is fifth in the ACC in boards.
The Panthers, though, covered for just the second time in six game as seven-point underdogs as they improved to 12-11 against the spread in 2021-22. They are 4-4 in road games.
Senior guard Jamarius Burton made 9 of 13 field goal attempts and contributed 21 points, six rebounds and four assists. It was fifth 20-point game of the season and 16th straight in double figures.
A transfer from Texas Tech, Burton had a 13.5 scoring average.
Jamarius Burton, game winner. pic.twitter.com/9caLkNUEp9
— George Michalowski (@MichalowskiCBB) December 18, 2021
Senior forward Mouhamadou Gueye, a Stony Brook transfer, added 13 points. He is fourth in the conference with 1.9 blocked shots a game.
Virginia Tech Betting Outlook
Virginia Tech is 11-12 ATS this season but 6-4 at home.
Senior guard Storm Murphy established a season high for a second straight game with 20 points Saturday night. The Wofford transfer shot 7 of 10 from the field, 3 of 6 from distance, and dished four assists.
Storm Murphy to Justyn Mutts was the #1 play on Sportscenter last night.
I already love this team so much. pic.twitter.com/QwpzK0p20J
— Josh Parcell (@JoshParcell) November 16, 2021
Over the final eight minutes, Murphy scored 10 points to help Virginia Tech hold on.
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The Hokies got 16 points, five rebounds and five steals from senior forward Justyn Mutts. He is having a solid all-round season with averages of 10.7 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists.
Junior guard Nahiem Alleyne added 14 points, lifting his season average to 10.2. Hunter Cattoor, another junior guard, is averaging 10.4 points a game.
— CBB Talk (@CBBSuperFan) November 25, 2021
Like Pitt, Virginia Tech got little from its leading scorer as senior forward Keve Aluma finished with six points in 31 minutes. He is averaging 15.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.0 steals.
Pittsburgh vs Virginia Tech Prediction
Virginia Tech has won six of its last seven games against Pitt. Look for the hot Hokies to continue the recent dominance and hold on to a big lead this time around.
- The Pick: Virginia Tech -13 (-110)
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