The Virginia Tech Hokies are looking for a seventh straight win when they take on the North Carolina Tar Heels this afternoon. UNC, meanwhile, is losing to Pittsburgh 76-67, who have enjoyed a modest two-game winning streak.
Tar Heels hasn’t looked good all season and is 11-14-1 compared to the spread. These two bubble teams are in need of every point they can get and won’t leave anything on the floor tonight. Here are the odds for this ACC match, with the help of WynnBET Sportsbook.
Total: 144.5 (Above -110/Under -110)
Tar Heels is actually in danger of missing out on the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 2009-10 season following the departure of Tyler Hansboro. They can barely afford to lose to Pittsburgh and definitely need to beat Virginia Tech to keep their hopes alive beyond February. The fact that the Hokies are playing great basketball right now doesn’t matter. VT is also vying for a spot in the tournament after a rough start to the year thanks to a superb second half. In fact, they might be one of the most underrated teams in the country right now.
This leaves UNC with very little headroom to work with tonight in a near “must win” scenario. Sadly, I don’t think desperation will be enough to overtake VT basketball right now. VT is also playing a game of revenge after being beaten by UNC when they weren’t playing as well as they did at the start of the season. I’m happy to make the points here and put the Hokies on what should have been a terrible show.
Pick: Virginia Tech -4.5 (-110)
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