No. 25 Xavier @ Virginia Tech
Current Records: Xavier 4-1; Virginia Tech 5-1
What to Know
The Virginia Tech Hokies will square off against the #25 Xavier Musketeers at 7 p.m. ET Friday at Barclays Center.
It looks like Virginia Tech got the smaller half of the wishbone at Thanksgiving dinner. They took a 69-61 hit to the loss column at the hands of the Memphis Tigers. Despite the loss, the Hokies got a solid performance out of guard Nahiem Alleyne, who had 21 points.
As for Xavier, it looks like they got the smaller half of the wishbone at Thanksgiving dinner. On Wednesday, they lost to the Iowa State Cyclones by a decisive 82-70 margin. One thing holding Xavier back was the mediocre play of forward Jerome Hunter, who did not have his best game: he played for 25 minutes but put up just eight points on 3-for-12 shooting.
Barring any buzzer beaters, Virginia Tech is expected to win a tight contest. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (5-0), so they might be worth a quick bet.
Both of these teams will be looking to put their recent losses behind them and walk away with a win. Check back to see which squad is able to work their way into the win column.
How To Watch
- When: Friday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Barclays Center -- Brooklyn, New York
- TV: ESPN2
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Hokies are a 3-point favorite against the Musketeers, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Hokies as a 3.5-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.