Get ready for a 2021 ACC tournament battle as the No. 6 North Carolina Tar Heels and the No. 3 Virginia Tech Hokies face off at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday at Greensboro Coliseum. North Carolina is 17-9, while the Hokies are 15-5. North Carolina has won eight of the last 10 matchups between the teams.
The Tar Heels are favored by 3.5 points in the latest Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 141. Before entering any North Carolina vs. Virginia Tech picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina spread: North Carolina -3.5
- Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina over-under: 141 points
What you need to know about Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech romped over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at home, 84-46, in the Hokies' last game on Feb. 27. Keve Aluma shot 5-for-5 from beyond the arc and finished with 23 points and eight rebounds. The Hokes' final two regular season games were cancelled due to health and safety protocols, and the second cancelled game was against North Carolina on March 9.
The win over the Demon Deacons featured the largest margin of victory for the Hokies in school history. Virginia Tech made 13-three pointers in the victory. The Hokies earned a double-bye for the first time in the ACC tournament since the the conference expanded to 15 teams in 2014.
What you need to know about North Carolina
Meanwhile, UNC advanced to the second round of the 2021 ACC tournament, winning in a laugher on Wednesday, 101-59, over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Armando Bacot dropped a double-double on 20 points and 13 boards, and Walker Kessler almost posted a triple-double on 16 points, 12 rebounds, and eight blocks.
The 42-point margin of victory was the Tar Heels' largest ever in a ACC tournament game and the second largest in tourney history. The 101 points scored by the Tar Heels were their most scored in a tournament game since 1993. UNC totaled 25 offensive rebounds, the most ever in an ACC tournament game.
How to make Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina picks
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