The Virginia Tech Hokies and the North Carolina Tar Heels will face off in an ACC clash at 8 p.m. ET on Monday at the Dean E. Smith Center. UNC is 12-6 overall and 9-0 at home, while the Hokies are 10-8 overall and 3-4 on the road. The Tar Heels have lost consecutive ACC games by at least 20 points for the first time in 20 years.
The Tar Heels are favored by 5.5 points in the latest North Carolina vs. Virginia Tech odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 141. Before entering any Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- North Carolina vs. Virginia Tech spread: North Carolina -5.5
- North Carolina vs. Virginia Tech over-under: 141 points
What you need to know about North Carolina
The Tar Heels have been outstanding at home this season, winning all nine of their games. Forward Armando Bacot is scoring 19.9 points and is grabbing 14.1 rebounds per game in conference play.
The Tar Heels were originally scheduled to host Virginia Tech on Dec. 29, but that game was postponed until now due to COVID-19. Bacot has three teammates who are also scoring in double figures, including Caleb Love, RJ Davis and Brady Manek. North Carolina has won its last seven home games against Virginia Tech.
What you need to know about Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech had its two-game winning streak snapped in a 68-63 loss at Boston College on Saturday. The Hokies made just one of their last seven shots, which was not enough to extend their winning streak. They are led by senior forward Keve Aluma, who is scoring 15.7 points and grabbing 6.8 rebounds per game.
Junior guard Nahiem Alleyne is scoring 10.4 points, while senior forward Justyn Mutts is adding 10.1 points and 7.1 rebounds. The Hokies have struggled in this series, winning just three of their last 18 games. This will be their final game of a three-game road trip.
How to make Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina picks
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