Virginia Tech vs. Louisville odds: Pick from expert who's 4-0 on Hokies games

An ACC battle between Louisville and Virginia Tech takes center stage Saturday afternoon on CBS at 1 p.m. ET. Virginia Tech is favored by five points, unchanged from the opening line. In this conference battle that could have major implications on both ACC and NCAA Tournament seeding come March, you need to see what SportsLine data scientist Stephen Oh has to say. 

Oh, who specializes in sports data and simulations, has been crushing his recent college basketball picks. His data has helped him nail eight of 11 over-under picks for college hoops, and when it comes to any kind of pick on Virginia Tech, he's on a four-game undefeated streak.

Part of his success: He co-founded AccuScore and specializes in sports simulations, projections and statistical analysis. 

Now, he's analyzed Louisville vs. Virginia Tech on Saturday from every possible angle and locked in his pick. He's sharing it only over at SportsLine. 

Oh has taken into account Louisville's two-game losing streak. The Cardinals fell to Duke and UNC -- two of the top teams in the conference -- but they weren't able to keep those matchups even close, losing by an average of 21.5 points per game.

Virginia Tech, meanwhile, has won four of its last five as the Hokies come into this matchup riding high following a seven-point victory over a ranked Clemson squad.

But just because Tech is playing well right now, doesn't mean that they'll be able to cover this spread at home. 

Louisville has a big advantage in size in this matchup and has a substantial edge in rebounding and blocked shots. Their length could cause issues for Virginia Tech. 

And the Cardinals might be the more desperate team on Saturday. While the Hokies look like a good bet for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament at this point, Louisville still clearly has work to do in order to impress the committee. 

Oh has evaluated all of these circumstances and he knows there's an X-factor that determines which side of the spread you should back.

So which side of Virginia Tech-Louisville do you need to be all over? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of Virginia Tech-Louisville prevails, and what x-factor tips the scales, all from an expert on an undefeated streak picking the Hokies. 

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