Virginia Tech vs. Miami odds, line: 2019 ACC Tournament picks, predictions from advanced model on 11-5 roll
SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Wednesday's Virginia Tech vs. Miami matchup 10,000 times.
The 2019 ACC Tournament rolls on Wednesday with a second-round matchup between fifth-seeded Virginia Tech and 12th-seeded Miami (Fla.) at 2 p.m. ET. The Hokies are 7.5-point favorites, with the over-under for total points set at 137.5 in the latest Virginia Tech vs. Miami odds. The Hokies (23-7) have their eye on improving seeding in the 2019 NCAA Tournament, while the Hurricanes (14-17) are playing to extend their season after knocking off Wake Forest in the opening round.
Before making any Virginia Tech vs. Miami picks of your own, be sure to see the ACC Tournament predictions from SportsLine's proven computer model.
This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, has raked in the winnings for those following its picks. During the past two years, the SportsLine Projection Model has returned over $4,000 to $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks. It also entered Conference Championship Week on an 11-5 run on all top-rated college basketball picks. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
Now the model has honed in on Virginia Tech vs. Miami. We can tell you it is leaning over, and it has an against-the-spread pick that cashes in almost 60 percent of simulations. That one is available only at SportsLine.
The model has taken into account that the Hokies had a 12-6 run through the ACC this season, highlighted by a 77-72 victory against then-No. 3 Duke. Few teams in the nation were as resilient as the Hokies in 2018-19. They played with only six scholarship players at times during the season and were without star guard Justin Robinson (foot) for the last few weeks of the regular season. He remains out for the ACC Tournament, though there's optimism he could return for the NCAA Tournament.
The Hokies, who are projected anywhere from a No. 4 to a No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament, ranked 12th nationally in scoring defense, giving up 62.2 points per game.
But just because the Hokies play elite defense and swept the Hurricanes this season doesn't make them a lock to cover the Virginia Tech vs. Miami spread in the ACC Tournament 2019.
The Hurricanes had a disappointing season, but won't have to worry about rust since they played in the tournament opener. And they showed an ability to keep it competitive against anybody when they pushed North Carolina to the wire in an 88-85 loss in February.
Miami features five players who average double-digit scoring, including guard Chris Lykes (16.1 ppg). The explosive sophomore scored 16 in the previous meeting against Virginia Tech, but went only 2 for 10 from beyond the arc. He'll need to have an improved shooting day on Wednesday for Miami to cover.
So who wins Miami vs. Virginia Tech? And which side of the spread can you bank on in almost 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Miami vs. Virginia Tech spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up more than $4,000 on its college basketball picks the past two years, and find out.
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