Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Duke Blue Devils, NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 game. The Blue Devils as conference champions feel safe to win this game. Despite not having the first place in the conference, the Blue Devils won the championship comfortably. The favorites for this game are the Blue Devils, but the Hokies have already won a game this season against the conference champions. Even though the Hokies finished fifth in the conference, they are still a strong team to win more games.
Duke Blue Devils: Conference champions.
The Blue Devils closed the regular season with fourteen victories and four defeats in the conference. The victories for the title of the conference were against Syracuse 84-72, North Carolina 74-73 and Florida State 73-63. The only hardest victory was against the other number one of the North Carolina conference. In the regular season the record was 26-5. The last two victories in the NCAA Tournament were against North Dakota State 85-62 and Central Florida 77-76.
This season the Blue Devils are scoring an average of 83.4 points per game, 30.83 FG points, 68.9% free throw shots, 7.50 three pointers, 16.13 assists. The defense is strong allowing only 67.6 points per game, 25.13 FG points, 69.1% free throw shots, 6.27 three pointers and 12.47 assists.
The ATS record is 18-18-0, the record has been practically negative in the last ten games. Especially in the championship games for the conference and the NCAA tournament. 3-7-0 in the last 10, the last victory in the spread was against FSU being favorites and completing -7.5 in the spread.
Virginia Tech Hokies: We’re not weak.
The Hokies this season finished in fifth place in the conference with a record of twelve victories and only six defeats. The team was able to win the first game for the championship against Miami 71-56. But in the second game they lost against Florida State 65-63 in OT. The last wins were relatively easy in the NCAA Tournament against Saint Louis 66-52 and against Liberty 67-58. The record in the regular season closed at 23-7.
The average points per game is 73.6 for the Hokies with 25.59 FG points, 75.8% free throw shots, 9.59 three pointers, 15.31 assists. The defense allows up to 61.7 points per game, 21.45 FG points, 72.0% free throw shots, 8.86 three pointers and 12.00 assists. The last victory against Duke was this season, 77-72 at home but being underdogs +3.5 in the spread.
The ATS record is 18-15-1 in the season. In the last four games, championship conference and tournament, the record is 2-2-0. The last victory in the spread was against Saint Louis as favorites with -9.5 points in the spread.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Duke Blue Devils 03/29/2019 is: take the Duke Blue Devils -7.5 (Point Spread).
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