Duke vs. Virginia Tech prediction, odds: 2023 college basketball picks, Jan. 23 best bets by proven model

The Virginia Tech Hokies look to snap a seven-game losing streak on Monday night when they face the Duke Blue Devils in Atlantic Coast Conference action. The teams who played in last season’s ACC Tournament Championship Game, find themselves in the middle of the pack or below in the ACC standings in 2022-2023. The Blue Devils (14-5, 5-3 ACC), who are eighth in the conference, are just 1-3 in road games this year. The Hokies (11-8, 1-7), who are 12th in the ACC, are 8-2 on their home court.

The game from the Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Va., will tip off at 7 p.m. ET. Duke is averaging 72 points per game, while Virginia Tech averages 72.6. The Hokies are 2-point favorites in the latest Duke vs. Virginia Tech odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 137. Before making any Virginia Tech vs. Duke picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. The model enters Week 11 of the season 41-21 on all-top rated college basketball picks, returning more than $1,200 for $100 players. Anybody who has followed it has seen profitable returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Duke vs. Virginia Tech and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for Virginia Tech vs. Duke:

  • Duke vs. Virginia Tech spread: Virginia Tech -2
  • Duke vs. Virginia Tech over/under: 137 points
  • Duke vs. Virginia Tech money line: Duke +110, Virginia Tech -130
  • DUKE: The Under is 7-1 in the Blue Devils’ last eight road games against a team with a home winning % of greater than .600
  • VT: The Hokies are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight Monday games
  • Duke vs. Virginia Tech picks: See picks at SportsLine

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Why Duke can cover

Freshman forward Mark Mitchell has reached double-digit scoring in nine games and continues to strengthen his game. He had a near double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds in a 77-69 win over Pittsburgh on Jan. 11. He scored 17 points and grabbed five rebounds in a 74-62 win over Iowa in the Jimmy V Classic on Dec. 6. For the season, Mitchell averages 9.3 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. He is connecting on 49.2% of his field goals, including 41.4% of his 3-pointers, and 75.6% of his free throws.

Another freshman making his mark for the Blue Devils is guard Tyrese Proctor. In 19 games, including 17 starts, he averages 8.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. He is nearly automatic at the free-throw line, hitting on 86% of his foul shots. He is coming off an 11-point performance against No. 17 Miami on Saturday, and has reached double-figure scoring in each of the last three games. He had 17 points and five rebounds in a 72-64 loss at Clemson on Jan. 14. Proctor has one double-double on the year, a 13-point, 10-rebound effort against Delaware in a 92-58 win on Nov. 18.

Why Virginia Tech can cover 

Three Hokies players are averaging in double figures, including sophomore guard Sean Pedulla. In 19 games, all starts, Pedulla averages 15.9 points, 4.2 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game. He is connecting on 41.8% of his field goals and 83.9% of his free throws. In 13 home games, his average jumps to 17.2 points. On Saturday, he was limited to seven points and seven rebounds, snapping an 18-game streak of double-digit scoring.

Also powering the Hokies offense is senior forward Grant Basile, who has reached double-figure scoring in each of the last three games, including a 26-point, 10-rebound effort at Syracuse on Jan. 11. He scored 13 points and grabbed eight boards in Saturday’s loss at Clemson. He has scored 10 or more points in 14 games and registered three double-doubles. The Wright State transfer averages 13.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.4 blocks per game.

How to make Virginia Tech vs. Duke picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 141 combined points. It also says one side of the spread hits over 50% of the time. You can only get the model’s pick at SportsLine. 

So who wins Duke vs. Virginia Tech? And which side of the spread hits over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that has seen profitable returns on its college basketball picks this season, and find out.

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