Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Florida Gators NCAAB Men’s Tournament First Round Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for March 19, 2021

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BetMGM Sep 20, 2021, 1:03 AM

The No. 10 seed Virginia Tech Hokies (15-6) are a 1-point favorite in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament against the No. 7 seed Florida Gators (14-9) on Friday at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The contest tips off at 12:15 PM ET on CBS. Here are insights into this South Region 7-10 matchup to help you fill out your bracket.

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Virginia Tech vs Florida Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total OddsFavorite MoneylineUnderdog Moneyline
Virginia Tech-1-109-112135-108-112-114-106

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Point Total Insights

  • Virginia Tech and its opponents have gone over the current 135 total in 12 of 21 games (57.1%) this season.
  • 16 Florida games this season featured a total above Friday's set total of 135 (69.6%).
  • Friday's over/under is 11.1 points lower than the two team's combined 146.1 points per game average.
  • The 72.1 points the Hokies score per game are only 2.3 more points than the Gators give up (69.8).
  • The Gators score 8.5 more points per game (74) than the Hokies allow (65.5).
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    Virginia Tech Betting Data

  • The Hokies have been solid against the spread this season, earning an 11-7 record.
  • The Hokies have posted a winning record of 5-2 against the spread when the spread is -1 or bigger.
  • Virginia Tech and its opponents have hit the total 0 times in 18 contests this season.
  • Place a bet on the Virginia Tech Hokies to win this matchup at the BetMGM online sportsbook.

    Virginia Tech Leaders

    Hokies Leaders
    NameGPPTSREBASSTSTLBLK3PM
    Keve Aluma1214.17.41.30.71.21.1
    Nahiem Alleyne1211.52.31.80.50.22.1
    Jalen Cole79.91.31.10.30.02.6
    Hunter Cattoor117.81.61.40.50.51.5
    Wabissa Bede124.72.53.00.70.30.6

    Florida Betting Data

  • Florida has a winning record against the spread, going 11-9 ATS (covering 55.0% of the time).
  • When they are at least 1-point underdogs, the Gators have gone 4-4 against the spread.
  • The Gators and their opponents have hit the over in half of their matchups this year -- 0 of 20.
  • Place a bet on the Florida Gators to win this matchup at the BetMGM online sportsbook.

    Florida Leaders

    Gators Leaders
    NameGPPTSREBASSTSTLBLK3PM
    Tre Mann1717.65.43.31.50.21.7
    Tyree Appleby1811.32.83.21.30.11.2
    Noah Locke189.92.30.60.70.12.3
    Scottie Lewis148.73.11.51.91.00.6
    Anthony Duruji185.14.40.60.40.40.3
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