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

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.

BetMGM NCAA Basketball Betting Odds

Virginia Tech vs Florida Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Virginia Tech -1 -109 -112 135 -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.
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    Virginia Tech Leaders

    Hokies Leaders
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    Keve Aluma 12 14.1 7.4 1.3 0.7 1.2 1.1
    Nahiem Alleyne 12 11.5 2.3 1.8 0.5 0.2 2.1
    Jalen Cole 7 9.9 1.3 1.1 0.3 0.0 2.6
    Hunter Cattoor 11 7.8 1.6 1.4 0.5 0.5 1.5
    Wabissa Bede 12 4.7 2.5 3.0 0.7 0.3 0.6

    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.
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    Florida Leaders

    Gators Leaders
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    Tre Mann 17 17.6 5.4 3.3 1.5 0.2 1.7
    Tyree Appleby 18 11.3 2.8 3.2 1.3 0.1 1.2
    Noah Locke 18 9.9 2.3 0.6 0.7 0.1 2.3
    Scottie Lewis 14 8.7 3.1 1.5 1.9 1.0 0.6
    Anthony Duruji 18 5.1 4.4 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.3
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