The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will look to continue their series domination over the No. 19 Virginia Tech Hokies when they meet in Atlantic Coast Conference action on Sunday. Notre Dame (3-6), which has lost two in a row and four of five, finished tied for sixth in the ACC with Syracuse and NC State at 10-10 and was 20-12 overall in 2019-20. Virginia Tech (8-2), which has won four of five, tied for 10th in the conference with Boston College and Miami at 7-13 and was 16-16 overall a year ago. The Fighting Irish are 6-3 against the Hokies in ACC play all-time.

Tip-off from Cassell Coliseum is set for 6 p.m. ET. Virginia Tech is averaging 75.1 points per game, while Notre Dame averages 71.4. The Hokies are 6.5-point favorites in the latest Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech odds from William Hill Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 138. Before making any Virginia Tech vs. Notre Dame picks, check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

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Now, the model has set its sights on Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds and betting trends for Virginia Tech vs. Notre Dame:

  • Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech spread: Virginia Tech -6.5
  • Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech over-under: 138 points
  • Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech money line: Virginia Tech -300, Notre Dame +240
  • ND: Junior forward Nate Laszewski made seven 3-pointers at North Carolina on Jan. 2.
  • VT: A win would make the Hokies 3-1 in league play for just the fifth time since joining the ACC in 2004-05.

Latest Odds:

Virginia Tech Hokies
-6.5

Why Virginia Tech can cover

Sophomore guard Nahiem Alleyne has made a difference this season and has made a team-high nine free throws in a row, spanning over three games. He is third on the team with an 11.5 points-per-game average, and is also averaging 1.6 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.8 steals per game. He is hitting 88.5 percent of his free throws, and has started nine of 10 games. In the last game against Louisville, he put together a 15-point, three assist and three-steal performance.

Also leading the Hokies is sophomore guard Tyrece Radford, who has scored in double figures in four games this year. For the season, Radford is averaging 9.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 0.6 steals. He posted his first 20-point game of the season and fourth of his career, pouring in 21 points against South Florida on Nov. 29.

Why Notre Dame can cover

The Fighting Irish have three players averaging in double figures, including Nate Laszewski, who is averaging 17.2 points and 8.2 rebounds. He is hitting 65.8 percent of his field goals, including 59 percent of his 3-pointers. He is connecting on 70 percent of his free throws. Against North Carolina on Jan. 2, he finished with 25 points and nine rebounds. He had a career-high 28 points against Virginia on Dec. 30, shooting 8-of-11 from the floor, including 4-of-7 from 3-point range and 8-of-10 from the free throw line. 

Also leading the Irish is junior guard Prentiss Hubb, who averages 14.8 points, 3.1 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 0.9 steals per game. He is an 87 percent free throw shooter. Hubb, a team captain, played all 40 minutes of the home opener against Detroit Mercy on Dec. 6, leading the team with 18 points and eight assists. He scored a team-high 23 points with four 3-pointers in the season opener at Michigan State on Nov. 28.

How to make Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech picks

The model is leaning over on the total, with the simulations showing the teams will combine for 146 points. It also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

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