e #11 seed Virginia Tech Hokies (18-13, 8-12) open up ACC Tournament play on Tuesday night against the #14 seed Notre Dame Fighting Irish (11-20, 3-17). ND limps into this contest with losses in 8 of their last 9 games, and the Hokies have won 7 of the last 8 head to head matchups.

Before Betting on Notre Dame vs Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech might be able to run this one up on the Fighting Irish considering VT routinely gets to 70+ points ( 11 of their last 12) while Notre Dame has been held under 60 in three of their last five. The ND offensive struggles should continue considering the Hokies had the 4th best scoring defense in the ACC during the regular season (69.1 ppg).

The Hokies posted solid defensive numbers this season but they can score as well. Grant Basile (16.5 ppg) and Sean Pedulla (15.4 ppg) lead a quartet of VT players that averaged in double figures for the ACC’s #7 scoring offense. Pedulla closed out the year with a 25-point performance on Saturday in the huge 82-60 win over Florida State.

Notre Dame had four players average in double figures this year just like Virginia Tech, but the Fighting Irish have still struggled offensively down the stretch. That being said ND put up nice offensive numbers in a 93-87 loss to Virginia Tech on February 11th and put up 80 in last year’s ACC Tournament quarterfinals against VT which ended up being an 87-80 loss.

Fighting Irish vs Hokies NCAAB Offshore Betting Odds

Offshore SportsbookMoneylineTotalSpread
BetOnlineND (OFF) | VT (OFF)144ND +6.5 (1.91) | VT -6.5 (1.91)
BovadaND (3.50) | VT (1.33144ND +7 (1.91) | VT -7 (1.91)
BetUSND (3.50) | VT (1.33)144ND +6.5 (1.91) | VT -6.5 (1.91)
SportsBetting.agND (OFF) | VT (OFF)144ND +6.5 (1.91) | VT -6.5 (1.91)
PinnacleND (3.26) | VT (1.36)144ND +7 (1.84) | VT -7 (2.02)
MyBookieND (3.44) | VT (1.32)144ND +7 (1.91) | VT -7 (1.91)

Notre Dame vs Virginia Tech Prediction & Pick

Defense seems to be optional the last 2-3 times these two schools have met up and when you’ve got a game where 8 players on both sides average in double figures its time to bank on the offense.

Pick: Over 144