Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Wisconsin Badgers, Las Vegas Odds, March Madness Sports betting, Picks and Prediction

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22-10 March 16, 9:40 PM | Keybank Center 25-9
Virginia Tech vs Wisconsin, Sports Betting Lines and Odds
When: 9:40 PM ET, Thursday, March 16, 2017
Where: KeyBank Center, Buffalo, New York
TV: 9:40 p.m. ET, CBS
COLLEGE BASKETBALL – Thursday, March 16th – NCAA TOURNAMENT – FIRST ROUND – Keybank Center – Buffalo, NY
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
715 –Virginia Tech Hokies +5½ -110 +205 Ov 137 -110
716 –Wisconsin Badgers -5½ -110 -245 Un 137 -110

The Virginia Tech Hokies and the Wisconsin Badgers will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Keybank Center.

ABOUT VIRGINIA TECH (22-10): The Hokies finished seventh in the ACC this season and have a resume that includes wins at Michigan and versus Duke, Virginia and Miami (Fla.). Zach LeDay leads five double-digit scorers at 16.3 points and also grabs a team-high 7.4 rebounds, while Seth Allen chips in 13.4 points while making 45.1 percent of his 3-pointers. Ty Outlaw (48.2 percent on 3-pointers) and Justin Robinson (42.5) are two other terrific shooters for Virginia Tech, which makes 40.3 percent of its long-range shots overall and brings a ton of firepower from its reserves with LeDay and Allen typically coming off the bench.

ABOUT WISCONSIN (25-9): The Badgers entered Sunday ranked seventh in the nation in points surrendered (61.1) but allowed Michigan to shoot 56.3 percent from the field and 43.5 percent from the arc in a 15-point defeat. Koenig delivered 15 points and made multiple 3s for the fifth straight game. Ethan Happ nearly averages a double-double and recorded 14 points and 11 rebounds against the Wolverines while Hayes added 14 points for his second straight double-double.

Oddsmakers currently have the Badgers listed as 5½-point favorites versus the Hokies, while the game’s total is sitting at 137.

Making its 19th straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament, Wisconsin will square off with Virginia Tech, which is dancing for the first time since 2007. The teams will face off in Buffalo, N.Y., on Thursday in the first round of the East Region with the winner likely taking on top-seeded Villanova in the Round of 32.

Wisconsin, seeded eighth after losing to Michigan in the Big Ten tournament title game on Sunday, received a seed lower than many had expected. That could serve as extra motivation for the Badgers, who have several key players with Final Four experience, including guard Bronson Koenig and forward Nigel Hayes. No. 9 seed Virginia Tech features an assortment of quality 3-point shooters and won four of five before falling to Florida State in the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament. Coach Buzz Williams has improved the Hokies in all three seasons on their sideline but is down to eight scholarship players heading into the tournament.

Wisconsin was a 71-56 loser in its last match at home against Wolverines. They failed to cover the -2-point spread as favorites.

Virginia Tech lost its last outing, a 74-68 result against Seminoles on March 09. They covered in that game as a +8-point underdog.

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Virginia Tech:
Team record: 22-10 SU,16-11-1 ATS
Virginia Tech is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Virginia Tech is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Team record: 25-9 SU,15-16 ATS
Wisconsin is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
Wisconsin is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games


1. Wisconsin starting F Vitto Brown has scored in single digits in nine straight games and 13 of his last 14 outings.

2. In his last three games, LeDay is averaging 25.7 points on 62 percent shooting.

3. Allen shot 4-of-13 in the Florida State loss after making at least 60 percent of his shots in six straight games.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Virginia Tech Hokies will cover the spread at +5½ and the game will stay under 137 points, according to scamdicappers

PREDICTION: Wisconsin 69, Virginia Tech 66 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

No trends to report
Wisconsin is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
Wisconsin is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
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