Virginia Tech basketball is back in action today looking to bounce back after two tough losses in Brooklyn at the NIT Season Tip-Off. They started the tournament going up against No. 9 Memphis keeping it a close game throughout but ultimately falling 61-69. Their last game was another close one against No. 25 Xavier but fell short by one point losing 58-59.
The Hokies travel to College Park to take on Maryland in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Maryland comes into the game with a 5-2 record. In the Terrapins’ last game they fell 63-55 to Louisville.
Virginia Tech basketball vs Maryland Odds: Line, Spread, Over/Under
WynnBET currently has the Hokies as one-point underdogs against Maryland. The money line has Virginia Tech at -105 and Maryland at -115. The over/under in this one is set at 132.
Virginia Tech basketball vs Maryland Prediction Today
This is the first meeting between these two squads since 2014 and if the Hokies pull off a win it will be their first against Maryland since 2011. This game against Maryland will be a nice test to see how this team responds after falling short against two ranked teams.
Virginia Tech has been fairly good on the defensive side of the ball, forcing at least 10 turnovers in six games this season. If they can do that against Maryland it’ll disrupt the Terrapins offense that has struggled at times this season. A hot start for the Hokies could go a long way. If they can get a lead early it will put a lot of pressure on a Maryland team with shooting struggles.
For the Hokies offense, Nahiem Alleyne is a player to watch in this one. He’s averaging 13.1 points per game and has 20 assists on the season.
Where to watch Virginia Tech basketball
The game can be found on ESPN2 at 7:15 pm ET with Doug Sherman and Jordan Cornette on the call. It can also be found on ESPN.com and the ESPN app.