Virginia Tech Basketball: What are the Hokies odds to win the ACC Tournament?

What is Virginia Tech's odds to win the tournament for the second time in three years?

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Things are about to get going with the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament in Washington, D.C. Several teams have a lot on the line and results are going to impact whether a team makes the NCAA Tournament next week or has to settle for an NIT bid. One of those teams in that group is Virginia Tech.

The Hokies won their final three regular-season conference games over Wake Forest, Louisville, and Notre Dame while getting other results to go their way to avoid playing on Day 1 of the tournament on Tuesday. Virginia Tech ended up with the No. 8 seed and gets No. 9 Florida State on Wednesday at noon with the winner getting the tough task of North Carolina in the quarterfinals on Thursday.

The Tar Heels completed a regular season sweep of Duke to capture the regular season title, but apparently with the odds makers that doesn’t carry a lot of weight heading to Washington. Here are the odds released by FanDuel to win the ACC Tournament with some surprises.

ACC Tournament odds per FanDuel

  • Duke +180
  • North Carolina +190
  • Wake Forest +750
  • Clemson +950
  • Virginia +1300
  • Pittsburgh +1600
  • Virginia Tech +3200
  • Syracuse +5000
  • N.C. State +5000
  • Florida State +6000
  • Miami +9000
  • Boston College +19000
  • Georgia Tech +25000
  • Notre Dame +25000
  • Louisville +25000

Ok, there are some things to break down here. It is surprising to see Duke having the best odds to win the tournament after losing both games to UNC this season. Second, there is a big drop-off after Pittsburgh with the sixth-best odds.

Virginia Tech has been playing well the last three games and carries some momentum into Washington and they have been in this position before. In 2022, they entered the tournament as the No. 7 seed and won four games in as many days to win the tournament. The odds-makers don’t love the Hokies' chances of repeating that two years later as +3200 odds. Those odds are better than a 20-win Syracuse team that beat Virginia Tech last month in Western New York. At the time this article is being written, Virginia Tech's NET ranking is 56.

FanDuel likes a third Duke/North Carolina game this season in the title game, but on a neutral court, they give the Blue Devils the nod by the slimmest of margins. Game on!