North Carolina vs Virginia Tech ACC Basketball Pick

Air HokieAir HokieTonight we have only one matchup for you, but it should be an intriguing one.  Both of these teams are playing for something tonight, albeit on opposite ends of the spectrum.  UNC is looking to secure not only a share of the ACC Title, but are also looking to secure a #1 seed in the tournament.  Virginia Tech on the other hand is fighting for its life to make the tournament, and a huge win at home against the #2 team in the country could go a long way in convincing the selection committee.  However, we don't care about who wins or loses, we just want them to cover the spread, and a mighty big spread it is at +9.North Carolina -9 at Virginia Tech +9

UNC is averaging almost 20 more points per game than their opponents, yet they somehow have a losing record ATS.  The Hokies aren't any better at just 9-14 ATS, but then again they are only averaging 3 more points than their opponents.  Va. Tech gave us the nice upset win last Wednesday against Clemson, and they barely lost to Duke (by 7) most recently.  So, what do we do with a team that is playing good teams close, has a 9 point spread, but may be losing their mojo as they see their glimmer of hope for the NCAA tournament fading away?

Well, we cut them loose and let them fend for themselves.  UNC has something big they are playing for, and that is the ACC title and a #1 seed in the tournament.  Roy Williams is not going to let that slip the minds of these guys as this could be considered a trap game before their regular season finale against Duke. The point spread is big, but I still like a motivated 25-3 team over a somewhat motivated 17-11 team.  Go Tar Heels.