The Virginia Tech Hokies (14-11) are hosting the No. 21 Virginia Cavaliers (20-6) in an ACC showdown on Monday. The Cavaliers are third in the ACC at 11-4, while Virginia Tech is in 10th place at 6-8. Virginia is looking for the first season sweep over Virginia Tech since 2019-20. On Jan. 17, UVA beat Virginia Tech 65-57. 

Tipoff from the Cassell Coliseum in Virginia is set for 7 p.m. ET. The Hokies are 3.5-point favorites in the latest Virginia vs. Virginia Tech odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 126.5. Before making any Virginia Tech vs. Virginia picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. It enters Week 16 of the 2023-24 season on a 136-89 roll on all top-rated college basketball picks dating back to last season, returning nearly $2,500 for $100 players. It is also off to a sizzling 25-13 start on top-rated spread picks this season. Anyone following has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on UVA vs. Virginia Tech and revealed its CBB picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several college basketball odds and trends for Virginia Tech vs. UVA:

  • Virginia vs. Virginia Tech spread: Hokies -3.5
  • Virginia vs. Virginia Tech over/under: 126.5 points
  • Virginia vs. Virginia Tech money line: Hokies -170, Cavaliers +142
  • UVA: Virginia has hit the team total Under in 21 of last 34 games
  • VT: Virginia Tech has won 13 of last 17 games at home
  • Virginia vs. Virginia Tech picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why Virginia Tech can cover

Senior guard Hunter Cattoor is a smooth three-level scorer. Cattoor spaces the floor due to his knockdown jumper while scoring off the dribble when needed. The Florida native logs 14.3 points and shoots 42% from 3-point land. In the Feb. 13 win over FSU, Cattoor had 20 points, four rebounds and went 4-of-6 from downtown.

Senior center Lynn Kidd brings a lengthy and active presence into the frontcourt. The Florida native averages 12.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and makes 64% of his field-goal attempts. He also played well in the win over FSU with 12 points and 15 boards. See which team to pick here

Why Virginia can cover

Senior guard Reece Beekman (6-foot-3) utilizes his size to be effective in multiple aspects on the court. Beekman is a great decision-maker and does a solid job creating his own shot. The Wisconsin native leads the team in assists (6) along with 14.2 points per game. In his previous game, Beekman totaled 20 points, six boards and four assists.

Sophomore guard Isaac McKneely provides the Cavaliers with another knockdown shooter on the outside. McKneely is always moving without the ball to create space on the perimeter and owns a quick release. The West Virginia native averages 12.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and shoots 46% from 3-point land. On Feb. 10 against FSU, McKneely had a season-high 29 points and made five threes. See which team to pick here.

How to make Virginia Tech vs. Virginia picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 137 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits more than 50% of the time. You can see the picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Virginia vs. Virginia Tech, and which side of the spread hits more than 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model on a 25-13 roll on top-ranked college basketball spread picks