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Earliest Cash CBB 8*

Earliest Cash CBB 8*

Miami vs. Virginia Tech, 03/13/2019 14:00 EDT, Score: 56 - 71

Point Spread: +7½/-104 Miami

Sportsbook: PinnacleSports

Result: Loss

Earliest Cash - Rickenbach CBB Game #623 Wednesday 8* Miami Hurricanes (+) vs Virginia Tech Hokies @ 2:30 ET - Of course the Hokies have the advantage of being rested while the Hurricanes are in a back to back spot after beating Wake Forest yesterday. However, lets not forget the impact of Justin Robinson's foot injury for the Hokies. The Virginia Tech senior guard, prior to his injury, scored 17 points in just 19 minutes in the first meeting with Miami. He has been out since then and, prior to their season finale (also against Miami), the Hokies had won just 5 of 9 games with the 4 most recent of those victories all coming by a single digit margin. Yes, I know the Hokies beat the Canes by a double digit margin in the season finale but that game was at Virginia Tech and the Hurricanes went just 6 of 29 from beyond the arc while the Hokies knocked down 14 of 26 threes. Of course that means that Virginia Tech had 24 more points (in a 14 point win!) from 3-point land even though they took 3 less shots. The fact is that the Hokies are the better 3-point shooting team BUT they are not that much better! Virginia Tech simply was extra hot in their two wins over the Canes this season. However, the Hurricanes have now shot the ball quite well from beyond the arc in 6 of their last 9 games. Also, Miami had defended the 3-ball quite well in 7 of 9 games prior to the Hokies big effort against them last week. I also like the fact that the Hurricanes are 13-4 ATS this season when playing with road loss revenge. Virginia Tech is just 1-4 ATS in Wednesday games this season. Also, the Hokies are 3-8 ATS this season when off a win in conference action. 8* MIAMI


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