Virginia Tech vs. Texas Prediction and Odds for NCAA Men's Tournament First Round

Mar 10, 2022; Kansas City, MO, USA; Texas Longhorns forward Timmy Allen (0) looks for an opening
Mar 10, 2022; Kansas City, MO, USA; Texas Longhorns forward Timmy Allen (0) looks for an opening / William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia Tech's conference tournament push to the NCAA Tournament was successful, and will now face a mercurial Texas squad in the first round.

The Virginia Tech Hokies enter March Madness as one of the hottest teams in the country. They are paired with Chris Beard's Texas Longhorns, who are full of transfer talent and veterans, but have struggled to reach their ceiling this season.

Here are the odds for the 6/11 matchup in the East Region on Friday from WynnBET Sportsbook as well as a statistical breakdown and best bet:

Virginia Tech vs. Texas Odds, Spread and Total


  • Virginia Tech +1 (-110)
  • Texas -1 (-110)


  • Virginia Tech +100
  • Texas -120

Total: 125.5 (Over -110/Under -110)

Virginia Tech vs. Texas Analysis

Virginia Tech

  • Overall Record: 23-12
  • ATS Record:19-16
  • Over/Under Record: 16-19
  • SoS: 42nd
  • Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 114.3
  • Defensive Efficiency: 96.4
  • eFG%: 55.2%
  • FT%: 74.3%
  • 3PT%: 39.3%
  • Last Year’s Tournament Result: Round of 64 (Lost to Florida)
  • Odds to win National Championship: +10000


  • Regular Season Record: 21-11
  • ATS Record:12-19-1
  • Over/Under Record: 14-18
  • SoS: 12th
  • Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 111.8
  • Defensive Efficiency: 91.4
  • eFG%: 50.0%
  • FT%: 74.9%
  • 3PT%: 32.3%
  • Last Year’s Tournament Result: Round of 62 (Lost to Abilene Christian)
  • Odds to win National Championship: +10000

Virginia Tech vs. Texas Prediction and Pick

This matchup is going to be tight as indicated in the line and the low total. Both teams play at a methodical pace, each bottom 20 in adjusted tempo this season.

Virginia Tech has the better offense that is in a really good flow after a run to the ACC title in Brooklyn this past week, but Texas boasts a top 15 defense that can match up with Virginia Tech's starting five. This game may come down to if Texas can score enough to separate from the Hokoies.

The Longhorns have been prone to dry spells all season, but do have timely bucket getters like Timmy Allen, Marcus Carr, among others. However, the team has been susceptible in the front court as they are down their starting big man Tre Mitchell and have gotten inconsistent production from the likes of Christian Bishop this season.

If the Longhorns can run the Hokies off the 3-point line, the team is third in the country in 3-point percentage on a top 100 3PAr, and force turnovers, which they are top 15 in the country, they are going to be able to win this one, but expect this one to stay tight.

LEAN: Texas -1, UNDER 125.5

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