Florida vs Virginia Tech March Madness Odds — First Round 2021

Posted By Staff on March 15, 2021 - Last Updated on March 17, 2021

The No. 7 Florida Gators (14-9) and the No. 10 Virginia Tech Hokies (15-6) are set to meet in their first-round matchup in the NCAA Tournament on Friday, tipping off at 12:15 PM ET on CBS. Florida is on the point spread in this game. Here’s everything you need to know about this South Region matchup as you fill out your brackets.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 15, 2021, 4:10 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Florida Betting Information

  • Florida is under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 9-12
  • The Gators are 5-6 against the spread this season when they are at least a 1-point favorite.
  • Florida and its opponents have gone over the set total in only 9 of 21 games this season (42.9%).
  • The Gators fell to Tennessee 78-66 and failed to cover the spread as 4.5-point underdogs, while going over the 133 point total in their last outing on Friday. Tre Mann put up a team-high 30 points in the loss.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

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Florida Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Tre Mann 22 16.0 5.7 3.4 1.5 0.2 1.8
Colin Castleton 22 12.0 5.9 1.1 0.5 2.1 0.0
Tyree Appleby 23 11.4 3.1 3.3 1.5 0.1 1.2
Noah Locke 23 10.4 2.3 0.7 0.7 0.2 2.3
Scottie Lewis 19 7.9 3.1 1.5 1.6 1.2 0.6

Virginia Tech Betting Information

  • With an 11-9 record ATS this season, the Hokies have topped expectations.
  • For the 15th time this season, the Hokies are at least a 1-point underdog, where they have a record of 7-7 against the spread.
  • 11 of the Hokies 20 games (55%) this season have covered the over/under.
  • The Hokies fell to North Carolina 81-73 and failed to cover the spread as 4-point underdogs, while going over the 141.5 point total on Thursday in their most recent contest. Justyn Mutts scored a team-high 24 points in the loss.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Virginia Tech Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Keve Aluma 21 15.6 8.0 2.2 0.7 1.3 1.0
Tyrece Radford 17 11.9 6.1 2.1 0.6 0.4 0.4
Nahiem Alleyne 21 10.3 2.7 1.7 0.7 0.1 1.8
Justyn Mutts 21 9.6 6.5 2.1 0.6 0.8 0.7
Jalen Cole 15 9.2 1.1 0.9 0.4 0.1 2.5

Total Facts

  • In Florida’s matchups this season, the Gators and their opponents have exceeded Friday’s point total of 137.5 points 15 times (65.2% of opportunities).
  • In 57.1% of Virginia Tech’s games this season (12 of 21), the total points scored was greater than Friday’s 137.5-point over/under.
  • The total for the game of 137.5 is 8.6 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Gators (74 points per game) and the Hokies (72.1 points per game).
  • These two teams give up a combined 135.3 points per game, 2.2 points less than this contest’s over/under.
  • On average, the Gators have seen a 143.8 over/under in their games this season, 6.3 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • Hokies games have a total points bet of 137.7 points this season, 0.2 points more than the over/under for this game.

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