College Basketball Odds, Pick, Prediction for FAU vs Virginia Tech (Sunday, Nov.

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Florida Atlantic vs Virginia Tech Odds

Sunday, Nov. 26

1 p.m. ET


Florida Atlantic Odds
Spread Total Moneyline




-110o / -110u


Virginia Tech Odds
Spread Total Moneyline




-110o / -110u


Two stellar coaches will lead their teams into the finale of the ESPN Events Invitational. FAU and Virginia Tech had distinctly different finishes to their seasons in the spring. Now, both have the opportunity to boost their confidence by winning a MTE in early November.

So, let’s dig into the matchup and make a pick and prediction for FAU vs. Virginia Tech.

A shocking home loss to Bryant hasn’t deterred Dusty May’s FAU Owls. Florida Atlantic quickly rebounded, defeating an improved Butler roster and a tough Texas A&M team in back-to-back days. Texas A&M has been known for its defensive intensity under Buzz Williams, making FAU’s 96-point output even more impressive. The Aggies hadn’t allowed an opponent to tally more than 66 points prior to the start of the ESPN Events Invitational.

Typically, a team playing its third game in four days may try to play with slower pace and conserve energy. However, FAU’s depth may allow it to maintain its preferred up-tempo pace. May can comfortably play a rotation of eight players, and can even stretch his bench to play nine of 10 guys if needed. Virginia Tech has a similarly deep bench, and both teams have the benefit of a full day of rest prior to Sunday’s meeting.

Johnell Davis had been waiting to catch fire from long range all season and finally did so against Texas A&M. His experience is valuable to FAU, and he leads a veteran team that is unafraid to play in major spots like this. The Owls return eight players who tallied 15 or more minutes of playing time per game from their Final Four team last season. If anything, those eight players seem to play better in big spots.

Vlad Goldin, the 7-foot-1 junior center, has been FAU’s best player thus far and has been designated the game MVP by KenPom in every FAU win this season, aside from Friday’s win against Texas A&M. Davis’ ability to heat up from 3-point range enhances FAU’s potential upside, but Goldin provides a reliable mismatch in nearly every game.

Goldin is relatively nimble for his size, and couples his agility with a good pair of hands. His hands are integral to his game, allowing him to catch difficult entry passes and score from difficult angles. Virginia Tech’s largest player measures 6-foot-10, so FAU will likely look to Goldin to provide a winning edge.

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