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Florida vs. Virginia Tech: Gators slight favorites in March Madness Round 1

The 10-seed Virginia Tech Hokies (15-6) face the 7-seed Florida Gators (14-9) for the opening game of the NCAA Tournament’s first-round Friday, March 19, in the South Regional at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Tip-off is set for 12:15 p.m. ET and will be airing on CBS.

Below, we look at the early March Madness Round 1 matchup Virginia Tech-Florida odds and lines. Will one of these teams end up as this year’s National Champion? Don’t forget to check out all of the teams’ March Madness odds.

Virginia Tech ended their season up-and-down alternating between winning and losing the final five games with the latest being an 81-73 loss to the North Carolina Tar Heels in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament.

The Hokies finished the season ranked 24th in the Ferris Mowers Coaches Poll powered by USA TODAY Sports and All-ACC second-team junior F Keve Aluma led the team in points (15.6) and rebounds (8.0) per game.

Virginia Tech’s gambling records: 11-10 ATS | 12-9 O/U | 2-1 ATS in neutral site games

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The Gators were drubbed 78-66 by the Tennessee Volunteers as 3.5-point underdogs in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament entering the NCAA Tournament. It was Florida’s fourth consecutive ATS loss and seventh in the last nine games.

Florida junior transfer PF Colin Castleton led the conference in PER (26.6) and sophomore guard Tre Mann was named All-ACC first-team, leading the Gators in points (16.0) and assists (3.4) per game.

Florida’s gambling records: 10-13 ATS | 10-12-1 O/U | 1-3 ATS in neutral site games

Virginia Tech vs. Florida: Odds, spread and lines

Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated Monday at 5:15 p.m. ET.

  • Money line: Virginia Tech -110 (bet $110 to win $100) | Florida -110 (bet $110 to win $100)
  • Against the spread/ATS: Virginia Tech +1 (-115) | Florida -1 (-105)
  • Over/Under: 137.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)

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