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Blacksburg NCAA Regional Odds & Picks: How to Bet Virginia Tech & Gonzaga in College Baseball Tournament

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Blacksburg Regional Odds

Virginia Tech Hokies
-155
Gonzaga Bulldogs
+195
Columbia Lions
+1100
Wright State Raiders
+2000

Long gone is the Wright State team that put astronomical numbers on the scoreboard last season. The Raiders have cooled to 60th in home runs per nine innings with a pitching staff that ranks outside the top 200 in staff ERA and WHIP.

Virginia Tech pitcher Griffin Green is projected at -480 in the opener against Wright State ace Jake Shirk. The Hokies were dominant in a powerful ACC, earning the right to host a Super Regional and a 4-seed into Omaha.

The bigger question is whether or not the Gonzaga sticks will meet the Hokies in the winners’ bracket.

A loss to San Diego in the West Coast Tournament did not deter the Bulldogs from snagging an at-large bid. Gonzaga now travels cross-country to English Field, one of the most explosive fields for runs in all of Division I baseball.

The Bulldogs have been fantastic out of West Coast play this season, posting a 4-3 record against RPI top-25 teams with a nonconference strength of schedule that ranked second in the nation.

Owen Wild projects as a -170 favorite over Columbia’s JD Ogden in the first game, but the current market price is well above at -230.

Whether Virginia Tech elects to throw Green or Drue Hackenberg against Gonzaga doesn’t matter to the projection, as the Hokies -200 should be the line against the Bulldogs in the winners’ bracket.

A sweep of the weekend should be priced at +160 for Virginia Tech, making the Hokies’ Regional price inflated.

Teams that come to Blacksburg over the next two weeks must have flammable bats, and no other team in the opening weekend can match the firepower of Virginia Tech.

Although the Hokies are the pick, finding a future or an Omaha prop is the better investment.

Pick:  Virginia Tech -155

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