Virginia Tech vs. Oklahoma Odds, Picks: Back Hokies in Blacksburg Super Regionals
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- Virginia Tech hosts Oklahoma in the Blacksburg Super Regional beginning on Friday.
- The Hokies enter as big favorites to advance to the College World Series over the Sooners.
- Read on for Collin Wilson's best bet for the Blacksburg Super Regional below.
Virginia Tech vs. Oklahoma Odds
Virginia Tech vs. Oklahoma Probable Pitchers & Projections
- Friday: Jake Bennett (Oklahoma) vs. Drue Hackenberg (Virginia Tech) | Oklahoma -230 · Total: 13.7
- Saturday: Griffin Green (Virginia Tech) vs. David Sandlin (Oklahoma) | Virginia Tech -240 · Total 16
- Sunday (if needed): Cade Horton (Oklahoma) vs. Ryan Metz (Virginia Tech) | Virginia Tech -590 · Total 16.5
English Field was the site for numerous homers launched during Regional weekend.
Instant offense is a must when Virginia Tech plays host, as Oklahoma’s dreadful numbers at the plate will be under a microscope. The Sooners rank seventh in steals per game, but a lackluster rank outside the top-75 in home runs per game and slugging must improve for Oklahoma to be a factor.
Head coach Skip Johnson led his club to just an 8-7 record away from Norman, a number that goes directly against the Hokies’ 30-5 record at home.
— Chuck Wingfield (@cww3rd) June 5, 2022
From a projection standpoint, the first game is all Jake Bennett and the Sooners. Bennett leads the team in wins and innings pitched, with 112 strikeouts on the season.
The junior threw for at least six innings in most of his 16 starts this season, but failed to reach that mark in the Regional opener against Liberty and in the finale against Florida.
Griffin Green is expected to be the favorite in the second game, but he hasn’t lasted more than three innings in three of his past four starts.
The Hokies’ sticks will make all the difference in this Super Regional after they plated 46 runners in the minimum three games during Regionals.
While this series is expected to go the distance, the Virginia Tech offense is completely in stride and may pounce on an Oklahoma team ERA that stands north of 4.5.
Virginia Tech’s probability to advance sits at 71.5%, indicating a true line of -250 for the Hokies to move onto Omaha.
Picks: Virginia Tech -195 (Play to -250)