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Gambler’s Corner: hoos Favored by 18 over VT

Ouch. The opening line for Saturday’s VT @ uva game (3 pm) is the Hokies +18. So a bet on the hoos is a bet on a Reverse Bear Fight. Tech hasn’t been very good against the spread of late, going just 1-6 in their last 7 games with spreads (their lone cover was the loss at notre dame). But believe it or not, I’m actually picking the Hokies to cover. Not to win, not to even lose by single digits, but to cover. That’s a lot of points for uva to pick up and they are due for a letdown (which sadly a 10-17 point win would be).

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Niemo is a member of the VT Class of '98. While not a professional journalist by any stretch, Niemo analyzes and breaks down every minute of Hokie hoop action. He also researches topics of interest such as Hokie recruits, program revenue, statistical data on the team, previews VT opponents, and discusses his favorite bourbons/Scotches. In addition to his passion for Hokie hoops, Niemo has attended 126 straight VT football home games (every game since '94), eclipsing the 100 mark in September of '09 and recently attended his 20th consecutive VT/uva game. During the final home basketball game of his senior year, he was brought onto the court and was awarded 2 passes to the Atlantic 10 Basketball Tournament in Philly during a timeout for being a "Super Fan" during his time at VT. The Hokie Bird made the award on behalf of Athletic Director Jim Weaver. Niemo was known to be in the front row of every home game with his familiar red afro hairdo.

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  • King

    On the positive side, Tech hired a new AD, Cincy’s Whit Babcock. Let the rebuilding begin.

  • Chris

    Hope you didn’t put too much money on the Hokies today, Niemo.

    • Niemo

      I never bet on sports, especially my own teams. I just give others horrible advice.

    • Niemo

      I never bet on sports, especially my own teams. I just give others horrible advice.

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