-1.5 seems like peculiar line for #16 at home.
Despite their ranking, they're not the 16th best team in the country. That's unfortunately not how human polls with all their biases work. Remember how we beat a "top 25 Kentucky" team?This -1.5 line screams trap. We either get blown out or we win by 10. I wouldn't touch -1.5 unless I was taking VT at home. Either Vegas LOVES GT tonight or like I said Trap game just get action on the game. The trap would be to get the public to buy VT.... So who knows.
I say GT by 8.
Nor does it seem like they will be at full strength, in game shape, coming off a 2.5 week Covid pause. And even at full strength, we're arguably playing better than them anyway. KenPom and other metrics suggest we're effectively peers.
So the spread isn't a trap; it is a reflection of where the teams are today.