Saturday, March 5, 2016
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The Miami Hurricanes travel to Cassell Coliseum to play the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday, March 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has Miami as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
The Hurricanes come into this game with an overall record of 24-5 and a road record of 6-4. They are 18-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-15. The Hokies have an overall record of 17-13 and a home record of 12-5. They have an over/under record of 12-12 and they are 15-9 against the spread.
Sheldon McClellan comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Hurricanes. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Angel Rodriguez averages 11.8 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Zach LeDay averages 15.1 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year for the Hokies. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Seth Allen averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Miami averages 75.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 96th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 67th in the country. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game which ranks them 171st and 188th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 10.4 per game. The Hurricanes allow 65.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 35th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 91st and 87th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 60th and they give up 11.3 assists per contest which puts them in 49th place in the country. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 265th in the Division 1.
Virginia Tech averages 73.5 points per game this year which ranks them 153rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 153rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 159th in the nation. They average 35.1 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per contest which ranks them 213th and 256th respectively. In the turnover department the Hokies rank 199th with 12.9 per game. The Hokies allow 71.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 159th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 127th and 31st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 199th and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 168th place in the nation. The Hokies force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 120th in college basketball.
The Hurricanes average 76.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 68.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 7.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 9.7 per contest. The Hurricanes have an offensive rating of 114.4 and they assist on 49.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Miami turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.7%. The Hurricanes give up 69.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 58.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Hokies score 77.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 72.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 8.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 8.9 points per game. The Hokies have a rating on offense of 104.2 and 48.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Virginia Tech turns it over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.3%. The Hokies give up 68.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 63.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 18-9 against the spread
The Miami Hurricanes are 13-15 against the over/under
Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 15-9 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 12-12 against the over/under
Miami Hurricanes Injuries
02/27/16 G Ja'Quan Newton Suspension expected to miss next 2 games
Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/10/15 G Ahmed Hill Thigh out indefinitely
01/03/16 G Ty Outlaw Illness out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Miami
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