Sunday, January 24, 2016
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The North Carolina Tar Heels travel to Cassell Coliseum to play the Virginia Tech Hokies on Sunday, January 24, 2016. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 11 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
The Tar Heels come into this game with an overall record of 17-2 and a road record of 2-2. They are 7-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-6. The Hokies have an overall record of 12-7 and a home record of 9-3. They have an over/under record of 8-5 and they are 7-6 against the spread.
Brice Johnson comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 26.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Tar Heels. He pulls down 9.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 64% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Marcus Paige averages 13.2 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for North Carolina. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Zach LeDay averages 15.8 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year for the Hokies. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Seth Allen averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
North Carolina averages 86.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.5 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 275th in the country. They average 41.3 rebounds per game and 18.7 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 10.6 per game. The Tar Heels allow 70.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 147th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 109th and 287th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 40th and they give up 12.1 assists per contest which puts them in 89th place in the country. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 90th in the Division 1.
Virginia Tech averages 77.1 points per game this year which ranks them 79th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 96th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 185th in the nation. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per contest which ranks them 124th and 216th respectively. In the turnover department the Hokies rank 166th with 12.8 per game. The Hokies allow 71.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 174th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 131st and 122nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 185th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 148th place in the nation. The Hokies force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 87th in college basketball.
North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 7-10 against the spread
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 13-6 against the over/under
Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 7-6 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 8-5 against the over/under
North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
01/23/16 F Joel James Achilles "?" Sunday vs. Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
12/28/15 G Chris Clarke Foot out indefinitely
11/10/15 G Ahmed Hill Thigh out indefinitely
01/03/16 G Ty Outlaw Illness out for season
Josh's Pick: Take North Carolina
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