Tuesday, February 23, 2016
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The Virginia Tech Hokies travel to Conte Forum to play the Boston College Eagles on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has Virginia Tech as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
The Hokies come into this game with an overall record of 14-13 and a road record of 2-6. They are 12-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-10. The Eagles have an overall record of 7-20 and a home record of 6-8. They have an over/under record of 6-16 and they are 7-14 against the spread.
Zach LeDay comes into this contest averaging 15.1 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Hokies. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Seth Allen averages 14 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Virginia Tech. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Eli Carter averages 15.8 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Eagles. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Dennis Clifford averages 8.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 58%.
Virginia Tech averages 73.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 150th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 164th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 155th in the country. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per game which ranks them 197th and 259th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 200th with 13 per game. The Hokies allow 72.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 182nd in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 143rd and 91st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 192nd and they give up 13.4 assists per contest which puts them in 189th place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 133rd in the Division 1.
Boston College averages 60.9 points per game this year which ranks them 342nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -8.8 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 306th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 243rd in the nation. They average 31.3 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per contest which ranks them 331st and 222nd respectively. In the turnover department the Eagles rank 244th with 13.4 per game. The Eagles allow 69.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 112th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 237th and 301st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.3 rebounds a game which ranks 253rd and they give up 14.6 assists per contest which puts them in 268th place in the nation. The Eagles force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 174th in college basketball.
The Hokies average 67.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 60.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -10.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -8 per contest. The Hokies have an offensive rating of 104.2 and they assist on 48.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Virginia Tech turns the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.2%. The Hokies give up 77.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 68.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Eagles score 67.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 54.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -17 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.8 points per game. The Eagles have a rating on offense of 90.4 and 56.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they attempt 3 pointers on 41% of their shots. Boston College turns it over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 45.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 20.6%. The Eagles give up 66.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 71.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 12-9 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 11-10 against the over/under
Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 7-14 against the spread
The Boston College Eagles are 6-16 against the over/under
Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/10/15 G Ahmed Hill Thigh out indefinitely
02/22/16 G Chris Clarke Ankle injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Boston College
01/03/16 G Ty Outlaw Illness out for season
Boston College Eagles Injuries
01/30/16 G Jerome Robinson Wrist expected to miss 3-6 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Virginia Tech
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