Wednesday, February 17, 2016
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The Virginia Tech Hokies travel to BankUnited Center to play the Miami Hurricanes on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. The opening line for this game has Miami as 13.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Hokies come into this game with an overall record of 13-12 and a road record of 2-5. They are 11-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-9. The Hurricanes have an overall record of 20-4 and a home record of 12-1. They have an over/under record of 11-12 and they are 14-8 against the spread.
Zach LeDay comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Hokies. He pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Seth Allen averages 14 points per game in 28.8 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%.
Sheldon McClellan averages 16.3 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year for the Hurricanes. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Ja'Quan Newton averages 11.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Virginia Tech averages 74.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 132nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 153rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 186th in the country. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 12 assists per game which ranks them 180th and 247th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 198th with 13 per game. The Hokies allow 72.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 188th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 131st and 93rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 210th and they give up 13.8 assists per contest which puts them in 216th place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 129th in the Division 1.
Miami averages 77.5 points per game this year which ranks them 63rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 31st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 121st in the nation. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per contest which ranks them 153rd and 157th respectively. In the turnover department the Hurricanes rank 23rd with 10.7 per game. The Hurricanes allow 66 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 40th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 99th and 101st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 60th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 41st place in the nation. The Hurricanes force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 228th in college basketball.
The Hokies average 69.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 56.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -9.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -7.7 per contest. The Hokies have an offensive rating of 104.4 and they assist on 48.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Virginia Tech turns the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.3%. The Hokies give up 78.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 64 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Hurricanes score 77.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 69 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 3.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 13.6 points per game. The Hurricanes have a rating on offense of 114.6 and 50.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Miami turns it over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.7%. The Hurricanes give up 63.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 65.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 11-8 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 10-9 against the over/under
Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 14-8 against the spread
The Miami Hurricanes are 11-12 against the over/under
Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/10/15 G Ahmed Hill Thigh out indefinitely
02/16/16 G Chris Clarke Foot is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Miami Florida
01/03/16 G Ty Outlaw Illness out for season
Miami Hurricanes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Virginia Tech
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