Sunday, January 31, 2016
Petersen Events Center
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The Virginia Tech Hokies travel to Petersen Events Center to play the Pittsburgh Panthers on Sunday, January 31, 2016. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 11 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 12-9 and a road record of 2-2. They are 9-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-6. The Panthers have an overall record of 16-4 and a home record of 12-2. They have an over/under record of 9-8 and they are 8-9 against the spread.
Zach LeDay comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 30.7 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 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Seth Allen averages 14.1 points per game in 27.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Virginia Tech. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Michael Young averages 17.3 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per contest this year for the Panthers. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Jamel Artis averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Virginia Tech averages 77 points per contest this season which ranks them 79th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 101st. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 181st in the country. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per game which ranks them 162nd and 246th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 161st with 12.7 per game. The Hokies allow 73 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 196th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 129th and 123rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.5 rebounds a game which ranks 197th and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 170th place in the country. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 100th in the Division 1.
Pittsburgh averages 79.8 points per game this year which ranks them 40th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 12.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 32nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 33rd in the nation. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per contest which ranks them 73rd and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Panthers rank 56th with 11.5 per game. The Panthers allow 67.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 66th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 122nd and 90th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.2 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 118th place in the nation. The Panthers force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 278th in college basketball.
The Hokies average 73.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 78 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 -5 per contest. The Hokies have an offensive rating of 106.5 and they assist on 47.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Virginia Tech turns the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.7%. The Hokies give up 80.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 83 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Panthers score 81.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 65 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -9.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 16.5 points per game. The Panthers have a rating on offense of 117.5 and 65.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Pittsburgh turns it over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 37.5%. The Panthers give up 65.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 74.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 9-6 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 9-6 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 8-9 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 9-8 against the over/under
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
Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
12/10/15 G Jonathan Milligan Redshirt out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Virginia Tech
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