Tuesday, February 2, 2016
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The Virginia Tech Hokies travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Syracuse as 9.5 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 12-10 and a road record of 2-3. They are 9-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-6. The Orange have an overall record of 15-8 and a home record of 10-3. They have an over/under record of 11-11 and they are 11-11 against the spread.
Zach LeDay comes into this contest averaging 16 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 14.7 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Virginia Tech. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Michael Gbinije averages 17.2 points per game while playing 37.8 minutes per contest this year for the Orange. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 67%. Trevor Cooney averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Virginia Tech averages 76.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 82nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 103rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 146th in the country. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 12.2 assists per game which ranks them 169th and 237th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 195th with 13.1 per game. The Hokies allow 73.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 210th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 157th and 121st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 195th and they give up 13.9 assists per contest which puts them in 221st place in the country. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 117th in the Division 1.
Syracuse averages 70.4 points per game this year which ranks them 213th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 261st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 119th in the nation. They average 36.6 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per contest which ranks them 146th and 141st respectively. In the turnover department the Orange rank 55th with 11.4 per game. The Orange allow 64.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 47th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.3 rebounds a game which ranks 235th and they give up 15.2 assists per contest which puts them in 299th place in the nation. The Orange force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 133rd in college basketball.
The Hokies average 72.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 74.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -8.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -10.7 per contest. The Hokies have an offensive rating of 106.2 and they assist on 47.8% 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 28% of their shots. Virginia Tech turns the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.8%. The Hokies give up 81.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 85.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Orange score 70.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 68.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 3.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 10.5 points per game. The Orange have a rating on offense of 107.9 and 56.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 64.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 43% of their shots. Syracuse turns it over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 12.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.7%. The Orange give up 59.9 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 9-7 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 10-6 against the over/under
Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 11-11 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 11-11 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
Syracuse Orange Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Virginia Tech
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