Tuesday, February 9, 2016
John Paul Jones Arena
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The Virginia Tech Hokies travel to John Paul Jones Arena to play the Virginia Cavaliers on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 14.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 128.
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The Hokies come into this game with an overall record of 13-11 and a road record of 2-4. They are 11-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-8. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 19-4 and a home record of 11-0. They have an over/under record of 10-11 and they are 9-12 against the spread.
Zach LeDay comes into this contest averaging 16 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night so far this season for the Hokies. He pulls down 8.3 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 14.4 points per game in 28.7 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%.
Malcolm Brogdon averages 17.9 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Anthony Gill averages 14.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Virginia Tech averages 75.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 113th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 128th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 176th in the country. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 12.2 assists per game which ranks them 167th and 233rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 182nd with 12.9 per game. The Hokies allow 72.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 194th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 126th and 109th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 217th and they give up 13.6 assists per contest which puts them in 206th place in the country. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 128th in the Division 1.
Virginia averages 71.6 points per game this year which ranks them 195th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.5 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 9th in the nation. They average 32.3 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per contest which ranks them 314th and 92nd respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 5th with 9.5 per game. The Cavaliers allow 60.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 92nd and 187th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 28 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 9.9 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the nation. The Cavaliers force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 230th in college basketball.
The Hokies average 71.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 63.7 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 -8 per contest. The Hokies have an offensive rating of 105.2 and they assist on 48.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.1 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 15.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.5%. The Hokies give up 80 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cavaliers score 72.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 62.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 14.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 13.8 points per game. The Cavaliers have a rating on offense of 115.4 and 55.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 61.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Virginia turns it over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.1%. The Cavaliers give up 58.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 48 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 11-7 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 10-8 against the over/under
Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 9-12 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 10-11 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
Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Virginia Tech
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