Sunday, February 28, 2016
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
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The Virginia Tech Hokies travel to Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum to play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Sunday, February 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has Wake Forest as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
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The Hokies come into this game with an overall record of 15-13 and a road record of 3-6. They are 13-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-11. The Demon Deacons have an overall record of 11-17 and a home record of 6-8. They have an over/under record of 11-15 and they are 10-14 against the spread.
Zach LeDay comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 30 minutes per night so far this season for the Hokies. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Seth Allen averages 14 points per game in 28.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for Virginia Tech. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Devin Thomas averages 15.8 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Demon Deacons. He grabs 10.2 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 59%. Bryant Crawford averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Virginia Tech averages 73.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 149th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 158th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 153rd in the country. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 12 assists per game which ranks them 194th and 253rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 209th with 13.1 per game. The Hokies allow 71.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 171st in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 125th and 66th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 199th and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 179th place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 125th in the Division 1.
Wake Forest averages 74.2 points per game this year which ranks them 136th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -4.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 163rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 289th in the nation. They average 38 rebounds per game and 14 assists per contest which ranks them 78th and 113th respectively. In the turnover department the Demon Deacons rank 307th with 14.2 per game. The Demon Deacons allow 79.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 315th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 209th and 76th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 234th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 135th place in the nation. The Demon Deacons force 10.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 315th in college basketball.
The Hokies average 67.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 67.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3 per contest. The Hokies have an offensive rating of 104.1 and they assist on 48.5% 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 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Virginia Tech turns the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31%. The Hokies give up 75.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 64.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Demon Deacons score 73.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 76 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 -3.9 points per game. The Demon Deacons have a rating on offense of 102.6 and 54.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Wake Forest turns it over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.5%. The Demon Deacons give up 77.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 72.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 13-9 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 11-11 against the over/under
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 10-14 against the spread
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 11-15 against the over/under
Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/10/15 G Ahmed Hill Thigh out indefinitely
01/03/16 G Ty Outlaw Illness out for season
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
11/14/15 C Andre Washington Redshirt out for season
02/23/16 F Devin Thomas Suspension expected to miss Wednesday vs. Notre Dame
02/19/16 F Cornelius Hudson Personal dismissed from team
Tony's Pick: Take Virginia Tech
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