Iowa at Virginia Tech College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/28/2017
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
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The Iowa Hawkeyes travel to Cassell Coliseum to play the Virginia Tech Hokies on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Virginia Tech as 7 point favorites.
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Iowa heads into this matchup with a mark of 4-2. They currently have a point differential of 11.8 as they are averaging 85.0 points per contest while giving up 73.2 per game. Virginia Tech has an overall record of 5-1. They are averaging 103.2 points per game and surrendering 80.2, good for a point differential of 23.0.
Valuable Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 1-2 against the spread this season
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 2-1 against the over/under this year
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 4-1 against the spread this season
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 5-0 against the over/under this year
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
11/27/17 F Ahmad Wagner Shoulder is "?" Tuesday vs. Virginia Tech
11/19/17 G Connor McCaffery Ankle is out indefinitely
11/06/17 F Nicholas Baer Finger is out indefinitely
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/10/17 G Ty Outlaw ACL is out for season
Isaiah Moss averages 15.8 points per game while playing 24.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 73% while his free throw percentage is at 94%. Jordan Bohannon averages 14.5 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.2 assists per contest and 1.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Justin Bibbs averages 23.3 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 1.7 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 73% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Ahmed Hill averages 21.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa averages 85.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 63rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.8 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 36th. Behind the arc they shoot 43%, which is good for 28th in the country. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 18.7 assists per game, which ranks them 141st and 31st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 206th with 13.3 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 73.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 191st in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 167th and 139th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 135th and they give up 14.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 263rd place in college basketball. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 133rd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech is 1st in the country with 103.2 points per game this year. They are 1st in D-1 in shooting at 58%, while their average scoring margin is 23.0. They shoot 51% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in college basketball. They are 110th in the nation in rebounding with 39.6 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 22.6. The Hokies are 84th in turnovers per game with 15.6. The Hokies surrender 80.2 points per contest, which ranks them 290th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 161st and 172nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 242nd with 14.4 assists allowed per contest and 66th with 31.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hokies are 172nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game this season.
The Hawkeyes are 30th in the nation in offensive rating with 118.3, and their defensive rating of 101.9 is ranked 218th. In terms of pace they are 186th in the country with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 30th. As a team they are 32nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 162nd in Division 1. Iowa is 193rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 142nd in the nation.
Virginia Tech is 129th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 153rd in the nation. The Hokies are 7th in the country in offensive rating with 127.1, and their defensive rating of 98.8 is ranked 182nd. In terms of pace they are 8th in Division 1 with 81.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 68% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 69% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 172nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Iowa/Virginia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Virginia Tech -7
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