Radford at Virginia Tech College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/6/2017
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
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The Radford Highlanders travel to Cassell Coliseum to play the Virginia Tech Hokies on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. The opening line for this game has Virginia Tech as 20 point favorites.
Radford heads into this matchup with a mark of 4-3. They currently have a point differential of 0.7 as they are averaging 69.3 points per contest while giving up 68.6 per game. Virginia Tech has an overall mark of 7-1. They are averaging 96.8 points per contest and giving up 74.9, which is a point differential of 21.9.
Valuable Radford Highlanders Betting Trends
The Radford Highlanders are 1-0 against the spread this season
The Radford Highlanders are 0-1 against the over/under this year
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 6-1 against the spread this season
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 5-2 against the over/under this year
Key Radford Highlanders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/10/17 G Ty Outlaw ACL is out for season
Ed Polite, Jr. averages 12.9 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is at 79%. Carlik Jones averages 10.4 points per game in 23.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Justin Bibbs averages 18.3 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 95%. Ahmed Hill averages 17.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Radford averages 69.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 281st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 282nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37%, which is good for 111th in the country. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per game, which ranks them 185th and 273rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 305th with 11.7 per game. The Highlanders allow 68.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 113th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 143rd and 257th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 169th and they give up 12.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 116th place in college basketball. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 44th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech is 1st in the country with 96.8 points per game this year. They are 1st in D-1 in shooting at 55%, while their average scoring margin is 21.9. They shoot 45% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in college basketball. They are 95th in the nation in rebounding with 38.8 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 20.8. The Hokies are 127th in turnovers per game with 14.4. The Hokies surrender 74.9 points per contest, which ranks them 239th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 108th and 85th in those defensive statistics. They rank 233rd with 14.0 assists allowed per contest and 164th with 34.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hokies are 202nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game this season.
The Highlanders are 259th in the country in defensive rating with 104.6, and their offensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 167th. They are 340th in college basketball in pace with 65.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 241st. As a unit they are 269th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 88th in D-1. Radford is 265th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 201st in the country.
Virginia Tech is 188th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 75th in the nation. The Hokies are 10th in the country in offensive rating with 121.7, and their defensive rating of 94.2 is ranked 90th. In terms of pace they are 16th in Division 1 with 78.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 63% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 66% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 153rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Radford/Virginia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Virginia Tech -20
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