Sunday, January 22, 2017
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The Virginia Tech Hokies travel to Littlejohn Coliseum to play the Clemson Tigers on Sunday, January 22, 2017. The opening line for this game has Clemson as 7 point favorites.
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The Hokies come into this game with an overall record of 14-4 and a road record of 1-2. They are 7-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-6. The Tigers have an overall record of 11-7 and a home record of 7-2. They have an over/under record of 10-6 and they are 7-8 against the spread.
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Zach LeDay comes into this contest averaging 16.4 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Hokies. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Ahmed Hill averages 13.9 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Virginia Tech. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Jaron Blossomgame averages 17.8 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year for the Tigers. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 69%. Avry Holmes averages 11.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Virginia Tech averages 81.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 49th in the country. They average 35.7 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per game which ranks them 174th and 37th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 75th with 12.2 per game. The Hokies allow 71.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 149th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 142nd and 57th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 133rd and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 126th place in the country. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 180th in Division 1.
Clemson averages 75.7 points per game this year which ranks them 99th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 128th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 183rd in the nation. They average 34.5 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per contest which ranks them 231st and 166th respectively. In the turnover department the Tigers rank 22nd with 11.1 per game. The Tigers allow 69.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 93rd in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 147th and 155th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 224th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 90th place in the nation. The Tigers force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 50th in college basketball.
The Hokies average 75.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 72 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2 per contest. The Hokies have an offensive rating of 111.7 and they assist on 56.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Virginia Tech turns the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 26.6%. The Hokies give up 76.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 70 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tigers score 81.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 65.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -16 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 15.7 points per game. The Tigers have a rating on offense of 110 and 50.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Clemson turns it over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 12% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.8%. The Tigers give up 65.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 81.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 7-7 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 7-6 against the over/under
Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 7-8 against the spread
The Clemson Tigers are 10-6 against the over/under
Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
12/10/16 C Johnny Hamilton Thumb out for season
11/11/16 F Kerry Blackshear Jr. Shin out indefinitely
Clemson Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Clemson -7
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