Virginia Tech at Kentucky College Basketball Picks & Parlay 12/16/2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
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The Virginia Tech Hokies head to Rupp Arena to take on the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday, December 16, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Kentucky as 5 point favorites.
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Virginia Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-1. They currently have a point differential of 25.5 as they are averaging 96.2 points per contest while giving up 70.7 per game. Kentucky has an overall record of 8-1. They are averaging 80.0 points per game and surrendering 67.3, good for a point differential of 12.7.
Valuable Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 7-1 against the spread this season
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 6-2 against the over/under this year
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 4-5 against the spread this season
The Kentucky Wildcats are 4-5 against the over/under this year
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/10/17 G Ty Outlaw ACL is out for season
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
12/15/17 G Quade Green Eye injured last game, is "?" Saturday vs Virginia Tech
12/15/17 F Sacha Killeya-Jones Ankle is "?" Saturday vs Virginia Tech
11/22/17 F Jarred Vanderbilt Foot is out indefinitely
11/06/17 G Jemarl Baker Knee is out indefinitely
Ahmed Hill averages 16.6 points per contest in 28.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 4.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 57% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%. Justin Bibbs averages 17.5 points per contest while playing 31.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 95%.
Hamidou Diallo averages 14.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.9 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 68%. Kevin Knox scores 15.2 points per contest while playing 34.8 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5.8 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hokies allow 70.7 points per contest which is 153rd in Division 1. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 65th and 13th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 90th, and they allow 13.3 assists per game which puts them in 195th place in the country. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 181st in the nation. Virginia Tech averages 96.2 points per contest this year, which is 1st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 25.5 and their shooting percentage is 55% as a unit, which has them ranked 1st. From 3-point territory they shoot 47%, which is good for 2nd in college basketball. They average 38.0 boards per contest and 19.9 assists per game, which ranks them 115th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 236th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats give up 67.3 points per game, which ranks them 87th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 25th and 57th in those defensive statistics. They rank 188th with 13.2 dimes allowed per game and 95th with 32.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 139th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per contest this year. Kentucky is 90th in Division 1 with 80.0 points per contest this season. They are 22nd in the country in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 12.7. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 198th in D-1. They are 28th in college basketball in rebounding with 41.2 boards per contest and 59th in assists per game with 16.3. The Wildcats are 50th in turnovers per contest with 15.6.
The Hokies are 59th in the country in defensive rating with 92.8, and their offensive rating of 126.2 is ranked 1st. They are 35th in college basketball in pace with 75.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 64% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 67% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 155th in D-1. Virginia Tech is 261st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 44th in the country.
Kentucky is 73rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 33rd in Division 1. The Wildcats are 56th in the nation in defensive rating with 92.7, and their offensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 88th. They are 108th in D-1 in pace with 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 87th. As a unit they are 81st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 22% of their shot attempts, ranking 350th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Virginia Tech +5 and over 152 total points
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