Wednesday, February 8, 2017
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The Virginia Tech Hokies head to BankUnited Center to take on the Miami Hurricanes on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has Miami as 6 point favorites.
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The Hokies come into this game with an overall record of 16-6 and a road record of 2-4. They are 8-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-8. The Hurricanes have an overall record of 15-7 and a home record of 10-2. They have an over/under record of 6-13 and they are 6-14 against the spread.
Zach LeDay comes into this contest averaging 16 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Hokies. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Ahmed Hill averages 12.6 points per game in 28.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Virginia Tech. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
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Davon Reed averages 15.8 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Hurricanes. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Ja'Quan Newton averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Virginia Tech averages 79.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 40th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.4 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 43rd in the country. They average 33.9 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game which ranks them 262nd and 61st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 79th with 12.2 per game. The Hokies allow 73.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 191st in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 173rd and 130th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 156th and they give up 13.7 assists per contest which puts them in 207th place in the country. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 234th in Division 1.
Miami averages 72.6 points per game this year which ranks them 181st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 8.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 83rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 76th in the nation. They average 38 rebounds per game and 12 assists per contest which ranks them 56th and 266th respectively. In the turnover department the Hurricanes rank 186th with 13.4 per game. The Hurricanes allow 64 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 41st and 86th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.3 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 52nd place in the nation. The Hurricanes force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 244th in college basketball.
The Hokies average 72.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 68.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -5.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -12 per contest. The Hokies have an offensive rating of 111.1 and they assist on 55.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Virginia Tech turns the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 24.4%. The Hokies give up 78.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 80.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Hurricanes score 75.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 72.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 0.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 13.2 points per game. The Hurricanes have a rating on offense of 109.1 and 46% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Miami turns it over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 36.7%. The Hurricanes give up 61.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 72 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 8-10 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 9-8 against the over/under
Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 6-14 against the spread
The Miami Hurricanes are 6-13 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
Miami Hurricanes Injuries
11/25/16 G Rashad Muhammad Disciplinary has left team
Guy's Pick: Take Miami -6
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