Wednesday, January 4, 2017
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The Virginia Tech Hokies travel to PNC Arena to play the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.
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The Hokies come into this game with an overall record of 12-1 and a road record of 1-0. They are 6-3 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-4. The Wolfpack have an overall record of 11-3 and a home record of 9-0. They have an over/under record of 8-3 and they are 6-5 against the spread.
Zach LeDay comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Hokies. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Ahmed Hill averages 15.1 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Virginia Tech. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Dennis Smith Jr. averages 19.1 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year for the Wolfpack. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Terry Henderson averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Virginia Tech averages 84.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 16.2 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 14th in the country. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 17 assists per game which ranks them 104th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 45th with 11.7 per game. The Hokies allow 68 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 78th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 65th and 38th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 117th and they give up 11.3 assists per contest which puts them in 48th place in the country. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 181st in Division 1.
NC State averages 83.1 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.4 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 47th in the nation. They average 39.1 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per contest which ranks them 61st and 61st respectively. In the turnover department the Wolfpack rank 128th with 12.9 per game. The Wolfpack allow 73.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 192nd in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 74th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 192nd and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 54th place in the nation. The Wolfpack force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 295th in college basketball.
The Hokies average 74 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 87.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 8.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 19.7 per contest. The Hokies have an offensive rating of 115.6 and they assist on 58% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 57%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Virginia Tech turns the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27.1%. The Hokies give up 65.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 68 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wolfpack score 86 ppg at home and they have averaged 83.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 14 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.7 points per game. The Wolfpack have a rating on offense of 112.6 and 54.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 73.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. North Carolina State turns it over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.4%. The Wolfpack give up 68.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 69.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 6-3 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 4-4 against the over/under
North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 6-5 against the spread
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 8-3 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
North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
11/23/16 F Lennard Freeman Redshirt expected to redshirt
Guy's Pick: Take NC State
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