Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Petersen Events Center
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The Virginia Tech Hokies head to Petersen Events Center to take on the Pittsburgh Panthers on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 1 point favorites.
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The Hokies come into this game with an overall record of 17-7 and a road record of 2-5. They are 10-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-9. The Panthers have an overall record of 14-11 and a home record of 10-4. They have an over/under record of 12-12 and they are 10-12 against the spread.
Zach LeDay comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Hokies. He pulls down 6.7 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 12.4 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Virginia Tech. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
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Michael Young averages 20.8 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Panthers. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Jamel Artis averages 19.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Virginia Tech averages 79.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 43rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 61st in the country. They average 34.1 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game which ranks them 241st and 70th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 104th with 12.5 per game. The Hokies allow 73.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 200th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 174th and 131st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 157th and they give up 13.8 assists per contest which puts them in 204th place in the country. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 244th in Division 1.
Pittsburgh averages 76.7 points per game this year which ranks them 80th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 96th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 84th in the nation. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per contest which ranks them 165th and 61st respectively. In the turnover department the Panthers rank 76th with 12.1 per game. The Panthers allow 76.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 271st in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 241st and 185th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 118th and they give up 15.2 assists per contest which puts them in 304th place in the nation. The Panthers force 10.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 344th in college basketball.
The Hokies average 72.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 65.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -5.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -9 per contest. The Hokies have an offensive rating of 110.1 and they assist on 55.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.2 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 15.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 5.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 23.9%. The Hokies give up 77.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 74.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Panthers score 79.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 75.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 2.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.6 points per game. The Panthers have a rating on offense of 109.9 and 59% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Pittsburgh turns it over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 5.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.5%. The Panthers give up 79.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 73 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 10-10 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 10-9 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 10-12 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 12-12 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
02/13/17 G Chris Clarke Knee injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
11/09/16 G Crisshawn Clark Knee out for season
01/16/17 F Ryan Luther Foot expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -1
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