Virginia Tech at Saint Louis College Basketball Picks & Parlay 11/16/2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Virginia Tech Hokies head to Madison Square Garden to take on the Saint Louis Billikens on Thursday, November 16, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia Tech as 12 point favorites.
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Virginia Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 2-0. They currently have a point differential of 35.5 as they are averaging 121.5 points per contest while giving up 86.0 per game. Saint Louis has an overall record of 2-0. They are averaging 68.0 points per game and surrendering 48.0, good for a point differential of 20.0.
Valuable Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 2-0 against the spread this season
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 2-0 against the over/under this year
Important Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 0-0 against the spread this season
The Saint Louis Billikens are 0-0 against the over/under this year
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/15/17 G Justin Bibbs Disciplinary is "?" Thursday vs. Saint Louis
11/10/17 G Ty Outlaw ACL is out for season
Key Saint Louis Billikens Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kerry Blackshear Jr. averages 22.5 points per contest in 24.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 4 assists per game and 10.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 76% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%. Nickeil Alexander-Walker averages 26.5 points per contest while playing 28.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Aaron Hines averages 12 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 25 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3 rebounds per game and dishes 2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 50%. Javon Bess scores 13.5 points per contest while playing 34.5 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 6.5 rebounds per contest and has 3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hokies allow 86.0 points per contest which is 294th in Division 1. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 114th and 244th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 28.0 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they allow 14.5 assists per game which puts them in 232nd place in the country. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 193rd in the nation. Virginia Tech averages 121.5 points per contest this year, which is 2nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 35.5 and their shooting percentage is 63% as a unit, which has them ranked 1st. From 3-point territory they shoot 44%, which is good for 37th in college basketball. They average 49.5 boards per contest and 28.5 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 113th with 15.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Billikens give up 48.0 points per game, which ranks them 4th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 34% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 31st and 181st in those defensive statistics. They rank 99th with 10.5 dimes allowed per game and 9th with 25.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Billikens are 205th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per contest this year. Saint Louis is 264th in Division 1 with 68.0 points per contest this season. They are 149th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 20.0. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 154th in D-1. They are 127th in college basketball in rebounding with 40.0 boards per contest and 159th in assists per game with 14.0. The Billikens are 144th in turnovers per contest with 14.5.
The Hokies are 7th in the nation in offensive rating with 136.5, and their defensive rating of 96.6 is ranked 153rd. In terms of pace they are 6th in the country with 88.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 69% is 6th. As a team they are 7th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 70% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 282nd in Division 1. Virginia Tech is 222nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 152nd in the nation.
Saint Louis is 75th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 22.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 43%, which is 83rd in the nation. The Billikens are 149th in the country in offensive rating with 106.3, and their defensive rating of 75 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 331st in Division 1 with 64.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 166th. As a team they are 149th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 226th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Virginia Tech -12 and over 150 total points
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