Wednesday, February 1, 2017
John Paul Jones Arena
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The Virginia Tech Hokies travel to John Paul Jones Arena to play the Virginia Cavaliers on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 13 point favorites.
The Hokies come into this game with an overall record of 16-5 and a road record of 2-3. They are 8-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-7. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 16-4 and a home record of 8-2. They have an over/under record of 6-12 and they are 12-6 against the spread.
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Zach LeDay comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Hokies. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Ahmed Hill averages 13.1 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Virginia Tech. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
London Perrantes averages 11.9 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Marial Shayok averages 10.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 20.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Virginia Tech averages 81.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.8 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 22nd in the country. They average 34.4 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game which ranks them 230th and 44th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 71st with 12.1 per game. The Hokies allow 73.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 198th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 170th and 144th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35 rebounds a game which ranks 151st and they give up 13.7 assists per contest which puts them in 201st place in the country. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 221st in Division 1.
Virginia averages 69.1 points per game this year which ranks them 262nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 15.4 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 15th in the nation. They average 33.1 rebounds per game and 15 assists per contest which ranks them 295th and 80th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 2nd with 9.7 per game. The Cavaliers allow 53.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 71st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 28.6 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 9.6 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the nation. The Cavaliers force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 163rd in college basketball.
The Hokies average 75.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 79.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4 per contest. The Hokies have an offensive rating of 112.5 and they assist on 56% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 57%. 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 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 25%. The Hokies give up 79 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 83.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cavaliers score 69.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 64 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 9.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 20.4 points per game. The Cavaliers have a rating on offense of 113.3 and 56.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 60.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 56%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Virginia turns it over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.9%. The Cavaliers give up 49.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 54.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 8-9 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 9-7 against the over/under
Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 12-6 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 6-12 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
Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
11/18/16 F Austin Nichols Dismissed dismissed from team
Tony's Pick: Take Virginia -13
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