Sunday, February 12, 2017
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The Virginia Cavaliers head to Cassell Coliseum to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies on Sunday, February 12, 2017. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 7 point favorites.
The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 18-5 and a road record of 6-3. They are 14-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-13. The Hokies have an overall record of 16-7 and a home record of 12-1. They have an over/under record of 9-9 and they are 9-10 against the spread.
London Perrantes comes into this contest averaging 12.2 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Marial Shayok averages 9.6 points per game in 21.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Virginia. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
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Zach LeDay averages 15.7 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest this year for the Hokies. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Ahmed Hill averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Virginia averages 69 points per contest this season which ranks them 262nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 18th in the country. They average 33.1 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game which ranks them 292nd and 67th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 10 per game. The Cavaliers allow 54 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 39th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 27.7 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 9.4 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 189th in Division 1.
Virginia Tech averages 79.2 points per game this year which ranks them 46th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 5.8 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 48th in the nation. They average 33.8 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per contest which ranks them 264th and 66th respectively. In the turnover department the Hokies rank 95th with 12.3 per game. The Hokies allow 73.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 195th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 177th and 130th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35 rebounds a game which ranks 147th and they give up 13.8 assists per contest which puts them in 209th place in the nation. The Hokies force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 240th in college basketball.
The Cavaliers average 67.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 68 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 9.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 11.7 per contest. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 113 and they assist on 58% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 60.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Virginia turns the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.6%. The Cavaliers give up 58.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 56.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Hokies score 84.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 67 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -7.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.5 points per game. The Hokies have a rating on offense of 110.5 and 55.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.6 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 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Virginia Tech turns it over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 24.1%. The Hokies give up 70 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 74.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 14-7 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 7-13 against the over/under
Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 9-10 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 9-9 against the over/under
Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
11/18/16 F Austin Nichols Dismissed dismissed from team
Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
12/10/16 C Johnny Hamilton Thumb out for season
.11/11/16 F Kerry Blackshear Jr. Shin out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Virginia -7
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