Alabama at Virginia Tech College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/15/2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018
PPG Paints Arena
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The Alabama Crimson Tide travel to PPG Paints Arena to play the Virginia Tech Hokies on Thursday, March 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has Virginia Tech as 2 point favorites.
Alabama heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-14. They currently have a point differential of 2.4 as they are averaging 72.4 points per contest while giving up 70.0 per game. Virginia Tech has an overall record of 21-10. They are averaging 79.7 points per game and surrendering 71.8, good for a point differential of 8.0.
Valuable Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 17-15 against the spread this season
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 10-20 against the over/under this year
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 17-11 against the spread this season
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 14-13 against the over/under this year
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/09/17 G Ar'Mond Davis Knee is out for season
03/11/18 F Donta Hall Head is questionable Thursday vs Virginia Tech
01/01/18 G Riley Norris Hip is out for season
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/10/17 G Ty Outlaw ACL is out for season
Collin Sexton averages 19 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 78%. Donta Hall averages 10.9 points per game in 23.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 72% for the year while his free throw percentage is 56%.
Justin Robinson averages 13.8 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 5.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Justin Bibbs averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Alabama averages 72.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 221st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 118th. Behind the arc they shoot 33%, which is good for 303rd in the country. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per game, which ranks them 127th and 258th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 61st with 14.1 per game. The Crimson Tide allow 70.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 110th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 41st and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 233rd and they give up 11.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 56th place in college basketball. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 190th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech is 47th in the country with 79.7 points per game this year. They are 10th in D-1 in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 8.0. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 38th in college basketball. They are 299th in the nation in rebounding with 33.0 boards per game, and 24th in assists per contest with 16.5. The Hokies are 266th in turnovers per game with 11.9. The Hokies surrender 71.8 points per contest, which ranks them 159th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 90th and 159th in those defensive statistics. They rank 211th with 13.8 assists allowed per contest and 160th with 34.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hokies are 176th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game this season.
The Crimson Tide are 225th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.9, and their defensive rating of 99.5 is ranked 82nd. In terms of pace they are 129th in the country with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 160th. As a team they are 159th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 220th in Division 1. Alabama is 58th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 35th in the nation.
Virginia Tech is 253rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 147th in the nation. The Hokies are 31st in the country in offensive rating with 112.7, and their defensive rating of 101.5 is ranked 142nd. In terms of pace they are 159th in Division 1 with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 12th. As a team they are 15th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 104th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Alabama/Virginia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Virginia Tech -2
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