Clemson at Virginia Tech College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/21/2018
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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The Clemson Tigers head to Cassell Coliseum to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia Tech as 2 point favorites.
Clemson comes into this game with an overall record of 20-6. They currently have a point differential of 8.7 as they are averaging 74.5 points per game while giving up 65.8 per contest. Virginia Tech has an overall record of 19-8. They are averaging 82.3 points per game and surrendering 72.6, good for a point differential of 9.7.
Valuable Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 14-9 against the spread this season
The Clemson Tigers are 12-11 against the over/under this year
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 14-9 against the spread this season
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 14-9 against the over/under this year
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
02/20/18 G Shelton Mitchell Concussion is "?" Wednesday vs Virginia Tech
01/22/18 F Donte Grantham ACL is out for season
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/10/17 G Ty Outlaw ACL is out for season
Marcquise Reed averages 15.6 points per contest while playing 34.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 85%. Gabe DeVoe averages 13 points per contest in 33.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 4.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Justin Robinson scores 13.7 points per contest while playing 30.7 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 2.7 rebounds per contest and has 5.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Justin Bibbs averages 13.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.6 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Clemson averages 74.5 points per contest this year, which is 158th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 104th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 63rd in Division 1. They average 35.6 boards per contest and 13.7 assists per game, which ranks them 169th and 177th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 224th with 12.5 per game. The Tigers allow 65.8 points per contest, which is 34th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 48th and 194th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 93rd, and they allow 11.2 assists per game which puts them in 35th place in college basketball. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 125th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech is 31st in the country with 82.3 points per contest this season. They are 5th in the nation in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 9.7. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 23rd in Division 1. They are 276th in the country in rebounding with 33.5 boards per contest and 18th in assists per game with 17.1. The Hokies are 256th in turnovers per contest with 12.3. The Hokies give up 72.6 points per game, which ranks them 183rd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 111th and 150th in those defensive statistics. They rank 205th with 13.7 dimes allowed per game and 142nd with 34.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Hokies are 145th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per contest this year.
The Tigers are 27th in the country in defensive rating with 95.9, and their offensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 98th. They are 268th in college basketball in pace with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 84th. As a unit they are 70th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 127th in D-1. Clemson is 177th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 51st in the country.
Virginia Tech is 233rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 138th in the nation. The Hokies are 23rd in the country in offensive rating with 114.9, and their defensive rating of 101.4 is ranked 154th. In terms of pace they are 132nd in Division 1 with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 3rd. As a team they are 6th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 115th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Clemson/Virginia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Clemson +2
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