Duke at Virginia Tech College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/26/2018
Monday, February 26, 2018
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The Duke Blue Devils travel to Cassell Coliseum to play the Virginia Tech Hokies on Monday, February 26, 2018. The opening line for this game has Duke as 5 point favorites.
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Duke comes into this game with an overall record of 24-5. They currently have a point differential of 16.4 as they are averaging 86.2 points per game while giving up 69.8 per contest. Virginia Tech has an overall record of 20-9. They are averaging 81.2 points per game and surrendering 72.2, good for a point differential of 9.0.
Valuable Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 18-9 against the spread this season
The Duke Blue Devils are 16-11 against the over/under this year
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 15-10 against the spread this season
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 14-11 against the over/under this year
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/10/17 G Ty Outlaw ACL is out for season
Marvin Bagley III averages 21.1 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 11.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 62%. Grayson Allen averages 15.3 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Justin Robinson averages 13.8 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Justin Bibbs averages 13.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Duke averages 86.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 16.4 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 38%, which is good for 41st in the country. They average 41.9 rebounds per game and 17.8 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 245th with 12.3 per game. The Blue Devils allow 69.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 113th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 76th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 57th and they give up 13.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 214th place in college basketball. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 83rd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech is 38th in the country with 81.2 points per game this year. They are 8th in D-1 in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 9.0. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in college basketball. They are 288th in the nation in rebounding with 33.4 boards per game, and 20th in assists per contest with 16.8. The Hokies are 280th in turnovers per game with 11.9. The Hokies surrender 72.2 points per contest, which ranks them 170th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 96th and 158th in those defensive statistics. They rank 209th with 13.7 assists allowed per contest and 167th with 34.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hokies are 153rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game this season.
The Blue Devils are 2nd in the nation in offensive rating with 120.6, and their defensive rating of 97.7 is ranked 58th. In terms of pace they are 93rd in the country with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 20th. As a team they are 25th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 244th in Division 1. Duke is 303rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 11th in the nation.
Virginia Tech is 269th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 140th in the nation. The Hokies are 25th in the country in offensive rating with 114, and their defensive rating of 101.4 is ranked 146th. In terms of pace they are 148th in Division 1 with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 9th. As a team they are 12th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 125th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Duke/Virginia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Virginia Tech +5
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