Florida State at Virginia Tech College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
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The Florida State Seminoles travel to Cassell Coliseum to play the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has Virginia Tech as 3 point favorites.
Florida State comes into this game with an overall record of 13-5. They currently have a point differential of 12.9 as they are averaging 84.1 points per game while giving up 71.2 per contest. Virginia Tech has an overall record of 13-5. They are averaging 85.8 points per game and surrendering 72.0, good for a point differential of 13.8.
Valuable Florida State Seminoles Betting Trends
The Florida State Seminoles are 9-5 against the spread this season
The Florida State Seminoles are 9-7 against the over/under this year
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 8-6 against the spread this season
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 10-4 against the over/under this year
Key Florida State Seminoles Injuries
01/19/18 G PJ Savoy Knee is "?" Saturday vs Virginia Tech
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/10/17 G Ty Outlaw ACL is out for season
Terance Mann averages 15.5 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is at 70%. Braian Angola-Rodas averages 14.3 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Ahmed Hill averages 15.3 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Kerry Blackshear Jr. averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida State averages 84.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 97th. Behind the arc they shoot 36%, which is good for 124th in the country. They average 40.9 rebounds per game and 16.6 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 37th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 141st with 13.8 per game. The Seminoles allow 71.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 149th in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 31st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.8 rebounds a game which ranks 262nd and they give up 12.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 103rd place in college basketball. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 302nd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech is 13th in the country with 85.8 points per game this year. They are 2nd in D-1 in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 13.8. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in college basketball. They are 222nd in the nation in rebounding with 35.2 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 17.4. The Hokies are 187th in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Hokies surrender 72.0 points per contest, which ranks them 176th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 111th and 125th in those defensive statistics. They rank 201st with 13.7 assists allowed per contest and 81st with 32.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hokies are 144th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game this season.
The Seminoles are 39th in the country in defensive rating with 94.3, and their offensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 56th. They are 32nd in college basketball in pace with 74.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 91st. As a unit they are 114th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 143rd in D-1. Florida State is 247th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 15th in the country.
Virginia Tech is 195th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 110th in the nation. The Hokies are 16th in the country in offensive rating with 116.7, and their defensive rating of 97.9 is ranked 99th. In terms of pace they are 62nd in Division 1 with 73 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 60% is 4th. As a team they are 3rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 141st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Florida State/Virginia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Virginia Tech -3
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