Georgia Tech at Virginia College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/21/2018
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
John Paul Jones Arena
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets travel to John Paul Jones Arena to play the Virginia Cavaliers on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 20.5 point favorites.
Georgia Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-16. They currently have a point differential of -2.0 as they are averaging 65.2 points per contest while giving up 67.2 per game. Virginia has an overall record of 24-2. They are averaging 67.7 points per game and surrendering 52.7, good for a point differential of 15.0.
Valuable Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 10-13 against the spread this season
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 10-13 against the over/under this year
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 17-5 against the spread this season
The Virginia Cavaliers are 5-18 against the over/under this year
Key Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
02/11/18 G Jose Alvarado Arm is out for season
02/02/18 G Curtis Haywood II Leg is out for season
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ben Lammers averages 11 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 73%. Tadric Jackson averages 11.5 points per game in 27.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Kyle Guy averages 15.2 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Devon Hall averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgia Tech averages 65.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 330th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -2.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 289th. Behind the arc they shoot 31%, which is good for 333rd in the country. They average 33.9 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game, which ranks them 257th and 268th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 190th with 12.9 per game. The Yellow Jackets allow 67.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 53rd in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 107th and 322nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 99th and they give up 14.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 267th place in college basketball. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 111th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia is 306th in the country with 67.7 points per game this year. They are 118th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 15.0. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 53rd in college basketball. They are 316th in the nation in rebounding with 32.5 boards per game, and 175th in assists per contest with 13.7. The Cavaliers are 351st in turnovers per game with 9.0. The Cavaliers surrender 52.7 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the country. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 8.5 assists allowed per contest and 29th with 31.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 227th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game this season.
The Yellow Jackets are 161st in the country in defensive rating with 101.6, and their offensive rating of 98.7 is ranked 298th. They are 329th in college basketball in pace with 65.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 326th. As a unit they are 316th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 334th in D-1. Georgia Tech is 117th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 107th in the country.
Virginia is 342nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 4th in Division 1. The Cavaliers are 2nd in the nation in defensive rating with 86, and their offensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 66th. They are 351st in D-1 in pace with 60.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 105th. As a unit they are 119th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 201st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Georgia Tech/Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Virginia -20.5
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