Louisville at Virginia Tech College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/24/2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018
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The Louisville Cardinals travel to Cassell Coliseum to play the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The opening line for this game has Virginia Tech as 5 point favorites.
Louisville heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-10. They currently have a point differential of 7.0 as they are averaging 77.3 points per contest while giving up 70.3 per game. Virginia Tech has an overall record of 20-8. They are averaging 81.6 points per game and surrendering 72.1, good for a point differential of 9.6.
Valuable Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 12-12 against the spread this season
The Louisville Cardinals are 15-9 against the over/under this year
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 15-9 against the spread this season
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 14-10 against the over/under this year
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
11/22/17 G Brian Bowen II Suspension is out for season
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/10/17 G Ty Outlaw ACL is out for season
Quentin Snider averages 11.9 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%. Deng Adel averages 15.4 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Justin Bibbs averages 13.3 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 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Justin Robinson averages 13.7 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.9 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 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cardinals allow 70.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 122nd in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 52nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.5 rebounds a game which ranks 297th, and they give up 11.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 24th place in the country. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 260th in college basketball. Louisville averages 77.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 83rd in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 7.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 121st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 129th in D-1. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 90th and 167th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 268th with 12.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hokies surrender 72.1 points per contest, which ranks them 167th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 98th and 139th in those defensive statistics. They rank 188th with 13.5 assists allowed per contest, and 151st with 34.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hokies are 144th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game this season. Virginia Tech is 35th in Division 1 with 81.6 points per game this year. They are 7th in the country in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 9.6. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the nation. They are 272nd in college basketball in rebounding with 33.6 boards per game and 17th in assists per contest with 17.0. The Hokies are 271st in turnovers per game with 12.0.
The Cardinals are 116th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.6, and their defensive rating of 97.8 is ranked 62nd. In terms of pace they are 129th in the country with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 141st. As a team they are 130th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 244th in Division 1. Louisville is 290th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 13th in the nation.
Virginia Tech is 258th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 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 135th in the nation. The Hokies are 23rd in the country in offensive rating with 114.5, and their defensive rating of 101.1 is ranked 142nd. In terms of pace they are 141st in Division 1 with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 9th. As a team they are 10th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 115th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Louisville/Virginia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Virginia Tech -5
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