Miami at Virginia Tech College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/3/2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018
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The Miami Hurricanes head to Cassell Coliseum to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia Tech as 3.5 point favorites.
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Miami heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-5. They currently have a point differential of 9.6 as they are averaging 74.9 points per contest while giving up 65.2 per game. Virginia Tech has an overall mark of 16-6. They are averaging 85.1 points per contest and giving up 73.2, which is a point differential of 11.9.
Valuable Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 7-9 against the spread this season
The Miami Hurricanes are 8-8 against the over/under this year
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 11-7 against the spread this season
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 13-5 against the over/under this year
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
01/30/18 G Bruce Brown Foot is OUT 5-6 weeks
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/10/17 G Ty Outlaw ACL is out for season
Dewan Huell averages 13.4 points per contest while playing 27 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 72%. Lonnie Walker averages 11 points per contest in 25 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Ahmed Hill scores 14.4 points per contest while playing 29.7 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.5 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Justin Bibbs averages 13.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.6 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 74.9 points per contest this year, which is 153rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 71st. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 130th in Division 1. They average 36.4 boards per contest and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 136th and 175th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 304th with 11.7 per game. The Hurricanes allow 65.2 points per contest, which is 28th in the country. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 24th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 140th, and they allow 11.7 assists per game which puts them in 60th place in college basketball. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 193rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech is 13th in the country with 85.1 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the nation in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 11.9. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 21st in Division 1. They are 237th in the country in rebounding with 34.5 boards per contest and 12th in assists per game with 17.6. The Hokies are 232nd in turnovers per contest with 12.6. The Hokies give up 73.2 points per game, which ranks them 209th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 119th and 169th in those defensive statistics. They rank 223rd with 13.9 dimes allowed per game and 125th with 33.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Hokies are 156th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per contest this year.
The Hurricanes are 107th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.8, and their defensive rating of 94 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 250th in the country with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 98th. As a team they are 152nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 236th in Division 1. Miami is 292nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 16th in the nation.
Virginia Tech is 237th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 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 136th in the nation. The Hokies are 13th in the country in offensive rating with 116.2, and their defensive rating of 100 is ranked 136th. In terms of pace they are 70th in Division 1 with 72.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 4th. As a team they are 4th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 100th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Miami/Virginia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Miami +3.5
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