North Carolina State at Virginia Tech College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/7/2018
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
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The North Carolina State Wolfpack travel to Cassell Coliseum to play the Virginia Tech Hokies on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. The opening line for this game has Virginia Tech as 5 point favorites.
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North Carolina State heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-7. They currently have a point differential of 8.1 as they are averaging 80.8 points per contest while giving up 72.7 per game. Virginia Tech has an overall record of 16-7. They are averaging 84.7 points per game and surrendering 73.7, good for a point differential of 11.0.
Valuable North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 8-8 against the spread this season
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 9-7 against the over/under this year
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 11-8 against the spread this season
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 14-5 against the over/under this year
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
11/30/17 F Darius Hicks ACL is out for season
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/10/17 G Ty Outlaw ACL is out for season
Allerik Freeman averages 14.2 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 77%. Torin Dorn averages 13.7 points per game in 28.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Justin Bibbs averages 14 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Ahmed Hill averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina State averages 80.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 41st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 124th. Behind the arc they shoot 34%, which is good for 255th in the country. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per game, which ranks them 101st and 47th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 272nd with 12.1 per game. The Wolfpack allow 72.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 192nd in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 253rd and 82nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 176th and they give up 13.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 224th place in college basketball. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 309th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech is 19th in the country with 84.7 points per game this year. They are 5th in D-1 in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 11.0. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in college basketball. They are 248th in the nation in rebounding with 34.2 boards per game, and 15th in assists per contest with 17.4. The Hokies are 242nd in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Hokies surrender 73.7 points per contest, which ranks them 227th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 138th and 188th in those defensive statistics. They rank 201st with 13.7 assists allowed per contest and 138th with 34.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hokies are 156th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game this season.
The Wolfpack are 142nd in the country in defensive rating with 100.7, and their offensive rating of 111.9 is ranked 47th. They are 83rd in college basketball in pace with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 165th. As a unit they are 165th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 268th in D-1. North Carolina State is 318th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 211th in the country.
Virginia Tech is 247th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 153rd in the nation. The Hokies are 16th in the country in offensive rating with 115.8, and their defensive rating of 100.8 is ranked 147th. In terms of pace they are 69th in Division 1 with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 4th. As a team they are 5th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 104th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's North Carolina State/Virginia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Virginia Tech -5
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