North Carolina at Virginia Tech College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/22/2018
Monday, January 22, 2018
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The North Carolina Tar Heels travel to Cassell Coliseum to play the Virginia Tech Hokies on Monday, January 22, 2018. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 4 point favorites.
North Carolina comes into this game with an overall record of 16-4. They currently have a point differential of 11.5 as they are averaging 82.7 points per game while giving up 71.3 per contest. Virginia Tech has an overall record of 13-6. They are averaging 85.6 points per game and surrendering 73.0, good for a point differential of 12.6.
Valuable North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 11-7 against the spread this season
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 11-8 against the over/under this year
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 8-7 against the spread this season
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 11-4 against the over/under this year
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
12/06/17 G Seventh Woods Foot is out indefinitely
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/10/17 G Ty Outlaw ACL is out for season
Luke Maye averages 17.8 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 10.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is at 61%. Joel Berry averages 17.3 points per game in 31.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Ahmed Hill averages 14.7 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Justin Bibbs averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina averages 82.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 115th. Behind the arc they shoot 38%, which is good for 71st in the country. They average 43.6 rebounds per game and 17.6 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 203rd with 13.0 per game. The Tar Heels allow 71.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 150th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 66th and 296th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.4 rebounds a game which ranks 34th and they give up 14.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 271st place in college basketball. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 79th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech is 13th in the country with 85.6 points per game this year. They are 2nd in D-1 in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 12.6. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in college basketball. They are 239th in the nation in rebounding with 34.6 boards per game, and 21st in assists per contest with 17.5. The Hokies are 187th in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Hokies surrender 73.0 points per contest, which ranks them 203rd in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 141st and 152nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 211th with 13.8 assists allowed per contest and 94th with 33.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hokies are 129th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game this season.
The Tar Heels are 82nd in the country in defensive rating with 97.3, and their offensive rating of 113 is ranked 38th. They are 56th in college basketball in pace with 73.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 136th. As a unit they are 121st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 268th in D-1. North Carolina is 284th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 144th in the country.
Virginia Tech is 194th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 140th in the nation. The Hokies are 16th in the country in offensive rating with 116.5, and their defensive rating of 99.3 is ranked 123rd. In terms of pace they are 59th in Division 1 with 73 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 60% is 3rd. 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 127th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's North Carolina/Virginia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Virginia Tech +4
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