Notre Dame at Virginia Tech College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/1/2019
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish travel to Cassell Coliseum to play the Virginia Tech Hokies on Tuesday, January 1, 2019.
Notre Dame comes into this game with an overall record of 10-3. They currently have a point differential of 10.3 as they are averaging 77.4 points per game while giving up 67.1 per contest. Virginia Tech has an overall record of 11-1. They are averaging 81.5 points per game and surrendering 56.6, good for a point differential of 24.9.
Valuable Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 6-7-0 against the spread
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 6-6-1 against the over/under
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 9-3-0 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 3-9-0 against the over/under
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
12/17/18 G Rex Pflueger Knee is out for season
12/15/18 G Robby Carmody Shoulder is out for season
11/27/18 F Elijah Burns Transferred is out for season
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
12/28/18 G Nickeil Alexander-Walker Ankle is questionable
12/14/18 G Landers Nolley II Eligibility is out indefinitely
11/01/18 G Chris Clarke Suspension is out indefinitely
John Mooney averages 12.8 points per game in 24.5 minutes per contest. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 9.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Temple Gibbs comes into this contest averaging 14.2 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Justin Robinson averages 13.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Nickeil Alexander-Walker averages 18.5 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Fighting Irish allow 67.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 82nd in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 63rd and 93rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.2 rebounds a game which ranks 294th, and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 147th place in the NCAA. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 75th in the nation. Notre Dame averages 77.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 108th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 10.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 266th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 177th in D-1. They average 39.7 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 48th and 134th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 347th with 9.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hokies surrender 56.6 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 35th and 82nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 90th with 11.7 assists allowed per contest, and 7th with 28.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hokies are 315th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.8 per game. Virginia Tech is 52nd in the country with 81.5 points per game this year. They are 7th in the D-1 in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 24.9. They shoot 44% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the nation. They are 270th in the country in rebounding with 34.4 boards per game and 16th in assists per contest with 17.9. The Hokies are 291st in turnovers per game with 11.9.
The Fighting Irish are 52nd in the nation in offensive rating with 111.8. In terms of pace they are 248th in the country with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 238th. As a team they are 211th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 101st in Division 1. Notre Dame is 350th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia Tech is 234th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions. The Hokies are 2nd in the country in offensive rating with 122.4. In terms of pace they are 329th in Division 1 with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 61% is 2nd. As a team they are 3rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 62nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Notre Dame/Virginia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Virginia Tech
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