Virginia Tech at Boston College College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/31/2018
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Silvio Conte Forum
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The Virginia Tech Hokies head to Silvio Conte Forum to take on the Boston College Eagles on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia Tech as 1 point favorites.
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Virginia Tech comes into this game with an overall record of 15-6. They currently have a point differential of 12.2 as they are averaging 85.1 points per game while giving up 72.9 per contest. Boston College has an overall record of 13-8. They are averaging 75.3 points per game and surrendering 71.2, good for a point differential of 4.0.
Valuable Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 10-7 against the spread this season
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 12-5 against the over/under this year
Important Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 8-7 against the spread this season
The Boston College Eagles are 8-6 against the over/under this year
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/10/17 G Ty Outlaw ACL is out for season
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
12/08/17 F Deontae Hawkins Knee is out for season
11/06/17 F Mike Sagay Transferred has left team
01/30/18 F Steffon Mitchell Concussion is "?" Wednesday vs Virginia Tech
Ahmed Hill averages 14.6 points per contest while playing 29.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Justin Bibbs averages 13.6 points per contest in 31.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 2.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Jerome Robinson scores 18.4 points per contest while playing 34.9 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.5 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Ky Bowman averages 16.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 36.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.9 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech averages 85.1 points per contest this year, which is 14th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.2 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a unit, which has them ranked 2nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 41%, which is good for 20th in Division 1. They average 34.4 boards per contest and 17.6 assists per game, which ranks them 243rd and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 219th with 12.8 per game. The Hokies allow 72.9 points per contest, which is 201st in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 125th and 168th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 109th, and they allow 13.8 assists per game which puts them in 212th place in college basketball. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 141st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston College is 140th in the country with 75.3 points per contest this season. They are 152nd in the nation in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.0. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 91st in Division 1. They are 77th in the country in rebounding with 37.8 boards per contest and 176th in assists per game with 13.8. The Eagles are 207th in turnovers per contest with 12.9. The Eagles give up 71.2 points per game, which ranks them 154th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 92nd and 95th in those defensive statistics. They rank 145th with 13.0 dimes allowed per game and 241st with 36.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Eagles are 81st in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per contest this year.
The Hokies are 132nd in the country in defensive rating with 99.9, and their offensive rating of 116.6 is ranked 11th. They are 66th in college basketball in pace with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 60% is 3rd. As a unit they are 4th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 117th in D-1. Virginia Tech is 218th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 137th in the country.
Boston College is 193rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 104th in the nation. The Eagles are 122nd in the country in offensive rating with 107.2, and their defensive rating of 101.4 is ranked 167th. In terms of pace they are 202nd in Division 1 with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 124th. As a team they are 131st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 119th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Virginia Tech/Boston College college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Virginia Tech -1
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