Virginia Tech at Duke College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/14/2018
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Cameron Indoor Stadium
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The Virginia Tech Hokies head to Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on the Duke Blue Devils on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Duke as 11 point favorites.
Virginia Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-7. They currently have a point differential of 10.5 as they are averaging 83.7 points per contest while giving up 73.2 per game. Duke has an overall record of 20-5. They are averaging 88.8 points per game and surrendering 72.6, good for a point differential of 16.1.
Valuable Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 13-8 against the spread this season
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 14-7 against the over/under this year
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 14-9 against the spread this season
The Duke Blue Devils are 16-7 against the over/under this year
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/10/17 G Ty Outlaw ACL is out for season
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
02/13/18 F Marvin Bagley III Knee is "?" Wednesday vs Virginia Tech
Justin Robinson averages 13.8 points per contest while playing 31.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Justin Bibbs averages 13.6 points per contest in 33.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 2.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Marvin Bagley III scores 21.2 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 11.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is at 62%. Gary Trent Jr. averages 15.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.2 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech averages 83.7 points per contest this year, which is 22nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.5 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a unit, which has them ranked 3rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 22nd in Division 1. They average 34.0 boards per contest and 17.1 assists per game, which ranks them 259th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 247th with 12.3 per game. The Hokies allow 73.2 points per contest, which is 204th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 111th and 168th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 150th, and they allow 13.8 assists per game which puts them in 210th place in college basketball. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 147th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Duke is 2nd in the country with 88.8 points per contest this season. They are 9th in the nation in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 16.1. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 33rd in Division 1. They are 2nd in the country in rebounding with 42.5 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 18.4. The Blue Devils are 252nd in turnovers per contest with 12.2. The Blue Devils give up 72.6 points per game, which ranks them 186th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 27th and 133rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 208th with 13.8 dimes allowed per game and 77th with 32.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Blue Devils are 62nd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per contest this year.
The Hokies are 149th in the country in defensive rating with 100.9, and their offensive rating of 115.4 is ranked 18th. They are 98th in college basketball in pace with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 4th. As a unit they are 5th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 107th in D-1. Virginia Tech is 242nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 145th in the country.
Duke is 315th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 29th in Division 1. The Blue Devils are 122nd in the nation in defensive rating with 100.2, and their offensive rating of 122.4 is ranked 2nd. They are 68th in D-1 in pace with 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 16th. As a unit they are 25th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 263rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Virginia Tech/Duke college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Virginia Tech +11
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