Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/17/2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
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The Virginia Tech Hokies head to McCamish Pavilion to take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia Tech as 3.5 point favorites.
Virginia Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-8. They currently have a point differential of 9.3 as they are averaging 82.5 points per contest while giving up 73.2 per game. Georgia Tech has an overall record of 11-15. They are averaging 65.6 points per game and surrendering 66.8, good for a point differential of -1.3.
Valuable Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 13-9 against the spread this season
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 14-8 against the over/under this year
Important Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 10-12 against the spread this season
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 10-12 against the over/under this year
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/10/17 G Ty Outlaw ACL is out for season
Key Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
02/11/18 G Jose Alvarado Arm is out for season
02/02/18 G Curtis Haywood II Leg is out for season
Justin Bibbs averages 13.6 points per contest while playing 33 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Justin Robinson averages 13.5 points per contest in 31 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.7 assists per game and 2.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Ben Lammers scores 11.3 points per contest while playing 36.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 8.6 rebounds per contest and has 1.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Tadric Jackson averages 11.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.8 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech averages 82.5 points per contest this year, which is 28th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.3 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a unit, which has them ranked 5th. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 23rd in Division 1. They average 33.4 boards per contest and 16.9 assists per game, which ranks them 284th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 261st with 12.2 per game. The Hokies allow 73.2 points per contest, which is 202nd in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 125th and 194th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 154th, and they allow 13.9 assists per game which puts them in 217th place in college basketball. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 146th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgia Tech is 328th in the country with 65.6 points per contest this season. They are 269th in the nation in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -1.3. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 312th in Division 1. They are 249th in the country in rebounding with 34.1 boards per contest and 257th in assists per game with 12.6. The Yellow Jackets are 189th in turnovers per contest with 12.9. The Yellow Jackets give up 66.8 points per game, which ranks them 48th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 86th and 315th in those defensive statistics. They rank 249th with 14.3 dimes allowed per game and 93rd with 33.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Yellow Jackets are 106th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per contest this year.
The Hokies are 172nd in the country in defensive rating with 101.8, and their offensive rating of 114.6 is ranked 24th. They are 115th in college basketball in pace with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 5th. As a unit they are 6th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 108th in D-1. Virginia Tech is 244th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 166th in the country.
Georgia Tech is 112th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 93rd in the nation. The Yellow Jackets are 291st in the country in offensive rating with 99, and their defensive rating of 100.9 is ranked 136th. In terms of pace they are 329th in Division 1 with 66 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 323rd. As a team they are 302nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 338th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Virginia Tech/Georgia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Virginia Tech -3.5
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