Virginia Tech at Louisville College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/13/2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018
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The Virginia Tech Hokies head to KFC Yum! Center to take on the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday, January 13, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Louisville as 5.5 point favorites.
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Virginia Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-4. They currently have a point differential of 15.1 as they are averaging 85.8 points per contest while giving up 70.7 per game. Louisville has an overall record of 12-4. They are averaging 76.6 points per game and surrendering 66.2, good for a point differential of 10.4.
Valuable Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 8-5 against the spread this season
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 9-4 against the over/under this year
Important Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 6-7 against the spread this season
The Louisville Cardinals are 7-7 against the over/under this year
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/10/17 G Ty Outlaw ACL is out for season
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
11/22/17 G Brian Bowen II Suspension is out for season
Ahmed Hill averages 15.2 points per contest while playing 29.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Justin Bibbs averages 13.5 points per contest in 31.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 2.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Deng Adel scores 15.1 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.3 rebounds per contest and has 2.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Quentin Snider averages 12.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.2 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech averages 85.8 points per contest this year, which is 19th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.1 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a unit, which has them ranked 1st. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 24th in Division 1. They average 35.5 boards per contest and 17.8 assists per game, which ranks them 209th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 222nd with 12.8 per game. The Hokies allow 70.7 points per contest, which is 141st in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 87th and 76th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 79th, and they allow 13.5 assists per game which puts them in 187th place in college basketball. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 124th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Louisville is 129th in the country with 76.6 points per contest this season. They are 166th in the nation in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 10.4. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 251st in Division 1. They are 33rd in the country in rebounding with 40.1 boards per contest and 221st in assists per game with 13.3. The Cardinals are 284th in turnovers per contest with 12.1. The Cardinals give up 66.2 points per game, which ranks them 51st in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 10th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 9.8 dimes allowed per game and 284th with 37.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Cardinals are 201st in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per contest this year.
The Hokies are 81st in the country in defensive rating with 96.5, and their offensive rating of 117.2 is ranked 16th. They are 83rd in college basketball in pace with 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 60% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 134th in D-1. Virginia Tech is 230th 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 48%, which is 84th in the country.
Louisville is 296th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 43%, which is 7th in Division 1. The Cardinals are 35th in the nation in defensive rating with 93.1, and their offensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 120th. They are 182nd in D-1 in pace with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 205th. As a unit they are 193rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 239th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Virginia Tech/Louisville college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Virginia Tech +5.5
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