Virginia Tech at Miami College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/3/2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018
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The Virginia Tech Hokies travel to Watsco Center to play the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Miami as 3 point favorites.
Virginia Tech comes into this game with an overall record of 21-9. They currently have a point differential of 8.7 as they are averaging 80.6 points per game while giving up 71.9 per contest. Miami has an overall record of 21-8. They are averaging 74.7 points per game and surrendering 67.6, good for a point differential of 7.1.
Valuable Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 16-10 against the spread this season
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 14-12 against the over/under this year
Important Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 10-14 against the spread this season
The Miami Hurricanes are 13-11 against the over/under this year
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/10/17 G Ty Outlaw ACL is out for season
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
01/30/18 G Bruce Brown Foot is OUT 5-6 weeks
Justin Robinson averages 13.7 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is at 78%. Justin Bibbs averages 13.2 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Dewan Huell averages 11.7 points per game while playing 26.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 0.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Lonnie Walker averages 11.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech averages 80.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 44th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.7 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 39%, which is good for 38th in the country. They average 33.0 rebounds per game and 16.6 assists per game, which ranks them 300th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 280th with 11.9 per game. The Hokies allow 71.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 160th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 92nd and 142nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 171st and they give up 13.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 207th place in college basketball. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 166th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 158th in the country with 74.7 points per game this year. They are 83rd in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 7.1. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 118th in college basketball. They are 202nd in the nation in rebounding with 34.9 boards per game, and 207th in assists per contest with 13.3. The Hurricanes are 314th in turnovers per game with 11.4. The Hurricanes surrender 67.6 points per contest, which ranks them 54th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 120th and 52nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 120th with 12.7 assists allowed per contest and 113th with 33.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hurricanes are 167th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game this season.
The Hokies are 138th in the country in defensive rating with 101.2, and their offensive rating of 113.5 is ranked 27th. They are 152nd in college basketball in pace with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 12th. As a unit they are 14th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 114th in D-1. Virginia Tech is 263rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 143rd in the country.
Miami is 302nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 79th in Division 1. The Hurricanes are 69th in the nation in defensive rating with 98.6, and their offensive rating of 109 is ranked 89th. They are 260th in D-1 in pace with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 91st. As a unit they are 125th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 198th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Virginia Tech/Miami college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Miami -3
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