Virginia Tech at Notre Dame College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/27/2018
Saturday, January 27, 2018
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The Virginia Tech Hokies head to Purcell Pavilion to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday, January 27, 2018.
Valuable Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 9-7 against the spread this season
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 11-5 against the over/under this year
Important Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 7-9 against the spread this season
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 7-9 against the over/under this year
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/10/17 G Ty Outlaw ACL is out for season
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
01/26/18 G Matt Farrell Ankle is OUT Saturday vs Virginia Tech & Monday vs. Duke
01/17/18 G D.J. Harvey Knee is out indefinitely
01/09/18 F Bonzie Colson Foot is out indefinitely
Ahmed Hill averages 14.9 points per contest while playing 29.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Kerry Blackshear Jr. averages 13.5 points per contest in 24.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 6.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 62% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Temple Gibbs scores 14.9 points per contest while playing 37 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Martinas Geben averages 10 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 24 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.1 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech averages 85.4 points per contest this year, which is 15th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.6 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a unit, which has them ranked 3rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 25th in Division 1. They average 34.7 boards per contest and 17.5 assists per game, which ranks them 235th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 210th with 12.9 per game. The Hokies allow 72.8 points per contest, which is 203rd in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 134th and 148th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 96th, and they allow 14.0 assists per game which puts them in 228th place in college basketball. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 136th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Notre Dame is 112th in the country with 76.7 points per contest this season. They are 133rd in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 11.5. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 101st in Division 1. They are 87th in the country in rebounding with 37.7 boards per contest and 132nd in assists per game with 14.5. The Fighting Irish are 343rd in turnovers per contest with 10.3. The Fighting Irish give up 65.2 points per game, which ranks them 29th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 46th and 135th in those defensive statistics. They rank 181st with 13.4 dimes allowed per game and 137th with 34.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Fighting Irish are 91st in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per contest this year.
The Hokies are 124th in the country in defensive rating with 99.4, and their offensive rating of 116.5 is ranked 14th. They are 58th in college basketball in pace with 72.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 60% is 6th. As a unit they are 5th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 122nd in D-1. Virginia Tech is 206th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 141st in the country.
Notre Dame is 346th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 46th in the nation. The Fighting Irish are 32nd in the country in offensive rating with 113.3, and their defensive rating of 96.3 is ranked 62nd. In terms of pace they are 323rd in Division 1 with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 123rd. As a team they are 104th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 177th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Virginia Tech/Notre Dame college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Virginia Tech
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