Virginia Tech at Penn State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/27/2018
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Bryce Jordan Center
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The Virginia Tech Hokies travel to Bryce Jordan Center to play the Penn State Nittany Lions on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia Tech as 1.5 point favorites.
Virginia Tech comes into this game with an overall record of 5-0. They currently have a point differential of 21.8 as they are averaging 82.4 points per game while giving up 60.6 per contest. Penn State has an overall record of 3-2. They are averaging 73.2 points per game and surrendering 64.6, good for a point differential of 8.6.
Valuable Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 5-0-0 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 2-3-0 against the over/under
Important Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 2-3-0 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 1-4-0 against the over/under
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/01/18 G Chris Clarke Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
11/09/18 F Mike Watkins Medical is out indefinitely
Nickeil Alexander-Walker comes into this contest averaging 19.6 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 92%. Justin Robinson averages 15.6 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 2.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Lamar Stevens averages 24.8 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.8 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Myles Dread averages 11.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 50%.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech averages 82.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 57th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 21.8 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 27th in the nation. They average 31.6 rebounds per game and 18.0 assists per game, which ranks them 322nd and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 251st with 12.4 per game. The Hokies allow 60.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 126th and 257th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.0 rebounds a game which ranks 31st and they give up 12.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 139th place in Division 1. They force 19.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 342nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Penn State is 215th in the country with 73.2 points per game this year. They are 273rd in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 8.6. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 233rd in the nation. They are 159th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.4 boards per game, and 271st in assists per contest with 11.8. The Nittany Lions are 220th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Nittany Lions surrender 64.6 points per contest, which ranks them 60th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 23% average from 3-point range, ranking them 134th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 74th with 10.8 assists allowed per contest and 180th with 35.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nittany Lions are 209th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game.
The Hokies have an offensive rating of 121.2, which is ranked 12th. They are 298th in college basketball in pace with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 61% is 7th. As a unit they are 8th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 52nd in D-1. Virginia Tech is 208th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
Penn State is 209th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions. The Nittany Lions are 209th in the country in offensive rating with 102.8. In terms of pace they are 247th in Division 1 with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 252nd. As a team they are 233rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 80th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Virginia Tech/Penn State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Penn State +1.5
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