Virginia Tech at Wake Forest College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/10/2018
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Lawrence Joel Coliseum
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The Virginia Tech Hokies travel to Lawrence Joel Coliseum to play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. The opening line for this game has Wake Forest as 1 point favorites.
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Virginia Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-4. They currently have a point differential of 15.6 as they are averaging 86.0 points per contest while giving up 70.4 per game. Wake Forest has an overall mark of 8-7. They are averaging 77.1 points per contest and giving up 72.5, which is a point differential of 4.6.
Valuable Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 7-5 against the spread this season
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 8-4 against the over/under this year
Important Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 6-7 against the spread this season
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 4-9 against the over/under this year
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/10/17 G Ty Outlaw ACL is out for season
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
01/09/18 G Keyshawn Woods Knee is "?" Wednesday vs Virginia Tech
Kerry Blackshear Jr. averages 13.4 points per game in 23.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 65% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. Ahmed Hill averages 14.8 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Keyshawn Woods averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 87%. Bryant Crawford averages 16.2 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hokies allow 70.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 136th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 86th and 71st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 66th, and they give up 13.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 197th place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 121st in college basketball. Virginia Tech averages 86.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 15.6 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 28th in D-1. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 17.7 assists per game, which ranks them 196th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 220th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Demon Deacons surrender 72.5 points per contest, which ranks them 189th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 137th and 335th in those defensive statistics. They rank 230th with 14.1 assists allowed per contest, and 111th with 33.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Demon Deacons are 179th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game this season. Wake Forest is 121st in Division 1 with 77.1 points per game this year. They are 129th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.6. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the nation. They are 172nd in college basketball in rebounding with 36.3 boards per game and 186th in assists per contest with 13.9. The Demon Deacons are 156th in turnovers per game with 13.6.
The Hokies are 76th in the country in defensive rating with 96.1, and their offensive rating of 117.3 is ranked 19th. They are 77th in college basketball in pace with 72.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 60% is 5th. As a unit they are 3rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 151st in D-1. Virginia Tech is 215th 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 48%, which is 88th in the country.
Wake Forest is 139th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 211th in Division 1. The Demon Deacons are 235th in the nation in defensive rating with 103.4, and their offensive rating of 110 is ranked 77th. They are 209th in D-1 in pace with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 100th. As a unit they are 76th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 171st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Virginia Tech/Wake Forest college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Wake Forest -1
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