Virginia at Georgia Tech College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/18/2018
Thursday, January 18, 2018
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The Virginia Cavaliers travel to McCamish Pavilion to play the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Thursday, January 18, 2018. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 7.5 point favorites.
Virginia heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-1. They currently have a point differential of 17.6 as they are averaging 70.5 points per contest while giving up 52.9 per game. Georgia Tech has an overall mark of 10-7. They are averaging 66.6 points per contest and giving up 62.8, which is a point differential of 3.8.
Valuable Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 10-4 against the spread this season
The Virginia Cavaliers are 4-10 against the over/under this year
Important Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 8-5 against the spread this season
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 4-9 against the over/under this year
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
01/17/18 G Justin Moore Personal is "?" Thursday vs Virginia
Kyle Guy averages 15.5 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 88%. Devon Hall averages 12.7 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Jose Alvarado averages 12.9 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Ben Lammers averages 12.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.2 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia averages 70.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 274th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 17.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 66th. Behind the arc they shoot 40%, which is good for 28th in the country. They average 33.1 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 296th and 141st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 350th with 9.4 per game. The Cavaliers allow 52.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in Division 1. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.8 rebounds a game which ranks 48th and they give up 7.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in college basketball. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 226th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgia Tech is 319th in the country with 66.6 points per game this year. They are 246th in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 3.8. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 304th in college basketball. They are 219th in the nation in rebounding with 35.2 boards per game, and 274th in assists per contest with 12.5. The Yellow Jackets are 257th in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Yellow Jackets surrender 62.8 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 44th and 255th in those defensive statistics. They rank 230th with 14.0 assists allowed per contest and 57th with 32.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Yellow Jackets are 148th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game this season.
The Cavaliers are 37th in the nation in offensive rating with 113.5, and their defensive rating of 85.1 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 351st in the country with 62.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 63rd. As a team they are 57th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 207th in Division 1. Virginia is 337th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 42%, which is 3rd in the nation.
Georgia Tech is 173rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 56th in the nation. The Yellow Jackets are 249th in the country in offensive rating with 100.8, and their defensive rating of 95 is ranked 52nd. In terms of pace they are 338th in Division 1 with 66 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 311th. As a team they are 284th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 337th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Virginia/Georgia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Georgia Tech +7.5
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