Duke vs Virginia Tech NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/6/2019
Game: Duke Blue Devils vs Virginia Tech Hokies
Date: Friday, December 6, 2019
Location: Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Virginia Tech +6.5
The Duke Blue Devils travel to Cassell Coliseum to play the Virginia Tech Hokies on Friday, December 6, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Duke as 6.5 point favorites.
Duke comes into this game with an overall record of 8-1. They currently have a point differential of 18.2 as they are averaging 84.1 points per game while giving up 65.9 per contest. Virginia Tech has an overall record of 6-2. They are averaging 76.3 points per game and surrendering 65.1, good for a point differential of 11.1.
Valuable Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 5-4-0 against the spread
The Duke Blue Devils are 7-2-0 against the over/under
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 5-3-0 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 4-4-0 against the over/under
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
11/30/19 G Cassius Stanley Leg is out indefinitely
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/05/19 G Jonathan Kabongo Back is out indefinitely
Vernon Carey Jr. comes into this contest averaging 19.2 points per game while playing 24.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 60%. Tre Jones averages 15.7 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.4 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Landers Nolley II averages 20.0 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Nahiem Alleyne averages 11.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Duke averages 84.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 18.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 68th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 80th in the nation. They average 42.3 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 47th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 67th with 15.2 per game. The Blue Devils allow 65.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 126th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 199th and 91st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.0 rebounds a game which ranks 60th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 204th place in Division 1. They force 18.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 326th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech is 98th in the country with 76.3 points per game this year. They are 47th in Division 1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 11.1. They shoot 43% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the nation. They are 241st in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.6 boards per game, and 13th in assists per contest with 17.3. The Hokies are 339th in turnovers per game with 10.5. The Hokies surrender 65.1 points per contest, which ranks them 109th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 131st and 106th in those defensive statistics. They rank 255th with 13.6 assists allowed per contest and 150th with 34.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hokies are 103rd in country in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game.
The Blue Devils are 53rd in the nation in offensive rating with 109.4. In terms of pace they are 26th in the country with 75.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 109th. As a team they are 106th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 309th in Division 1. Duke is 188th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia Tech is 317th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions. The Hokies are 34th in the country in offensive rating with 112.1. In terms of pace they are 281st in Division 1 with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 8th. As a team they are 18th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 49% of their shots, ranking 10th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Duke/Virginia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Virginia Tech +6.5
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