Georgia Tech at Virginia Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 2/27/2019
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
John Paul Jones Arena
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets travel to John Paul Jones Arena to play the Virginia Cavaliers on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia as 22 point favorites.
Georgia Tech comes into this game with an overall record of 12-16. They currently have a point differential of -0.3 as they are averaging 65.2 points per game while giving up 65.4 per contest. Virginia has an overall record of 24-2. They are averaging 71.5 points per game and surrendering 54.5, good for a point differential of 17.0.
Valuable Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 17-10-0 against the spread
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 9-18-0 against the over/under
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 18-7-0 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 11-14-0 against the over/under
Key Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jose Alvarado comes into this contest averaging 12.6 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. James Banks III averages 9.9 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 7.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Kyle Guy averages 15.2 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. De'Andre Hunter averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgia Tech averages 65.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 326th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 239th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 331st in the nation. They average 34.2 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game, which ranks them 247th and 186th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 41st with 15.0 per game. The Yellow Jackets allow 65.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 39th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 230th and they give up 13.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 239th place in Division 1. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 199th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia is 221st in the country with 71.5 points per game this year. They are 46th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 17.0. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the nation. They are 169th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.7 boards per game, and 103rd in assists per contest with 14.3. The Cavaliers are 350th in turnovers per game with 9.2. The Cavaliers surrender 54.5 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in D-1. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 8.8 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 29.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 25th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.0 per game.
The Yellow Jackets have an offensive rating of 94.4, which is ranked 327th. They are 196th in college basketball in pace with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 287th. As a unit they are 280th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 293rd in D-1. Georgia Tech is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.4 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia is 341st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 115.9, which is ranked 7th. They are 350th in D-1 in pace with 61.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 38th. As a unit they are 32nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 201st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Georgia Tech/Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Virginia -22
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