Liberty at Virginia Tech Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 3/24/2019
Sunday, March 24, 2019
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The Liberty Flames travel to SAP Center to play the Virginia Tech Hokies on Sunday, March 24, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia Tech as 6.5 point favorites.
Liberty comes into this game with an overall record of 25-6. They currently have a point differential of 13.2 as they are averaging 74.0 points per game while giving up 60.8 per contest. Virginia Tech has an overall record of 23-7. They are averaging 74.0 points per game and surrendering 62.1, good for a point differential of 11.9.
Valuable Liberty Flames Betting Trends
The Liberty Flames are 18-14-0 against the spread
The Liberty Flames are 11-16-1 against the over/under
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 18-14-1 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 16-14-0 against the over/under
Key Liberty Flames Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
01/07/19 G Chris Clarke Suspension is out for season
01/07/19 G Landers Nolley II Eligibility is out for season
Scottie James comes into this contest averaging 12.9 points per game while playing 24.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 71%. Caleb Homesley averages 12.5 points per game in 27.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker averages 16.7 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Kerry Blackshear Jr. averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Liberty averages 74.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 131st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 13.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 60th in the nation. They average 32.7 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game, which ranks them 303rd and 63rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 317th with 11.0 per game. The Flames allow 60.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 61st and 55th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.5 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 10.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in Division 1. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 228th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech is 129th in the country with 74.0 points per game this year. They are 31st in Division 1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 11.9. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the nation. They are 307th in the NCAA in rebounding with 32.6 boards per game, and 43rd in assists per contest with 15.3. The Hokies are 307th in turnovers per game with 11.3. The Hokies surrender 62.1 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 107th in those defensive statistics. They rank 98th with 12.2 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 30.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hokies are 261st in country in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game.
The Flames have an offensive rating of 113.3, which is ranked 14th. They are 331st in college basketball in pace with 65.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 6th. As a unit they are 7th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 63rd in D-1. Liberty is 264th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia Tech is 229th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions. The Hokies are 9th in the country in offensive rating with 114.2. In terms of pace they are 344th in Division 1 with 64.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 9th. As a team they are 9th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 35th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Liberty/Virginia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Virginia Tech -6.5
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