Louisville at Virginia Tech NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 2/4/2019
Monday, February 4, 2019
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The Louisville Cardinals travel to Cassell Coliseum to play the Virginia Tech Hokies on Monday, February 4, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia Tech as 5.5 point favorites.
Louisville comes into this game with an overall record of 16-6. They currently have a point differential of 11.0 as they are averaging 79.1 points per game while giving up 68.1 per contest. Virginia Tech has an overall mark of 18-3. They are averaging 77.3 points per contest and giving up 60.2, which is a point differential of 17.0.
Valuable Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 11-9-2 against the spread
The Louisville Cardinals are 10-12-0 against the over/under
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 13-8-0 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 9-12-0 against the over/under
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
02/03/19 G Justin Robinson Foot is out indefinitely
02/03/19 F Kerry Blackshear Jr. Ankle injured last game, is questionable Monday vs Louisville
01/22/19 F P.J. Horne Undisclosed is out indefinitely
01/07/19 G Chris Clarke Suspension is out for season
01/07/19 G Landers Nolley II Eligibility is out for season
Dwayne Sutton averages 10.6 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%. Jordan Nwora comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Ahmed Hill averages 13.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Nickeil Alexander-Walker averages 17.6 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cardinals allow 68.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 98th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 66th and 95th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 113th, and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 88th place in the NCAA. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 126th in the nation. Louisville averages 79.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 51st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 11.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 127th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 118th in D-1. They average 38.0 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 64th and 133rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 258th with 12.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hokies surrender 60.2 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 129th in those defensive statistics. They rank 83rd with 11.9 assists allowed per contest, and 10th with 29.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hokies are 291st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game. Virginia Tech is 81st in the country with 77.3 points per game this year. They are 6th in the D-1 in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 17.0. They shoot 42% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the nation. They are 316th in the country in rebounding with 32.7 boards per game and 21st in assists per contest with 16.6. The Hokies are 297th in turnovers per game with 11.7.
The Cardinals are 39th in the nation in offensive rating with 111.8. In terms of pace they are 195th in the country with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 95th. As a team they are 43rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 84th in Division 1. Louisville is 256th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia Tech is 225th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Hokies are 4th in the country in offensive rating with 118. In terms of pace they are 338th in Division 1 with 65.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 46th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Louisville/Virginia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Virginia Tech -5.5
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