Miami at Virginia Tech College Basketball Betting Tips 3/8/2019
Friday, March 8, 2019
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The Miami Hurricanes head to Cassell Coliseum to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies on Friday, March 8, 2019. The opening line for this game has Virginia Tech as 11 point favorites.
Miami comes into this game with an overall record of 13-16. They currently have a point differential of 1.5 as they are averaging 72.1 points per game while giving up 70.7 per contest. Virginia Tech has an overall record of 22-7. They are averaging 74.1 points per game and surrendering 61.9, good for a point differential of 12.2.
Valuable Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 12-17-0 against the spread this season
The Miami Hurricanes are 13-15-1 against the over/under this year
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 15-13-1 against the spread this season
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 15-14-0 against the over/under this year
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
12/13/18 F Deng Gak Knee is out for season
01/29/19 F Dewan Hernandez Eligibility is out for season
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
02/03/19 G Justin Robinson Foot 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
Chris Lykes comes into this game averaging 16.2 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Anthony Lawrence Jr. averages 12.5 points per contest in 33.2 minutes per game. He averages 3.0 assists per game and 6.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker scores 16.5 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.9 rebounds per contest and has 3.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Kerry Blackshear Jr. averages 14.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.2 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 72.1 points per contest, which is 193rd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 226th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 211th in the nation. They average 33.4 boards per contest and 12.9 assists per game, which ranks them 281st and 223rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 277th with 11.9 per game. The Hurricanes allow 70.7 points per contest, which is 161st in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 235th and 151st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 270th, and they allow 14.1 assists per game which puts them in 263rd place in the country. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 237th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech is 134th in the nation with 74.1 points per contest this season. They are 36th in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 12.2. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the NCAA. They are 308th in D-1 in rebounding with 32.6 boards per contest and 49th in assists per game with 15.3. The Hokies are 299th in turnovers per contest with 11.6. The Hokies give up 61.9 points per game, which ranks them 12th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 32nd and 134th in those defensive statistics. They rank 88th with 12.0 dimes allowed per game and 8th with 29.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Hokies are 269th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest this year.
The Hurricanes have an offensive rating of 104.4, which is ranked 159th. They are 202nd in college basketball in pace with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 182nd. As a unit they are 173rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 60th in D-1. Miami is 258th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia Tech is 212th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Hokies are 10th in the country in offensive rating with 114.5. In terms of pace they are 344th in Division 1 with 64.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 12th. 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 30th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Miami/Virginia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Miami +11
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