Miami at Virginia Tech Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 3/13/2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
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The Miami Hurricanes travel to Spectrum Center to play the Virginia Tech Hokies on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia Tech as 7.5 point favorites.
Miami comes into this game with an overall record of 13-17. They currently have a point differential of 1.0 as they are averaging 72.1 points per game while giving up 71.1 per contest. Virginia Tech has an overall record of 23-7. They are averaging 74.5 points per game and surrendering 62.2, good for a point differential of 12.3.
Valuable Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 12-18-0 against the spread
The Miami Hurricanes are 14-15-1 against the over/under
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 16-13-1 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 16-14-0 against the over/under
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
03/08/19 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 contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. Anthony Lawrence Jr. averages 12.6 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.0 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker averages 16.6 points per game while playing 34.1 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 78%. Kerry Blackshear Jr. averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.0 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
Miami averages 72.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 192nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 1.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 220th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 233rd in the nation. They average 33.3 rebounds per game and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 286th and 207th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 287th with 11.7 per game. The Hurricanes allow 71.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 174th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 245th and 198th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 264th and they give up 14.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 270th place in Division 1. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 230th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech is 126th in the country with 74.5 points per game this year. They are 35th in Division 1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 12.3. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the nation. They are 307th in the NCAA in rebounding with 32.6 boards per game, and 43rd in assists per contest with 15.4. The Hokies are 302nd in turnovers per game with 11.5. The Hokies surrender 62.2 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 38th and 109th in those defensive statistics. They rank 105th with 12.2 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 29.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hokies are 260th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game.
The Hurricanes have an offensive rating of 104.3, which is ranked 157th. They are 199th in college basketball in pace with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 180th. As a unit they are 169th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 53rd in D-1. Miami is 267th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia Tech is 225th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions. The Hokies are 10th in the country in offensive rating with 114.9. In terms of pace they are 342nd in Division 1 with 64.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 11th. As a team they are 8th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 32nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Miami/Virginia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Virginia Tech -7.5
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