Virginia Tech at Clemson Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/9/2019
Saturday, February 9, 2019
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The Virginia Tech Hokies travel to Littlejohn Coliseum to play the Clemson Tigers on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Clemson as 1.5 point favorites.
Virginia Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-4. They currently have a point differential of 15.9 as they are averaging 76.7 points per contest while giving up 60.8 per game. Clemson has an overall mark of 14-8. They are averaging 71.0 points per contest and giving up 64.6, which is a point differential of 6.3.
Valuable Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 13-9-0 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 10-12-0 against the over/under
Important Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 9-13-0 against the spread
The Clemson Tigers are 10-12-0 against the over/under
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
02/03/19 G Justin Robinson Foot is out indefinitely
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
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
11/09/18 F Malik William Concussion is out indefinitely
Ahmed Hill averages 13.2 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Nickeil Alexander-Walker comes into this contest averaging 17.5 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Elijah Thomas averages 13.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 24.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage is 67%. Marcquise Reed averages 19.1 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hokies allow 60.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 150th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.6 rebounds a game which ranks 11th, and they give up 12.0 assists per contest which puts them in 91st place in the NCAA. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 292nd in the nation. Virginia Tech averages 76.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 91st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 15.9 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 2nd in D-1. They average 32.4 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 322nd and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 294th with 11.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers surrender 64.6 points per contest, which ranks them 31st in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 73rd and 283rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 9.8 assists allowed per contest, and 14th with 30.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 222nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game. Clemson is 237th in the country with 71.0 points per game this year. They are 60th in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 6.3. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 283rd in the nation. They are 216th in the country in rebounding with 34.9 boards per game and 264th in assists per contest with 12.3. The Tigers are 126th in turnovers per game with 13.7.
The Hokies have an offensive rating of 117.2, which is ranked 6th. They are 340th in college basketball in pace with 65.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 4th. As a unit they are 3rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 37th in D-1. Virginia Tech is 216th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
Clemson is 67th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 104.3, which is ranked 165th. They are 266th in D-1 in pace with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 115th. As a unit they are 100th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 256th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Virginia Tech/Clemson college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Clemson -1.5
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