Virginia Tech at Duke NCAA Basketball Betting Tips 3/29/2019
Friday, March 29, 2019
Capital One Arena
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The Virginia Tech Hokies travel to Capital One Arena to play the Duke Blue Devils on Friday in the Sweet 16. The opening line for this matchup has Duke as 8 point favorites.
Virginia Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 26-8. They currently have a point differential of 11.9 as they are averaging 73.6 points per contest while giving up 61.7 per game. Duke has an overall record of 31-5. They are averaging 83.4 points per game and surrendering 67.6, good for a point differential of 15.7.
Valuable Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 18-15-1 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 16-14-0 against the over/under
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 18-18-0 against the spread
The Duke Blue Devils are 8-22-1 against the over/under
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
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
03/24/19 F Jack White Hamstring is questionable Friday vs Virginia Tech
Nickeil Alexander-Walker comes into this contest averaging 16.4 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Kerry Blackshear Jr. averages 14.9 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
R.J. Barrett averages 22.8 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 66%. Zion Williamson averages 22.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.8 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 68% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech averages 73.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 144th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 11.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 40th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 8th in the nation. They average 32.5 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game, which ranks them 308th and 51st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 309th with 11.2 per game. The Hokies allow 61.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 80th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.2 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 80th place in Division 1. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 265th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Duke is 9th in the country with 83.4 points per game this year. They are 29th in Division 1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 15.7. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 330th in the nation. They are 2nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 41.5 boards per game, and 24th in assists per contest with 15.8. The Blue Devils are 191st in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Blue Devils surrender 67.6 points per contest, which ranks them 69th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 110th with 12.3 assists allowed per contest and 222nd with 35.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blue Devils are 282nd in country in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game.
The Hokies have an offensive rating of 113.5, which is ranked 13th. They are 344th in college basketball in pace with 64.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 14th. As a unit they are 13th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 52nd in D-1. Virginia Tech is 241st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions.
Duke is 280th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions. The Blue Devils have an offensive rating of 113, which is ranked 16th. They are 28th in D-1 in pace with 73.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 70th. As a unit they are 86th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 205th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Virginia Tech/Duke college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Duke -8
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