Virginia Tech at Florida State College Basketball Game Picks 3/14/2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019
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The Virginia Tech Hokies head to Spectrum Center to take on the Florida State Seminoles on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The opening line for this game has Virginia Tech as 1.5 point favorites.
Virginia Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 23-7. They currently have a point differential of 12.3 as they are averaging 74.5 points per contest while giving up 62.2 per game. Florida State has an overall mark of 25-6. They are averaging 75.8 points per contest and giving up 67.3, which is a point differential of 8.5.
Valuable Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 16-13-1 against the spread this season
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 16-14-0 against the over/under this year
Important Florida State Seminoles Betting Trends
The Florida State Seminoles are 14-17-0 against the spread this season
The Florida State Seminoles are 13-15-3 against the over/under this year
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
Key Florida State Seminoles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Nickeil Alexander-Walker comes into this game averaging 16.6 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Kerry Blackshear Jr. averages 14.5 points per contest in 29.0 minutes per game. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 7.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Mfiondu Kabengele scores 13.1 points per contest while playing 20.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.7 rebounds per contest and has 0.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Terance Mann averages 11.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.4 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech averages 74.5 points per contest, which is 126th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 12.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 35th. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 7th in the nation. They average 32.6 boards per contest and 15.4 assists per game, which ranks them 307th and 43rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 302nd with 11.5 per game. The Hokies allow 62.2 points per contest, which is 12th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 39th and 108th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 29.5 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 12.2 assists per game which puts them in 105th place in the country. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 261st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida State is 98th in the nation with 75.8 points per contest this season. They are 165th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 8.5. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 246th in the NCAA. They are 73rd in D-1 in rebounding with 37.4 boards per contest and 201st in assists per game with 13.1. The Seminoles are 121st in turnovers per contest with 13.5. The Seminoles give up 67.3 points per game, which ranks them 63rd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 28th and 141st in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 10.1 dimes allowed per game and 82nd with 33.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Seminoles are 290th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per contest this year.
The Hokies have an offensive rating of 114.9, which is ranked 10th. They are 342nd in college basketball in pace with 64.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 10th. As a unit they are 8th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 32nd in D-1. Virginia Tech is 225th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions.
Florida State is 162nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions. The Seminoles have an offensive rating of 107.3, which is ranked 97th. They are 146th in D-1 in pace with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 181st. As a unit they are 131st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 181st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Virginia Tech/Florida State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Virginia Tech -1.5
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