Virginia Tech at Florida State NCAA Basketball Betting Tips 3/5/2019
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Donald L. Tucker Civic Center
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The Virginia Tech Hokies travel to Donald L. Tucker Civic Center to play the Florida State Seminoles on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Florida State as 4.5 point favorites.
Virginia Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 22-6. They currently have a point differential of 13.0 as they are averaging 74.5 points per contest while giving up 61.5 per game. Florida State has an overall mark of 23-6. They are averaging 76.3 points per contest and giving up 67.8, which is a point differential of 8.5.
Valuable Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 15-12-1 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 14-14-0 against the over/under
Important Florida State Seminoles Betting Trends
The Florida State Seminoles are 13-16-0 against the spread
The Florida State Seminoles are 12-14-3 against the over/under
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
Key Florida State Seminoles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Nickeil Alexander-Walker comes into this contest averaging 16.4 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 76%. Kerry Blackshear Jr. averages 14.9 points per game in 29.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Mfiondu Kabengele averages 13.2 points per game while playing 20.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 0.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Terance Mann averages 11.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech averages 74.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 127th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 13.0 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 34th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 9th in the nation. They average 32.4 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game, which ranks them 313th and 46th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 301st with 11.5 per game. The Hokies allow 61.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 34th and 154th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.4 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 12.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 88th place in Division 1. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 283rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida State is 83rd in the country with 76.3 points per game this year. They are 153rd in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 8.5. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 226th in the nation. They are 78th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.4 boards per game, and 199th in assists per contest with 13.2. The Seminoles are 97th in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Seminoles surrender 67.8 points per contest, which ranks them 81st in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 49th and 185th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 10.2 assists allowed per contest and 60th with 32.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Seminoles are 295th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game.
The Hokies have an offensive rating of 115.2, which is ranked 9th. They are 340th in college basketball in pace with 64.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 10th. As a unit they are 7th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 33rd in D-1. Virginia Tech is 222nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions.
Florida State is 132nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions. The Seminoles have an offensive rating of 107.5, which is ranked 92nd. They are 129th in D-1 in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 174th. As a unit they are 128th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 208th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Virginia Tech/Florida State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Florida State -4.5
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