Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/9/2019
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Hank McCamish Pavilion
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The Virginia Tech Hokies travel to Hank McCamish Pavilion to play the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia Tech as 7.5 point favorites.
Virginia Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-1. They currently have a point differential of 23.2 as they are averaging 81.1 points per contest while giving up 57.9 per game. Georgia Tech has an overall mark of 9-5. They are averaging 72.8 points per contest and giving up 63.1, which is a point differential of 9.7.
Valuable Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 10-4-0 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 5-9-0 against the over/under
Important Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 10-4-0 against the spread
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 6-8-0 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 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Nickeil Alexander-Walker comes into this contest averaging 18.8 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Kerry Blackshear Jr. averages 14.1 points per game in 25.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Jose Alvarado averages 13.1 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Brandon Alston averages 10.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.1 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech averages 81.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 45th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 23.2 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 44% which is good for 2nd in the nation. They average 34.1 rebounds per game and 17.6 assists per game, which ranks them 281st and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 310th with 11.5 per game. The Hokies allow 57.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 103rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 28.9 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 11.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 84th place in Division 1. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 298th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgia Tech is 213th in the country with 72.8 points per game this year. They are 129th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 9.7. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 309th in the nation. They are 213th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.4 boards per game, and 82nd in assists per contest with 15.2. The Yellow Jackets are 98th in turnovers per game with 14.4. The Yellow Jackets surrender 63.1 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in D-1. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 106th with 12.1 assists allowed per contest and 119th with 33.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Yellow Jackets are 271st in country in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game.
The Hokies have an offensive rating of 122.7, which is ranked 2nd. They are 337th in college basketball in pace with 66.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 61% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 78th in D-1. Virginia Tech is 259th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions.
Georgia Tech is 72nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions. The Yellow Jackets are 229th in the country in offensive rating with 101.8. In terms of pace they are 131st in Division 1 with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 187th. As a team they are 146th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 272nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Virginia Tech/Georgia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Georgia Tech +7.5
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