Virginia Tech at Miami College Basketball Game Picks 1/30/2019
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
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The Virginia Tech Hokies head to Watsco Center to take on the Miami Hurricanes on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. The opening line for this game has Virginia Tech as 6.5 point favorites.
Virginia Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-3. They currently have a point differential of 17.0 as they are averaging 78.6 points per contest while giving up 61.6 per game. Miami has an overall record of 9-10. They are averaging 74.7 points per game and surrendering 71.4, good for a point differential of 3.3.
Valuable Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 11-8-0 against the spread this season
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 8-11-0 against the over/under this year
Important Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 6-13-0 against the spread this season
The Miami Hurricanes are 7-11-1 against the over/under this year
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
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 Miami Hurricanes Injuries
12/13/18 F Deng Gak Knee is out for season
01/29/19 F Dewan Hernandez Eligibility is out for season
01/29/19 C Ebuka Izundu Illness is questionable Wednesday vs Virginia Tech
01/29/19 G Zach Johnson Ankle injured last game, is questionable Wednesday vs Virginia Tech
Nickeil Alexander-Walker comes into this game averaging 17.5 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Justin Robinson averages 14.2 points per contest in 31.7 minutes per game. He averages 5.6 assists per game and 3.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Chris Lykes scores 16.6 points per contest while playing 33.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.6 rebounds per contest and has 3.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Zach Johnson averages 13.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.3 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech averages 78.6 points per contest, which is 58th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 17.0 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 7th. From 3-point territory they shoot 42%, which is good for 3rd in the nation. They average 32.5 boards per contest and 17.3 assists per game, which ranks them 321st and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 305th with 11.5 per game. The Hokies allow 61.6 points per contest, which is 12th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 69th and 201st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 29.3 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 12.3 assists per game which puts them in 106th place in the country. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 297th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 147th in the nation with 74.7 points per contest this season. They are 154th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.3. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 132nd in the NCAA. They are 271st in D-1 in rebounding with 33.9 boards per contest and 204th in assists per game with 13.3. The Hurricanes are 271st in turnovers per contest with 12.2. The Hurricanes give up 71.4 points per game, which ranks them 176th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 241st and 171st in those defensive statistics. They rank 297th with 14.9 dimes allowed per game and 255th with 36.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Hurricanes are 190th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per contest this year.
The Hokies have an offensive rating of 119.3, which is ranked 3rd. They are 337th in college basketball in pace with 65.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 38th in D-1. Virginia Tech is 262nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions.
Miami is 247th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions. The Hurricanes are 117th in the country in offensive rating with 106.8. In terms of pace they are 183rd in Division 1 with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 123rd. As a team they are 109th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 79th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Virginia Tech/Miami college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Virginia Tech -6.5
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