Virginia Tech at North Carolina State Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/2/2019
Saturday, February 2, 2019
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The Virginia Tech Hokies travel to PNC Arena to play the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has North Carolina State as 1.5 point favorites.
Virginia Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-3. They currently have a point differential of 16.8 as they are averaging 78.8 points per contest while giving up 62.1 per game. North Carolina State has an overall record of 16-5. They are averaging 84.4 points per game and surrendering 69.3, good for a point differential of 15.1.
Valuable Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 12-8-0 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 9-11-0 against the over/under
Important North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 13-8-0 against the spread
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 9-12-0 against the over/under
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
02/01/19 G Justin Robinson Toe left last game, is doubtful Saturday vs NC State
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 North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
11/14/18 F Ian Steere Transferred is out for season
Ahmed Hill averages 13.6 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%. Nickeil Alexander-Walker comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
C.J. Bryce averages 12.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.0 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Torin Dorn averages 14.2 points per game while playing 27.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hokies allow 62.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 66th and 201st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.2 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 116th place in the NCAA. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 303rd in the nation. Virginia Tech averages 78.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 56th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 16.8 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 43% which is good for 2nd in D-1. They average 32.3 rebounds per game and 17.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 324th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 297th with 11.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wolfpack surrender 69.3 points per contest, which ranks them 122nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 155th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 87th with 12.0 assists allowed per contest, and 55th with 32.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wolfpack are 336th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 17.2 per game. North Carolina State is 14th in the country with 84.4 points per game this year. They are 27th in the D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 15.1. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 41st in the nation. They are 32nd in the country in rebounding with 39.4 boards per game and 27th in assists per contest with 16.5. The Wolfpack are 143rd in turnovers per game with 13.6.
The Hokies have an offensive rating of 119.1, which is ranked 2nd. They are 328th in college basketball in pace with 66.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 60% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 48th in D-1. Virginia Tech is 237th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions.
North Carolina State is 236th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions. The Wolfpack are 16th in the country in offensive rating with 114.5. In terms of pace they are 50th in Division 1 with 73.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 38th. As a team they are 55th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 270th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Virginia Tech/North Carolina State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take North Carolina State -1.5
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