Virginia Tech at Notre Dame NCAA Basketball Parlay 2/23/2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Edmund P. Joyce Center
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The Virginia Tech Hokies head to Edmund P. Joyce Center to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The opening line for this game has Virginia Tech as 3.5 point favorites.
Virginia Tech comes into this game with an overall record of 20-6. They currently have a point differential of 13.5 as they are averaging 74.7 points per game while giving up 61.2 per contest. Notre Dame has an overall mark of 13-13. They are averaging 70.7 points per contest and giving up 69.2, which is a point differential of 1.5.
Valuable Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 13-12-1 against the spread this season
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 13-13-0 against the over/under this year
Important Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 10-16-0 against the spread this season
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 11-14-1 against the over/under this year
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 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
12/17/18 G Rex Pflueger Knee is out for season
12/15/18 G Robby Carmody Shoulder is out for season
11/27/18 F Elijah Burns Transferred is out for season
Kerry Blackshear Jr. averages 14.3 points per contest in 28.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 6.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%. Nickeil Alexander-Walker comes into this game averaging 16.7 points per contest while playing 33.2 minutes per night. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Temple Gibbs averages 13.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per game. He also hauls in 2.0 rebounds per game and dishes 3.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 77%. John Mooney scores 14.1 points per contest while playing 28.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 10.9 rebounds per contest and has 1.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hokies allow 61.2 points per contest which is 10th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 43rd and 184th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 29.5 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they allow 12.2 assists per game which puts them in 101st place in D-1. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 288th in Division 1. Virginia Tech averages 74.7 points per contest, which is 127th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 13.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 21st. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 4th in the nation. They average 31.9 boards per contest and 15.9 assists per game, which ranks them 324th and 33rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 303rd with 11.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Fighting Irish give up 69.2 points per game, which ranks them 122nd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 124th and 176th in those defensive statistics. They rank 171st with 13.0 dimes allowed per game and 320th with 38.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Fighting Irish are 31st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.2 per contest. Notre Dame is 237th in the country with 70.7 points per contest this season. They are 337th in D-1 in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is 1.5. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 300th in the country. They are 75th in the nation in rebounding with 37.5 boards per contest and 208th in assists per game with 13.2. The Fighting Irish are 347th in turnovers per contest with 9.7.
The Hokies have an offensive rating of 115.5, which is ranked 8th. They are 343rd in college basketball in pace with 64.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 8th. As a unit they are 5th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in D-1. Virginia Tech is 222nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions.
Notre Dame is 350th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions. The Fighting Irish have an offensive rating of 105.4, which is ranked 142nd. They are 288th in D-1 in pace with 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 314th. As a unit they are 305th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 42nd in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Virginia Tech -3.5 and under 132 total points
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