Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh College Basketball Betting Tips 2/16/2019
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Petersen Events Center
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The Virginia Tech Hokies head to Petersen Events Center to take on the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The opening line for this game has Virginia Tech as 5 point favorites.
Virginia Tech comes into this game with an overall record of 19-5. They currently have a point differential of 14.6 as they are averaging 75.6 points per game while giving up 61.0 per contest. Pittsburgh has an overall record of 12-13. They are averaging 72.9 points per game and surrendering 68.7, good for a point differential of 4.2.
Valuable Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 13-11-0 against the spread this season
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 11-13-0 against the over/under this year
Important Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 13-12-0 against the spread this season
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 11-14-0 against the over/under this year
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
02/09/19 F P.J. Horne Knee is out indefinitely
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 Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
12/14/18 C Peace Ilegomah Transferred is out for season
02/15/19 G Malik Ellison Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Virginia Tech
Nickeil Alexander-Walker comes into this game averaging 17.3 points per contest while playing 33.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Kerry Blackshear Jr. averages 13.4 points per contest in 27.7 minutes per game. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 6.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Xavier Johnson scores 16.6 points per contest while playing 30.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.9 rebounds per contest and has 4.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Trey McGowens averages 12.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.2 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech averages 75.6 points per contest, which is 110th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 14.6 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 21st. From 3-point territory they shoot 42%, which is good for 2nd in the nation. They average 32.3 boards per contest and 16.3 assists per game, which ranks them 320th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 299th with 11.6 per game. The Hokies allow 61.0 points per contest, which is 8th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 33rd and 182nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 29.7 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they allow 12.1 assists per game which puts them in 99th place in the country. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 291st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Pittsburgh is 176th in the nation with 72.9 points per contest this season. They are 266th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 4.2. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 258th in the NCAA. They are 68th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.8 boards per contest and 283rd in assists per game with 12.0. The Panthers are 106th in turnovers per contest with 13.9. The Panthers give up 68.7 points per game, which ranks them 110th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 23rd and 78th in those defensive statistics. They rank 238th with 13.8 dimes allowed per game and 307th with 37.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Panthers are 311th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per contest this year.
The Hokies have an offensive rating of 116.3, which is ranked 6th. They are 342nd in college basketball in pace with 65 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 5th. As a unit they are 4th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 37th in D-1. Virginia Tech is 227th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions.
Pittsburgh is 127th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions. The Panthers have an offensive rating of 102.7, which is ranked 199th. They are 146th in D-1 in pace with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 281st. As a unit they are 245th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 235th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Virginia Tech/Pittsburgh college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Virginia Tech -5
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