Virginia Tech at Virginia College Basketball Game Picks 1/15/2019
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
John Paul Jones Arena
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The Virginia Tech Hokies head to John Paul Jones Arena to take on the Virginia Cavaliers on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 9 point favorites.
Virginia Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-1. They currently have a point differential of 21.9 as they are averaging 79.2 points per contest while giving up 57.3 per game. Virginia has an overall record of 15-0. They are averaging 73.8 points per game and surrendering 51.2, good for a point differential of 22.6.
Valuable Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 10-5-0 against the spread this season
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 5-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 12-3-0 against the spread this season
The Virginia Cavaliers are 6-9-0 against the over/under this year
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 Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Nickeil Alexander-Walker comes into this game averaging 17.8 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Kerry Blackshear Jr. averages 14.1 points per contest in 25.7 minutes per game. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 6.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% for the season while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Kyle Guy scores 15.3 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.3 rebounds per contest and has 2.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. De'Andre Hunter averages 14.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.3 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech averages 79.2 points per contest, which is 65th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 21.9 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 12th. From 3-point territory they shoot 42%, which is good for 3rd in the nation. They average 34.1 boards per contest and 17.3 assists per game, which ranks them 279th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 317th with 11.3 per game. The Hokies allow 57.3 points per contest, which is 4th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 102nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 29.1 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they allow 11.7 assists per game which puts them in 71st place in the country. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 307th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia is 181st in the nation with 73.8 points per contest this season. They are 59th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 22.6. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the NCAA. They are 184th in D-1 in rebounding with 35.9 boards per contest and 103rd in assists per game with 14.7. The Cavaliers are 351st in turnovers per contest with 8.9. The Cavaliers give up 51.2 points per game, which ranks them 1st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 37% shooting percentage and a 25% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 3rd and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 7.7 dimes allowed per game and 7th with 29.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 111th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest this year.
The Hokies have an offensive rating of 120.4, which is ranked 2nd. They are 341st in college basketball in pace with 65.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 4th. As a unit they are 5th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 77th in D-1. Virginia Tech is 288th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia is 348th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 118, which is ranked 7th. They are 350th in D-1 in pace with 62.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 52nd. As a unit they are 30th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 167th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Virginia Tech/Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Virginia Tech +9
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