Virginia at Virginia Tech NCAA Basketball Betting Tips 2/18/2019
Monday, February 18, 2019
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The Virginia Cavaliers travel to Cassell Coliseum to play the Virginia Tech Hokies on Monday, February 18, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia as 3.5 point favorites.
Virginia comes into this game with an overall record of 22-2. They currently have a point differential of 17.7 as they are averaging 72.1 points per game while giving up 54.4 per contest. Virginia Tech has an overall mark of 20-5. They are averaging 75.4 points per contest and giving up 61.1, which is a point differential of 14.2.
Valuable Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 17-7-0 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 10-14-0 against the over/under
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 13-11-1 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 12-13-0 against the over/under
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
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
Kyle Guy comes into this contest averaging 15.1 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. De'Andre Hunter averages 15.0 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker averages 16.9 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Kerry Blackshear Jr. averages 14.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia averages 72.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 199th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 17.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 44th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 6th in the nation. They average 35.7 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game, which ranks them 160th and 99th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 350th with 9.2 per game. The Cavaliers allow 54.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.8 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 8.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in Division 1. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 39th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech is 115th in the country with 75.4 points per game this year. They are 20th in Division 1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 14.2. They shoot 42% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the nation. They are 322nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 32.1 boards per game, and 26th in assists per contest with 16.2. The Hokies are 296th in turnovers per game with 11.7. The Hokies surrender 61.1 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 36th and 167th in those defensive statistics. They rank 94th with 12.1 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 29.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hokies are 291st in country in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game.
The Cavaliers are 5th in the nation in offensive rating with 116.3. In terms of pace they are 350th in the country with 61.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 34th. As a team they are 30th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 207th in Division 1. Virginia is 341st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia Tech is 206th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions. The Hokies are 8th in the country in offensive rating with 116.1. In terms of pace they are 342nd in Division 1 with 64.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 34th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Virginia/Virginia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Virginia Tech +3.5
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