Wake Forest at Virginia Tech NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/19/2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons travel to Cassell Coliseum to play the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia Tech as 19 point favorites.
Wake Forest comes into this game with an overall record of 8-8. They currently have a point differential of -0.9 as they are averaging 73.3 points per game while giving up 74.3 per contest. Virginia Tech has an overall mark of 14-2. They are averaging 77.9 points per contest and giving up 58.8, which is a point differential of 19.1.
Valuable Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 7-9-0 against the spread
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 7-9-0 against the over/under
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 10-6-0 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 6-10-0 against the over/under
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
12/14/18 G Jamie Lewis Disciplinary is out indefinitely
01/18/19 F Sunday Okeke Back is questionable Saturday vs Virginia Tech
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
Brandon Childress comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Jaylen Hoard averages 14.8 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker averages 17.9 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Kerry Blackshear Jr. averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wake Forest averages 73.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 194th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 275th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 260th in the nation. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 10.9 assists per game, which ranks them 92nd and 329th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 214th with 12.9 per game. The Demon Deacons allow 74.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 248th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 268th and 72nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 72nd and they give up 15.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 304th place in Division 1. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 36th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech is 83rd in the country with 77.9 points per game this year. They are 15th in Division 1 in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 19.1. They shoot 42% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the nation. They are 306th in the NCAA in rebounding with 33.2 boards per game, and 23rd in assists per contest with 16.8. The Hokies are 320th in turnovers per game with 11.2. The Hokies surrender 58.8 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 55th and 167th in those defensive statistics. They rank 99th with 12.1 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 28.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hokies are 296th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game.
The Demon Deacons are 172nd in the nation in offensive rating with 104.4. In terms of pace they are 207th in the country with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 300th. As a team they are 255th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 292nd in Division 1. Wake Forest is 221st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia Tech is 284th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions. The Hokies are 3rd in the country in offensive rating with 119.6. In terms of pace they are 347th in Division 1 with 65.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 4th. As a team they are 5th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 71st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Wake Forest/Virginia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Virginia Tech -19
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