Virginia Tech vs Boston College predictions 1/25/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Virginia Tech Hokies vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Location: Silvio O. Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA
TV: ESPN2, ESPNU
Odds/Point Spread: Boston College +5
The Virginia Tech Hokies head to Silvio O. Conte Forum to take on the Boston College Eagles on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The opening line for this game has Virginia Tech as 5 point favorites.
Virginia Tech comes into this game with an overall record of 14-5. They currently have a point differential of 9.1 as they are averaging 72.2 points per game while giving up 63.1 per contest. Boston College has an overall mark of 9-10. They are averaging 64.4 points per contest and giving up 68.1, which is a point differential of -3.6.
Valuable Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 10-9-0 against the spread this season
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 8-11-0 against the over/under this year
Important Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 8-11-0 against the spread this season
The Boston College Eagles are 8-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/05/19 G Jonathan Kabongo Back is out indefinitely
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
12/07/19 F Nik Popovic Back is out indefinitely
11/05/19 G Wynston Tabbs Undisclosed is out for season
01/24/20 G Jared Hamilton Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Virginia Tech
Nahiem Alleyne averages 9.6 points per contest in 27.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 2.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%. Landers Nolley II comes into this game averaging 18.0 points per contest while playing 31.2 minutes per night. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Jay Heath averages 12.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes 1.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 56%. Derryck Thornton scores 12.8 points per contest while playing 30.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.1 rebounds per contest and has 3.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hokies allow 63.1 points per contest which is 46th in the country. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 67th and 62nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 218th, and they allow 12.7 assists per game which puts them in 195th place in D-1. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 69th in Division 1. Virginia Tech averages 72.2 points per contest, which is 154th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 9.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 179th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 34th in the nation. They average 35.6 boards per contest and 15.8 assists per game, which ranks them 183rd and 33rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 350th with 9.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Eagles give up 68.1 points per game, which ranks them 151st in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 197th and 247th in those defensive statistics. They rank 234th with 13.4 dimes allowed per game and 325th with 38.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Eagles are 316th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per contest. Boston College is 320th in the country with 64.4 points per contest this season. They are 329th in D-1 in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is -3.6. They shoot 29% from beyond the arc, which is good for 321st in the country. They are 298th in the nation in rebounding with 33.2 boards per contest and 230th in assists per game with 12.6. The Eagles are 118th in turnovers per contest with 14.0.
The Hokies have an offensive rating of 107.4, which is ranked 62nd. They are 319th in college basketball in pace with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 66th. As a unit they are 91st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 49% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in D-1. Virginia Tech is 349th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions.
Boston College is 111th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions. The Eagles have an offensive rating of 91.3, which is ranked 333rd. They are 137th in D-1 in pace with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 323rd. As a unit they are 331st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 131st in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Virginia Tech -5 and over 131 total points
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