Virginia Tech vs Miami predictions 1/28/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Virginia Tech Hokies vs Miami Hurricanes
Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Location: Watsco Center in Coral Gables, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Miami +3.5
The Virginia Tech Hokies travel to Watsco Center to play the Miami Hurricanes on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia Tech as 3.5 point favorites.
Virginia Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-6. They currently have a point differential of 8.4 as they are averaging 71.4 points per contest while giving up 63.0 per game. Miami has an overall mark of 10-9. They are averaging 71.7 points per contest and giving up 75.2, which is a point differential of -3.4.
Valuable Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 10-10-0 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 8-12-0 against the over/under
Important Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 9-10-0 against the spread
The Miami Hurricanes are 12-7-0 against the over/under
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/05/19 G Jonathan Kabongo Back is out indefinitely
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
12/05/19 F Deng Gak Knee is out for season
01/27/20 G Chris Lykes Groin is questionable Tuesday vs Virginia Tech
01/27/20 G Kameron McGusty Back is questionable Tuesday vs Virginia Tech
01/08/20 F Keith Stone Knee is out indefinitely
Landers Nolley II comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Nahiem Alleyne averages 9.7 points per game in 27.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Chris Lykes averages 15.7 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 1.8 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Kameron McGusty averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech averages 71.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 176th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 199th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 31st in the nation. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game, which ranks them 187th and 34th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 350th with 9.7 per game. The Hokies allow 63.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 39th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 69th and 83rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 212th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 191st place in Division 1. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 68th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 163rd in the country with 71.7 points per game this year. They are 158th in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -3.4. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 117th in the nation. They are 300th in the NCAA in rebounding with 33.1 boards per game, and 330th in assists per contest with 10.4. The Hurricanes are 289th in turnovers per game with 12.0. The Hurricanes surrender 75.2 points per contest, which ranks them 304th in D-1. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 313th and 258th in those defensive statistics. They rank 336th with 16.3 assists allowed per contest and 319th with 38.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hurricanes are 71st in country in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game.
The Hokies have an offensive rating of 106.3, which is ranked 83rd. They are 318th in college basketball in pace with 66.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 79th. As a unit they are 102nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in D-1. Virginia Tech is 346th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions.
Miami is 268th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions. The Hurricanes have an offensive rating of 102.3, which is ranked 157th. They are 214th in D-1 in pace with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 171st. As a unit they are 164th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 214th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Virginia Tech/Miami college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Miami +3.5
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