Boston College Eagles vs Virginia Tech Hokies Predictions, College Basketball Picks Tonight 2/8/2020
Game: Boston College Eagles vs Virginia Tech Hokies
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, VA
TV: ACCNE, FSN
Odds/Point Spread: Virginia Tech -8.5
The Boston College Eagles travel to Cassell Coliseum to play the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia Tech as 8.5 point favorites.
Boston College comes into this game with an overall record of 11-12. They currently have a point differential of -3.8 as they are averaging 64.3 points per game while giving up 68.2 per contest. Virginia Tech has an overall record of 14-9. They are averaging 69.9 points per game and surrendering 64.3, good for a point differential of 5.6.
Valuable Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 11-12-0 against the spread
The Boston College Eagles are 9-13-1 against the over/under
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 10-13-0 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 10-13-0 against the over/under
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
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/05/19 G Jonathan Kabongo Back is out indefinitely
Derryck Thornton comes into this contest averaging 13.1 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 76%. Jay Heath averages 12.4 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 55%.
Landers Nolley II averages 17.2 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Tyrece Radford averages 9.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston College averages 64.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 325th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -3.8 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team, which has them ranked 323rd. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 328th in the nation. They average 33.5 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per game, which ranks them 278th and 263rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 121st with 13.9 per game. The Eagles allow 68.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 149th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 178th and 191st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.0 rebounds a game which ranks 332nd and they give up 13.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 215th place in Division 1. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 302nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech is 221st in the country with 69.9 points per game this year. They are 213th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 5.6. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 58th in the nation. They are 216th in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.9 boards per game, and 39th in assists per contest with 15.2. The Hokies are 348th in turnovers per game with 9.8. The Hokies surrender 64.3 points per contest, which ranks them 61st in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 123rd and 118th in those defensive statistics. They rank 199th with 12.8 assists allowed per contest and 216th with 35.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hokies are 68th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game.
The Eagles are 332nd in the nation in offensive rating with 91.5. In terms of pace they are 135th in the country with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 321st. As a team they are 331st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 146th in Division 1. Boston College is 104th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia Tech is 346th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions. The Hokies are 122nd in the country in offensive rating with 104.2. In terms of pace they are 314th in Division 1 with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 103rd. As a team they are 145th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shots, ranking 14th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Boston College/Virginia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Virginia Tech -8.5
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