Clemson vs Virginia Tech Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 3/4/2020
Game: Clemson Tigers vs Virginia Tech Hokies
Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Location: Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Virginia Tech -2
The Clemson Tigers travel to Cassell Coliseum to play the Virginia Tech Hokies on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia Tech as 2 point favorites.
Clemson heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-13. They currently have a point differential of 3.0 as they are averaging 66.9 points per contest while giving up 63.9 per game. Virginia Tech has an overall record of 15-14. They are averaging 69.4 points per game and surrendering 66.5, good for a point differential of 2.9.
Valuable Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 16-12-0 against the spread
The Clemson Tigers are 16-12-0 against the over/under
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 11-18-0 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 13-16-0 against the over/under
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
01/04/20 F Jonathan Baehre Knee is out for season
01/04/20 G Chase Hunter Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/05/19 G Jonathan Kabongo Back is out indefinitely
Tevin Mack averages 12.1 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%. Aamir Simms comes into this contest averaging 13.3 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Tyrece Radford averages 10.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 71%. Landers Nolley II averages 16.2 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers allow 63.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 37th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 66th and 114th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 163rd, and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 110th place in the NCAA. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 173rd in the nation. Clemson averages 66.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 291st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 3.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 202nd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 239th in D-1. They average 34.0 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 252nd and 173rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 227th with 12.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hokies surrender 66.5 points per contest, which ranks them 101st in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 104th and 106th in those defensive statistics. They rank 197th with 12.8 assists allowed per contest, and 277th with 36.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hokies are 69th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per game. Virginia Tech is 229th in the country with 69.4 points per game this year. They are 258th in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 2.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 76th in the nation. They are 231st in the country in rebounding with 34.3 boards per game and 50th in assists per contest with 14.8. The Hokies are 347th in turnovers per game with 9.8.
The Tigers are 230th in the nation in offensive rating with 99.2. In terms of pace they are 301st in the country with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 143rd. As a team they are 185th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 24th in Division 1. Clemson is 156th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia Tech is 345th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions. The Hokies are 161st in the country in offensive rating with 102.2. In terms of pace they are 312th in Division 1 with 66.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 148th. As a team they are 187th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shots, ranking 13th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Clemson/Virginia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Virginia Tech -2
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