Miami Hurricanes vs Virginia Tech Hokies Prediction, 12/29/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Hurricanes vs Virginia Tech Hokies
Date: Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Location: Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+6.5)
Cassell Coliseum is the venue where and the Virginia Tech Hokies (7-1) will play the Miami Hurricanes (4-2) on Tuesday. The line on this matchup has Virginia Tech as 6.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 134.
Miami comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 4-2 for the campaign. The Hurricanes are shooting 23.5% on shots from downtown (28 of 119) and 66.0% from the free throw line. They average 67.8 pts per game (260th in the country) while hitting 41.6% from the floor. They cough up possession 13.8 times per game and as a group they commit 14.3 fouls per game. As a unit, Miami is snagging 41.7 boards per game and has totaled 72 dimes on the season, which is 248th in Division 1 in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Hurricanes are forcing 14.3 turnovers every game while drawing 19.0 personal fouls. The Hurricanes defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 38.7% (137 of 354) and they surrender 33.3 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are ranked 175th in college basketball in allowing assists with 87 surrendered for the campaign. They are relinquishing 33.3% on shots from distance and they are ranked 46th in college hoops in points per game allowed (62.2).
The Miami Hurricanes stepped onto the hardwood against the Jacksonville Dolphins and earned the victory with a final of 73-64 in their last game. Miami finished having earned a 38.3% field goal percentage (23 of 60) and made 6 out of their 20 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Hurricanes made 21 of their 25 shots for a rate of 84.0%. Concerning hauling in boards, they earned 46 with 17 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 9 assists in the game in addition to having 4 steals and 5 rejections. In reference to defense, Miami let their opponent shoot 38.3% from the field on 23 of 60 shooting. Jacksonville earned 14 dimes and had 6 steals for this game. Moreover, the Dolphins grabbed 22 rebounds (4 offensive, 18 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Jacksonville finished 40.0% when shooting free throws by burying 4 of their 10 attempts. They also buried 10 of 28 tries from 3-point land.
Isaiah Wong is someone who played a role for this game. He racked up 25 points on 9 of 18 shooting. He saw the court for 35 minutes and totaled 9 boards. Wong went 50.0% from the field and also distributed 2 dimes. An additional guy that was a factor in this game for the Hurricanes was Anthony Walker. He totaled 10 rebounds and accumulated 2 dimes. He ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor in this contest by shooting 5-of-10 (18 points). When the final whistle blew, Walker played for 33 min.
Virginia Tech has a mark of 7-1 for the season. Virginia Tech has tallied 600 points so far this year (75.0 per contest) and they pull in 37.5 boards per game. The Hokies are responsible for committing 16.5 personal fouls per game and they connect on 70.7% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the court, the Hokies are hitting on 45.5% from the floor, which ranks 155th in the country. They are earning an assist 13.8 times per contest (168th in the nation) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.9 times per game. The Hokies are ranked 51st in college basketball in points allowed per game with 62.5. They concede 10.1 dimes and 30.0 rebounds per game, which is ranked 42nd and 32nd in Division 1. The Virginia Tech defense concedes 33.5% on 3-pointers (56 of 167) and opponents are making 64.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing their opponents into 12.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 40.8% from the field (112th in the country).
The last time they took the court, the Virginia Tech Hokies went home victorious with a score of 84-58 against the Longwood Lancers. The Hokies recorded 23 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards totaling 36 for the contest. They blocked 4 shots while getting 9 steals for the game. The Lancers committed 16 personal fouls for this game which got the Hokies to the free throw line for a total of 19 shots. They were able to convert 12 of those for a rate of 63.2%. In relation to shots from beyond the perimeter, Virginia Tech knocked down 10 of 32 tries (31.3%). Overall, the Hokies finished shooting 31 for 63 from the field which gave them a percentage of 49.2%. The Hokies permitted the Lancers to bury 24 of 55 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 43.6% in this contest. They finished 23.5% from three-point range by connecting on 4 of 17 and finished the contest at 6 of 9 at the free throw line (66.7%). Concerning how they rebounded, Virginia Tech permitted Longwood to snag 25 overall (6 offensive).
Jalen Cone ended up being a factor for the Hokies for this game. He converted 6 out of 15 in this game giving him a rate of 40.0%, which had him sitting at 18 points. Cone snagged 2 rebounds in his 20 minutes and had 2 assists for the contest. One more player that was pivotal for Virginia Tech was Keve Aluma. He was able to score 14 points in his 25 minutes on the hardwood by going 5 out of 8 from the floor for the matchup. Aluma wrapped this one up going 62.5% from the field as well as contributing 2 assists and 4 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Virginia Tech (-6.5) and over 134 points
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