Miami vs Virginia Tech Predictions, NCAA Basketball Picks 2/19/2020
Game: Miami Hurricanes vs Virginia Tech Hokies
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Location: Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, VA
TV: ACCNE, FSN
Odds/Point Spread: Virginia Tech -5
The Miami Hurricanes travel to Cassell Coliseum to play the Virginia Tech Hokies on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia Tech as 5 point favorites.
Miami heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-12. They currently have a point differential of -1.8 as they are averaging 72.0 points per contest while giving up 73.8 per game. Virginia Tech has an overall mark of 15-10. They are averaging 69.9 points per contest and giving up 64.6, which is a point differential of 5.4.
Valuable Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 13-12-0 against the spread
The Miami Hurricanes are 15-10-0 against the over/under
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 11-14-0 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 11-14-0 against the over/under
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
12/05/19 F Deng Gak Knee is out for season
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/05/19 G Jonathan Kabongo Back is out indefinitely
Chris Lykes comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 1.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Dejan Vasiljevic averages 13.8 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Landers Nolley II averages 17.2 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.1 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 77%. Tyrece Radford averages 9.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 72.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 148th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 160th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 169th in the nation. They average 33.5 rebounds per game and 10.3 assists per game, which ranks them 270th and 334th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 272nd with 12.1 per game. The Hurricanes allow 73.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 286th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 294th and 269th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.2 rebounds a game which ranks 311th and they give up 15.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 332nd place in Division 1. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 120th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech is 218th in the country with 69.9 points per game this year. They are 209th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 5.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 59th in the nation. They are 215th in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.8 boards per game, and 33rd in assists per contest with 15.3. The Hokies are 348th in turnovers per game with 9.8. The Hokies surrender 64.6 points per contest, which ranks them 57th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 99th and 123rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 203rd with 12.9 assists allowed per contest and 216th with 35.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hokies are 66th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per game.
The Hurricanes are 157th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.4. In terms of pace they are 166th in the country with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 166th. As a team they are 159th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 216th in Division 1. Miami is 261st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 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 121st in the country in offensive rating with 104. In terms of pace they are 317th in Division 1 with 66.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 96th. As a team they are 141st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shots, ranking 11th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Miami/Virginia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Virginia Tech -5
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