North Carolina vs Virginia Tech predictions 1/22/2020 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: North Carolina Tar Heels vs Virginia Tech Hokies
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Location: Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Virginia Tech -6.5
The North Carolina Tar Heels head to Cassell Coliseum to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. The opening line for this game has Virginia Tech as 6.5 point favorites.
North Carolina heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-9. They currently have a point differential of -0.9 as they are averaging 69.7 points per contest while giving up 70.6 per game. Virginia Tech has an overall record of 13-5. They are averaging 71.8 points per game and surrendering 62.3, good for a point differential of 9.5.
Valuable North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 4-13-0 against the spread this season
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 6-10-1 against the over/under this year
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 10-8-0 against the spread this season
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 7-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
12/16/19 F Sterling Manley Knee is out for season
12/15/19 G Cole Anthony Knee is out indefinitely
01/03/20 G Anthony Harris Knee is out for season
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/05/19 G Jonathan Kabongo Back is out indefinitely
Garrison Brooks averages 14.4 points per contest in 34.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 9.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 63%. Armando Bacot comes into this game averaging 10.2 points per contest while playing 23.0 minutes per night. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 60%.
Nahiem Alleyne averages 9.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.8 minutes per game. He also hauls in 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Landers Nolley II scores 17.8 points per contest while playing 30.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.7 rebounds per contest and has 2.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tar Heels allow 70.6 points per contest which is 215th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 122nd and 236th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 154th, and they allow 13.8 assists per game which puts them in 259th place in D-1. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in Division 1. North Carolina averages 69.7 points per contest, which is 229th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a unit, which has them ranked 330th. From 3-point territory they shoot 29%, which is good for 324th in the nation. They average 43.8 boards per contest and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 131st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 205th with 13.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hokies give up 62.3 points per game, which ranks them 39th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 63rd and 67th in those defensive statistics. They rank 181st with 12.5 dimes allowed per game and 191st with 35.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Hokies are 59th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per contest. Virginia Tech is 169th in the country with 71.8 points per contest this season. They are 166th in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 9.5. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 30th in the country. They are 195th in the nation in rebounding with 35.4 boards per contest and 34th in assists per game with 15.8. The Hokies are 350th in turnovers per contest with 9.5.
The Tar Heels are 258th in the nation in offensive rating with 97.5. In terms of pace they are 124th in the country with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 44% is 339th. As a team they are 338th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 313th in Division 1. North Carolina is 271st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia Tech is 348th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions. The Hokies are 57th in the country in offensive rating with 107.8. In terms of pace they are 315th in Division 1 with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 59th. As a team they are 81st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shots, ranking 10th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take North Carolina +6.5 and over 138 total points
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