North Carolina vs Virginia Tech Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 3/10/2020
Game: North Carolina Tar Heels vs Virginia Tech Hokies
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Location: Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Virginia Tech +3.5
The North Carolina Tar Heels head to Greensboro Coliseum to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 in the ACC Tournament. The opening line for this game has Virginia Tech as +3.5 point favorites.
North Carolina heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-18. They currently have a point differential of -0.5 as they are averaging 72.6 points per contest while giving up 73.1 per game. Virginia Tech has an overall mark of 16-15. They are averaging 69.0 points per contest and giving up 66.1, which is a point differential of 2.8.
Valuable North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 13-18-0 against the spread this season
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 15-14-2 against the over/under this year
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 12-19-0 against the spread this season
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 13-17-1 against the over/under this year
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
12/16/19 F Sterling Manley Knee is out for season
03/07/20 G Brandon Robinson Head left last game, is questionable
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
Cole Anthony comes into this game averaging 19.6 points per contest while playing 34.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Garrison Brooks averages 16.7 points per contest in 34.8 minutes per game. He averages 2.0 assists per game and 8.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% for the season while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Landers Nolley II scores 15.6 points per contest while playing 30.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.9 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Tyrece Radford averages 10.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.4 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina averages 72.6 points per contest, which is 129th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 255th. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 312th in the nation. They average 41.8 boards per contest and 14.5 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 62nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 189th with 12.9 per game. The Tar Heels allow 73.1 points per contest, which is 277th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 157th and 232nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 141st, and they allow 13.8 assists per game which puts them in 269th place in the country. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 58th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech is 242nd in the nation with 69.0 points per contest this season. They are 246th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 2.8. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 66th in the NCAA. They are 247th in D-1 in rebounding with 34.1 boards per contest and 48th in assists per game with 14.7. The Hokies are 346th in turnovers per contest with 10.0. The Hokies give up 66.1 points per game, which ranks them 83rd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 88th and 105th in those defensive statistics. They rank 196th with 12.8 dimes allowed per game and 277th with 36.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Hokies are 85th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per contest this year.
The Tar Heels are 182nd in the nation in offensive rating with 101.3. In terms of pace they are 102nd in the country with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 315th. As a team they are 314th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 329th in Division 1. North Carolina is 273rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia Tech is 344th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions. The Hokies are 177th in the country in offensive rating with 101.7. In terms of pace they are 308th in Division 1 with 66.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 134th. As a team they are 181st 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 North Carolina/Virginia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take North Carolina -3.5
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