Virginia Tech vs Louisville Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 3/1/2020
Game: Virginia Tech Hokies vs Louisville Cardinals
Date: Sunday, March 1, 2020
Location: KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY
Odds/Point Spread: Louisville -5.5
The Virginia Tech Hokies head to KFC Yum! Center to take on the Louisville Cardinals on Sunday, March 1, 2020. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 5.5 point favorites.
Virginia Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-13. They currently have a point differential of 3.6 as they are averaging 70.0 points per contest while giving up 66.4 per game. Louisville has an overall mark of 23-6. They are averaging 75.0 points per contest and giving up 64.3, which is a point differential of 10.7.
Valuable Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 11-17-0 against the spread this season
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 13-15-0 against the over/under this year
Important Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 14-13-2 against the spread this season
The Louisville Cardinals are 17-12-0 against the over/under this year
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/05/19 G Jonathan Kabongo Back is out indefinitely
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
02/24/20 G Josh Nickelberry Ankle is questionable
02/24/20 F Malik Williams Ankle left last game, is questionable
02/21/20 F Aidan Igiehon Shoulder is out 1-2 weeks
Tyrece Radford averages 10.3 points per contest in 26.0 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 6.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 61% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%. Landers Nolley II comes into this game averaging 16.6 points per contest while playing 30.9 minutes per night. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Steven Enoch averages 9.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 20.0 minutes per game. He also hauls in 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes 0.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Jordan Nwora scores 17.9 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hokies allow 66.4 points per contest which is 97th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 94th and 120th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.8 rebounds a game which ranks 270th, and they allow 12.9 assists per game which puts them in 202nd place in D-1. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 71st in Division 1. Virginia Tech averages 70.0 points per contest, which is 212th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 248th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 71st in the nation. They average 34.6 boards per contest and 14.9 assists per game, which ranks them 216th and 45th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 349th with 9.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cardinals give up 64.3 points per game, which ranks them 45th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 17th and 36th in those defensive statistics. They rank 35th with 10.5 dimes allowed per game and 63rd with 32.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Cardinals are 50th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.7 per contest. Louisville is 78th in the country with 75.0 points per contest this season. They are 73rd in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 10.7. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 17th in the country. They are 42nd in the nation in rebounding with 38.8 boards per contest and 103rd in assists per game with 14.0. The Cardinals are 265th in turnovers per contest with 12.1.
The Hokies have an offensive rating of 102.9, which is ranked 148th. They are 313th in college basketball in pace with 66.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 138th. As a unit they are 181st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in D-1. Virginia Tech is 347th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions.
Louisville is 264th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 110.2, which is ranked 24th. They are 268th in D-1 in pace with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 56th. As a unit they are 51st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 164th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Virginia Tech +5.5 and over 136 total points
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