Virginia Tech vs Wake Forest Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/14/2020
Game: Virginia Tech Hokies vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Location: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Wake Forest +4.5
The Virginia Tech Hokies travel to Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum to play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia Tech as 4.5 point favorites.
Virginia Tech comes into this game with an overall record of 12-4. They currently have a point differential of 10.2 as they are averaging 71.4 points per game while giving up 61.3 per contest. Wake Forest has an overall mark of 8-7. They are averaging 72.5 points per contest and giving up 73.5, which is a point differential of -1.0.
Valuable Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 9-7-0 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 5-11-0 against the over/under
Important Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 7-8-0 against the spread
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 9-5-1 against the over/under
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/05/19 G Jonathan Kabongo Back is out indefinitely
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
01/11/20 G Chaundee Brown Leg is downgraded to out Saturday vs Duke
01/10/20 G Michael Wynn Suspension is questionable Saturday vs Duke
Landers Nolley II comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Nahiem Alleyne averages 9.1 points per game in 27.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Brandon Childress averages 14.9 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Olivier Sarr averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.1 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech averages 71.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 188th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 10.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 170th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 38th in the nation. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game, which ranks them 187th and 46th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 350th with 9.7 per game. The Hokies allow 61.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 31st in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 47th and 76th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 185th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 202nd place in Division 1. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 67th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wake Forest is 151st in the country with 72.5 points per game this year. They are 238th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -1.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 116th in the nation. They are 85th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.2 boards per game, and 214th in assists per contest with 12.8. The Demon Deacons are 71st in turnovers per game with 14.9. The Demon Deacons surrender 73.5 points per contest, which ranks them 277th in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 242nd and 240th in those defensive statistics. They rank 205th with 12.9 assists allowed per contest and 189th with 35.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Demon Deacons are 25th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.7 per game.
The Hokies have an offensive rating of 107.7, which is ranked 61st. They are 321st in college basketball in pace with 66.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 71st. As a unit they are 87th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in D-1. Virginia Tech is 346th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions.
Wake Forest is 99th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions. The Demon Deacons have an offensive rating of 100.3, which is ranked 203rd. They are 96th in D-1 in pace with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 279th. As a unit they are 188th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 318th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Virginia Tech/Wake Forest college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Wake Forest +4.5
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