Virginia vs Georgia Tech Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/18/2020
Game: Virginia Cavaliers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: Hank McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Georgia Tech +1
The Virginia Cavaliers head to Hank McCamish Pavilion to take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 1 point favorites.
Virginia comes into this game with an overall record of 11-5. They currently have a point differential of 6.3 as they are averaging 55.3 points per game while giving up 49.0 per contest. Georgia Tech has an overall mark of 8-9. They are averaging 67.9 points per contest and giving up 67.9, which is a point differential of 0.0.
Valuable Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 5-11-0 against the spread this season
The Virginia Cavaliers are 6-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 11-5-1 against the spread this season
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 5-12-0 against the over/under this year
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Mamadi Diakite comes into this game averaging 13.1 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Kihei Clark averages 10.0 points per contest in 36.5 minutes per game. He averages 5.9 assists per game and 4.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 35% for the season while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Michael Devoe scores 16.5 points per contest while playing 35.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Moses Wright averages 13.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.9 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 58%.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia averages 55.3 points per contest, which is 348th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 6.3 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a unit, which has them ranked 324th. From 3-point territory they shoot 27%, which is good for 347th in the nation. They average 35.1 boards per contest and 11.0 assists per game, which ranks them 208th and 313th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 259th with 12.6 per game. The Cavaliers allow 49.0 points per contest, which is 1st in the NCAA. They also surrender a 35% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 17th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 30.4 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they allow 8.1 assists per game which puts them in 3rd place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 121st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgia Tech is 266th in the nation with 67.9 points per contest this season. They are 135th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.0. They shoot 29% from beyond the arc, which is good for 326th in the NCAA. They are 196th in D-1 in rebounding with 35.5 boards per contest and 196th in assists per game with 13.1. The Yellow Jackets are 15th in turnovers per contest with 16.6. The Yellow Jackets give up 67.9 points per game, which ranks them 152nd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 64th and 99th in those defensive statistics. They rank 188th with 12.6 dimes allowed per game and 193rd with 35.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Yellow Jackets are 212th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest this year.
The Cavaliers are 330th in the nation in offensive rating with 90.9. In terms of pace they are 350th in the country with 60.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 328th. As a team they are 333rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 167th in Division 1. Virginia is 78th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions.
Georgia Tech is 17th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 20.2 times per 100 possessions. The Yellow Jackets are 314th in the country in offensive rating with 93. In terms of pace they are 77th in Division 1 with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 220th. As a team they are 245th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 321st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Virginia/Georgia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Virginia -1
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