Virginia Cavaliers vs Virginia Tech Hokies Prediction, 1/30/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Virginia Cavaliers vs Virginia Tech Hokies
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Virginia (-4.5)
The Virginia Cavaliers (11-2) travel to Cassell Coliseum on Saturday where they'll meet the Virginia Tech Hokies (12-3). The odds on this contest have Virginia as 4.5-point favorites. The total is set at 124.5.
Virginia steps onto the court with a mark of 11-2 so far this season. They cough up possession 8.6 times per game and as a group they are committing 12.5 fouls every game. As a team, Virginia is snagging 33.0 boards per contest and is sitting with 191 dimes this season, which is 146th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Cavaliers are shooting 39.6% on three-point attempts (116 of 293) and 80.5% from the free throw line. They are averaging 73.4 points per contest (145th in college basketball) while hitting 50.4% from the floor. Defensively, the Cavaliers are able to force 9.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 12.7 fouls. They surrender 33.5% on 3-point shots and they are 7th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (59.5). The Cavaliers are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 40.7% (280 of 688) and they concede 28.3 boards per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 105th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 150 surrendered on the season.
The Virginia Cavaliers played the Syracuse Orange and walked away with a win by a score of 81-58 in their last game. Virginia ended the game having earned a 49.2% field goal percentage (29 of 59) and made 14 out of their 31 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Cavaliers converted 9 of their 11 attempts for a rate of 81.8%. In relation to rebounding, they earned 40 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 23 assists in this game in addition to earning 7 steals and 5 rejections. Pertaining to defending, Virginia allowed their opponent to shoot 49.2% from the field on 29 of 59 shooting. Syracuse recorded 10 assists and had 9 steals for the game. In addition, the Orange collected 26 rebounds (3 offensive, 23 defensive) and earned 5 blocks. Syracuse went 90.0% when shooting free throws by burying 9 of their 10 attempts. They knocked down 5 of 24 attempts from downtown.
Sam Hauser is someone who was important for the game. He notched 21 points on 7 out of 16 shooting. He played 38 minutes and also snagged 7 rebounds. Hauser shot 43.8% from the floor and earned 3 assists. One more player that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Cavaliers was Jay Huff. He had 12 rebounds and had 2 dimes. He finished the game shooting 72.7% from the floor in this matchup by connecting on 8-of-11 (21 points). Overall, Huff saw the court for 32 minutes.
Virginia Tech has a mark of 12-3 on the campaign. Virginia Tech has 1,088 pts on the season (72.5 per game) and they grab 36.3 rebounds per game. The Hokies are committing 16.4 fouls per game and they hit 69.2% from the charity stripe. As an offensive team, the Hokies are shooting 44.5% from the floor, which is ranked 170th in college basketball. They are earning an assist 13.1 times per contest (184th in the country) and they turn it over 11.9 times per game. The Hokies on defense are ranked 57th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 64.7. The Virginia Tech defense allows 31.8% on shots from 3-point land (100 of 314) and their opponents are knocking down 68.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 10.5 dimes and 31.9 rebounds per game, which is 35th and 57th in those defensive categories. They are able to force 12.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 41.8% from the field (114th in Division 1).
When they last played, the Virginia Tech Hokies walked away with a victory by a final of 62-51 when they faced the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The Hokies recorded 38 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 44 in this matchup. They blocked 7 shots while recording 8 steals in the game. The Fighting Irish were called for 15 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Hokies to the charity stripe for 12 attempts. They were able to make 5 of those for a clip of 41.7%. With regard to shooting from downtown, Virginia Tech buried 7 out of their 25 tries (28.0%). Overall, the Hokies went 25 out of 62 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.3%. The Hokies permitted the Fighting Irish to convert 20 of their 56 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 35.7% for the contest. They wrapped up this game 16.7% from downtown by shooting 3 out of 18 and finished the game at 8 of 14 from the free throw line (57.1%). When talking about rebounds, Virginia Tech allowed Notre Dame to snag 36 in total (4 on the offensive glass).
Nahiem Alleyne was important for the Hokies in the matchup. He converted 7 out of 14 for this game for a rate of 50.0%, which gave him 15 points. Alleyne totaled 9 boards in his 32 minutes and had 5 assists in this matchup. One more player that ended being a contributor for Virginia Tech was Justyn Mutts. He totaled 14 points in 34 minutes played by way of 7 out of 14 from the floor in the game. Mutts finished going 50.0% from the floor while totaling 3 dimes and 11 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Virginia Tech (+4.5) and under 124.5 points
Get all of this Weeks Free College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks Expert College Basketball Picks