Virginia Tech Hokies vs Maryland Terrapins Prediction, 12/1/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Virginia Tech Hokies vs Maryland Terrapins
Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Location: XFINITY Center in College Park, MD
XFINITY Center is the location where the Maryland Terrapins (5-2) will take on the Virginia Tech Hokies (5-2) on Wednesday.
The Virginia Tech Hokies stepped onto the hardwood against Xavier and took a loss by a final of 59-58 in their last game. Virginia Tech ended having earned a 40.7% FG percentage (22 out of 54) and knocked down 8 of their 23 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Hokies made 6 of 10 attempts for a percentage of 60.0%. Pertaining to grabbing boards, they earned a total of 28 with 5 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 14 assists for the contest as well as forcing 13 turnovers and having 4 steals. When it comes to defending, Virginia Tech let their opponent shoot 47.8% from the field on 22 out of 46 shooting. Xavier earned 13 dimes and had 5 steals for this contest. Furthermore, Xavier grabbed 30 boards (2 offensive, 28 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Xavier walked away from this one shooting 62.5% at the free throw line by making 5 of their 8 attempts. They converted 10 of their 22 shots from long range. With respect to fouls, the Hokies ended up with 12 while Xavier finished the game with 15 fouls.
Nahiem Alleyne is a player who came through for the matchup. He went 43.8% from the field and also recorded 3 assists. He was on the court for 38 mins and snagged 5 rebounds. He racked up 18 points on 7 of 16 shooting.
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Virginia Tech will enter this game with a mark of 5-2 so far this season. They average 71.4 pts per game (201st in the country) while shooting 46.9% from the field. The Hokies are hitting 40.0% on three-point shots (60 of 150) and 72.3% from the free throw line. As a unit, Virginia Tech is pulling in 35.1 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 95 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 133rd in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 10.4 times per contest and as a unit are committing 13.9 fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Hokies are forcing their opponents into 14.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.6 personal fouls. They rank 84th in college hoops in giving up assists with 67 surrendered for the campaign. The Hokies defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 36.7% (140 of 381) and they relinquish 32.1 rebounds per contest as a team. They are giving up 22.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 1st in college hoops in PPG allowed (52.7).
The last time they took the court, the Maryland Terrapins took a loss by a final score of 63-55 against Louisville. The Terrapins snagged 21 defensive rebounds and 2 offensive rebounds for a total of 23 for the contest. They also coughed up the ball 13 times, while earning 6 steals for the contest. Louisville was called for 22 fouls in the game which took the Terrapins to the charity stripe for a total of 17 tries. They were able to knock down 11 of them for a rate of 64.7%. In regard to shots from beyond the perimeter, Maryland knocked down 4 of 14 tries (28.6%). In all, the Terrapins shot 20 out of 52 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.5%. The Terrapins allowed Louisville to knock down 21 out of their 60 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 35.0% for this contest. They went 22.2% from three-point range by connecting on 6 out of 27 and finished the game at 15 out of 19 at the charity stripe (78.9%). In regard to cleaning up the glass, Maryland permitted Louisville to collect 44 in all (14 offensive).
Fatts Russell ended up being a factor for the Terrapins for the contest. He knocked down 4 out of 11 for this game giving him a rate of 36.4%, and had 6 rebounds. He racked up 11 points in his 33 mins of playing time and tallied 2 dimes in this matchup.
Maryland has a mark of 5-2 for the campaign. The Terrapins are committing 14.4 fouls per contest and they hit 70.9% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 14.3 times per contest (135th in D-1) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.3 times per contest. Maryland has 498 pts on the season (71.1 per game) and they grab 39.0 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Terrapins are connecting on 42.6% from the field, which is 245th in college hoops.
The Terrapins defensively are ranked 155th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 67.3. They are able to force 12.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 40.9% from the field (132nd in Division 1). The Maryland defense gives up 34.5% on 3-point attempts (60 of 174) and opponents are converting on 69.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 11.9 assists and 35.1 rebounds every game, which ranks them 138th and 202nd in D-1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Virginia Tech
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