Virginia Tech Hokies vs Miami Hurricanes Prediction, 2/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Virginia Tech Hokies vs Miami Hurricanes
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Location: Watsco Center in Coral Gables, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Virginia Tech (-6)
The Virginia Tech Hokies (13-4) travel to Watsco Center on Saturday where they'll meet the Miami Hurricanes (7-10). Miami opens this matchup as 6-point dogs. The O/U is set at 132.
Virginia Tech heads into this matchup with a record of 13-4 on the campaign. They are turning it over 11.7 times per game and as a group they are committing 16.2 fouls per contest. As a unit, Virginia Tech is pulling down 35.6 rebounds per contest and has tallied 229 dimes this year, which ranks 111th in the country in terms of passing. The Hokies are shooting 34.2% on shots from downtown (139 of 406) and 70.5% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 72.1 pts per game (173rd in Division 1) while shooting 44.6% from the floor. When they are on the defensive end, the Hokies are forcing their opponents into 11.8 turnovers per game while drawing 18.1 fouls. They are giving up 32.6% from 3-point land while they are 56th in D-1 in PPG from their opponents (64.9). The Hokies defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 42.0% (394 of 938) and they surrender 31.5 rebounds per game as a group. They currently rank 139th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 180 relinquished this season.
The Virginia Tech Hokies faced the Pittsburgh Panthers and took a loss by a final of 83-72 in their last contest. Virginia Tech wrapped up the contest having earned a 41.0% field goal percentage (25 of 61) and converted 9 of their 30 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Hokies buried 13 of their 16 attempts for a rate of 81.3%. Pertaining to getting rebounds, they earned a total of 30 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 19 dimes in this matchup while having 2 steals and 5 blocks. In regard to defense, Virginia Tech allowed the other team to go 41.0% from the field on 25 of 61 shooting. Pittsburgh earned 13 assists and had 6 steals for the matchup. On top of that, the Panthers grabbed 32 rebounds (4 offensive, 28 defensive) and earned 5 blocks. Pittsburgh ended up going 88.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 22 of their 25 shots. They also knocked down 9 of 23 shots from 3-point land.
Keve Aluma is a player who played a role in this contest. He ended up finishing with 30 points on 10 out of 16 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 32 minutes played and also collected 10 rebounds. Aluma ended up shooting 62.5% from the field and also dished out 5 dimes. Another guy that was a major contributor in the matchup for the Hokies was Justyn Mutts. He collected 6 rebounds and also accounted for 2 assists. He finished the contest at 58.3% from the floor in this contest via 7-of-12 (17 points). When the final whistle blew, Mutts was on the hardwood for 38 min.
Miami has a mark of 7-10 so far this season. The Hurricanes are responsible for committing 13.5 personal fouls per contest and they hit 66.7% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 11.7 times per contest (279th in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 13.7 times per contest. Miami has accounted for 1,125 pts on the season (66.2 per contest) and they pull in 35.7 boards per game. As an offense, the Hurricanes are shooting 43.3% from the field, which ranks 236th in the nation. The Hurricanes are ranked 157th in the nation in PPG given up with 69.4. The Miami defense allows 37.2% on shots from behind the 3-point line (156 of 419) and their opponents are converting on 69.3% of their free throw attempts. They concede 14.0 dimes and 34.7 boards per contest, ranking them 248th and 151st in D-1. They are able to force 13.1 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 43.1% from the floor (183rd in Division 1).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Miami Hurricanes took home the win by a final score of 77-75 when they played the Duke Blue Devils. The Hurricanes were able to snag 20 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 28 for the contest. They also blocked 5 shots while recording 9 steals for the contest. The Blue Devils were called for 13 fouls for the game which took the Hurricanes to the charity stripe for a total of 13 tries. They were able to make 8 of them for a percentage of 61.5%. In relation to shots from distance, Miami knocked down 7 of their 13 attempts (53.8%). When the game finished, the Hurricanes went 31 out of 59 from the field which had them at 52.5%. The Hurricanes permitted the Blue Devils to make 29 out of 63 tries from the field which had them shooting 46.0% for the contest. They went 27.8% from downtown by going 5 out of 18 and finished the contest at 12 out of 13 from the free throw line (92.3%). In regard to rebounds, Miami permitted Duke to pull down 29 in total (10 offensive).
Elijah Olaniyi was important for the Hurricanes for the game. He converted 8 of 10 for the game for a field goal rate of 80.0%, which gave him 21 points. Olaniyi pulled down 7 boards in his 32 minutes and had 2 assists for the game. One more player who came through for Miami was Isaiah Wong. He was able to score 16 points in 39 minutes played via 6 of 10 from the floor for this contest. Wong walked away from this one going 60.0% from the floor in addition to contributing 3 assists and 3 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Miami (+6) and under 132 points
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