Charleston Southern Buccaneers vs Virginia Tech Hokies Prediction, 11/25/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Charleston Southern Buccaneers vs Virginia Tech Hokies
Date: Friday, November 25, 2022
Location: Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, VA
The Virginia Tech Hokies (5-1) will try to beat the Charleston Southern Buccaneers (2-2) at Cassell Coliseum on Friday.
The Charleston Southern Buccaneers played Bethune-Cookman and walked away with a win by a score of 78-63 in their last contest. Charleston Southern wrapped up the game with a 41.3% FG percentage (26 of 63) and converted 14 of 32 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Buccaneers buried 12 of their 16 shots for a percentage of 75.0%. Regarding pulling down boards, they collected a total of 36 with 14 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 16 assists in this game while forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and getting 2 steals. In reference to defense, Charleston Southern allowed the other team to shoot 42.9% from the floor on 24 out of 56 shooting. Bethune-Cookman distributed 7 dimes and had 5 steals in this matchup. On top of that, Bethune-Cookman collected 29 rebounds (8 offensive, 21 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Bethune-Cookman shot 71.4% at the free throw line by converting 10 of their 14 shots. They also converted 5 of their 11 tries from distance. In reference to fouls, the Buccaneers ended up finishing with 14 while Bethune-Cookman finished the game with 16 fouls.
Claudell Harris Jr. is someone who was a factor in the game. He scored 22 points on 7 out of 14 shooting. He played 28 minutes and grabbed 1 rebound. He went 50.0% from the field and also recorded 2 assists.
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Charleston Southern comes into this one with a record of 2-2 for the season. They are averaging 74.0 points per game (176th in the nation) while connecting on 38.6% from the field. The Buccaneers are connecting on 34.5% from downtown (40 of 116) and 72.7% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Charleston Southern is collecting 40.0 boards per game and is sitting with 60 dimes this year, which ranks 242nd in the country in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 10.3 times per contest and as a group are committing 13.3 fouls per contest.
On defense, the Buccaneers are able to force 13.0 turnovers per game while drawing 13.8 fouls. They are giving up 33.3% from beyond the arc while they are 290th in college basketball in points per game allowed (74.0). The Buccaneers defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 45.2% (113 of 250) and they relinquish 40.3 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are ranked 69th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 45 relinquished for the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the Virginia Tech Hokies took a loss by a final score of 77-75 against Charleston. The Hokies were able to collect 24 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 29 in this matchup. They coughed it up 13 times, while earning 7 steals in this matchup. Charleston committed 14 personal fouls in this game which got the Hokies to the charity stripe for 5 attempts. They were able to make 3 of them for a rate of 60.0%. In reference to 3-point shots, Virginia Tech made 6 of 27 attempts (22.2%). When the final whistle blew, the Hokies finished 33 for 66 from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.0%. The Hokies permitted Charleston to convert 30 out of their 59 attempts from the field which left them shooting 50.8% for the contest. They finished 34.8% from behind the 3-point line via 8 of 23 and finished the contest at 9 out of 12 from the charity stripe (75.0%). With respect to team rebounding, Virginia Tech permitted Charleston to pull down 30 in all (5 offensive).
Justyn Mutts was important for the Hokies in this game. He scored 16 points in his 39 mins on the hardwood and totaled 2 dimes for the contest. He converted 8 of 11 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 72.7%, and tallied 9 rebounds.
Virginia Tech has a win-loss record of 5-1 this season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Hokies are shooting 50.7% from the floor, which has them ranked 28th in Division 1. Virginia Tech has tallied 478 points so far this year (79.7 per game) and they grab 34.2 boards per game. They are earning an assist 15.2 times per game (107th in the country) and they are turning it over 8.3 times per contest. The Hokies are responsible for committing 12.8 fouls per game and they connect on 74.7% from the charity stripe.
The Hokies on the defensive end are ranked 120th in D-1 in points given up per game with 65.5. They are able to force 11.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 42.8% from the field (214th in Division 1). The Virginia Tech defense surrenders 34.4% on shots from behind the 3-point line (45 of 131) and opponents are knocking down 65.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 11.5 dimes and 32.7 boards per game, which ranks them 144th and 107th in those categories on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Virginia Tech
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