Lehigh Mountain Hawks vs Virginia Tech Hokies Prediction, 11/10/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Lehigh Mountain Hawks vs Virginia Tech Hokies
Date: Thursday, November 10, 2022
Location: Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, VA
The Virginia Tech Hokies (1-0) are welcoming the Lehigh Mountain Hawks (0-1) at Cassell Coliseum on Thursday.
The Lehigh Mountain Hawks played Syracuse and ended up losing by a score of 90-72 in their last contest. Lehigh ended with a 42.9% FG percentage (27 out of 63) and made 8 of 21 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Mountain Hawks converted 10 of 13 attempts for a percentage of 76.9%. With respect to pulling down rebounds, they collected 22 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 16 assists in this game as well as forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In the matter of defense, Lehigh allowed the other team to go 54.5% from the floor on 30 out of 55 shooting. Syracuse dished out 12 assists and had 8 steals for the contest. Additionally, Syracuse pulled down 34 boards (7 offensive, 27 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Syracuse walked away from this one shooting 77.4% at the charity stripe by making 24 of their 31 tries. They also converted 6 out of their 12 shots from beyond the perimeter. In the matter of personal fouls, the Mountain Hawks left the arena with 19 while Syracuse had 10 personal fouls.
Evan Taylor is a guy who was a factor in the matchup. He ended up finishing with 20 points on 8 of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 32 mins played and snagged 3 rebounds. He finished the game shooting 53.3% from the floor and earned 1 assist.
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Lehigh steps onto the hardwood with a record of 0-1 this season. They are averaging 72.0 points per outing (165th in the nation) while going 42.9% from the floor. The Mountain Hawks are shooting 38.1% on shots from 3-point land (8 of 21) and 76.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, Lehigh is grabbing 26.0 rebounds per contest and has earned 16 assists this season, which is 97th in the country in terms of passing. They cough up possession 12.0 times per contest and as a unit they commit 19.0 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Mountain Hawks are forcing 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 10.0 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 50.0% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 339th in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (90.0). The Mountain Hawks defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 54.5% (30 of 55) and they relinquish 39.0 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They rank 228th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 12 surrendered this year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Virginia Tech Hokies got the win with a final of 95-57 when they faced Delaware State. When talking about cleaning up the glass, Virginia Tech allowed Delaware State to get 23 in total (6 on the offensive glass). They finished the game shooting 25.0% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 4 out of 16 and finished the game at 5 out of 7 at the free throw line (71.4%). The Hokies permitted Delaware State to make 24 of 62 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 38.7% in the game. When all was said and done, the Hokies finished the game shooting 33 out of 60 from the field which gave them a percentage of 55.0%. When it comes to three-point shots, Virginia Tech converted 14 out of their 28 attempts (50.0%). They were able to make 15 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 75.0%. Delaware State committed 18 fouls for the game which took the Hokies to the charity stripe for 20 tries. They also turned it over 10 times, while recording 5 steals in the game. The Hokies were able to pull down 28 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 39 for this game.
Grant Basile ended up having an impact for the Hokies in this game. He earned 30 points in his 29 mins on the court and accounted for 1 assist for the matchup. He knocked down 12 out of 16 for the matchup for a rate of 75.0%, and had 10 rebounds.
Virginia Tech has a win-loss mark of 1-0 on the campaign. The Hokies have committed 10.0 fouls every game and they shoot 75.0% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 18.0 times per game (70th in college hoops) and they are turning it over 10.0 times per contest. Virginia Tech has totaled 95 points for the campaign and they grab 42.0 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Hokies are connecting on 55.0% from the field, which is ranked 32nd in the nation.
The Virginia Tech defense concedes 25.0% on 3-point attempts (4 of 16) and their opponents are connecting on 71.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 9.0 dimes and 24.0 boards every game, which ranks 157th and 66th in the country. The Hokies on the defensive end are ranked 133rd in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 57.0. They are forcing 12.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 38.7% from the floor (177th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Lehigh
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