Pittsburgh Panthers vs Virginia Tech Hokies Prediction, 2/7/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Panthers vs Virginia Tech Hokies
Date: Monday, February 7, 2022
Location: Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, VA
The Pittsburgh Panthers (8-15) are on their way to Cassell Coliseum on Monday where they will take on the Virginia Tech Hokies (13-10).
The Pittsburgh Panthers played Virginia Tech and went home with a loss by a final score of 76-71 in their last game. Pittsburgh ended the game with a 56.8% FG percentage (25 out of 44) and made 9 out of their 18 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Panthers converted 12 of their 14 tries for a rate of 85.7%. Concerning grabbing boards, they compiled a total of 18 with 2 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 11 assists in the matchup as well as forcing 16 turnovers and having 11 steals. When talking about the defense, Pittsburgh allowed their opponent to shoot 57.8% from the field on 26 of 45 shooting. Virginia Tech doled out 15 assists and had 12 steals in this contest. Furthermore, Virginia Tech collected 23 rebounds (6 offensive, 17 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Virginia Tech ended up shooting 62.5% from the free throw line by converting 10 of their 16 attempts. They also converted 14 of their 26 shots from beyond the arc. In relation to personal fouls, the Panthers finished with 14 while Virginia Tech accounted for 13 personal fouls.
Femi Odukale is one guy who was a factor for the game. He walked away from this one shooting 72.7% from the field and recorded 3 assists. He saw the court for 36 minutes but finished the game without grabbing a rebound. He recorded 25 points on 8 out of 11 shooting.
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Pittsburgh will take the court with a win-loss mark of 8-15 for the campaign. They turn it over 13.6 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 15.5 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Pittsburgh is collecting 35.0 boards per contest and is sitting with 251 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 279th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Panthers are shooting 31.3% on shots from distance (119 of 380) and 69.3% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 62.5 points per game (342nd in the country) while connecting on 41.6% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Panthers have forced 10.5 turnovers per game while drawing 17.8 personal fouls. They currently rank 302nd in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 324 relinquished for the season. The Panthers defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 42.7% (537 of 1,258) and they surrender 31.1 boards per game as a unit. They are surrendering 35.2% on shots from downtown and they are 117th in college hoops in opponents points per game (66.7).
When they last played, the Virginia Tech Hokies walked away with a victory by a final of 76-71 when they faced Pittsburgh. The Hokies collected 17 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 23 in this game. They also turned the ball over 16 times, while recording 12 steals in this matchup. Pittsburgh committed 14 fouls for the contest which got the Hokies to the free throw line for a total of 16 tries. They were able to convert 10 of them for a clip of 62.5%. In relation to three-point shots, Virginia Tech converted 14 of 26 attempts (53.8%). When all was said and done, the Hokies walked away from this one shooting 26 for 45 from the field which had them at 57.8%. The Hokies allowed Pittsburgh to make 25 out of 44 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 56.8% for the matchup. They finished 50.0% from behind the 3-point line by going 9 of 18 and finished the game at 12 out of 14 from the free throw line (85.7%). When discussing how they attacked the glass, Virginia Tech allowed Pittsburgh to pull down 18 overall (2 on the offensive glass).
Storm Murphy ended up having an impact for the Hokies for this game. He totaled 20 points in his 28 mins on the court and had 4 assists for the contest. He buried 7 out of 10 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 70.0%, and had 3 rebounds.
Virginia Tech has a win-loss record of 13-10 on the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Hokies are connecting on 47.7% from the field, which ranks them 28th in the nation. Virginia Tech has accumulated 1,628 pts for the campaign (70.8 per contest) and they grab 31.5 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 14.2 times per game (109th in college basketball) and they cough up possession 11.3 times per game. The Hokies have committed 14.7 fouls per game and they go 73.8% from the charity stripe.
The Virginia Tech defense allows 31.7% on 3-point shots (146 of 461) and their opponents are knocking down 74.9% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 11.3 assists and 30.5 rebounds per game, which is 77th and 18th in college hoops. The Hokies on the defensive end are ranked 29th in college basketball in points given up per game with 62.7. They are able to force 12.3 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 42.7% from the floor (169th 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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