Virginia Tech Hokies vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Prediction, 2/23/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Virginia Tech Hokies vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Location: McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, GA
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (11-16) will compete against the Virginia Tech Hokies (16-11) at McCamish Pavilion on Wednesday.
The Virginia Tech Hokies stepped onto the hardwood against North Carolina and went home with a loss by a final score of 65-57 in their last game. In reference to personal fouls, the Hokies ended up finishing with 16 while North Carolina finished the game with 11 personal fouls. They made 8 of 22 shots from beyond the arc. North Carolina ended up shooting 86.7% at the free throw line by making 13 of their 15 shots. Additionally, North Carolina pulled down 36 rebounds (4 offensive, 32 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. North Carolina doled out 13 assists and had 4 steals in this game. With regard to the defense, Virginia Tech allowed their opponent to shoot 44.9% from the floor on 22 of 49 shooting. They also distributed 11 assists for this game in addition to forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and earning 6 steals. Regarding grabbing boards, they collected a total of 27 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Hokies converted 4 of their 6 tries for a rate of 66.7%. Virginia Tech finished the game with a 37.5% FG percentage (24 out of 64) and made 5 out of their 26 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Keve Aluma is one guy who played a role in this game. He shot 46.2% from the floor and distributed 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 31 mins played and totaled 9 boards. He accumulated 16 points on 6 of 13 shooting.
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Virginia Tech will enter this game with a record of 16-11 on the campaign. They turn it over 10.7 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 14.4 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Virginia Tech is snagging 31.8 boards per game and has 390 assists this year, which is 82nd in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Hokies are connecting on 40.0% on shots from distance (243 of 608) and 74.1% from the charity stripe. They average 70.1 pts per contest (212th in the nation) while going 47.0% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Hokies are forcing 12.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 14.6 personal fouls. They are 98th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 303 surrendered this season. The Hokies defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 42.3% (614 of 1,452) and they surrender 30.9 boards per contest as a unit. They give up 32.3% on 3-pointers while they are 18th in college hoops in points per game allowed (61.7).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets went home defeated by a final of 74-73 against Syracuse. The Yellow Jackets were able to corral 33 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 46 for this game. They gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while earning 3 steals in this game. Syracuse committed 16 fouls in this game which took the Yellow Jackets to the charity stripe for 17 attempts. They were able to make 12 of the free throw tries for a clip of 70.6%. Concerning shots from beyond the perimeter, Georgia Tech converted 9 out of their 27 attempts (33.3%). When the game finished, the Yellow Jackets shot 26 for 66 from the field which had them shooting 39.4%. The Yellow Jackets allowed Syracuse to bury 24 of their 73 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 32.9% in this game. They went 31.3% from distance by going 10 of 32 and finished the contest at 16 of 22 at the charity stripe (72.7%). With respect to team rebounding, Georgia Tech allowed Syracuse to collect 39 in all (11 offensive).
Rodney Howard was important for the Yellow Jackets for the contest. He scored 19 points in his 36 minutes on the court and had 1 assist in the matchup. He knocked down 7 of 12 for the contest giving him a rate of 58.3%, and tallied 10 rebounds.
Georgia Tech has a mark of 11-16 so far this year. The Yellow Jackets have committed 18.3 fouls per contest and they hit 70.1% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 13.8 times per game (137th in college basketball) and they turn it over 13.5 times per game. Georgia Tech has accounted for 1,860 points on the year (68.9 per contest) and they snag 34.7 boards per contest. As an offense, the Yellow Jackets are connecting on 43.9% from the field, which ranks them 195th in the nation.
The Georgia Tech defense allows 30.5% on three-point shots (184 of 603) and opponents are making 71.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 14.6 assists and 35.2 total boards per game, which is ranked 311th and 219th in Division 1. The Yellow Jackets on the defensive side of the court are 205th in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 69.7. They are able to force 13.4 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.8% from the floor (174th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Georgia Tech
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