Virginia Tech Hokies vs Miami Hurricanes Prediction, 2/26/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Virginia Tech Hokies vs Miami Hurricanes
Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022
Location: Watsco Center in Coral Gables, FL
The Miami Hurricanes (20-8) will try to defeat the Virginia Tech Hokies (17-11) at Watsco Center on Saturday.
The Virginia Tech Hokies stepped onto the hardwood against Georgia Tech and went home with a win by a final score of 62-58 in their last contest. In relation to personal fouls, the Hokies ended up walking away with 13 while Georgia Tech recorded 14 personal fouls. They also made 4 of their 13 tries from three-point range. Georgia Tech finished the game shooting 72.7% from the charity stripe by making 8 of their 11 tries. In addition, Georgia Tech collected 26 rebounds (6 offensive, 20 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Georgia Tech distributed 10 dimes and had 7 steals for the matchup. Pertaining to defending, Virginia Tech allowed 43.4% from the floor on 23 of 53 shooting. They also doled out 13 assists in this contest in addition to forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In terms of rebounding, they collected 34 with 11 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Hokies made 10 of their 14 shots for a rate of 71.4%. Virginia Tech walked away from the game having earned a 39.0% FG percentage (23 out of 59) and knocked down 6 out of their 24 3-point shots.
Keve Aluma is one player who was important for this game. He ended up finishing with 12 points on 4 of 12 shooting. He played for 32 minutes played and also pulled down 10 rebounds. He went 33.3% from the field and distributed 1 assist.
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Virginia Tech heads into this matchup with a record of 17-11 this year. They are averaging 69.8 pts per game (220th in college hoops) while hitting 46.7% from the field. The Hokies are connecting on 39.4% on three-point shots (249 of 632) and 74.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Virginia Tech is snagging 32.0 boards per game and has accounted for 403 assists so far this season, which is 72nd in college hoops in terms of passing. They are turning it over 10.8 times per contest and as a unit are committing 14.4 fouls per contest.
On the defensive end, the Hokies are able to force 12.2 turnovers per game while drawing 14.6 fouls. They are conceding 32.3% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 17th in D-1 in PPG allowed (61.5). The Hokies are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 42.3% (637 of 1,505) and they surrender 30.9 boards per game as a group. They are 111th in Division 1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 313 relinquished this season.
For their last game, the Miami Hurricanes went home victorious with a score of 85-64 when they faced Pittsburgh. Regarding team rebounding, Miami permitted Pittsburgh to pull down 30 overall (8 on the offensive side). They finished shooting 29.4% from three-point range by hitting 5 out of 17 and ended up going 9 out of 17 from the free throw line (52.9%). The Hurricanes permitted Pittsburgh to knock down 25 out of their 52 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 48.1% in this game. When the final whistle blew, the Hurricanes shot 32 out of 58 from the floor which gave them a rate of 55.2%. When discussing three-point attempts, Miami made 9 of 20 tries (45.0%). They were able to make 12 of those for a percentage of 75.0%. Pittsburgh had 13 fouls in this game which got the Hurricanes to the charity stripe for a total of 16 attempts. They also turned the ball over 12 times, while getting 12 steals for the game. The Hurricanes earned 21 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 26 for the contest.
Charlie Moore ended up being important for the Hurricanes in this contest. He racked up 19 points in his 32 minutes on the court and had 5 dimes in this matchup. He knocked down 7 out of 10 in this matchup giving him a rate of 70.0%, and totaled 3 rebounds.
Miami has a record of 20-8 on the campaign. As an offense, the Hurricanes are shooting 47.1% from the field, which is ranked 40th in college basketball. Miami has accounted for 2,096 points so far this year (74.9 per contest) and they average 30.8 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 13.6 times per contest (146th in the country) and they turn it over 9.6 times per game. The Hurricanes are committing 15.0 fouls per contest and they go 75.3% from the charity stripe.
The Hurricanes on the defensive end are ranked 229th in Division 1 in PPG allowed with 70.8. They are forcing 13.9 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.3% from the field (322nd in college hoops). The Miami defense gives up 35.2% on 3-pointers (227 of 645) and opponents are converting on 67.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 15.3 dimes and 34.9 total boards per game, which is 333rd and 199th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Virginia Tech
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