Virginia Cavaliers vs Virginia Tech Hokies Prediction, 2/4/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Virginia Cavaliers vs Virginia Tech Hokies
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023
Location: Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, VA
The Virginia Cavaliers (17-3) are traveling to Cassell Coliseum on Saturday where they will go up against the Virginia Tech Hokies (13-9).
The Virginia Cavaliers took the court against Syracuse and notched a win by a score of 67-62 in their last contest. In relation to fouls, the Cavaliers ended up with 13 and Syracuse totaled 12 fouls. They also made 3 of 15 tries from distance. Syracuse finished shooting 61.1% when shooting free throws by making 11 of their 18 tries. Furthermore, Syracuse snagged 24 boards (8 offensive, 16 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Syracuse earned 11 assists and had 11 steals for the matchup. In terms of defense, Virginia allowed their opponent to shoot 50.0% from the floor on 24 of 48 shooting. They also dished out 19 assists for this game as well as forcing 13 turnovers and getting 4 steals. In regard to rebounding, they compiled 25 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. From the free throw line, the Cavaliers knocked down 12 of 15 tries for a percentage of 80.0%. Virginia walked away from the contest with a 46.0% field goal percentage (23 out of 50) and made 9 of their 21 3-pointers.
Jayden Gardner is one guy who played a role for this contest. He scored 17 points on 6 of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 28 mins and also pulled down 8 rebounds. He shot 54.5% from the field but finished the game without an assist.
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Virginia heads into this game with a win-loss record of 17-3 so far this season. They turn it over 9.5 times per game and as a squad they are committing 14.4 fouls every game. As a team, Virginia is pulling down 32.5 boards per contest and is sitting with 331 assists on the year, which is 76th in college hoops in terms of passing. The Cavaliers are hitting 38.5% from downtown (160 of 416) and 72.1% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 70.5 points per outing (207th in the country) while going 46.0% from the field.
On defense, the Cavaliers are forcing 12.6 turnovers per game while drawing 16.9 fouls. They are giving up 34.1% from 3-point land and they are 9th in college basketball in opponents points per game (60.2). The Cavaliers defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 41.2% (433 of 1,052) and they surrender 31.2 boards per contest as a group. They are ranked 33rd in the country in giving up assists with 229 relinquished for the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Virginia Tech Hokies went home defeated by a final of 92-83 when they faced Miami. In the matter of how they rebounded, Virginia Tech permitted Miami to grab 26 in total (6 on the offensive side). They shot 42.1% from distance via 8 of 19 and ended up going 14 out of 17 from the free throw line (82.4%). The Hokies allowed Miami to make 35 of their 60 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 58.3% for this contest. When the final whistle was blown, the Hokies shot 29 out of 51 from the field which had them shooting 56.9%. With regard to 3-pointers, Virginia Tech converted 7 of 17 tries (41.2%). They were able to knock down 18 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 90.0%. Miami had 16 personal fouls in the game which took the Hokies to the free throw line for 20 tries. They coughed up the ball 14 times, while getting 7 steals in the game. The Hokies recorded 19 defensive rebounds and 2 offensive boards for a total of 21 in the matchup.
Hunter Cattoor was important for the Hokies for this game. He made 6 of 10 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and accumulated 4 rebounds. He recorded 20 points in his 39 mins of playing time and had 4 dimes in this contest.
Virginia Tech has a mark of 13-9 for the campaign. As an offense, the Hokies are hitting on 47.2% from the floor, which is ranked 49th in the nation. Virginia Tech has accounted for 1,625 points on the season (73.9 per contest) and they pull in 34.7 boards per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 15.2 times per contest (54th in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 10.5 times per game. The Hokies have committed 15.7 personal fouls every game and they shoot 73.8% from the charity stripe.
The Hokies defensively are ranked 122nd in college basketball in PPG given up with 67.5. They have forced 11.6 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 42.9% from the field (150th in D-1). The Virginia Tech defense concedes 32.3% on shots from behind the 3-point line (148 of 458) and their opponents are making 71.8% of their free throw shots. They concede 11.9 dimes and 33.4 boards on a nightly basis, which is 120th and 132nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Virginia Tech
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