North Carolina A&T Aggies at Virginia Tech Hokies Free Prediction 12/19/18

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The 13th-ranked Virginia Tech Hokies (9-1) welcome the North Carolina A&T Aggies (4-6) to Cassell Coliseum. The Hokies have won five consecutive games, while the Aggies are on a five-game skid. The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, and will air on ACC Network.

North Carolina A&T Aggies vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Odds

In their last game, the Hokies dismantled the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs, 87-59, while the Aggies were beaten by the UNCG Spartans, 74-66.

Virginia Tech dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 35.5 and a turnover percentage of 21.9. Gardner-Webb was 15.4 and 34.8, respectively, for those same stats. North Carolina A&T, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.161 vs. 0.109). Nickeil Alexander-Walker played well for Virginia Tech, putting up 21 points, six rebounds and five assists. Meanwhile, Ibrahim Sylla played a key role for North Carolina A&T with 12 points and six rebounds.

The Hokies won the sole contest between these two teams last year, 76-59. Virginia Tech’s 0.203 free throw rate was their largest strength over North Carolina A&T, who had a rate of 0.113. This is the first time these teams will clash this year.

Justin Robinson and Alexander-Walker have been playing well over the last five games for Virginia Tech. Robinson has averaged 0 points, while Alexander-Walker has recorded 0 points a game during that span.

Virginia Tech could dominate on the offensive side of the ball as their productive offense faces off against one of the NCAA’s worst defenses. The Hokies currently rank fifth in offensive efficiency, while North Carolina A&T ranks 329th in defensive efficiency.

North Carolina A&T at Virginia Tech Pick

Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Virginia Tech, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Virginia Tech ranks 15th in assists per game (17.9) while North Carolina A&T ranks 203rd in assists allowed per game (15.6).
  • The Hokies rank 25th in rebounds allowed per game (30.9) while the Aggies rank 130th (35.2).
  • The Hokies average 25.6 three pointers per game, which ranks 52nd in the nation. The Aggies rank 174th in three pointers allowed per game (23.9).
  • Virginia Tech ranks 22nd in steals per game (8.5) while North Carolina A&T ranks 129th in steals allowed per game (6.8).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Hokies’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 21.8, down from 23.2 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Aggies have scored an average of 69.2 points per game (4.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 86.6 points per game (9.5 above their season average).