Virginia Tech vs. Jacksonville State - 11/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Jacksonville State Gamecocks (2-1) at Virginia Tech Hokies (0-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Cassell Coliseum)
The Line: Virginia Tech Hokies -11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks and Virginia Tech Hokies meet Wednesday night at the Cassell Coliseum.
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks look for their third straight win to get off to a 3-1 start. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are averaging 83 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 89 points on 52.1 percent shooting. Malcolm Drumwright is averaging 17 points and 5.3 assists while Jared Hamilton is averaging 14 points and nine rebounds. JaQuail Townser is dishing 3.3 assists and Erik Durham is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks lost to Central Michigan and then beat two non Division I schools, so this will be a nice test for the Gamecocks. Jacksonville State is averaging just eight turnovers in three games and shooting 30.8 percent from deep. Jacksonville State has lost 14 straight road games.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies are coming off a Saturday opening loss to Alabama State. The Virginia Tech Hokies are averaging 82 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 85 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Zach LeDay is averaging 26 points and 15 rebounds while Seth Allen is averaging 13 points and four assists. Chris Clarke is the third double-digit scorer and Justin Robinson is dishing four assists. The Virginia Tech Hokies are shooting just 25 percent from deep and really struggled defensively in their season opening loss. However, Virginia Tech has six players averaging at least seven points and the team only turned the ball over 11 times. Virginia Tech has lost four straight games on its home court.
The Gamecocks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games. The Hokies are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games.
The Virginia Tech Hokies will be eager to bounce back after a tough loss, and Jacksonville State doesn't have the players or depth to hang with the Hokies. Remember, the Gamecocks ave lost 14 straight games away from home. I like the Hokies by double digits.