Virginia Tech vs. Northwestern - 12/1/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northwestern Wildcats (5-1) at Virginia Tech Hokies (4-2)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Cassell Coliseum)
The Line: Virginia Tech Hokies PK -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Northwestern Wildcats and Virginia Tech Hokies square off Tuesday at the Cassell Coliseum.
The Northwestern Wildcats look to improve on their 5-1 start when they play their first road game. The Northwestern Wildcats are averaging 77.8 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 69 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Bryant McIntosh is averaging 17.3 points and 6.2 assists while Tre Demps is averaging 16 points and 2.3 rebounds. Alex Olah is the third double-digit scorer and Scottie Lindsey is dishing 1.8 assists. The Northwestern Wildcats are shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. Northwestern is averaging 10 made threes per game and is turning the ball over just 12 times. The Northwestern Wildcats have lost eight of their last 10 road games.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies hope to keep the ball rolling after winning four of their last five games. The Virginia Tech Hokies are averaging 79.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 72.5 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Zach LeDay is averaging 19 points and 10.7 rebounds while Seth Allen is averaging 12.8 points and 2.2 assists. Chris Clarke is grabbing 8.2 rebounds and Justin Robinson is dishing three assists. The Virginia Tech Hokies are shooting 28.6 percent from beyond the arc and 63.8 percent from the free throw line. Virginia Tech has made just 24 threes in six games and is averaging 15 turnovers per game. The Virginia Tech Hokies have split their last eight home games.
The Wildcats are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 road games and 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Hokies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big Ten.
While Northwestern has been more impressive out of the gate, it is tough to win on the road, as the Wildcats know good and well. In a toss-up game, I have to side with a Hokies team that's gaining confidence and is playing on their home court.