Virginia Tech vs. Princeton - 3/16/16 NIT College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Princeton Tigers (22-6) at Virginia Tech Hokies (19-14)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Cassell Coliseum)
The Line: Virginia Tech Hokies -3.5 -- Over/Under: 152 See the Latest Odds
The Virginia Tech Hokies and the Princeton Tigers face off on Wednesday in a first round NIT college basketball match up.
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 19-14 this season and they land in the NIT after beating Florida State and then losing to Miami in the ACC Tournament. VT is averaging 74.6 points per game and they are shooting 44.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72.1 points and their opponents are shooting 43.3 percent. Zach Le Day leads the Hokies averaging 15.1 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. Seth Allen is averaging 14.6 points, Justin Bibbs is averaging 12.1 points, and Chris Clarke is averaging 8.5 points and 5.9 rebounds. Virginia Tech is 13-5 at home and 8-5 in games outside of the ACC.
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The Princeton Tigers are 22-6 this season and they won 10 of their last 11 games to close out the season. Princeton is averaging 78.3 points per game and they are shooting 46.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.9 points and their opponents are shooting 44.2 percent. Henry Caruso leads the Tigers averaging 15.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Devin Cannady is averaging 11.6 points, Steven Cook is averaging 11.4 points, and Spencer Weisz is averaging 10.7 points and 5.2 rebounds. Princeton is 9-5 on the road and 10-4 outside of the Ivy League.
Virginia Tech is 6-0 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, 10-1 against the spread in their last 11 home games, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five non-conference games. Princeton is 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six road games, 8-2 against the spread against the ACC, and 5-12 against the spread in their last 17 non-conference games.
The total is set at 152 and while I see scoring, this looks to be too aggressive so my free pick is going to be under the total.