Maryland-Eastern Shore at Virginia Tech 12/28/18 - CBB Picks & Predictions
The Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks visit Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Virginia on Friday to play the Virginia Tech Hokies. The Hawks dropped to 1-12 on the season following an 82-58 loss to American Eagles. Maryland Eastern Shore was down by 18 at the half and never threatened during the second half. Gabriel Gyamfi led the Hawks with 13 points, while Isaac Taylor chipped in with 11. The Hawks hit just 2 of 11 3-point shots.
The Virginia Tech Hokies improved to 10-1 on the season with an 82-60 win over North Carolina AT&T. The Hokies were led by Nickeil Alexander-Walker who scored 20 points with 12 coming in the decisive second half. The Hokies have now won five straight.
A.J. Cheeseman leads the Hawks in scoring with an average of 12.5 points per game. Colen Gaynor is the leading rebounder with an average of 5.5 per game, while Bryan Urrutia leads the Hawks win assists with an average of 4.5 per game. Maryland Eastern Shore is shooting 36.8% from the field and 27.0% from 3-point territory.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker leads Virginia Tech in scoring with an average of 18.5 points per game. Justin Robinson is the leader in assists with an average of 5.9 assists per game, while the leading rebounder is Ty Outlaw with an average of 5.7 per game. The Hokies are shooting 50.2% from the field and 43.5% from 3-point territory.
Virginia Tech is the far superior team in this matchup. The Hokies are huge favorites to win. Virginia Tech has covered the number in each of its last 5 and 6 of the last 7 following a loss ATS. The Hawks however have failed to cover 7 of the last 10 versus a team with a .600 or higher home record. Final Score Prediction, Virginia Tech Hokies win and cover ATS 88-44.