Saturday, December 19, 2015
John Paul Jones Arena
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The Villanova Wildcats travel to John Paul Jones Arena to play the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday, December 19, 2015. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 8-1 and a road record of 1-0. They are 6-2 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-6. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 8-1 and a home record of 3-0. They have an over/under record of 4-3 and they are 4-3 against the spread.
Josh Hart comes into this contest averaging 15 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Ryan Arcidiacono averages 12.3 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 2 rebounds per game for Villanova. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Malcolm Brogdon averages 16.9 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Anthony Gill averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 0.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Villanova averages 76 points per contest this season which ranks them 102nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 18.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 112th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 279th in the country. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per game which ranks them 127th and 41st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 9.6 per game. The Wildcats allow 57.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the nation. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 84th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.6 rebounds a game which ranks 217th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 59th place in the country. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 53rd in the Division 1.
Virginia averages 76.3 points per game this year which ranks them 94th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 19.2 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 63rd in the nation. They average 35.2 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per contest which ranks them 218th and 67th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 2nd with 8.6 per game. The Cavaliers allow 57.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 83rd and 85th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 27.1 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 9.3 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the nation. The Cavaliers force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 135th in college basketball.
Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 6-2 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 2-6 against the over/under
Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 4-3 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 4-3 against the over/under
Villanova Wildcats Injuries
11/10/15 F Tim Delaney Hip out indefinitely
Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Villanova
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