Saturday, December 10, 2016
Dunkin' Donuts Center
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The UMass Minutemen travel to Dunkin' Donuts Center to play the Providence Friars on Saturday, December 10, 2016.
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The Minutemen come into this game with an overall record of 6-2 and a road record of 1-1. They are 3-2 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-4. The Friars have an overall record of 7-2 and a home record of 6-0. They have an over/under record of 2-7 and they are 7-2 against the spread.
Donte Clark comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Minutemen. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Luwane Pipkins averages 10.9 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for UMass. His field goal percentage is 31% for the year while his free throw percentage is 47%.
Rodney Bullock averages 20.8 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year for the Friars. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Emmitt Holt averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
UMass averages 72.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 165th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 213th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 306th in the country. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 16.9 assists per game which ranks them 142nd and 31st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 297th with 15.6 per game. The Minutemen allow 65.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 57th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 41st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.1 rebounds a game which ranks 266th and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 98th place in the country. They force 18.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in Division 1.
Providence averages 69.8 points per game this year which ranks them 235th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 99th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 16th in the nation. They average 33 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per contest which ranks them 281st and 80th respectively. In the turnover department the Friars rank 55th with 11.8 per game. The Friars allow 58.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 83rd and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 71st and they give up 9.3 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the nation. The Friars force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 140th in college basketball.
The Minutemen average 78 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 65.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 9.3 per contest. The Minutemen have an offensive rating of 96.8 and they assist on 66.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 75.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 48% of their shots. UMass turns the ball over an average of 18.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 13.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 26.4%. The Minutemen give up 75 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 56 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Friars score 74.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 78 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 18.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 18.3 points per game. The Friars have a rating on offense of 106.6 and 61.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 65.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Providence turns it over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 26%. The Friars give up 56.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 59.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 3-2 against the spread
The UMass Minutemen are 1-4 against the over/under
Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 7-2 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 2-7 against the over/under
UMass Minutemen Injuries
No key injuries to report
Providence Friars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Providence
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