Friday, February 26, 2016
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The Valparaiso Crusaders travel to Klotsche Center to play the Milwaukee Panthers on Friday, February 26, 2016. The opening line for this game has Valparaiso as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
The Crusaders come into this game with an overall record of 24-5 and a road record of 10-4. They are 15-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-14. The Panthers have an overall record of 18-11 and a home record of 8-3. They have an over/under record of 14-13 and they are 12-13 against the spread.
Alec Peters comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Crusaders. He pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Tevonn Walker averages 10.1 points per game in 23.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game for Valparaiso. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Matt Tiby averages 15.3 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest this year for the Panthers. He grabs 8.3 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Akeem Springs averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Valparaiso averages 74.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 124th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 171st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 90th in the country. They average 41.5 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 131st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 187th with 12.9 per game. The Crusaders allow 61.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 166th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.7 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 10.2 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the country. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 108th in the Division 1.
Milwaukee averages 77.3 points per game this year which ranks them 64th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 107th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 125th in the nation. They average 35 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per contest which ranks them 219th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Panthers rank 35th with 10.9 per game. The Panthers allow 72.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 182nd in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 274th and 307th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 79th and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 173rd place in the nation. The Panthers force 10.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 330th in college basketball.
The Crusaders average 72.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 80.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 10.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 13.7 per contest. The Crusaders have an offensive rating of 109.4 and they assist on 53.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Valparaiso turns the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35.2%. The Crusaders give up 62.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 67 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Panthers score 82.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 81 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 22.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 10 points per game. The Panthers have a rating on offense of 113.9 and 63.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.3 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 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 43% of their shots. Milwaukee turns it over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.1%. The Panthers give up 72.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 58.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Valparaiso Crusaders Betting Trends
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 15-10 against the spread
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 12-14 against the over/under
Milwaukee Panthers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Panthers are 12-13 against the spread
The Milwaukee Panthers are 14-13 against the over/under
Valparaiso Crusaders Injuries
11/15/15 C Derrik Smits Ankle out for season
02/25/16 F David Skara Ankle "?" Friday vs. Wisc Milwaukee
Milwaukee Panthers Injuries
12/08/15 G Justin Jordan Personal has left team
02/21/16 G JayQuan McCloud Personal has left the team
Guy's Pick: Take Valparaiso
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