Monday, November 21, 2016
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The Valparaiso Crusaders travel to MGM Grand to play the Alabama Crimson Tide on Monday, November 21, 2016. The opening line for this game has Alabama as 5 point favorites. The Crusaders come into this game with an overall record of 3-1 and a road record of 0-1. The Crimson Tide have an overall record of 2-1 and a home record of 2-1.
Alec Peters comes into this contest averaging 25.8 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Crusaders. He pulls down 8.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 94%. Shane Hammink averages 16 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for Valparaiso. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Dazon Ingram averages 11 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per contest this year for the Crimson Tide. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage currently is at 67%. Corban Collins averages 10.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.7 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Valparaiso averages 70.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 219th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4 and their shooting percentage is 38% as a team which has them ranked 284th. Behind the arc they shoot 20% which is good for 340th in the country. They average 37.7 rebounds per game and 8.7 assists per game which ranks them 144th and 327th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 53rd with 11.3 per game. The Crusaders allow 66.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 83rd in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 64th and 93rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37 rebounds a game which ranks 180th and they give up 11 assists per contest which puts them in 91st place in the country. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 165th in Division 1.
Alabama averages 73 points per game this year which ranks them 175th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 220th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 70th in the nation. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 12 assists per contest which ranks them 131st and 217th respectively. In the turnover department the Crimson Tide rank 44th with 11 per game. The Crimson Tide allow 63 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 53rd in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 93rd and 266th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 147th and they give up 7.7 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the nation. The Crimson Tide force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 117th in college basketball.
Valparaiso Crusaders Betting Trends
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 0-2 against the spread
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 0-2 against the over/under
Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 2-1 against the spread
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 2-1 against the over/under
Valparaiso Crusaders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Alabama -5
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