Friday, March 18, 2016
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The Villanova Wildcats travel to Barclays Center to play the UNC Asheville Bulldogs on Friday, March 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has as point favorites and the over/under has been set at .
The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 27-4 and a road record of 10-2. They are 15-17 against the spread and their over/under record is 16-14. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 19-11 and a home record of 11-3. They have an over/under record of 1-2 and they are 6-0 against the spread.
Josh Hart comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Kris Jenkins averages 13.3 points per game in 28.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Villanova. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Dylan Smith averages 13.5 points per game while playing 27.2 minutes per contest this year for the Bulldogs. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Dwayne Sutton averages 12 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Villanova averages 77 points per contest this season which ranks them 64th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 40th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 184th in the country. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per game which ranks them 185th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 43rd with 11.1 per game. The Wildcats allow 63.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 111th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 77th and they give up 12.9 assists per contest which puts them in 155th place in the country. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 76th in the Division 1.
UNC Asheville averages 74.5 points per game this year which ranks them 132nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 5.5 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 32% which is good for 278th in the nation. They average 37 rebounds per game and 12 assists per contest which ranks them 110th and 246th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulldogs rank 227th with 13.2 per game. The Bulldogs allow 69 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 96th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 158th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 162nd and they give up 11 assists per contest which puts them in 35th place in the nation. The Bulldogs force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 73.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 74.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 7.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 6.7 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 113.3 and they assist on 60.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 44% of their shots. Villanova turns the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.6%. The Wildcats give up 66.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 68 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulldogs score 75.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 79 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 17 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.7 points per game. The Bulldogs have a rating on offense of 106.3 and 46.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. UNC Asheville turns it over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 13.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.9%. The Bulldogs give up 67.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 62 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 15-17 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 16-14 against the over/under
UNC Asheville Bulldogs Betting Trends
The UNC Asheville Bulldogs are 6-0 against the spread
The UNC Asheville Bulldogs are 1-2 against the over/under
Villanova Wildcats Injuries
11/10/15 F Tim Delaney Hip out indefinitely
03/13/16 G Donte DiVincenzo Foot out indefinitely
UNC Asheville Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy 's Pick: Take Villanova
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