Wednesday, December 21, 2016
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The Virginia Cavaliers travel to Haas Pavilion to play the California Golden Bears on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 9-1 and a road record of 1-0. They are 5-3 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-5. The Golden Bears have an overall record of 9-2 and a home record of 8-0. They have an over/under record of 5-6 and they are 4-7 against the spread.
Austin Nichols comes into this contest averaging 11 points per game while playing 16 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is currently at 100%. London Perrantes averages 9.6 points per game in 28.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Virginia. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Charlie Moore averages 17.1 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Bears. He grabs 1.9 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Jabari Bird averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Virginia averages 71.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 203rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 24.5 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 48th in the country. They average 35.2 rebounds per game and 16.9 assists per game which ranks them 207th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 9.2 per game. The Cavaliers allow 46.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the nation. They also allow a 34% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 51st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 26.5 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 8.7 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the country. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 100th in Division 1.
California averages 72.5 points per game this year which ranks them 178th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 12.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 125th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 183rd in the nation. They average 41.7 rebounds per game and 13 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 189th respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Bears rank 136th with 13.1 per game. The Golden Bears allow 59.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the country. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.6 rebounds a game which ranks 49th and they give up 9.2 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the nation. The Golden Bears force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 277th in college basketball.
The Cavaliers average 71 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 70.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 23 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 18 per contest. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 118.5 and they assist on 62.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 60.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 58%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Virginia turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 12% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.1%. The Cavaliers give up 48 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 52.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Golden Bears score 76.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 74.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 16 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 18.1 points per game. The Golden Bears have a rating on offense of 103.6 and 51.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.4 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 33% of their shots. California turns it over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.4%. The Golden Bears give up 58.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 58.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 5-3 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 3-5 against the over/under
California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 4-7 against the spread
The California Golden Bears are 5-6 against the over/under
Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
11/18/16 F Austin Nichols Dismissed dismissed from team
California Golden Bears Injuries
11/28/16 C Kameron Rooks Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take California
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