Alcorn State at Creighton College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/12/2017
Sunday, November 12, 2017
CenturyLink Center Omaha
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The Alcorn State Braves travel to CenturyLink Center Omaha to play the Creighton Bluejays on Sunday, November 12, 2017.
Alcorn State heads into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 16-13. They had a point differential of 1.4 as they averaged 69.4 points per contest while giving up 68.0 per game. Creighton had an overall mark of 23-8 last year. They averaged 82.1 points per contest and gave up 72.5, which was a point differential of 9.6.
Valuable Alcorn State Braves Betting Trends
The Alcorn State Braves were 3-1 against the spread last season
The Alcorn State Braves were 1-0 against the over/under last year
Important Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays were 19-13 against the spread last season
The Creighton Bluejays were 13-15 against the over/under last year
Key Alcorn State Braves Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
11/11/17 C Jacob Epperson Knee is "?"
Reginald Johnson averaged 15.6 points per game while playing 25.2 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 7.1 rebounds per game and dished out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 46% while his free throw percentage finished at 74%. Marquis Vance averaged 10.9 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 2.1 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 38% for the year while his free throw percentage was 52%.
Marcus Foster averaged 18.2 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 2.9 rebounds per game and had 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 46% and his free throw percentage was at 70%. Justin Patton averaged 12.9 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 25.3 minutes per contest. He also averaged 6.2 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 68% and his free throw percentage was 52%.
Useful Team Statistics
Alcorn State averaged 69.4 points per contest last season, which ranked them 264th in the nation. Their average scoring margin was 1.4 and their shooting percentage was 43% as a team, which had them ranked 254th. Behind the arc they shot 33% which was good for 263rd in the country. They averaged 38.8 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game, which ranked them 39th and 190th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 70th with 14.3 per game. The Braves allowed 68.0 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 72nd in Division 1. They also allowed a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 73rd and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 36.7 rebounds a game which ranked 252nd and they gave up 13.3 assists per contest, which put them in 178th place in college basketball. They forced 13.1 turnovers per game which ranked them 168th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Creighton was 19th in the country with 82.1 points per game last year. They were 3rd in D-1 in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin was 9.6. They shot 40% from 3-point range, which was good for 17th in college basketball. They were 227th in the nation in rebounding with 34.9 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 17.3. The Bluejays were 238th in turnovers per game with 12.4. The Bluejays surrendered 72.5 points per contest, which ranked them 189th in the country. Their defense allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 173rd and 90th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 147th with 12.9 assists allowed per contest and 214th with 35.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bluejays were 257th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game last season.
The Braves were 263rd in the nation last year in offensive rating with 99.9, and their defensive rating of 97.8 was ranked 66th. In terms of pace they were 202nd in the country with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% was 259th. As a team they were 290th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 188th in Division 1. Alcorn State was 68th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 47%, which was 32nd in the nation.
Creighton was 253rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 50%, which was 162nd in the nation. The Bluejays were 29th in the country in offensive rating with 112.8, and their defensive rating of 99.6 was ranked 98th. In terms of pace they were 45th in Division 1 with 72.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% was 4th. As a team they were 10th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 189th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Alcorn State/Creighton college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Creighton
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