Davidson at Virginia College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/16/2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
John Paul Jones Arena
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The Davidson Wildcats head to John Paul Jones Arena to take on the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday, December 16, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia as 11.5 point favorites.
Davidson comes into this game with an overall record of 4-3. They currently have a point differential of 10.6 as they are averaging 83.1 points per game while giving up 72.6 per contest. Virginia has an overall mark of 8-1. They are averaging 69.4 points per contest and giving up 52.6, which is a point differential of 16.9.
Valuable Davidson Wildcats Betting Trends
The Davidson Wildcats are 3-3 against the spread this season
The Davidson Wildcats are 1-4 against the over/under this year
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 6-2 against the spread this season
The Virginia Cavaliers are 2-6 against the over/under this year
Key Davidson Wildcats Injuries
11/27/17 F Nathan Ekwu Knee is out indefinitely
11/05/17 G Cal Freundlich ACL is out for season
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
12/15/17 F Isaiah Wilkins Ankle injured last game, is "?" Saturday vs Davidson
Peyton Aldridge averages 21.7 points per contest while playing 35.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Jon Axel Gudmundsson averages 17.1 points per contest in 33.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.4 assists per game and 6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Kyle Guy scores 16.8 points per contest while playing 29.8 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 1.6 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Devon Hall averages 12.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 4 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
Davidson averages 83.1 points per contest this year, which is 44th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 135th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 85th in Division 1. They average 34.1 boards per contest and 20.7 assists per game, which ranks them 258th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 350th with 8.6 per game. The Wildcats allow 72.6 points per contest, which is 191st in the country. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 271st and 234th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.0 rebounds a game which ranks 220th, and they allow 13.4 assists per game which puts them in 205th place in college basketball. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 90th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia is 285th in the country with 69.4 points per contest this season. They are 61st in the nation in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 16.9. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 94th in Division 1. They are 322nd in the country in rebounding with 32.4 boards per contest and 198th in assists per game with 13.8. The Cavaliers are 345th in turnovers per contest with 9.4. The Cavaliers give up 52.6 points per game, which ranks them 1st in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 11th and 33rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 8.6 dimes allowed per game and 21st with 30.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 146th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per contest this year.
The Wildcats are 217th in the country in defensive rating with 102.4, and their offensive rating of 117.3 is ranked 17th. They are 198th in college basketball in pace with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 37th. As a unit they are 45th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 54% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in D-1. Davidson is 351st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 252nd in the country.
Virginia is 327th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 43%, which is 12th in Division 1. The Cavaliers are 8th in the nation in defensive rating with 84.9, and their offensive rating of 112.2 is ranked 69th. They are 351st in D-1 in pace with 61.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 77th. As a unit they are 64th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 245th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Davidson/Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Davidson +11.5
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