Denver at Stanford College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/15/2017
Friday, December 15, 2017
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The Denver Pioneers head to Maples Pavilion to take on the Stanford Cardinal on Friday, December 15, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Stanford as 12.5 point favorites.
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Denver comes into this game with an overall record of 5-6. They currently have a point differential of -0.9 as they are averaging 70.5 points per game while giving up 71.5 per contest. Stanford has an overall record of 4-6. They are averaging 74.7 points per game and surrendering 76.8, good for a point differential of -2.1.
Valuable Denver Pioneers Betting Trends
The Denver Pioneers are 2-7 against the spread this season
The Denver Pioneers are 5-4 against the over/under this year
Important Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
The Stanford Cardinal are 2-8 against the spread this season
The Stanford Cardinal are 3-5 against the over/under this year
Key Denver Pioneers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Stanford Cardinal Injuries
12/14/17 G Daejon Davis Undisclosed is "?" Friday vs Denver U
11/29/17 G Dorian Pickens Leg is out indefinitely
11/29/17 G Marcus Sheffield Leg is out indefinitely
Joe Rosga averages 16.5 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 92%. Daniel Amigo averages 16 points per contest in 27.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.5 assists per game and 7.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 56% for the season while his free throw percentage is 52%.
Reid Travis scores 21.7 points per contest while playing 34.8 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 7.8 rebounds per contest and has 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Michael Humphrey averages 11.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.6 rebounds per game and has 0.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 70.5 points per contest this year, which is 267th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 137th. From 3-point territory they shoot 41%, which is good for 31st in Division 1. They average 38.5 boards per contest and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 83rd and 175th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 14th with 16.8 per game. The Pioneers allow 71.5 points per contest, which is 169th in the country. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 67th and 69th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.4 rebounds a game which ranks 43rd, and they allow 11.5 assists per game which puts them in 69th place in college basketball. They force 10.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Stanford is 193rd in the country with 74.7 points per contest this season. They are 178th in the nation in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.1. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 204th in Division 1. They are 78th in the country in rebounding with 38.7 boards per contest and 235th in assists per game with 13.0. The Cardinal are 28th in turnovers per contest with 16.3. The Cardinal give up 76.8 points per game, which ranks them 269th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 153rd and 310th in those defensive statistics. They rank 108th with 12.1 dimes allowed per game and 138th with 33.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Cardinal are 46th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per contest this year.
The Pioneers are 206th in the country in defensive rating with 101.8, and their offensive rating of 100.5 is ranked 249th. They are 221st in college basketball in pace with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 140th. As a unit they are 146th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 278th in D-1. Denver is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 21 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 88th in the country.
Stanford is 32nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 180th in the nation. The Cardinal are 243rd in the country in offensive rating with 101.2, and their defensive rating of 104.1 is ranked 251st. In terms of pace they are 68th in Division 1 with 73.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 229th. As a team they are 162nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 303rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Denver/Stanford college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Denver +12.5
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