Fairleigh Dickinson at Penn State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/12/2017
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Bryce Jordan Center
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The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights head to Bryce Jordan Center to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions on Sunday, November 12, 2017.
Fairleigh Dickinson heads into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 11-18. They had a point differential of -2.2 as they averaged 72.8 points per contest while giving up 75.0 per game. Penn State had an overall record of 14-17 last season. They averaged 71.7 points per game and surrendered 72.7, good for a point differential of -1.0.
Valuable Fairleigh Dickinson Knights Betting Trends
The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights were 2-1 against the spread last season
The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights were 1-1 against the over/under last year
Important Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions were 16-14 against the spread last season
The Penn State Nittany Lions were 13-15 against the over/under last year
Key Fairleigh Dickinson Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
11/06/17 F Mike Watkins Undisclosed is "?"
Darian Anderson averaged 17 points per contest while playing 33.5 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 3.8 rebounds per contest and distributed 3.2 assists per game. His FG percentage was 38% while his free throw percentage was 82%. Stephan Jiggetts averaged 13.5 points per contest in 35.3 minutes per game last year. He averaged 4.2 assists per game and 2.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 39% for the season while his free throw percentage was 82%.
Tony Carr scored 13.2 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 4.8 rebounds per contest and had 4.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 38% and his free throw percentage finished at 77%. Lamar Stevens averaged 12.7 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 27.8 minutes per game. He also brought in 5.5 rebounds per game and had 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 43% and his free throw percentage was 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Fairleigh Dickinson averaged 72.8 points per contest last year, which was 188th in the nation. Their average scoring margin was -2.2 and their shooting percentage was 44% as a unit, which had them ranked 200th. From 3-point territory they shot 33%, which was good for 264th in Division 1. They averaged 33.1 boards per contest and 12.2 assists per game, which ranked them 299th and 260th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 154th with 13.3 per game. The Knights allowed 75.0 points per contest, which was 247th in the country. They also surrendered a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 238th and 141st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 36.8 rebounds a game which ranked 258th, and they allowed 14.6 assists per game which put them in 281st place in college basketball. They forced 13.7 turnovers per game which ranked them 230th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Penn State was 215th in the country with 71.7 points per contest last season. They were 310th in the nation in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin was -1.0. They shot 34% from beyond the arc, which was good for 233rd in Division 1. They were 202nd in the country in rebounding with 35.3 boards per contest and 159th in assists per game with 13.6. The Nittany Lions were 185th in turnovers per contest with 13.0. The Nittany Lions gave up 72.7 points per game, which ranked them 194th in the nation. Their defense surrendered a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 138th and 265th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 184th with 13.3 dimes allowed per game and 322nd with 38.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Nittany Lions were 301st in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per contest last year.
The Knights were 191st in the nation last year in offensive rating with 103.2, and their defensive rating of 106.4 was ranked 263rd. In terms of pace they were 145th in the country with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% was 219th. As a team they were 166th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 202nd in Division 1. Fairleigh Dickinson was 134th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 51%, which was 214th in the nation.
Penn State was 212th in the country in turnovers last year, as they turned the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 49%, which was 133rd in Division 1. The Nittany Lions were 108th in the nation in defensive rating with 99.9, and their offensive rating of 98.5 was ranked 291st. They were 86th in D-1 in pace with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% was 312th. As a unit they were 294th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 236th in the country.
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