Florida Gulf Coast at Wichita State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/22/2017
Friday, December 22, 2017
Charles Koch Arena
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The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles travel to Charles Koch Arena to play the Wichita State Shockers on Friday, December 22, 2017. The opening line for this game has Wichita State as 19 point favorites.
Florida Gulf Coast heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-6. They currently have a point differential of 8.2 as they are averaging 82.8 points per contest while giving up 74.6 per game. Wichita State has an overall mark of 9-2. They are averaging 86.7 points per contest and giving up 71.4, which is a point differential of 15.4.
Valuable Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Betting Trends
The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles are 2-1 against the spread this season
The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles are 0-3 against the over/under this year
Important Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 4-5 against the spread this season
The Wichita State Shockers are 5-4 against the over/under this year
Key Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Injuries
11/24/17 F Brian Thomas Hand is out indefinitely
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
11/05/17 F Markis McDuffie Foot is out indefinitely
Christian Terrell averages 14.3 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%. Brandon Goodwin averages 18.8 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Shaquille Morris averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Landry Shamet averages 16.5 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Eagles allow 74.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 228th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 214th and 126th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.3 rebounds a game which ranks 70th, and they give up 12.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 104th place in the country. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 165th in college basketball. Florida Gulf Coast averages 82.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 46th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 8.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 42nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 141st in D-1. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 15.0 assists per game, which ranks them 87th and 122nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 111th with 14.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Shockers surrender 71.4 points per contest, which ranks them 167th in the country. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 39th and 112th in those defensive statistics. They rank 38th with 10.8 assists allowed per contest, and 12th with 30.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Shockers are 36th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.7 per game this season. Wichita State is 19th in Division 1 with 86.7 points per game this year. They are 30th in the country in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 15.4. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 52nd in the nation. They are 8th in college basketball in rebounding with 42.6 boards per game and 19th in assists per contest with 18.3. The Shockers are 262nd in turnovers per game with 12.5.
The Eagles are 198th in the country in defensive rating with 101.5, and their offensive rating of 112.6 is ranked 54th. They are 73rd in college basketball in pace with 73.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 60th. As a unit they are 56th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 270th in D-1. Florida Gulf Coast is 141st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 178th in the country.
Wichita State is 292nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 64th in Division 1. The Shockers are 133rd in the nation in defensive rating with 97.8, and their offensive rating of 118.8 is ranked 16th. They are 92nd in D-1 in pace with 73 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 29th. As a unit they are 30th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 158th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Florida Gulf Coast/Wichita State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Wichita State -19
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