Hofstra at Villanova College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/22/2017
Friday, December 22, 2017
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The Hofstra Pride travel to Nassau Coliseum to play the Villanova Wildcats on Friday, December 22, 2017. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 21 point favorites.
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Hofstra comes into this game with an overall record of 7-4. They currently have a point differential of 2.5 as they are averaging 78.4 points per game while giving up 75.8 per contest. Villanova has an overall mark of 11-0. They are averaging 85.7 points per contest and giving up 63.6, which is a point differential of 22.1.
Valuable Hofstra Pride Betting Trends
The Hofstra Pride are 3-4 against the spread this season
The Hofstra Pride are 4-3 against the over/under this year
Important Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 7-3 against the spread this season
The Villanova Wildcats are 7-4 against the over/under this year
Key Hofstra Pride Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
12/12/17 G Collin Gillespie Hand is out indefinitely
Justin Wright-Foreman averages 23 points per game while playing 36.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 63% while his free throw percentage is at 79%. Eli Pemberton averages 16.9 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Jalen Brunson averages 18.5 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Mikal Bridges averages 17.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Hofstra averages 78.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 107th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 214th. Behind the arc they shoot 37%, which is good for 111th in the country. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 117th and 217th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 252nd with 12.6 per game. The Pride allow 75.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 255th in Division 1. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 306th and 276th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 126th and they give up 13.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 211th place in college basketball. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 117th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Villanova is 23rd in the country with 85.7 points per game this year. They are 17th in D-1 in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 22.1. They shoot 41% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in college basketball. They are 153rd in the nation in rebounding with 37.0 boards per game, and 56th in assists per contest with 16.5. The Wildcats are 324th in turnovers per game with 11.4. The Wildcats surrender 63.6 points per contest, which ranks them 32nd in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 122nd and 76th in those defensive statistics. They rank 113th with 12.2 assists allowed per contest and 21st with 30.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 216th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game this season.
The Pride are 96th in the nation in offensive rating with 109.8, and their defensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 276th. In terms of pace they are 166th in the country with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 197th. As a team they are 175th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 155th in Division 1. Hofstra is 276th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 294th in the nation.
Villanova is 315th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 97th in Division 1. The Wildcats are 26th in the nation in defensive rating with 90.4, and their offensive rating of 121.8 is ranked 5th. They are 208th in D-1 in pace with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 60% is 8th. As a unit they are 6th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 77th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Hofstra/Villanova college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Villanova -21
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