James Madison at Florida College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/20/2017
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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The James Madison Dukes travel to Exactech Arena to play the Florida Gators on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. The opening line for this game has Florida as 24 point favorites.
James Madison heads into this matchup with a mark of 4-8. They currently have a point differential of -0.5 as they are averaging 76.2 points per contest while giving up 76.7 per game. Florida has an overall record of 6-4. They are averaging 85.7 points per game and surrendering 76.3, good for a point differential of 9.4.
Valuable James Madison Dukes Betting Trends
The James Madison Dukes are 4-6 against the spread this season
The James Madison Dukes are 7-3 against the over/under this year
Important Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 5-5 against the spread this season
The Florida Gators are 5-4 against the over/under this year
Key James Madison Dukes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Florida Gators Injuries
12/19/17 F Chase Johnson Illness is "?" Wednesday vs James Madison
12/05/17 F Isaiah Stokes ACL is out indefinitely
11/16/17 C John Egbunu Knee is out indefinitely
Stuckey Mosley averages 20.7 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 85%. Joey McLean averages 13.3 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Jalen Hudson averages 19.5 points per game while playing 27 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Egor Koulechov averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 97%.
Useful Team Statistics
James Madison averages 76.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 160th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 248th. Behind the arc they shoot 35%, which is good for 207th in the country. They average 37.7 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per game, which ranks them 118th and 276th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 181st with 13.6 per game. The Dukes allow 76.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 273rd in Division 1. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 282nd and 314th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 110th and they give up 14.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 272nd place in college basketball. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 200th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida is 27th in the country with 85.7 points per game this year. They are 176th in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 9.4. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 37th in college basketball. They are 105th in the nation in rebounding with 37.9 boards per game, and 181st in assists per contest with 14.0. The Gators are 341st in turnovers per game with 10.5. The Gators surrender 76.3 points per contest, which ranks them 262nd in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 209th and 200th in those defensive statistics. They rank 120th with 12.3 assists allowed per contest and 241st with 36.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Gators are 236th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game this season.
The Dukes are 176th in the nation in offensive rating with 105.4, and their defensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 271st. In terms of pace they are 191st in the country with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 249th. As a team they are 232nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 189th in Division 1. James Madison is 204th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 305th in the nation.
Florida is 346th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 191st in Division 1. The Gators are 237th in the nation in defensive rating with 103.2, and their offensive rating of 116 is ranked 28th. They are 133rd in D-1 in pace with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 150th. As a unit they are 118th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 208th in the country.
Who will win tonight's James Madison/Florida college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Florida -24
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