La Salle at Northwestern College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Mohegan Sun Arena
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The La Salle Explorers travel to Mohegan Sun Arena to play the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has Northwestern as 8 point favorites.
La Salle comes into this game with an overall record of 3-0. They currently have a point differential of 11.0 as they are averaging 72.3 points per game while giving up 61.3 per contest. Northwestern has an overall mark of 2-1. They are averaging 80.7 points per contest and giving up 77.7, which is a point differential of 3.0.
Valuable La Salle Explorers Betting Trends
The La Salle Explorers are 2-1 against the spread this season
The La Salle Explorers are 2-1 against the over/under this year
Important Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 0-2 against the spread this season
The Northwestern Wildcats are 2-0 against the over/under this year
Key La Salle Explorers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
11/17/17 F Aaron Falzon Hip is "?" Saturday vs. LaSalle
Pookie Powell averages 15 points per game in 39.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. B.J. Johnson averages 21.7 points per game while playing 38.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 12 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 92%.
Vic Law averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 70%. Bryant McIntosh averages 19 points per game while playing 38.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 100%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Explorers allow 61.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 61st in the nation. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 72nd and 230th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.3 rebounds a game which ranks 90th, and they give up 12.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 169th place in the country. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 117th in college basketball. La Salle averages 72.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 234th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 11.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 199th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 243rd in D-1. They average 41.7 rebounds per game and 11.3 assists per game, which ranks them 100th and 275th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 196th with 13.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats surrender 77.7 points per contest, which ranks them 248th in the country. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 44% average from 3-point range, ranking them 257th and 331st in those defensive statistics. They rank 296th with 17.0 assists allowed per contest, and 104th with 32.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 70th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game this season. Northwestern is 123rd in Division 1 with 80.7 points per game this year. They are 155th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 151st in the nation. They are 242nd in college basketball in rebounding with 35.7 boards per game and 156th in assists per contest with 14.7. The Wildcats are 236th in turnovers per game with 12.7.
The Explorers are 82nd in the country in defensive rating with 86.8, and their offensive rating of 102.4 is ranked 207th. They are 336th in college basketball in pace with 65.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 224th. As a unit they are 182nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 259th in D-1. La Salle is 159th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 85th in the country.
Northwestern is 230th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 265th in Division 1. The Wildcats are 257th in the nation in defensive rating with 105.4, and their offensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 123rd. They are 148th in D-1 in pace with 73.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 154th. As a unit they are 124th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 166th in the country.
Who will win tonight's La Salle/Northwestern college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Northwestern -8
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