La Salle at Villanova College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/10/2017
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Wells Fargo Center
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The La Salle Explorers head to Wells Fargo Center to take on the Villanova Wildcats on Sunday, December 10, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Villanova as 22.5 point favorites.
La Salle heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-5. They currently have a point differential of -0.8 as they are averaging 67.3 points per contest while giving up 68.1 per game. Villanova has an overall mark of 9-0. They are averaging 86.6 points per contest and giving up 62.8, which is a point differential of 23.8.
Valuable La Salle Explorers Betting Trends
The La Salle Explorers are 4-6 against the spread this season
The La Salle Explorers are 5-5 against the over/under this year
Important Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 6-2 against the spread this season
The Villanova Wildcats are 5-4 against the over/under this year
Key La Salle Explorers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
B.J. Johnson averages 21.5 points per contest while playing 37.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Pookie Powell averages 15.7 points per contest in 36.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 3 assists per game and 3.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Mikal Bridges scores 19 points per contest while playing 30.6 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 6.2 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Jalen Brunson averages 17.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.3 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
La Salle averages 67.3 points per contest this year, which is 304th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 308th. From 3-point territory they shoot 29%, which is good for 326th in Division 1. They average 34.0 boards per contest and 10.0 assists per game, which ranks them 273rd and 343rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 341st with 10.4 per game. The Explorers allow 68.1 points per contest, which is 99th in the country. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 241st and 316th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 218th, and they allow 11.2 assists per game which puts them in 61st place in college basketball. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 100th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Villanova is 29th in the country with 86.6 points per contest this season. They are 22nd in the nation in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 23.8. They shoot 41% from beyond the arc, which is good for 26th in Division 1. They are 119th in the country in rebounding with 37.9 boards per contest and 64th in assists per game with 16.3. The Wildcats are 319th in turnovers per contest with 11.4. The Wildcats give up 62.8 points per game, which ranks them 31st in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 99th and 68th in those defensive statistics. They rank 127th with 12.2 dimes allowed per game and 28th with 30.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 243rd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per contest this year.
The Explorers are 208th in the country in defensive rating with 101.5, and their offensive rating of 100.3 is ranked 248th. They are 342nd in college basketball in pace with 65.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 315th. As a unit they are 293rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 157th in D-1. La Salle is 323rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 231st in the country.
Villanova is 311th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 85th in Division 1. The Wildcats are 23rd in the nation in defensive rating with 88.1, and their offensive rating of 121.5 is ranked 7th. They are 191st in D-1 in pace with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 12th. As a unit they are 9th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 85th in the country.
Who will win tonight's La Salle/Villanova college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take La Salle +22.5
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