Louisiana Lafayette at Iowa College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/20/2017
Monday, November 20, 2017
John Gray Gymnasium
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The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns head to John Gray Gymnasium to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes on Monday, November 20, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Iowa as 7 point favorites.
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Louisiana Lafayette heads into this matchup with a mark of 2-1. They currently have a point differential of 23.3 as they are averaging 101.3 points per contest while giving up 78.0 per game. Iowa has an overall mark of 3-0. They are averaging 90.7 points per contest and giving up 64.7, which is a point differential of 26.0.
Valuable Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns Betting Trends
The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are 0-1 against the spread this season
The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are 1-0 against the over/under this year
Important Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 0-0 against the spread this season
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 0-0 against the over/under this year
Key Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns Injuries
11/19/17 G Johnathan Stove Foot is out indefinitely
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
11/19/17 G Connor McCaffery Ankle is out indefinitely
11/06/17 F Nicholas Baer Finger is out indefinitely
Cedric Russell averages 16.7 points per contest while playing 23.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 1.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is 100%. Johnathan Stove averages 16 points per contest in 21 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% for the season while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Isaiah Moss scores 13.7 points per contest while playing 20.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 1.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 100%. Luka Garza averages 13.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 21.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 9 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 52%.
Useful Team Statistics
Louisiana Lafayette averages 101.3 points per contest this year, which is 10th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 23.3 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a unit, which has them ranked 51st. From 3-point territory they shoot 44%, which is good for 31st in Division 1. They average 43.7 boards per contest and 21.3 assists per game, which ranks them 38th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 36th with 17.3 per game. The Ragin' Cajuns allow 78.0 points per contest, which is 259th in the country. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 226th and 86th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 124th, and they allow 9.3 assists per game which puts them in 41st place in college basketball. They force 20.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 332nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa is 35th in the country with 90.7 points per contest this season. They are 25th in the nation in shooting at 53%, while their average scoring margin is 26.0. They shoot 44% from beyond the arc, which is good for 33rd in Division 1. They are 64th in the country in rebounding with 42.3 boards per contest and 9th in assists per game with 22.7. The Hawkeyes are 213th in turnovers per contest with 13.0. The Hawkeyes give up 64.7 points per game, which ranks them 77th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 95th and 125th in those defensive statistics. They rank 175th with 13.0 dimes allowed per game and 96th with 32.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawkeyes are 252nd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per contest this year.
The Ragin' Cajuns are 108th in the country in defensive rating with 92.1, and their offensive rating of 119.7 is ranked 41st. They are 7th in college basketball in pace with 84.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 40th. As a unit they are 51st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 142nd in D-1. Louisiana Lafayette is 141st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 158th in the country.
Iowa is 223rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 85th in the nation. The Hawkeyes are 12th in the country in offensive rating with 127.1, and their defensive rating of 90.7 is ranked 96th. In terms of pace they are 218th in Division 1 with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 62% is 14th. As a team they are 21st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 72nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Louisiana Lafayette/Iowa college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Louisiana Lafayette +7
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