Mississippi Valley State at BYU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/11/2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017
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The Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils head to Marriott Center to take on the BYU Cougars on Saturday, November 11, 2017.
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Mississippi Valley State heads into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 7-24. They had a point differential of -13.4 as they averaged 69.8 points per contest while giving up 83.3 per game. BYU had an overall record of 21-10 last season. They averaged 80.4 points per game and surrendered 73.3, good for a point differential of 7.0.
Valuable Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils Betting Trends
The Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils were 2-0 against the spread last season
The Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils were 1-0 against the over/under last year
Important BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars were 12-16 against the spread last season
The BYU Cougars were 11-16 against the over/under last year
Key Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
11/07/17 G Nick Emery Ineligible is OUT
11/05/17 F Ryan Andrus Knee is out indefinitely
Marcus Romain averaged 18.7 points per contest while playing 30.5 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 5.1 rebounds per contest and distributed 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage was 53% while his free throw percentage was 68%. Isaac Williams averaged 13.7 points per contest in 28.6 minutes per game last year. He averaged 0.9 assists per game and 3.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 40% for the season while his free throw percentage was 83%.
Eric Mika scored 20.3 points per contest while playing 28.6 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 9.2 rebounds per contest and had 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 53% and his free throw percentage finished at 76%. TJ Haws averaged 13.8 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 30.6 minutes per game. He also brought in 2.9 rebounds per game and had 3.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 42% and his free throw percentage was 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Mississippi Valley State averaged 69.8 points per contest last year, which was 255th in the nation. Their average scoring margin was -13.4 and their shooting percentage was 42% as a unit, which had them ranked 296th. From 3-point territory they shot 34%, which was good for 214th in Division 1. They averaged 34.6 boards per contest and 11.7 assists per game, which ranked them 240th and 290th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 60th with 14.4 per game. The Delta Devils allowed 83.3 points per contest, which was 340th in the country. They also surrendered a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 347th and 324th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 39.1 rebounds a game which ranked 328th, and they allowed 16.3 assists per game which put them in 336th place in college basketball. They forced 14.3 turnovers per game which ranked them 265th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
BYU was 32nd in the country with 80.4 points per contest last season. They were 106th in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin was 7.0. They shot 34% from beyond the arc, which was good for 205th in Division 1. They were 2nd in the country in rebounding with 41.6 boards per contest and 48th in assists per game with 15.6. The Cougars were 113th in turnovers per contest with 13.6. The Cougars gave up 73.3 points per game, which ranked them 215th in the nation. Their defense surrendered a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 42nd and 51st in those defensive statistics. They ranked 238th with 13.8 dimes allowed per game and 231st with 36.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Cougars were 103rd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per contest last year.
The Delta Devils were 346th in the country in defensive rating last season with 114.2, and their offensive rating of 95.8 was ranked 323rd. They were 61st in college basketball in pace with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% was 323rd. As a unit they were 329th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 342nd in D-1. Mississippi Valley State was 103rd in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 56%, which was 347th in the country.
BYU was 199th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 47%, which was 54th in the nation. The Cougars were 125th in the country in offensive rating with 106.6, and their defensive rating of 97.3 was ranked 55th. In terms of pace they were 10th in Division 1 with 75.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% was 162nd. As a team they were 107th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 281st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Mississippi Valley State/BYU college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Mississippi Valley State
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