Missouri at UCF College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/30/2017
Thursday, November 30, 2017
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The Missouri Tigers travel to CFE Arena to play the UCF Knights on Thursday, November 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has Missouri as 1.5 point favorites.
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Missouri heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-2. They currently have a point differential of 12.4 as they are averaging 80.4 points per contest while giving up 68.0 per game. UCF has an overall mark of 4-2. They are averaging 64.5 points per contest and giving up 66.0, which is a point differential of -1.5.
Valuable Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 5-1 against the spread this season
The Missouri Tigers are 4-2 against the over/under this year
Important UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 3-2 against the spread this season
The UCF Knights are 1-4 against the over/under this year
Key Missouri Tigers Injuries
11/22/17 F Michael Porter Jr. Back is out for season
Key UCF Knights Injuries
11/14/17 G B.J. Taylor Knee is out indefinitely
11/10/17 C Collin Smith Eligibility is out for season
11/05/17 F Aubrey Dawkins Shoulder is out for season
Kevin Puryear averages 12.7 points per game in 26 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Kassius Robertson averages 13.6 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 35% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Tacko Fall averages 10.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 19.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 0.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 68% and his free throw percentage is 53%. A.J. Davis averages 10.3 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 11 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers allow 68.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 103rd in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 60th and 143rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.7 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they give up 10.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 58th place in the country. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 117th in college basketball. Missouri averages 80.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 94th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 12.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 88th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 96th in D-1. They average 41.3 rebounds per game and 16.6 assists per game, which ranks them 45th and 62nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 58th with 16.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knights surrender 66.0 points per contest, which ranks them 70th in the country. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 185th in those defensive statistics. They rank 167th with 12.8 assists allowed per contest, and 241st with 37.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knights are 148th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game this season. UCF is 325th in Division 1 with 64.5 points per game this year. They are 310th in the country in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is -1.5. They shoot 22% from 3-point range, which is good for 351st in the nation. They are 54th in college basketball in rebounding with 40.8 boards per game and 348th in assists per contest with 8.8. The Knights are 18th in turnovers per game with 17.7.
The Tigers are 130th in the country in defensive rating with 96.6, and their offensive rating of 114.2 is ranked 54th. They are 231st in college basketball in pace with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 55th. As a unit they are 37th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 35th in D-1. Missouri is 58th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 67th in the country.
UCF is 19th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 21 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 43%, which is 32nd in the nation. The Knights are 331st in the country in offensive rating with 89.6, and their defensive rating of 91.7 is ranked 68th. In terms of pace they are 157th in Division 1 with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 43% is 341st. As a team they are 328th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 335th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Missouri/UCF college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take UCF +1.5
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