Missouri at Utah College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/16/2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Jon M. Huntsman Center
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The Missouri Tigers travel to Jon M. Huntsman Center to play the Utah Utes on Thursday, November 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has Utah as 2.5 point favorites.
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Missouri comes into this game with an overall record of 2-0. They currently have a point differential of 29.5 as they are averaging 86.5 points per game while giving up 57.0 per contest. Utah has an overall mark of 2-0. They are averaging 87.0 points per contest and giving up 56.5, which is a point differential of 30.5.
Valuable Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 2-0 against the spread this season
The Missouri Tigers are 1-1 against the over/under this year
Important Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 0-0 against the spread this season
The Utah Utes are 0-0 against the over/under this year
Key Missouri Tigers Injuries
11/15/17 G Blake Harris Leg left last game, is probable Thursday vs. Utah U
11/15/17 F Michael Porter Jr. Hip is "?" Thursday vs. Utah U
Key Utah Utes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kassius Robertson averages 17 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 67% while his free throw percentage is at 88%. Kevin Puryear averages 14.5 points per game in 27 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 91% for the year while his free throw percentage is 55%.
Sedrick Barefield averages 22 points per game while playing 37 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Tyler Rawson averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Missouri averages 86.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 76th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 29.5 and their shooting percentage is 60% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 49%, which is good for 13th in the country. They average 38.0 rebounds per game and 17.0 assists per game, which ranks them 165th and 85th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 73rd with 16.5 per game. The Tigers allow 57.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 34th in Division 1. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 54th and 129th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 27.0 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 8.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 35th place in college basketball. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 226th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 73rd in the country with 87.0 points per game this year. They are 63rd in D-1 in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 30.5. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 118th in college basketball. They are 13th in the nation in rebounding with 49.0 boards per game, and 54th in assists per contest with 19.0. The Utes are 54th in turnovers per game with 17.5. The Utes surrender 56.5 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the country. Their defense allows a 33% shooting percentage and a 23% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 31st in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 7.5 assists allowed per contest and 55th with 30.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Utes are 174th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game this season.
The Tigers are 33rd in the nation in offensive rating with 123.6, and their defensive rating of 81.4 is ranked 47th. In terms of pace they are 252nd in the country with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 71% is 2nd. As a team they are 3rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 72% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 42nd in Division 1. Missouri is 32nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 21.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 41%, which is 54th in the nation.
Utah is 64th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 37%, which is 16th in Division 1. The Utes are 12th in the nation in defensive rating with 73.4, and their offensive rating of 113 is ranked 96th. They are 71st in D-1 in pace with 77.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 54th. As a unit they are 58th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 111th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Missouri/Utah college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Utah -2.5
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