Monmouth at Connecticut College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/2/2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
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The Monmouth Hawks travel to XL Center to play the Connecticut Huskies on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has Connecticut as 8.5 point favorites.
Monmouth comes into this game with an overall record of 3-4. They currently have a point differential of -4.1 as they are averaging 72.1 points per game while giving up 76.3 per contest. Connecticut has an overall record of 5-2. They are averaging 71.3 points per game and surrendering 71.9, good for a point differential of -0.6.
Valuable Monmouth Hawks Betting Trends
The Monmouth Hawks are 1-2 against the spread this season
The Monmouth Hawks are 1-2 against the over/under this year
Important Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 1-3 against the spread this season
The Connecticut Huskies are 2-2 against the over/under this year
Key Monmouth Hawks Injuries
11/25/17 G Micah Seaborn Knee is out indefinitely
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
11/29/17 G Alterique Gilbert Shoulder is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Columbia
11/29/17 G Jalen Adams Ankle left game, is probable to return.
11/28/17 F Eric Cobb Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs Columbia
11/28/17 G Terry Larrier Ankle injured last game, is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Columbia
11/07/17 G Sidney Wilson Eligibility is out indefinitely
Micah Seaborn averages 13.4 points per game while playing 25.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 87%. Deion Hammond averages 10.3 points per game in 22.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.4 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 57%.
Jalen Adams averages 17.5 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 59%. Terry Larrier averages 16 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 0.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Monmouth averages 72.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 238th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -4.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 242nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36%, which is good for 138th in the country. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 10.0 assists per game, which ranks them 103rd and 339th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 17.7 per game. The Hawks allow 76.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 260th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 152nd and 135th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.0 rebounds a game which ranks 267th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 146th place in college basketball. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 68th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 253rd in the country with 71.3 points per game this year. They are 308th in D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -0.6. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 295th in college basketball. They are 159th in the nation in rebounding with 37.3 boards per game, and 346th in assists per contest with 9.4. The Huskies are 242nd in turnovers per game with 12.7. The Huskies surrender 71.9 points per contest, which ranks them 178th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 139th and 227th in those defensive statistics. They rank 137th with 12.4 assists allowed per contest and 230th with 36.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Huskies are 144th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game this season.
The Hawks are 309th in the nation in offensive rating with 94.9, and their defensive rating of 100.4 is ranked 196th. In terms of pace they are 206th in the country with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 235th. As a team they are 215th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 217th in Division 1. Monmouth is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 20.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 143rd in the nation.
Connecticut is 236th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 183rd in Division 1. The Huskies are 179th in the nation in defensive rating with 99.4, and their offensive rating of 98.6 is ranked 273rd. They are 200th in D-1 in pace with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 304th. As a unit they are 291st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 149th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Monmouth/Connecticut college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Connecticut -8.5
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