Montana at Penn State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/15/2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Bryce Jordan Center
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The Montana Grizzlies travel to Bryce Jordan Center to play the Penn State Nittany Lions on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has Penn State as 12 point favorites.
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Montana comes into this game with an overall record of 2-0. They currently have a point differential of 8.5 as they are averaging 77.5 points per game while giving up 69.0 per contest. Penn State has an overall mark of 2-0. They are averaging 83.5 points per contest and giving up 66.0, which is a point differential of 17.5.
Valuable Montana Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Montana Grizzlies are 1-0 against the spread this season
The Montana Grizzlies are 1-0 against the over/under this year
Important Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 0-0 against the spread this season
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 0-0 against the over/under this year
Key Montana Grizzlies Injuries
11/13/17 G Donaven Dorsey Hip is out for season
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ahmaad Rorie averages 19.5 points per game in 39.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Michael Oguine averages 19.5 points per game while playing 38.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 63%.
Josh Reaves averages 16 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Tony Carr averages 26.5 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies allow 69.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 126th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 169th and 225th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.0 rebounds a game which ranks 233rd, and they give up 8.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 53rd place in the country. They force 21.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 316th in college basketball. Montana averages 77.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 153rd in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 8.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 194th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 191st in D-1. They average 36.0 rebounds per game and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 204th and 185th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 197th with 13.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nittany Lions surrender 66.0 points per contest, which ranks them 97th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 143rd and 167th in those defensive statistics. They rank 74th with 9.5 assists allowed per contest, and 76th with 31.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nittany Lions are 325th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 24.5 per game this season. Penn State is 90th in Division 1 with 83.5 points per game this year. They are 227th in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 17.5. They shoot 26% from 3-point range, which is good for 275th in the nation. They are 72nd in college basketball in rebounding with 43.0 boards per game and 158th in assists per contest with 14.0. The Nittany Lions are 35th in turnovers per game with 18.5.
The Grizzlies are 207th in the nation in offensive rating with 99.4, and their defensive rating of 88.5 is ranked 83rd. In terms of pace they are 163rd in the country with 73.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 198th. As a team they are 213th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 186th in Division 1. Montana is 229th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 24.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 139th in the nation.
Penn State is 101st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 27.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 122nd in the nation. The Nittany Lions are 191st in the country in offensive rating with 101.8, and their defensive rating of 80.5 is ranked 35th. In terms of pace they are 16th in Division 1 with 82.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 44% is 254th. As a team they are 198th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 294th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Montana/Penn State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Penn State -12
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