Nebraska at St. John's College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/16/2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers travel to Carnesecca Arena to play the St. John's Red Storm on Thursday, November 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has St. John's as 9 point favorites.
Nebraska heads into this matchup with a mark of 2-0. They currently have a point differential of 11.5 as they are averaging 79.0 points per contest while giving up 67.5 per game. St. John's has an overall record of 2-0. They are averaging 78.5 points per game and surrendering 58.0, good for a point differential of 20.5.
Valuable Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 1-1 against the spread this season
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 1-1 against the over/under this year
Important St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 1-0 against the spread this season
The St. John's Red Storm are 0-1 against the over/under this year
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
No key injuries to report
James Palmer averages 15 points per game in 32 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 54%. Glynn Watson Jr. averages 18 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 54% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Shamorie Ponds averages 16.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8 rebounds per contest and 5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Marcus LoVett averages 19 points per game while playing 32 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 1.5 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 100%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cornhuskers allow 67.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 119th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 111th and 241st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.0 rebounds a game which ranks 277th, and they give up 9.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 58th place in the country. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 240th in college basketball. Nebraska averages 79.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 141st in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 11.5 and their shooting percentage is 39% as a team, which has them ranked 272nd. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 235th in D-1. They average 45.0 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per game, which ranks them 44th and 246th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 259th with 12.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Storm surrender 58.0 points per contest, which ranks them 39th in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 124th and 123rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 102nd with 10.5 assists allowed per contest, and 170th with 35.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Red Storm are 322nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 21.0 per game this season. St. John's is 151st in Division 1 with 78.5 points per game this year. They are 154th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 20.5. They shoot 41% from 3-point range, which is good for 64th in the nation. They are 281st in college basketball in rebounding with 32.5 boards per game and 108th in assists per contest with 16.0. The Red Storm are 238th in turnovers per game with 12.5.
The Cornhuskers are 133rd in the nation in offensive rating with 109, and their defensive rating of 93.1 is ranked 120th. In terms of pace they are 189th in the country with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 44% is 291st. As a team they are 254th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 298th in Division 1. Nebraska is 279th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 44%, which is 98th in the nation.
St. John's is 201st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 26.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 109th in Division 1. The Red Storm are 52nd in the nation in defensive rating with 82.3, and their offensive rating of 111.3 is ranked 106th. They are 241st in D-1 in pace with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 111th. As a unit they are 99th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 55th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Nebraska/St. John's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take St. John's -9
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