Northwestern State at Texas College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/10/2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Frank Erwin Center
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The Northwestern State Demons head to Frank Erwin Center to take on the Texas Longhorns on Friday, November 10, 2017.
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Northwestern State heads into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 13-16. They had a point differential of -3.3 as they averaged 76.0 points per contest while giving up 79.3 per game. Texas had an overall record of 10-21 last season. They averaged 67.1 points per game and surrendered 68.9, good for a point differential of -1.8.
Valuable Northwestern State Demons Betting Trends
The Northwestern State Demons were 1-1 against the spread last season
The Northwestern State Demons were 0-2 against the over/under last year
Important Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns were 17-15 against the spread last season
The Texas Longhorns were 10-20 against the over/under last year
Key Northwestern State Demons Injuries
12/23/16 G Zikiteran Woodley Wrist out indefinitely
01/26/17 G Malik Metoyer Knee out for season
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
01/12/17 G Tevin Mack Suspension has left team
Ishmael Lane averaged 11 points per contest while playing 25.5 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 6.2 rebounds per contest and distributed 0.9 assists per game. His FG percentage was 46% while his free throw percentage was 59%. Sabri Thompson averaged 13.3 points per contest in 30.1 minutes per game last year. He averaged 1.4 assists per game and 4.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 42% for the season while his free throw percentage was 68%.
Tevin Mack scored 14.8 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 4.8 rebounds per contest and had 0.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 46% and his free throw percentage finished at 59%. Jarrett Allen averaged 13.4 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 32.2 minutes per game. He also brought in 8.4 rebounds per game and had 0.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 57% and his free throw percentage was 56%.
Useful Team Statistics
Northwestern State averaged 76.0 points per contest last year, which was 112th in the nation. Their average scoring margin was -3.3 and their shooting percentage was 44% as a unit, which had them ranked 189th. From 3-point territory they shot 37%, which was good for 105th in Division 1. They averaged 36.2 boards per contest and 14.0 assists per game, which ranked them 153rd and 139th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 22nd with 15.1 per game. The Demons allowed 79.3 points per contest, which was 321st in the country. They also surrendered a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 322nd and 309th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 36.7 rebounds a game which ranked 256th, and they allowed 16.4 assists per game which put them in 340th place in college basketball. They forced 14.6 turnovers per game which ranked them 291st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas was 304th in the country with 67.1 points per contest last season. They were 208th in the nation in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin was -1.8. They shot 29% from beyond the arc, which was good for 346th in Division 1. They were 259th in the country in rebounding with 34.3 boards per contest and 300th in assists per game with 11.4. The Longhorns were 135th in turnovers per contest with 13.4. The Longhorns gave up 68.9 points per game, which ranked them 92nd in the nation. Their defense surrendered a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 103rd and 62nd in those defensive statistics. They ranked 85th with 12.0 dimes allowed per game and 213th with 35.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Longhorns were 122nd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per contest last year.
The Demons were 275th in the country in defensive rating last season with 107.1, and their offensive rating of 102.6 was ranked 204th. They were 31st in college basketball in pace with 73.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% was 208th. As a unit they were 188th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 263rd in D-1. Northwestern State was 56th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 54%, which was 317th in the country.
Texas was 94th in the country in turnovers last year, as they turned the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 48%, which was 81st in Division 1. The Longhorns were 127th in the nation in defensive rating with 100.5, and their offensive rating of 97.9 was ranked 300th. They were 243rd in D-1 in pace with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% was 265th. As a unit they were 297th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 247th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Northwestern State/Texas college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Northwestern State
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