Pacific at Arizona State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/22/2017
Friday, December 22, 2017
Wells Fargo Arena
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The Pacific Tigers travel to Wells Fargo Arena to play the Arizona State Sun Devils on Friday, December 22, 2017. The opening line for this game has Arizona State as 20.5 point favorites.
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Pacific heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-7. They currently have a point differential of 2.0 as they are averaging 75.7 points per contest while giving up 73.7 per game. Arizona State has an overall mark of 11-0. They are averaging 90.6 points per contest and giving up 72.3, which is a point differential of 18.4.
Valuable Pacific Tigers Betting Trends
The Pacific Tigers are 4-6 against the spread this season
The Pacific Tigers are 7-4 against the over/under this year
Important Arizona State Sun Devils Betting Trends
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 8-2 against the spread this season
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 7-4 against the over/under this year
Key Pacific Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Arizona State Sun Devils Injuries
11/14/17 F Kimani Lawrence Foot is OUT 4-6 weeks
11/14/17 F Ramon Vila Left Team is out for season
11/14/17 F Zylan Cheatham Eligibility is out for season
Roberto Gallinat averages 14.3 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 80%. Miles Reynolds averages 11.8 points per game in 24.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Tra Holder averages 21.7 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Shannon Evans averages 17.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 4.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Pacific averages 75.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 167th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 117th. Behind the arc they shoot 35%, which is good for 193rd in the country. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game, which ranks them 199th and 207th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 168th with 13.8 per game. The Tigers allow 73.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 212th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 210th and 230th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.6 rebounds a game which ranks 77th and they give up 14.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 263rd place in college basketball. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 233rd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Arizona State is 8th in the country with 90.6 points per game this year. They are 19th in D-1 in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 18.4. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 47th in college basketball. They are 124th in the nation in rebounding with 37.5 boards per game, and 66th in assists per contest with 16.1. The Sun Devils are 288th in turnovers per game with 12.1. The Sun Devils surrender 72.3 points per contest, which ranks them 189th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 90th and 166th in those defensive statistics. They rank 277th with 15.0 assists allowed per contest and 140th with 34.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sun Devils are 309th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.6 per game this season.
The Tigers are 234th in the country in defensive rating with 103.3, and their offensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 158th. They are 168th in college basketball in pace with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 224th. As a unit they are 182nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 24% of their shot attempts, ranking 348th in D-1. Pacific is 172nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 232nd in the country.
Arizona State is 311th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 148th in the nation. The Sun Devils are 6th in the country in offensive rating with 121.4, and their defensive rating of 96.8 is ranked 113th. In terms of pace they are 42nd in Division 1 with 74.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 13th. As a team they are 7th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 83rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Pacific/Arizona State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona State -20.5
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