Pennsylvania at Villanova College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/29/2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Jake Nevin Field House
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The Penn Quakers travel to Jake Nevin Field House to play the Villanova Wildcats on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 21.5 point favorites.
Pennsylvania heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-3. They currently have a point differential of 10.1 as they are averaging 80.1 points per contest while giving up 70.0 per game. Villanova has an overall mark of 6-0. They are averaging 84.5 points per contest and giving up 63.0, which is a point differential of 21.5.
Valuable Penn Quakers Betting Trends
The Penn Quakers are 2-4 against the spread this season
The Penn Quakers are 5-1 against the over/under this year
Important Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 3-2 against the spread this season
The Villanova Wildcats are 3-3 against the over/under this year
Key Penn Quakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
AJ Brodeur averages 10.6 points per game in 29.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%. Ryan Betley averages 15.9 points per game while playing 34 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 64% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Mikal Bridges averages 18.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Jalen Brunson averages 18.7 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Quakers allow 70.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 145th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 66th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.3 rebounds a game which ranks 320th, and they give up 9.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 30th place in the country. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 204th in college basketball. Pennsylvania averages 80.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 98th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 10.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 190th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 231st in D-1. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per game, which ranks them 31st and 67th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 247th with 12.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats surrender 63.0 points per contest, which ranks them 43rd in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 125th and 141st in those defensive statistics. They rank 138th with 12.3 assists allowed per contest, and 32nd with 30.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 252nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game this season. Villanova is 49th in Division 1 with 84.5 points per game this year. They are 48th in the country in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 21.5. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 135th in the nation. They are 122nd in college basketball in rebounding with 38.2 boards per game and 105th in assists per contest with 15.5. The Wildcats are 291st in turnovers per game with 12.0.
The Quakers are 53rd in the country in defensive rating with 90.2, and their offensive rating of 103.2 is ranked 204th. They are 206th in college basketball in pace with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 172nd. As a unit they are 219th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 89th in D-1. Pennsylvania is 290th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 46th in the country.
Villanova is 284th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 122nd in Division 1. The Wildcats are 39th in the nation in defensive rating with 88.5, and their offensive rating of 118.7 is ranked 25th. They are 199th in D-1 in pace with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 34th. As a unit they are 32nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 67th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Pennsylvania/Villanova college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Villanova -21.5
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