Providence at UMass College Basketball Picks & Parlay 12/9/2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
William D. Mullins Memorial Center
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The Providence Friars head to William D. Mullins Memorial Center to take on the UMass Minutemen on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Providence as 6.5 point favorites.
Providence heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-2. They currently have a point differential of 8.2 as they are averaging 78.9 points per contest while giving up 70.7 per game. UMass has an overall record of 4-5. They are averaging 71.6 points per game and surrendering 69.1, good for a point differential of 2.4.
Valuable Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 2-6 against the spread this season
The Providence Friars are 7-1 against the over/under this year
Important UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 4-3 against the spread this season
The UMass Minutemen are 3-4 against the over/under this year
Key Providence Friars Injuries
12/07/17 G Alpha Diallo Ankle is OUT Saturday vs Massachusetts
12/07/17 G Kyron Cartwright Ankle is "?" Saturday vs Massachusetts
12/07/17 G Maliek White Knee is OUT Saturday vs Massachusetts
11/15/17 F Emmitt Holt Abdominal is out for season
Key UMass Minutemen Injuries
11/05/17 G Jaylen Brantley Heart is out for season
Alpha Diallo averages 11.4 points per contest in 26 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 56% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%. Rodney Bullock averages 15.1 points per contest while playing 31.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Rashaan Holloway averages 9.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 17.9 minutes per game. He also hauls in 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes 0.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Luwane Pipkins scores 17.7 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.4 rebounds per contest and has 3.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Friars allow 70.7 points per contest which is 154th in Division 1. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 108th and 52nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 179th, and they allow 10.3 assists per game which puts them in 28th place in the country. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 263rd in the nation. Providence averages 78.9 points per contest this year, which is 112th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 8.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 41st. From 3-point territory they shoot 43%, which is good for 6th in college basketball. They average 36.2 boards per contest and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 186th and 155th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 97th with 14.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Minutemen give up 69.1 points per game, which ranks them 118th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 115th and 61st in those defensive statistics. They rank 198th with 13.4 dimes allowed per game and 67th with 32.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Minutemen are 117th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per contest this year. UMass is 244th in Division 1 with 71.6 points per contest this season. They are 194th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.4. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 146th in D-1. They are 224th in college basketball in rebounding with 35.2 boards per contest and 147th in assists per game with 14.6. The Minutemen are 118th in turnovers per contest with 14.6.
The Friars are 85th in the nation in offensive rating with 110.4, and their defensive rating of 98.9 is ranked 164th. In terms of pace they are 222nd in the country with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 53rd. As a team they are 52nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 322nd in Division 1. Providence is 96th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 100th in the nation.
UMass is 87th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 77th in Division 1. The Minutemen are 134th in the nation in defensive rating with 97.3, and their offensive rating of 100.8 is ranked 243rd. They are 240th in D-1 in pace with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 198th. As a unit they are 178th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 191st in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Providence -6.5 and under 148 total points
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