Sacred Heart at Providence College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/22/2017
Friday, December 22, 2017
Dunkin Donuts Center
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The Sacred Heart Pioneers head to Dunkin Donuts Center to take on the Providence Friars on Friday, December 22, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Providence as 18.5 point favorites.
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Sacred Heart heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-7. They currently have a point differential of -5.6 as they are averaging 65.3 points per contest while giving up 70.9 per game. Providence has an overall mark of 8-4. They are averaging 74.5 points per contest and giving up 69.8, which is a point differential of 4.7.
Valuable Sacred Heart Pioneers Betting Trends
The Sacred Heart Pioneers are 0-3 against the spread this season
The Sacred Heart Pioneers are 0-3 against the over/under this year
Important Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 2-8 against the spread this season
The Providence Friars are 7-3 against the over/under this year
Key Sacred Heart Pioneers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Providence Friars Injuries
12/21/17 G Alpha Diallo Ankle is "?" Friday vs Sacred Heart
12/21/17 G Kyron Cartwright Ankle is "?" Friday vs Sacred Heart
12/21/17 G Maliek White Knee is "?" Friday vs Sacred Heart
11/15/17 F Emmitt Holt Abdominal is out for season
Joseph Lopez averages 13.6 points per contest while playing 26.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 43%. Sean Hoehn averages 12.2 points per contest in 33.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.8 assists per game and 3.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Rodney Bullock scores 15.6 points per contest while playing 32.6 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 6.6 rebounds per contest and has 1.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Alpha Diallo averages 10.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 24.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.9 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacred Heart averages 65.3 points per contest this year, which is 331st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -5.6 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 304th. From 3-point territory they shoot 26%, which is good for 349th in Division 1. They average 40.0 boards per contest and 12.2 assists per game, which ranks them 44th and 294th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 26th with 16.1 per game. The Pioneers allow 70.9 points per contest, which is 156th in the country. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 196th and 98th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 121st, and they allow 11.8 assists per game which puts them in 89th place in college basketball. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 52nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Providence is 197th in the country with 74.5 points per contest this season. They are 118th in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.7. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 43rd in Division 1. They are 202nd in the country in rebounding with 35.8 boards per contest and 189th in assists per game with 13.8. The Friars are 133rd in turnovers per contest with 14.2. The Friars give up 69.8 points per game, which ranks them 134th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 141st and 51st in those defensive statistics. They rank 50th with 11.1 dimes allowed per game and 197th with 35.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Friars are 243rd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per contest this year.
The Pioneers are 172nd in the country in defensive rating with 99.8, and their offensive rating of 91.9 is ranked 332nd. They are 206th in college basketball in pace with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 329th. As a unit they are 336th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 278th in D-1. Sacred Heart is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 184th in the country.
Providence is 119th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 122nd in Division 1. The Friars are 152nd in the nation in defensive rating with 98.9, and their offensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 172nd. They are 234th in D-1 in pace with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 153rd. As a unit they are 159th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 311th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Sacred Heart/Providence college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Sacred Heart +18.5
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