Saint Francis at St. Mary's College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/11/2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017
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The Saint Francis Red Flash head to McKeon Pavilion to take on the St. Mary's Gaels on Saturday, November 11, 2017.
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Saint Francis heads into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 14-15. They had a point differential of 1.6 as they averaged 75.6 points per contest while giving up 74.1 per game. St. Mary's had an overall mark of 26-3 last year. They averaged 72.0 points per contest and gave up 56.5, which was a point differential of 15.5.
Valuable Saint Francis Red Flash Betting Trends
The Saint Francis Red Flash were 3-1 against the spread last season
The Saint Francis Red Flash were 0-1 against the over/under last year
Important St. Mary's Gaels Betting Trends
The St. Mary's Gaels were 15-12 against the spread last season
The St. Mary's Gaels were 11-15 against the over/under last year
Key Saint Francis Red Flash Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key St. Mary's Gaels Injuries
No key injuries to report
Isaiah Blackmon averaged 13.7 points per contest while playing 27.3 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 4.4 rebounds per contest and distributed 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage was 61% while his free throw percentage was 74%. Keith Braxton averaged 13.1 points per contest in 33.4 minutes per game last year. He averaged 3.1 assists per game and 8.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 53% for the season while his free throw percentage was 77%.
Jock Landale scored 16.9 points per contest while playing 28.3 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 9.5 rebounds per contest and had 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 61% and his free throw percentage finished at 72%. Calvin Hermanson averaged 13.1 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 28.6 minutes per game. He also brought in 3 rebounds per game and had 0.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 49% and his free throw percentage was 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Saint Francis averaged 75.6 points per contest last year, which was 118th in the nation. Their average scoring margin was 1.6 and their shooting percentage was 46% as a unit, which had them ranked 72nd. From 3-point territory they shot 39%, which was good for 33rd in Division 1. They averaged 36.9 boards per contest and 13.5 assists per game, which ranked them 112th and 169th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 29th with 14.9 per game. The Red Flash allowed 74.1 points per contest, which was 225th in the country. They also surrendered a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 121st and 281st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 36.4 rebounds a game which ranked 244th, and they allowed 14.3 assists per game which put them in 271st place in college basketball. They forced 13.5 turnovers per game which ranked them 206th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
St. Mary's was 203rd in the country with 72.0 points per contest last season. They were 8th in the nation in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin was 15.5. They shot 40% from beyond the arc, which was good for 18th in Division 1. They were 193rd in the country in rebounding with 35.6 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 16.8. The Gaels were 336th in turnovers per contest with 10.5. The Gaels gave up 56.5 points per game, which ranked them 2nd in the nation. Their defense surrendered a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 39th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 1st with 9.0 dimes allowed per game and 1st with 26.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Gaels were 2nd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 9.4 per contest last year.
The Red Flash were 153rd in the nation last year in offensive rating with 105.2, and their defensive rating of 103 was ranked 189th. In terms of pace they were 106th in the country with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% was 78th. As a team they were 99th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 226th in Division 1. Saint Francis was 46th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 50%, which was 167th in the nation.
St. Mary's was 278th in the country in turnovers last year, as they turned the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 45%, which was 16th in Division 1. The Gaels were 11th in the nation in defensive rating with 92.9, and their offensive rating of 118.3 was ranked 3rd. They were 350th in D-1 in pace with 60.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% was 5th. As a unit they were 7th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 54th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Saint Francis/St. Mary's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Saint Francis
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