Samford at Valparaiso College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/21/2017
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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The Samford Bulldogs travel to Athletics-Recreation Center to play the Valparaiso Crusaders on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has Valparaiso as 9 point favorites.
Samford comes into this game with an overall record of 1-3. They currently have a point differential of -15.0 as they are averaging 74.0 points per game while giving up 89.0 per contest. Valparaiso has an overall record of 4-0. They are averaging 87.0 points per game and surrendering 52.8, good for a point differential of 34.3.
Valuable Samford Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Samford Bulldogs are 0-3 against the spread this season
The Samford Bulldogs are 2-1 against the over/under this year
Important Valparaiso Crusaders Betting Trends
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 1-0 against the spread this season
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 1-0 against the over/under this year
Key Samford Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Valparaiso Crusaders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Justin Coleman averages 11 points per game in 25.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%. Demetrius Dyson averages 12.8 points per game while playing 28 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Joe Burton averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is 100%. Tevonn Walker averages 13.5 points per game while playing 24.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs allow 89.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 332nd in the nation. They also allow a 55% shooting percentage and a 42% average from behind the arc, ranking them 349th and 325th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 116th, and they give up 21.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 346th place in the country. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 148th in college basketball. Samford averages 74.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 211th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is -15.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 230th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 183rd in D-1. They average 30.8 rebounds per game and 15.0 assists per game, which ranks them 324th and 136th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 140th with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Crusaders surrender 52.8 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the country. Their defense allows a 32% shooting percentage and a 20% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 62nd with 10.3 assists allowed per contest, and 86th with 32.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Crusaders are 341st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 21.0 per game this season. Valparaiso is 61st in Division 1 with 87.0 points per game this year. They are 42nd in the country in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 34.3. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 79th in the nation. They are 96th in college basketball in rebounding with 41.0 boards per game and 97th in assists per contest with 16.3. The Crusaders are 175th in turnovers per game with 13.8.
The Bulldogs are 199th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.1, and their defensive rating of 124 is ranked 343rd. In terms of pace they are 198th in the country with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 199th. As a team they are 215th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 46th in Division 1. Samford is 146th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 63%, which is 349th in the nation.
Valparaiso is 178th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 24.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 36%, which is 5th in Division 1. The Crusaders are 5th in the nation in defensive rating with 71.3, and their offensive rating of 117.6 is ranked 54th. They are 123rd in D-1 in pace with 73.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 45th. As a unit they are 38th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 209th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Samford/Valparaiso college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Valparaiso -9
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