Santa Clara at Gonzaga College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/30/2017
Saturday, December 30, 2017
McCarthey Athletic Center
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The Santa Clara Broncos travel to McCarthey Athletic Center to play the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Saturday, December 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has Gonzaga as 25 point favorites.
Santa Clara heads into this matchup with a mark of 4-9. They currently have a point differential of -0.4 as they are averaging 72.3 points per contest while giving up 72.7 per game. Gonzaga has an overall record of 11-3. They are averaging 89.5 points per game and surrendering 72.8, good for a point differential of 16.7.
Valuable Santa Clara Broncos Betting Trends
The Santa Clara Broncos are 2-9 against the spread this season
The Santa Clara Broncos are 7-3 against the over/under this year
Important Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 6-5 against the spread this season
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 7-4 against the over/under this year
Key Santa Clara Broncos Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
KJ Feagin averages 18.7 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 85%. Henry Caruso averages 13.6 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Johnathan Williams averages 14.3 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 56%. Josh Perkins averages 14.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 5.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Santa Clara averages 72.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 230th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 238th. Behind the arc they shoot 36%, which is good for 143rd in the country. They average 29.4 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 348th and 102nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 336th with 10.8 per game. The Broncos allow 72.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 201st in Division 1. They also allow a 50% shooting percentage and a 44% average from behind the arc, ranking them 342nd and 351st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 134th and they give up 16.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 326th place in college basketball. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 225th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Gonzaga is 9th in the country with 89.5 points per game this year. They are 22nd in D-1 in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 16.7. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 107th in college basketball. They are 18th in the nation in rebounding with 41.2 boards per game, and 42nd in assists per contest with 17.0. The Bulldogs are 174th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Bulldogs surrender 72.8 points per contest, which ranks them 203rd in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 77th and 272nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 119th with 12.4 assists allowed per contest and 60th with 32.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 137th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game this season.
The Broncos are 159th in the nation in offensive rating with 105.9, and their defensive rating of 106.4 is ranked 283rd. In terms of pace they are 310th in the country with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 172nd. As a team they are 171st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 33rd in Division 1. Santa Clara is 313th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 57%, which is 338th in the nation.
Gonzaga is 241st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 91st in the nation. The Bulldogs are 10th in the country in offensive rating with 120, and their defensive rating of 97.6 is ranked 119th. In terms of pace they are 130th in Division 1 with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 19th. As a team they are 22nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 89th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Santa Clara/Gonzaga college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Gonzaga -25
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