St. Mary's at California College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/2/2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
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The St. Mary's Gaels travel to Haas Pavilion to play the California Golden Bears on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has St. Mary's as 8 point favorites.
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St. Mary's heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-2. They currently have a point differential of 11.9 as they are averaging 83.0 points per contest while giving up 71.1 per game. California has an overall mark of 3-4. They are averaging 76.6 points per contest and giving up 79.3, which is a point differential of -2.7.
Valuable St. Mary's Gaels Betting Trends
The St. Mary's Gaels are 1-4 against the spread this season
The St. Mary's Gaels are 3-2 against the over/under this year
Important California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 3-4 against the spread this season
The California Golden Bears are 4-1 against the over/under this year
Key St. Mary's Gaels Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key California Golden Bears Injuries
11/16/17 F Cole Welle Thumb is out indefinitely
Jock Landale averages 20.4 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 71%. Calvin Hermanson averages 14.4 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 64% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Don Coleman averages 22.7 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Justice Sueing averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
St. Mary's averages 83.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 64th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.9 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 43%, which is good for 23rd in the country. They average 32.4 rebounds per game and 16.9 assists per game, which ranks them 316th and 52nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 351st with 7.9 per game. The Gaels allow 71.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 163rd in Division 1. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 327th and 43rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 28.6 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 156th place in college basketball. They force 10.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
California is 164th in the country with 76.6 points per game this year. They are 163rd in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.7. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 114th in college basketball. They are 158th in the nation in rebounding with 37.3 boards per game, and 316th in assists per contest with 11.1. The Golden Bears are 83rd in turnovers per game with 15.1. The Golden Bears surrender 79.3 points per contest, which ranks them 293rd in the country. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 42% average from 3-point range, ranking them 263rd and 336th in those defensive statistics. They rank 312th with 16.4 assists allowed per contest and 185th with 35.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Bears are 142nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game this season.
The Gaels are 5th in the nation in offensive rating with 124.7, and their defensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 279th. In terms of pace they are 344th in the country with 65.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 22nd. As a team they are 18th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 296th in Division 1. St. Mary's is 350th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 277th in the nation.
California is 108th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 293rd in Division 1. The Golden Bears are 287th in the nation in defensive rating with 108, and their offensive rating of 104.3 is ranked 189th. They are 98th in D-1 in pace with 73.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 229th. As a unit they are 209th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 344th in the country.
Who will win tonight's St. Mary's/California college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take California +8
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