Texas at VCU College Basketball Picks & Parlay 12/5/2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Stuart C. Siegel Center
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The Texas Longhorns head to Stuart C. Siegel Center to take on the VCU Rams on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Texas as 4.5 point favorites.
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Texas comes into this game with an overall record of 5-2. They currently have a point differential of 16.0 as they are averaging 79.3 points per game while giving up 63.3 per contest. VCU has an overall record of 5-3. They are averaging 81.1 points per game and surrendering 75.5, good for a point differential of 5.6.
Valuable Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 1-2 against the spread this season
The Texas Longhorns are 2-1 against the over/under this year
Important VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 3-3 against the spread this season
The VCU Rams are 3-3 against the over/under this year
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key VCU Rams Injuries
12/04/17 F Issac Vann Ankle is "?" Tuesday vs Texas
12/04/17 G Malik Crowfield Undisclosed is "?" Tuesday vs Texas
11/10/17 G Marcus Evans Transferred is out for season
Dylan Osetkowski averages 13.6 points per contest in 28.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 68%. Andrew Jones averages 14.7 points per contest while playing 25.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is 75%.
De'Riante Jenkins averages 14.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes 2.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 64%. Justin Tillman scores 15.5 points per contest while playing 27.6 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 7.4 rebounds per contest and has 0.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Longhorns allow 63.3 points per contest which is 40th in Division 1. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 25th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 211th, and they allow 10.6 assists per game which puts them in 37th place in the country. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 299th in the nation. Texas averages 79.3 points per contest this year, which is 109th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 16.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 116th. From 3-point territory they shoot 27%, which is good for 334th in college basketball. They average 39.0 boards per contest and 12.6 assists per game, which ranks them 84th and 255th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 327th with 11.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rams give up 75.5 points per game, which ranks them 247th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 269th and 168th in those defensive statistics. They rank 217th with 13.8 dimes allowed per game and 192nd with 35.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Rams are 143rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per contest this year. VCU is 81st in Division 1 with 81.1 points per contest this season. They are 93rd in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.6. They shoot 41% from beyond the arc, which is good for 31st in D-1. They are 146th in college basketball in rebounding with 37.5 boards per contest and 108th in assists per game with 15.4. The Rams are 258th in turnovers per contest with 12.6.
The Longhorns are 134th in the nation in offensive rating with 108, and their defensive rating of 86.2 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 212th in the country with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 181st. As a team they are 224th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 217th in Division 1. Texas is 334th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 43%, which is 23rd in the nation.
VCU is 264th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 261st in the nation. The Rams are 71st in the country in offensive rating with 111.9, and their defensive rating of 104.1 is ranked 251st. In terms of pace they are 129th in Division 1 with 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 72nd. As a team they are 99th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 203rd in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Texas -4.5 and under 149 total points
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