UTSA at Nebraska College Basketball Picks & Parlay 12/20/2017
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Pinnacle Bank Arena
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The UTSA Roadrunners head to Pinnacle Bank Arena to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Nebraska as 11.5 point favorites.
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UTSA comes into this game with an overall record of 7-5. They currently have a point differential of 10.5 as they are averaging 86.6 points per game while giving up 76.1 per contest. Nebraska has an overall mark of 7-5. They are averaging 73.1 points per contest and giving up 71.3, which is a point differential of 1.8.
Valuable UTSA Roadrunners Betting Trends
The UTSA Roadrunners are 5-1 against the spread this season
The UTSA Roadrunners are 5-0 against the over/under this year
Important Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 7-5 against the spread this season
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 4-8 against the over/under this year
Key UTSA Roadrunners Injuries
11/14/17 F Adrian Rodriguez Knee is out for season
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Keaton Wallace averages 15 points per contest in 29 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.8 assists per game and 2.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%. Jhivvan Jackson averages 16.3 points per contest while playing 21.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Glynn Watson Jr. averages 13.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes 3.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 78%. James Palmer scores 14.2 points per contest while playing 29 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.9 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Roadrunners allow 76.1 points per contest which is 258th in Division 1. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 72nd and 203rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 39.3 rebounds a game which ranks 313th, and they allow 12.4 assists per game which puts them in 130th place in the country. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 245th in the nation. UTSA averages 86.6 points per contest this year, which is 20th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 10.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 197th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 132nd in college basketball. They average 41.0 boards per contest and 16.6 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 51st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 216th with 13.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cornhuskers give up 71.3 points per game, which ranks them 167th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 180th and 69th in those defensive statistics. They rank 140th with 12.5 dimes allowed per game and 320th with 39.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Cornhuskers are 201st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest this year. Nebraska is 225th in Division 1 with 73.1 points per contest this season. They are 281st in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 1.8. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 149th in D-1. They are 168th in college basketball in rebounding with 36.6 boards per contest and 141st in assists per game with 14.7. The Cornhuskers are 305th in turnovers per contest with 11.8.
The Roadrunners are 91st in the nation in offensive rating with 110.2, and their defensive rating of 96.8 is ranked 120th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the country with 78.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 137th. As a team they are 140th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 55th in Division 1. UTSA is 299th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 91st in the nation.
Nebraska is 311th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 103rd in the nation. The Cornhuskers are 209th in the country in offensive rating with 103.5, and their defensive rating of 100.9 is ranked 192nd. In terms of pace they are 197th in Division 1 with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 273rd. As a team they are 276th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 257th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take UTSA +11.5 and under 148 total points
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