Utah State at Gonzaga College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
McCarthey Athletic Center
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The Utah State Aggies head to McCarthey Athletic Center to take on the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Gonzaga as 17.5 point favorites.
Utah State comes into this game with an overall record of 2-1. They currently have a point differential of 12.7 as they are averaging 74.3 points per game while giving up 61.7 per contest. Gonzaga has an overall record of 2-0. They are averaging 101.5 points per game and surrendering 69.0, good for a point differential of 32.5.
Valuable Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 1-1 against the spread this season
The Utah State Aggies are 1-1 against the over/under this year
Important Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 0-0 against the spread this season
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 0-0 against the over/under this year
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
11/05/17 G Julion Pearre Calf is out indefinitely
11/05/17 C Norbert Janicek Knee out for season
Key Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
DeAngelo Isby averages 15.3 points per contest while playing 23.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 100%. Koby McEwan averages 13.3 points per contest in 25 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.3 assists per game and 3.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Josh Perkins scores 14.5 points per contest while playing 28 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.5 rebounds per contest and has 4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 0%. Johnathan Williams averages 14 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 25.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.5 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 45%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah State averages 74.3 points per contest this year, which is 209th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 141st. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 78th in Division 1. They average 37.3 boards per contest and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 207th and 217th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 228th with 13.0 per game. The Aggies allow 61.7 points per contest, which is 66th in the country. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 111th and 122nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.7 rebounds a game which ranks 71st, and they allow 12.3 assists per game which puts them in 156th place in college basketball. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 159th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Gonzaga is 12th in the country with 101.5 points per contest this season. They are 30th in the nation in shooting at 53%, while their average scoring margin is 32.5. They shoot 42% from beyond the arc, which is good for 50th in Division 1. They are 4th in the country in rebounding with 54.0 boards per contest and 20th in assists per game with 21.5. The Bulldogs are 183rd in turnovers per contest with 13.5. The Bulldogs give up 69.0 points per game, which ranks them 141st in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 34% shooting percentage and a 26% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 24th and 55th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 6.0 dimes allowed per game and 129th with 34.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulldogs are 36th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 11.0 per contest this year.
The Aggies are 130th in the nation in offensive rating with 109.3, and their defensive rating of 90.7 is ranked 109th. In terms of pace they are 308th in the country with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 109th. As a team they are 102nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 77th in Division 1. Utah State is 158th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 124th in the nation.
Gonzaga is 261st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 38%, which is 16th in Division 1. The Bulldogs are 94th in the nation in defensive rating with 89, and their offensive rating of 131 is ranked 8th. They are 60th in D-1 in pace with 77.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 62% is 25th. As a unit they are 34th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 81st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Utah State/Gonzaga college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah State +17.5
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