VCU at Seton Hall College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/9/2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
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The VCU Rams travel to Prudential Center to play the Seton Hall Pirates on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has Seton Hall as 12.5 point favorites.
VCU comes into this game with an overall record of 5-4. They currently have a point differential of 4.6 as they are averaging 79.6 points per game while giving up 75.0 per contest. Seton Hall has an overall mark of 7-1. They are averaging 80.6 points per contest and giving up 68.0, which is a point differential of 12.6.
Valuable VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 4-3 against the spread this season
The VCU Rams are 3-4 against the over/under this year
Important Seton Hall Pirates Betting Trends
The Seton Hall Pirates are 4-4 against the spread this season
The Seton Hall Pirates are 6-2 against the over/under this year
Key VCU Rams Injuries
12/08/17 G Malik Crowfield Ankle is "?" Saturday vs Seton Hall
11/10/17 G Marcus Evans Transferred is out for season
Key Seton Hall Pirates Injuries
11/27/17 G Jordan Walker Thumb is out indefinitely
Justin Tillman averages 16.2 points per game while playing 27.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 79%. De'Riante Jenkins averages 14 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 60%.
Desi Rodriguez averages 20 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Myles Powell averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
VCU averages 79.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 95th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 113th. Behind the arc they shoot 40%, which is good for 50th in the country. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game, which ranks them 136th and 115th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 260th with 12.6 per game. The Rams allow 75.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 235th in Division 1. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 285th and 179th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 176th and they give up 13.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 216th place in college basketball. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 138th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Seton Hall is 80th in the country with 80.6 points per game this year. They are 55th in D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 12.6. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 119th in college basketball. They are 139th in the nation in rebounding with 37.5 boards per game, and 125th in assists per contest with 14.9. The Pirates are 213th in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Pirates surrender 68.0 points per contest, which ranks them 98th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 165th and 184th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 10.3 assists allowed per contest and 49th with 31.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pirates are 305th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.6 per game this season.
The Rams are 254th in the country in defensive rating with 104.7, and their offensive rating of 111 is ranked 78th. They are 172nd in college basketball in pace with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 96th. As a unit they are 129th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 196th in D-1. VCU is 272nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 270th in the country.
Seton Hall is 240th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 164th in the nation. The Pirates are 53rd in the country in offensive rating with 113, and their defensive rating of 95.3 is ranked 100th. In terms of pace they are 186th in Division 1 with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 80th. As a team they are 123rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 279th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's VCU/Seton Hall college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Seton Hall -12.5
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