VMI at VCU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/22/2017
Friday, December 22, 2017
Stuart C. Siegel Center
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The VMI Keydets travel to Stuart C. Siegel Center to play the VCU Rams on Friday, December 22, 2017. The opening line for this game has VCU as 21.5 point favorites.
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VMI comes into this game with an overall record of 5-5. They currently have a point differential of 0.0 as they are averaging 69.9 points per game while giving up 69.9 per contest. VCU has an overall mark of 7-5. They are averaging 78.1 points per contest and giving up 74.9, which is a point differential of 3.2.
Valuable VMI Keydets Betting Trends
The VMI Keydets are 1-2 against the spread this season
The VMI Keydets are 1-2 against the over/under this year
Important VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 4-4 against the spread this season
The VCU Rams are 4-4 against the over/under this year
Key VMI Keydets Injuries
11/10/17 F Armani Branch Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key VCU Rams Injuries
12/21/17 F Issac Vann Ankle is "?" Friday vs VMI
11/10/17 G Marcus Evans Transferred is out for season
Tyler Creammer averages 9.8 points per game in 22.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%. Bubba Parham averages 12.4 points per game while playing 26.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
De'Riante Jenkins averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 65%. Justin Tillman averages 17.8 points per game while playing 28 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 0.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Keydets allow 69.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 137th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 183rd and 43rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 141st, and they give up 11.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 51st place in the country. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 182nd in college basketball. VMI averages 69.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 282nd in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 0.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 229th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 275th in D-1. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game, which ranks them 236th and 199th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 65th with 15.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rams surrender 74.9 points per contest, which ranks them 237th in the country. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 288th and 94th in those defensive statistics. They rank 228th with 13.9 assists allowed per contest, and 199th with 35.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rams are 159th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game this season. VCU is 114th in Division 1 with 78.1 points per game this year. They are 170th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.2. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 82nd in the nation. They are 142nd in college basketball in rebounding with 37.3 boards per game and 133rd in assists per contest with 14.8. The Rams are 229th in turnovers per game with 12.9.
The Keydets are 281st in the nation in offensive rating with 98.6, and their defensive rating of 98.6 is ranked 147th. In terms of pace they are 190th in the country with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 229th. As a team they are 210th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 113th in Division 1. VMI is 38th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 137th in the nation.
VCU is 248th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 263rd in the nation. The Rams are 120th in the country in offensive rating with 108.2, and their defensive rating of 103.8 is ranked 247th. In terms of pace they are 132nd in Division 1 with 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 156th. As a team they are 170th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 190th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's VMI/VCU college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take VCU -21.5
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