Valparaiso at Indiana State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/28/2017
Thursday, December 28, 2017
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The Valparaiso Crusaders travel to Hulman Center to play the Indiana State Sycamores on Thursday, December 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Indiana State as 1 point favorites.
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Valparaiso heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-4. They currently have a point differential of 8.8 as they are averaging 74.6 points per contest while giving up 65.8 per game. Indiana State has an overall record of 5-7. They are averaging 74.9 points per game and surrendering 74.7, good for a point differential of 0.3.
Valuable Valparaiso Crusaders Betting Trends
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 6-4 against the spread this season
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 3-7 against the over/under this year
Important Indiana State Sycamores Betting Trends
The Indiana State Sycamores are 3-6 against the spread this season
The Indiana State Sycamores are 6-3 against the over/under this year
Key Valparaiso Crusaders Injuries
12/20/17 G Joe Burton Suspension is "?"
12/13/17 G Tevonn Walker Mononucleosis is out indefinitely
Key Indiana State Sycamores Injuries
No key injuries to report
Joe Burton averages 11.5 points per game in 25.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Bakari Evelyn averages 10.4 points per game while playing 27.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Brenton Scott averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 66%. Jordan Barnes averages 17.1 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Crusaders allow 65.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 60th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 70th, and they give up 12.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 138th place in the country. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 266th in college basketball. Valparaiso averages 74.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 195th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 8.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 141st. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 280th in D-1. They average 40.0 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per game, which ranks them 42nd and 241st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 44th with 15.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sycamores surrender 74.7 points per contest, which ranks them 231st in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 157th and 121st in those defensive statistics. They rank 145th with 12.8 assists allowed per contest, and 253rd with 36.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sycamores are 228th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game this season. Indiana State is 182nd in Division 1 with 74.9 points per game this year. They are 287th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 0.3. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 64th in the nation. They are 161st in college basketball in rebounding with 36.6 boards per game and 288th in assists per contest with 12.3. The Sycamores are 50th in turnovers per game with 15.4.
The Crusaders are 32nd in the country in defensive rating with 91.3, and their offensive rating of 103.4 is ranked 202nd. They are 131st in college basketball in pace with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 192nd. As a unit they are 160th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 241st in D-1. Valparaiso is 42nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 25th in the country.
Indiana State is 79th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 144th in Division 1. The Sycamores are 160th in the nation in defensive rating with 99.2, and their offensive rating of 99.6 is ranked 266th. They are 150th in D-1 in pace with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 237th. As a unit they are 221st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 102nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Valparaiso/Indiana State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana State -1
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