Valparaiso at Kent State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/24/2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
Savannah Civic Center
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The Valparaiso Crusaders head to Savannah Civic Center to take on the Kent State Golden Flashes on Friday, November 24, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Valparaiso as 6 point favorites.
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Valparaiso heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-0. They currently have a point differential of 31.6 as they are averaging 87.2 points per contest while giving up 55.6 per game. Kent State has an overall mark of 3-1. They are averaging 86.8 points per contest and giving up 65.0, which is a point differential of 21.8.
Valuable Valparaiso Crusaders Betting Trends
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 2-0 against the spread this season
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 2-0 against the over/under this year
Important Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 1-0 against the spread this season
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 1-0 against the over/under this year
Key Valparaiso Crusaders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tevonn Walker averages 16 points per contest while playing 26.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Joe Burton averages 13.7 points per contest in 23.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 74% for the season while his free throw percentage is 100%.
Jaylin Walker scores 19.5 points per contest while playing 28.8 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 2 rebounds per contest and has 3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Joey De La Rosa averages 14.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 18.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 9 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 68% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Valparaiso averages 87.2 points per contest this year, which is 47th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 31.6 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a unit, which has them ranked 33rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 122nd in Division 1. They average 42.8 boards per contest and 17.2 assists per game, which ranks them 35th and 67th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 189th with 13.6 per game. The Crusaders allow 55.6 points per contest, which is 11th in the country. They also surrender a 34% shooting percentage and a 22% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 7th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 29.2 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they allow 10.2 assists per game which puts them in 47th place in college basketball. They force 18.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 318th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kent State is 52nd in the country with 86.8 points per contest this season. They are 115th in the nation in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 21.8. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 284th in Division 1. They are 40th in the country in rebounding with 42.5 boards per contest and 105th in assists per game with 15.5. The Golden Flashes are 329th in turnovers per contest with 10.3. The Golden Flashes give up 65.0 points per game, which ranks them 74th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 102nd and 106th in those defensive statistics. They rank 136th with 12.3 dimes allowed per game and 144th with 34.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Golden Flashes are 227th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per contest this year.
The Crusaders are 7th in the country in defensive rating with 77, and their offensive rating of 120.8 is ranked 22nd. They are 170th in college basketball in pace with 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 36th. As a unit they are 30th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 183rd in D-1. Valparaiso is 194th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 22.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 39%, which is 11th in the country.
Kent State is 340th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 85th in the nation. The Golden Flashes are 39th in the country in offensive rating with 117.6, and their defensive rating of 88.1 is ranked 47th. In terms of pace they are 114th in Division 1 with 73.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 156th. As a team they are 158th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 222nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Valparaiso/Kent State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Valparaiso -6
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