Friday, February 17, 2017
Athletics Center O'rena
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The Valparaiso Crusaders travel to Athletics Center O'rena to play the Oakland Golden Grizzlies on Friday, February 17, 2017. The opening line for this game has Oakland as 1 point favorites.
The Crusaders come into this game with an overall record of 21-5 and a road record of 5-3. They are 13-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-12. The Golden Grizzlies have an overall record of 19-7 and a home record of 10-4. They have an over/under record of 7-16 and they are 11-12 against the spread.
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Alec Peters comes into this contest averaging 23.1 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Crusaders. He pulls down 10.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Shane Hammink averages 15.5 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Valparaiso. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Martez Walker averages 16.7 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Grizzlies. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Jalen Hayes averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Valparaiso averages 75.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 99th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 146th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 248th in the country. They average 39.3 rebounds per game and 13 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 197th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 204th with 13.5 per game. The Crusaders allow 68.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 70th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 96th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 116th place in the country. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 257th in Division 1.
Oakland averages 77 points per game this year which ranks them 74th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 165th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 320th in the nation. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per contest which ranks them 101st and 68th respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Grizzlies rank 220th with 13.7 per game. The Golden Grizzlies allow 70.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 122nd in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 210th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 96th place in the nation. The Golden Grizzlies force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 104th in college basketball.
The Crusaders average 72.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 76.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 4.7 per contest. The Crusaders have an offensive rating of 106.4 and they assist on 51.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Valparaiso turns the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.5%. The Crusaders give up 72 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Golden Grizzlies score 79.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 77.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 8.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 8.5 points per game. The Golden Grizzlies have a rating on offense of 103.8 and 61.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 74.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Oakland turns it over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 11% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.1%. The Golden Grizzlies give up 71.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 69 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Valparaiso Crusaders Betting Trends
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 13-10 against the spread
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 10-12 against the over/under
Oakland Golden Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are 11-12 against the spread
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are 7-16 against the over/under
Valparaiso Crusaders Injuries
12/22/16 F Jubril Adekoya Academics out indefinitely
Oakland Golden Grizzlies Injuries
02/02/17 G Stevie Clark Thumb out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Oakland -1
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