Valparaiso at UNC Wilmington College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/25/2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Savannah Civic Center
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The Valparaiso Crusaders head to Savannah Civic Center to take on the UNC Wilmington Seahawks on Saturday, November 25, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Valparaiso as 2 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. UNC Wilmington has an overall record of 2-1. They are averaging 91.3 points per game and surrendering 91.0, good for a point differential of 0.3.
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 UNC Wilmington Seahawks Betting Trends
The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are 0-1 against the spread this season
The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are 1-0 against the over/under this year
Key Valparaiso Crusaders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key UNC Wilmington Seahawks 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 59% 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%.
Devontae Cacok scores 19.7 points per contest while playing 30.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 16.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is at 58%. Jordon Talley averages 18.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 3 rebounds per game and has 10.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Valparaiso averages 87.2 points per contest this year, which is 44th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 31.6 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a unit, which has them ranked 30th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 120th in Division 1. They average 42.8 boards per contest and 17.2 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 61st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 194th with 13.6 per game. The Crusaders allow 55.6 points per contest, which is 8th in the country. They also surrender a 34% shooting percentage and a 22% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 7th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 29.2 rebounds a game which ranks 18th, and they allow 10.2 assists per game which puts them in 46th place in college basketball. They force 18.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 324th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
UNC Wilmington is 21st in the country with 91.3 points per contest this season. They are 50th in the nation in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 0.3. They shoot 43% from beyond the arc, which is good for 25th in Division 1. They are 24th in the country in rebounding with 43.3 boards per contest and 18th in assists per game with 19.7. The Seahawks are 166th in turnovers per contest with 14.0. The Seahawks give up 91.0 points per game, which ranks them 342nd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 42% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 300th and 324th in those defensive statistics. They rank 301st with 16.3 dimes allowed per game and 101st with 33.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Seahawks are 19th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 11.0 per contest this year.
The Crusaders are 5th in the country in defensive rating with 77, and their offensive rating of 120.8 is ranked 19th. They are 163rd in college basketball in pace with 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 35th. As a unit they are 31st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 182nd in D-1. Valparaiso is 197th 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 8th in the country.
UNC Wilmington is 252nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 57%, which is 324th in Division 1. The Seahawks are 336th in the nation in defensive rating with 117.2, and their offensive rating of 117.6 is ranked 36th. They are 34th in D-1 in pace with 77.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 50th. As a unit they are 78th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 273rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Valparaiso/UNC Wilmington college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Valparaiso -2
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