Villanova at Gonzaga College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/5/2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Villanova Wildcats travel to Madison Square Garden to play the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 4 point favorites.
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Villanova comes into this game with an overall record of 8-0. They currently have a point differential of 24.8 as they are averaging 86.4 points per game while giving up 61.6 per contest. Gonzaga has an overall record of 7-1. They are averaging 92.9 points per game and surrendering 73.4, good for a point differential of 19.5.
Valuable Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 5-2 against the spread this season
The Villanova Wildcats are 4-4 against the over/under this year
Important Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 3-2 against the spread this season
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 3-2 against the over/under this year
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
12/04/17 F Corey Kispert Ankle is "?" Tuesday vs Villanova
Mikal Bridges averages 17.9 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is at 83%. Jalen Brunson averages 17.9 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.5 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 65% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Johnathan Williams averages 15.9 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 58%. Josh Perkins averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Villanova averages 86.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 31st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 24.8 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 41%, which is good for 38th in the country. They average 38.8 rebounds per game and 16.6 assists per game, which ranks them 96th and 59th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 320th with 11.4 per game. The Wildcats allow 61.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 86th and 80th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.8 rebounds a game which ranks 31st and they give up 12.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 121st place in college basketball. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 207th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Gonzaga is 4th in the country with 92.9 points per game this year. They are 18th in D-1 in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 19.5. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 49th in college basketball. They are 23rd in the nation in rebounding with 42.3 boards per game, and 31st in assists per contest with 18.0. The Bulldogs are 209th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Bulldogs surrender 73.4 points per contest, which ranks them 205th in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 60th and 307th in those defensive statistics. They rank 157th with 12.8 assists allowed per contest and 112th with 33.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 188th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game this season.
The Wildcats are 9th in the nation in offensive rating with 121.7, and their defensive rating of 86.8 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 199th in the country with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 12th. As a team they are 10th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 80th in Division 1. Villanova is 310th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 72nd in the nation.
Gonzaga is 275th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 92nd in the nation. The Bulldogs are 8th in the country in offensive rating with 122.2, and their defensive rating of 96.5 is ranked 129th. In terms of pace they are 126th in Division 1 with 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 11th. As a team they are 14th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 101st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Villanova/Gonzaga college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Gonzaga +4
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