Villanova at Saint Joseph's College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/2/2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
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The Villanova Wildcats travel to Hagan Arena to play the Saint Joseph's Hawks on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 13.5 point favorites.
Villanova comes into this game with an overall record of 7-0. They currently have a point differential of 22.4 as they are averaging 85.3 points per game while giving up 62.9 per contest. Saint Joseph's has an overall mark of 4-3. They are averaging 77.6 points per contest and giving up 75.6, which is a point differential of 2.0.
Valuable Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 4-2 against the spread this season
The Villanova Wildcats are 4-3 against the over/under this year
Important Saint Joseph's Hawks Betting Trends
The Saint Joseph's Hawks are 2-4 against the spread this season
The Saint Joseph's Hawks are 4-2 against the over/under this year
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Saint Joseph's Hawks Injuries
11/17/17 G Lamarr Kimble Foot is out for season
11/05/17 F Charlie Brown Wrist is out indefinitely
Jalen Brunson averages 18.4 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is at 83%. Mikal Bridges averages 17.9 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Shavar Newkirk averages 17.4 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. James Demery averages 17.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
Villanova averages 85.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 39th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 22.4 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 38%, which is good for 82nd in the country. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game, which ranks them 161st and 108th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 312th with 11.4 per game. The Wildcats allow 62.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 37th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 123rd and 130th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.1 rebounds a game which ranks 39th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 158th place in college basketball. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 242nd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Saint Joseph's is 150th in the country with 77.6 points per game this year. They are 280th in D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 2.0. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 217th in college basketball. They are 115th in the nation in rebounding with 38.4 boards per game, and 172nd in assists per contest with 14.1. The Hawks are 350th in turnovers per game with 8.7. The Hawks surrender 75.6 points per contest, which ranks them 242nd in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 176th and 183rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 299th with 15.9 assists allowed per contest and 296th with 39.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 34th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.4 per game this season.
The Wildcats are 19th in the nation in offensive rating with 119.2, and their defensive rating of 87.8 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 187th in the country with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 25th. As a team they are 22nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 108th in Division 1. Villanova is 307th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 108th in the nation.
Saint Joseph's is 349th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 214th in the nation. The Hawks are 160th in the country in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 103.9 is ranked 252nd. In terms of pace they are 190th in Division 1 with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 258th. As a team they are 264th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 92nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Villanova/Saint Joseph's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Saint Joseph's +13.5
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