Virginia at VCU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/17/2017
Friday, November 17, 2017
Stuart C. Siegel Center
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The Virginia Cavaliers head to Stuart C. Siegel Center to take on the VCU Rams on Friday, November 17, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia as 6.5 point favorites.
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Virginia comes into this game with an overall record of 2-0. They currently have a point differential of 28.0 as they are averaging 76.5 points per game while giving up 48.5 per contest. VCU has an overall record of 2-0. They are averaging 94.5 points per game and surrendering 75.0, good for a point differential of 19.5.
Valuable Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 1-1 against the spread this season
The Virginia Cavaliers are 1-1 against the over/under this year
Important VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 0-0 against the spread this season
The VCU Rams are 0-0 against the over/under this year
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key VCU Rams Injuries
11/10/17 G Marcus Evans Transferred is out for season
Devon Hall averages 16 points per contest while playing 27 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 74% while his free throw percentage is 100%. Jay Huff averages 16 points per contest in 24 minutes per game this year. He averages 2 assists per game and 4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 88% for the season while his free throw percentage is 0%.
Justin Tillman scores 20.5 points per contest while playing 20.5 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 9 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 74% and his free throw percentage is at 100%. Khris Lane averages 14 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 21.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 6 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia averages 76.5 points per contest this year, which is 182nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 28.0 and their shooting percentage is 54% as a unit, which has them ranked 27th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 132nd in Division 1. They average 31.0 boards per contest and 12.5 assists per game, which ranks them 309th and 231st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 302nd with 11.0 per game. The Cavaliers allow 48.5 points per contest, which is 5th in the country. They also surrender a 35% shooting percentage and a 18% average from 3-point range, ranking them 44th and 9th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 28.0 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they allow 7.5 assists per game which puts them in 26th place in college basketball. They force 18.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 303rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
VCU is 28th in the country with 94.5 points per contest this season. They are 103rd in the nation in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 19.5. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 77th in Division 1. They are 35th in the country in rebounding with 45.5 boards per contest and 22nd in assists per game with 21.5. The Rams are 316th in turnovers per contest with 10.0. The Rams give up 75.0 points per game, which ranks them 212th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 122nd and 223rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 233rd with 14.5 dimes allowed per game and 261st with 39.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Rams are 158th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per contest this year.
The Cavaliers are 38th in the nation in offensive rating with 122.4, and their defensive rating of 77.6 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 341st in the country with 62.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 61% is 35th. As a team they are 22nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 66% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 194th in Division 1. Virginia is 187th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 24.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 38%, which is 25th in the nation.
VCU is 325th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 143rd in Division 1. The Rams are 171st in the nation in defensive rating with 98, and their offensive rating of 123.5 is ranked 32nd. They are 74th in D-1 in pace with 76.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 101st. As a unit they are 118th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 216th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Virginia/VCU college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Virginia -6.5
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