Sunday, January 29, 2017
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The Virginia Cavaliers head to The Pavilion to take on the Villanova Wildcats on Sunday, January 29, 2017. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 4.5 point favorites.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 16-3 and a road record of 6-1. They are 11-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-11. The Wildcats have an overall record of 19-2 and a home record of 10-0. They have an over/under record of 8-13 and they are 13-8 against the spread.
London Perrantes comes into this contest averaging 12.3 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Marial Shayok averages 10 points per game in 19.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Virginia. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
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Josh Hart averages 19 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Jalen Brunson averages 14.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Virginia averages 69.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 244th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 16.4 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 8th in the country. They average 33.6 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game which ranks them 275th and 77th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 9.7 per game. The Cavaliers allow 53.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 58th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 28.7 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 9.6 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the country. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 147th in Division 1.
Villanova averages 78.3 points per game this year which ranks them 54th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 15.7 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 65th in the nation. They average 34.4 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per contest which ranks them 238th and 91st respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 20th with 11 per game. The Wildcats allow 62.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 59th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 29.3 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 13.6 assists per contest which puts them in 190th place in the nation. The Wildcats force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 236th in college basketball.
The Cavaliers average 69.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 68 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 11.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 15.7 per contest. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 113.6 and they assist on 57.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 60.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Virginia turns the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.2%. The Cavaliers give up 57.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 52.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 80.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 75.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 12.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 23 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 118.5 and 54% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 58%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 62% and they attempt 3 pointers on 45% of their shots. Villanova turns it over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30%. The Wildcats give up 57.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 62.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 11-6 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 6-11 against the over/under
Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 13-8 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 8-13 against the over/under
Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
11/18/16 F Austin Nichols Dismissed dismissed from team
Villanova Wildcats Injuries
11/12/16 F Omari Spellman Redshirt out for season
01/06/17 G Phil Booth Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Villanova -4.5
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