Yale at TCU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/2/2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena
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The Yale Bulldogs travel to Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena to play the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has TCU as 14.5 point favorites.
Yale heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-4. They currently have a point differential of 8.9 as they are averaging 80.2 points per contest while giving up 71.3 per game. TCU has an overall mark of 7-0. They are averaging 86.1 points per contest and giving up 70.7, which is a point differential of 15.4.
Valuable Yale Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Yale Bulldogs are 1-2 against the spread this season
The Yale Bulldogs are 2-1 against the over/under this year
Important TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 3-4 against the spread this season
The TCU Horned Frogs are 4-3 against the over/under this year
Key Yale Bulldogs Injuries
11/11/17 F Jordan Bruner Knee is out for season
11/11/17 G Makai Mason Foot is out indefinitely
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Blake Reynolds averages 11.4 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Miye Oni averages 15.6 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 67% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Desmond Bane averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 72% and his free throw percentage is 71%. Vladimir Brodziansky averages 15.7 points per game while playing 25.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs allow 71.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 166th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 191st and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 146th, and they give up 12.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 171st place in the country. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 167th in college basketball. Yale averages 80.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 100th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 8.9 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 67th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 177th in D-1. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 19.1 assists per game, which ranks them 190th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 154th with 13.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Horned Frogs surrender 70.7 points per contest, which ranks them 155th in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 199th and 149th in those defensive statistics. They rank 316th with 16.6 assists allowed per contest, and 5th with 28.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Horned Frogs are 201st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game this season. TCU is 38th in Division 1 with 86.1 points per game this year. They are 19th in the country in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 15.4. They shoot 41% from 3-point range, which is good for 35th in the nation. They are 116th in college basketball in rebounding with 38.4 boards per game and 5th in assists per contest with 19.9. The Horned Frogs are 131st in turnovers per game with 14.3.
The Bulldogs are 98th in the nation in offensive rating with 110.9, and their defensive rating of 98.6 is ranked 162nd. In terms of pace they are 149th in the country with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 45th. As a team they are 63rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 26th in Division 1. Yale is 151st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 133rd in the nation.
TCU is 159th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 218th in the nation. The Horned Frogs are 37th in the country in offensive rating with 115.3, and their defensive rating of 94.6 is ranked 102nd. In terms of pace they are 61st in Division 1 with 74.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 20th. As a team they are 26th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 215th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Yale/TCU college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take TCU -14.5
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