Appalachian State at Alabama College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/11/2018
Sunday, November 11, 2018
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The Appalachian State Mountaineers head to Coleman Coliseum to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide on Sunday, November 11, 2018. The opening line for this game has Alabama as 15 point favorites.
Appalachian State heads into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 14-17. They had a point differential of 2.2 as they averaged 76.4 points per contest while giving up 74.2 per game. Alabama had an overall record of 17-14 last season. They averaged 72.3 points per game and surrendered 70.6, good for a point differential of 1.7.
Valuable Appalachian State Mountaineers Betting Trends
The Appalachian State Mountaineers were 14-14-2 against the spread last season
The Appalachian State Mountaineers were 13-15-0 against the over/under last year
Important Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide were 18-16-1 against the spread last season
The Alabama Crimson Tide were 10-20-0 against the over/under last year
Key Appalachian State Mountaineers Injuries
11/09/18 F James Lewis Jr. Eligibility is out indefinitely
10/19/18 G Michael Bibby Foot is out 6-8 weeks
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/10/18 G Dazon Ingram Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Appalachian St
11/10/18 F Javian Davis-Fleming Knee is questionable Sunday vs Appalachian St
11/05/18 G Riley Norris Heart is out indefinitely
Ronshad Shabazz comes into this game after averaging 18.5 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 2.5 rebounds per contest and distributed 3.0 assists per game. His FG percentage was 39% while his free throw percentage was 69%. Justin Forrest averaged 13.5 points per contest in 28.0 minutes per game last year. He averaged 2.0 assists per game and 2.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 37% for the season while his free throw percentage was 67%.
John Petty scored 10.2 points per contest while playing 28.5 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 2.6 rebounds per contest and had 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 39% and his free throw percentage finished at 71%. Donta Hall averaged 10.6 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 23.7 minutes per game. He also brought in 6.6 rebounds per game and had 0.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 73% and his free throw percentage was 56%.
Useful Team Statistics
Appalachian State averaged 76.4 points per contest last year, which was 94th in the country. Their average scoring margin was 2.2 and their shooting percentage was 44% as a unit, which had them ranked 237th. From 3-point territory they shot 34%, which was good for 229th in Division 1. They averaged 39.1 boards per contest and 12.5 assists per game, which ranked them 21st and 264th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 81st with 13.8 per game. The Mountaineers allowed 74.2 points per contest, which was 225th in the nation. They also surrendered a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 165th and 260th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 35.7 rebounds a game which ranked 220th, and they allowed 12.3 assists per game which put them in 88th place in the NCAA. They forced 13.0 turnovers per game which ranked them 183rd in the country.
Useful Team Statistics
Alabama was 216th in the nation with 72.3 points per contest last season. They were 101st in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin was 1.7. They shot 33% from beyond the arc, which was good for 300th in the country. They were 143rd in the nation in rebounding with 35.8 boards per contest and 243rd in assists per game with 12.7. The Crimson Tide were 56th in turnovers per contest with 14.3. The Crimson Tide gave up 70.6 points per game, which ranked them 130th in the country. Their defense surrendered a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 52nd and 64th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 67th with 11.9 dimes allowed per game and 209th with 35.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Crimson Tide were 192nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per contest last year.
The Mountaineers were 176th in the nation last year in offensive rating with 104.6. In terms of pace they were 68th in the country with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% was 185th. As a team they were 202nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 55th in Division 1. Appalachian State was 152nd in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Alabama was 55th in the country in turnovers last year, as they turned the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions. The Crimson Tide had an offensive rating of 103, which was ranked 220th. They were 142nd in D-1 in pace with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% was 145th. As a unit they were 147th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 225th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Appalachian State/Alabama college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Appalachian State +15
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