California at St. Mary's College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/1/2018
Saturday, December 1, 2018
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The California Golden Bears head to McKeon Pavilion to take on the St. Mary's Gaels on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The opening line for this game has St. Mary's as 12 point favorites.
California comes into this game with an overall record of 2-3. They currently have a point differential of -2.2 as they are averaging 71.0 points per game while giving up 73.2 per contest. St. Mary's has an overall record of 3-4. They are averaging 73.6 points per game and surrendering 68.7, good for a point differential of 4.9.
Valuable California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 3-2-0 against the spread this season
The California Golden Bears are 2-3-0 against the over/under this year
Important St. Mary's Gaels Betting Trends
The St. Mary's Gaels are 4-3-0 against the spread this season
The St. Mary's Gaels are 5-2-0 against the over/under this year
Key California Golden Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key St. Mary's Gaels Injuries
11/08/18 C Aaron Menzies Hand is out indefinitely
11/08/18 G Kristers Zoriks ACL is out for season
Paris Austin comes into this game averaging 15.6 points per contest while playing 34.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 64%. Justice Sueing averages 12.0 points per contest in 32.6 minutes per game. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 6.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 33% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Jordan Ford scores 23.1 points per contest while playing 37.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.3 rebounds per contest and has 3.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Malik Fitts averages 14.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.1 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
California averages 71.0 points per contest, which is 267th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 72nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 42%, which is good for 18th in the nation. They average 28.8 boards per contest and 9.8 assists per game, which ranks them 346th and 340th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 243rd with 12.6 per game. The Golden Bears allow 73.2 points per contest, which is 217th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 286th and 168th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 178th, and they allow 13.6 assists per game which puts them in 228th place in the country. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 195th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
St. Mary's is 212th in the nation with 73.6 points per contest this season. They are 182nd in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.9. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 142nd in the NCAA. They are 285th in D-1 in rebounding with 33.6 boards per contest and 348th in assists per game with 9.4. The Gaels are 349th in turnovers per contest with 8.6. The Gaels give up 68.7 points per game, which ranks them 120th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 283rd and 63rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 60th with 10.7 dimes allowed per game and 83rd with 32.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Gaels are 17th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.0 per contest this year.
The Golden Bears have an offensive rating of 102.3, which is ranked 215th. They are 252nd in college basketball in pace with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 111th. As a unit they are 91st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 340th in D-1. California is 153rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions.
St. Mary's is 346th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions. The Gaels are 82nd in the country in offensive rating with 111.7. In terms of pace they are 341st in Division 1 with 65.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 192nd. As a team they are 167th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 242nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's California/St. Mary's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take California +12
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