Citadel at Texas College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/16/2018
Friday, November 16, 2018
Frank Erwin Center
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The Citadel Bulldogs travel to Frank Erwin Center to play the Texas Longhorns on Friday, November 16, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Texas as 22.5 point favorites.
Citadel comes into this game with an overall record of 2-1. They currently have a point differential of 43.3 as they are averaging 121.7 points per game while giving up 78.3 per contest. Texas has an overall mark of 3-0. They are averaging 69.7 points per contest and giving up 61.7, which is a point differential of 8.0.
Valuable Citadel Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Citadel Bulldogs are 1-0-0 against the spread
The Citadel Bulldogs are 1-0-0 against the over/under
Important Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 0-3-0 against the spread
The Texas Longhorns are 0-3-0 against the over/under
Key Citadel Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Zane Najdawi averages 13.7 points per game in 17.3 minutes per contest. He averages 0.3 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Matt Frierson comes into this contest averaging 19.0 points per game while playing 24.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 1.0 rebound per game and dishes out 0.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 36% while his free throw percentage is at 0%.
Dylan Osetkowski averages 10.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 71%. Kerwin Roach Jr. averages 15.5 points per game while playing 38.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 4.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 36%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs allow 78.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 278th in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 75th and 172nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.0 rebounds a game which ranks 305th, and they give up 18.3 assists per contest which puts them in 330th place in the NCAA. They force 18.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 307th in the nation. Citadel averages 121.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 43.3 and their shooting percentage is 54% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 66th in D-1. They average 51.0 rebounds per game and 24.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 6th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 231st with 12.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Longhorns surrender 61.7 points per contest, which ranks them 54th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 90th and 112th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 6.0 assists allowed per contest, and 254th with 38.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Longhorns are 270th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 17.3 per game. Texas is 280th in the country with 69.7 points per game this year. They are 294th in the D-1 in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is 8.0. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 272nd in the nation. They are 128th in the country in rebounding with 39.7 boards per game and 173rd in assists per contest with 14.0. The Longhorns are 195th in turnovers per game with 13.0.
The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 133.7, which is ranked 10th. They are 3rd in college basketball in pace with 90.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 65% is 11th. As a unit they are 11th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 66% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in D-1. Citadel is 313th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions.
Texas is 189th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Longhorns are 292nd in the country in offensive rating with 95. In terms of pace they are 244th in Division 1 with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 281st. As a team they are 288th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 67th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Citadel/Texas college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Texas -22.5
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