Harvard at St. Mary's College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/24/2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
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The Harvard Crimson travel to McKeon Pavilion to play the St. Mary's Gaels on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has St. Mary's as 8.5 point favorites.
Harvard comes into this game with an overall record of 2-3. They currently have a point differential of -0.2 as they are averaging 70.8 points per game while giving up 71.0 per contest. St. Mary's has an overall mark of 3-2. They are averaging 74.4 points per contest and giving up 65.4, which is a point differential of 9.0.
Valuable Harvard Crimson Betting Trends
The Harvard Crimson are 3-1-0 against the spread
The Harvard Crimson are 3-1-0 against the over/under
Important St. Mary's Gaels Betting Trends
The St. Mary's Gaels are 4-1-0 against the spread
The St. Mary's Gaels are 3-2-0 against the over/under
Key Harvard Crimson Injuries
11/08/18 G Bryce Aiken Knee is out indefinitely
11/08/18 F Seth Towns Knee is out indefinitely
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
Justin Bassey averages 11.6 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest. He averages 3.0 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 63% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Chris Lewis comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 22.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Malik Fitts averages 14.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.4 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Jordan Ford averages 24.6 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Crimson allow 71.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 167th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 154th and 211th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 122nd, and they give up 11.0 assists per contest which puts them in 83rd place in the NCAA. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 91st in the nation. Harvard averages 70.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 255th in the country. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 88th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 166th in D-1. They average 32.2 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 307th and 123rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 64th with 15.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Gaels surrender 65.4 points per contest, which ranks them 76th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 224th and 40th in those defensive statistics. They rank 108th with 11.4 assists allowed per contest, and 102nd with 33.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Gaels are 27th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.2 per game. St. Mary's is 205th in the country with 74.4 points per game this year. They are 200th in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 9.0. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 66th in the nation. They are 245th in the country in rebounding with 35.0 boards per game and 313th in assists per contest with 10.6. The Gaels are 350th in turnovers per game with 7.8.
The Crimson have an offensive rating of 101.4, which is ranked 232nd. They are 244th in college basketball in pace with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 80th. As a unit they are 93rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 127th in D-1. Harvard is 37th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 20.2 times per 100 possessions.
St. Mary's is 349th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.4 times per 100 possessions. The Gaels are 63rd in the country in offensive rating with 113.8. In terms of pace they are 339th in Division 1 with 65.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 182nd. As a team they are 164th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 208th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Harvard/St. Mary's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take St. Mary's -8.5
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