Jacksonville State at Penn State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/12/2018
Monday, November 12, 2018
Bryce Jordan Center
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The Jacksonville State Gamecocks travel to Bryce Jordan Center to play the Penn State Nittany Lions on Monday, November 12, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Penn State as 16.5 point favorites.
Jacksonville State comes into this game with an overall record of 0-1. They currently have a point differential of -20.0 as they are averaging 72.0 points per game while giving up 92.0 per contest. Penn State has an overall record of 1-0. They are averaging 87.0 points per game and surrendering 72.0, good for a point differential of 15.0.
Valuable Jacksonville State Gamecocks Betting Trends
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are 0-1-0 against the spread
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are 1-0-0 against the over/under
Important Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 0-1-0 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 1-0-0 against the over/under
Key Jacksonville State Gamecocks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
11/09/18 F Mike Watkins Medical is out indefinitely
Jason Burnell comes into this contest averaging 16.0 points per game while playing 30.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Ty Hudson averages 13.0 points per game in 28.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 2.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 57%.
Lamar Stevens averages 22.0 points per game while playing 36.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.0 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 100%. Josh Reaves averages 19.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.0 rebounds per contest and 4.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Jacksonville State averages 72.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 214th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -20.0 and their shooting percentage is 39% as a team, which has them ranked 300th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 242nd in the nation. They average 34.0 rebounds per game and 9.0 assists per game, which ranks them 235th and 287th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 45th with 18.0 per game. The Gamecocks allow 92.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 340th in the country. They also allow a 55% shooting percentage and a 56% average from behind the arc, ranking them 346th and 349th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.0 rebounds a game which ranks 121st and they give up 16.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 284th place in Division 1. They force 19.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 308th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Penn State is 60th in the country with 87.0 points per game this year. They are 138th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 15.0. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 138th in the nation. They are 137th in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.0 boards per game, and 72nd in assists per contest with 17.0. The Nittany Lions are 108th in turnovers per game with 15.0. The Nittany Lions surrender 72.0 points per contest, which ranks them 198th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 19% average from 3-point range, ranking them 201st and 48th in those defensive statistics. They rank 204th with 13.0 assists allowed per contest and 235th with 38.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nittany Lions are 200th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game.
The Gamecocks are 263rd in the nation in offensive rating with 90. In terms of pace they are 30th in the country with 79.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 42% is 286th. As a team they are 254th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 23% of their shots, ranking 310th in Division 1. Jacksonville State is 67th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.6 times per 100 possessions.
Penn State is 135th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions. The Nittany Lions have an offensive rating of 110.1, which is ranked 112th. They are 34th in D-1 in pace with 79 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 107th. As a unit they are 82nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 189th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Jacksonville State/Penn State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Penn State -16.5
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