LIU Brooklyn at Radford College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/13/2018
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
University of Dayton Arena
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The LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds travel to University of Dayton Arena to play the Radford Highlanders on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has Radford as 3.5 point favorites.
LIU Brooklyn comes into this game with an overall record of 15-16. They currently have a point differential of 0.9 as they are averaging 77.5 points per game while giving up 76.6 per contest. Radford has an overall record of 19-12. They are averaging 67.4 points per game and surrendering 64.4, good for a point differential of 3.0.
Valuable LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds Betting Trends
The LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds are 3-4 against the spread this season
The LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds are 3-1 against the over/under this year
Important Radford Highlanders Betting Trends
The Radford Highlanders are 5-4 against the spread this season
The Radford Highlanders are 3-3 against the over/under this year
Key LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Radford Highlanders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Joel Hernandez averages 20.9 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 67%. Raiquan Clark averages 17.4 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Ed Polite Jr. averages 13.5 points per game while playing 32 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Carlik Jones averages 11.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
LIU Brooklyn averages 77.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 78th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 124th. Behind the arc they shoot 35%, which is good for 199th in the country. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game, which ranks them 58th and 253rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 62nd with 14.1 per game. The Blackbirds allow 76.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 285th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 186th and 43rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 256th and they give up 13.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 148th place in college basketball. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 90th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Radford is 314th in the country with 67.4 points per game this year. They are 283rd in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 3.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 178th in college basketball. They are 219th in the nation in rebounding with 34.6 boards per game, and 280th in assists per contest with 12.2. The Highlanders are 248th in turnovers per game with 12.1. The Highlanders surrender 64.4 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 104th and 168th in those defensive statistics. They rank 32nd with 11.2 assists allowed per contest and 30th with 31.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Highlanders are 173rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game this season.
The Blackbirds are 142nd in the nation in offensive rating with 105.9, and their defensive rating of 104.6 is ranked 228th. In terms of pace they are 40th in the country with 72.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 114th. As a team they are 116th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 122nd in Division 1. LIU Brooklyn is 101st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 113th in the nation.
Radford is 168th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 121st in the nation. The Highlanders are 167th in the country in offensive rating with 104.9, and their defensive rating of 100.2 is ranked 101st. In terms of pace they are 350th in Division 1 with 63.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 255th. As a team they are 254th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 105th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's LIU Brooklyn/Radford college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Radford -3.5
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