Montana State at Indiana College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/9/2018
Friday, November 9, 2018
Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall
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The Montana State Bobcats travel to Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall to play the Indiana Hoosiers on Friday, November 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 23.5 point favorites.
Montana State heads into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 13-18. They had a point differential of -2.8 as they averaged 76.1 points per contest while giving up 78.9 per game. Indiana had an overall mark of 16-14 last year. They averaged 71.9 points per contest and gave up 70.3, which was a point differential of 1.6.
Valuable Montana State Bobcats Betting Trends
The Montana State Bobcats were 11-18-1 against the spread last season
The Montana State Bobcats were 16-13-0 against the over/under last year
Important Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers were 17-12-2 against the spread last season
The Indiana Hoosiers were 12-17-1 against the over/under last year
Key Montana State Bobcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
11/08/18 G Aljami Durham Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs Montana State
11/08/18 F Jerome Hunter Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs Montana State
11/08/18 F Race Thompson Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs Montana State
Tyler Hall comes into this contest after averaging 17.5 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 3.7 rebounds per game and dished out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 58% while his free throw percentage finished at 91%. Harald Frey averaged 13.1 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 3.2 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 43% for the year while his free throw percentage was 76%.
Juwan Morgan averaged 16.5 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 7.4 rebounds per game and had 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 58% and his free throw percentage was at 63%. De'Ron Davis averaged 9.6 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 18.8 minutes per contest. He also averaged 4.3 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 62% and his free throw percentage was 50%.
Useful Team Statistics
Montana State averaged 76.1 points per contest last season, which ranked them 101st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin was -2.8 and their shooting percentage was 42% as a team, which had them ranked 288th. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 164th in the nation. They averaged 36.5 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per game, which ranked them 112th and 257th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 218th with 12.5 per game. The Bobcats allowed 78.9 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 321st in the country. They also allowed a 48% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 319th and 199th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 36.4 rebounds a game which ranked 258th and they gave up 12.9 assists per contest, which put them in 136th place in the nation. They forced 13.3 turnovers per game which ranked them 199th among NCAA teams.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana was 229th in the country with 71.9 points per game last year. They were 128th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin was 1.6. They shot 32% from 3-point range, which was good for 315th in the nation. They were 177th in the country in rebounding with 35.5 boards per game, and 142nd in assists per contest with 14.0. The Hoosiers were 221st in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Hoosiers surrendered 70.3 points per contest, which ranked them 116th in D-1. Their defense allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 190th and 281st in those defensive statistics. They ranked 151st with 13.0 assists allowed per contest and 129th with 34.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hoosiers were 215th in the country in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game last season.
The Bobcats had an offensive rating of 104.2, which was ranked 186th. They were 65th in college basketball in pace with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% was 279th. As a unit they were 231st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 152nd in D-1. Montana State was 267th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions.
Indiana was 202nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Hoosiers were 157th in the country in offensive rating with 105.2. In terms of pace they were 273rd in Division 1 with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% was 176th. As a team they were 205th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 261st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Montana State/Indiana college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana -23.5
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