Morehead State at Connecticut College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/8/2018
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
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The Morehead State Eagles head to Harry A. Gampel Pavilion to take on the Connecticut Huskies on Thursday, November 8, 2018. The opening line for this game has Connecticut as 12 point favorites.
Morehead State comes into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 8-21. They had a point differential of -5.6 as they averaged 70.4 points per game while giving up 76.0 per contest. Connecticut had an overall mark of 14-17 last year. They averaged 68.2 points per contest and gave up 73.1, which was a point differential of -5.0.
Valuable Morehead State Eagles Betting Trends
The Morehead State Eagles were 13-10-1 against the spread last season
The Morehead State Eagles were 12-12-0 against the over/under last year
Important Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies were 10-19-0 against the spread last season
The Connecticut Huskies were 15-13-0 against the over/under last year
Key Morehead State Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
10/31/18 G Sidney Wilson Suspension is out indefinitely
Jordan Walker comes into this game after averaging 12.2 points per contest while playing 31.6 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 3.2 rebounds per contest and distributed 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage was 43% while his free throw percentage was 74%. Lamontray Harris averaged 11.0 points per contest in 23.2 minutes per game last year. He averaged 0.9 assists per game and 6.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 47% for the season while his free throw percentage was 87%.
Jalen Adams scored 18.1 points per contest while playing 38.1 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 4.2 rebounds per contest and had 4.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 43% and his free throw percentage finished at 80%. Christian Vital averaged 14.9 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 31.7 minutes per game. He also brought in 5.4 rebounds per game and had 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 38% and his free throw percentage was 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Morehead State averaged 70.4 points per contest last year, which was 259th in the country. Their average scoring margin was -5.6 and their shooting percentage was 43% as a unit, which had them ranked 265th. From 3-point territory they shot 32%, which was good for 311th in Division 1. They averaged 35.9 boards per contest and 11.9 assists per game, which ranked them 140th and 299th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 8th with 15.7 per game. The Eagles allowed 76.0 points per contest, which was 271st in the nation. They also surrendered a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 303rd and 201st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 33.9 rebounds a game which ranked 123rd, and they allowed 15.9 assists per game which put them in 327th place in the NCAA. They forced 14.0 turnovers per game which ranked them 259th in the country.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut was 300th in the nation with 68.2 points per contest last season. They were 320th in D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin was -5.0. They shot 33% from beyond the arc, which was good for 301st in the country. They were 237th in the nation in rebounding with 34.3 boards per contest and 342nd in assists per game with 10.4. The Huskies were 205th in turnovers per contest with 12.6. The Huskies gave up 73.1 points per game, which ranked them 193rd in the country. Their defense surrendered a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 143rd and 270th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 207th with 13.8 dimes allowed per game and 273rd with 36.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Huskies were 129th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per contest last year.
The Eagles had an offensive rating of 99.3, which was ranked 292nd. They were 120th in college basketball in pace with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% was 269th. As a unit they were 263rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 150th in D-1. Morehead State was 13th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 19.1 times per 100 possessions.
Connecticut was 184th in the country in turnovers last year, as they turned the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions. The Huskies had an offensive rating of 99.7, which was ranked 287th. They were 287th in D-1 in pace with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% was 321st. As a unit they were 303rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 214th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Morehead State/Connecticut college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Morehead State +12
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