Murray State at Alabama College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/26/2018
Monday, November 26, 2018
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The Murray State Racers travel to Coleman Coliseum to play the Alabama Crimson Tide on Monday, November 26, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Alabama as 8 point favorites.
Murray State comes into this game with an overall record of 3-0. They currently have a point differential of 33.3 as they are averaging 85.3 points per game while giving up 52.0 per contest. Alabama has an overall mark of 4-1. They are averaging 76.8 points per contest and giving up 70.0, which is a point differential of 6.8.
Valuable Murray State Racers Betting Trends
The Murray State Racers are 2-0-0 against the spread
The Murray State Racers are 1-1-0 against the over/under
Important Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 1-4-0 against the spread
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 4-1-0 against the over/under
Key Murray State Racers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/25/18 F Javian Davis-Fleming Knee is questionable Monday vs Murray State
11/05/18 G Riley Norris Heart is out indefinitely
Leroy Buchanan averages 10.3 points per game in 24.3 minutes per contest. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%. Temetrius Morant comes into this contest averaging 24.3 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Kira Lewis Jr. averages 13.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 100%. John Petty averages 13.4 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Racers allow 52.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in Division 1. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 14% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 26.3 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they give up 7.7 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the NCAA. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 277th in the nation. Murray State averages 85.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 33.3 and their shooting percentage is 56% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 51st in D-1. They average 40.3 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 66th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 68th with 15.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Crimson Tide surrender 70.0 points per contest, which ranks them 153rd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 288th and 258th in those defensive statistics. They rank 33rd with 9.8 assists allowed per contest, and 44th with 30.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Crimson Tide are 186th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game. Alabama is 150th in the country with 76.8 points per game this year. They are 163rd in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 6.8. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 184th in the nation. They are 182nd in the country in rebounding with 36.8 boards per game and 176th in assists per contest with 14.0. The Crimson Tide are 222nd in turnovers per game with 13.0.
The Racers are 9th in the nation in offensive rating with 122.5. In terms of pace they are 238th in the country with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 64% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 66% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 134th in Division 1. Murray State is 49th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.1 times per 100 possessions.
Alabama is 210th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions. The Crimson Tide have an offensive rating of 110.3, which is ranked 97th. They are 252nd in D-1 in pace with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 192nd. As a unit they are 151st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 275th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Murray State/Alabama college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Alabama -8
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