Northwestern at Fresno State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/22/2018
Thursday, November 22, 2018
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The Northwestern Wildcats travel to Titan Gym to play the Fresno State Bulldogs on Thursday, November 22, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Northwestern as 5 point favorites.
Northwestern comes into this game with an overall record of 3-0. They currently have a point differential of 23.3 as they are averaging 75.7 points per game while giving up 52.3 per contest. Fresno State has an overall mark of 1-1. They are averaging 80.0 points per contest and giving up 70.0, which is a point differential of 10.0.
Valuable Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 2-1-0 against the spread
The Northwestern Wildcats are 2-1-0 against the over/under
Important Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 1-0-0 against the spread
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 1-0-0 against the over/under
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
11/09/18 F Aaron Falzon Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Fresno State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Vic Law comes into this contest averaging 19.3 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Ryan Taylor averages 12.3 points per game in 26.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%.
Braxton Huggins averages 20.5 points per game while playing 26.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.0 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Deshon Taylor averages 12.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.0 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 32% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Northwestern averages 75.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 185th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 23.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 229th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 298th in the nation. They average 42.0 rebounds per game and 17.0 assists per game, which ranks them 49th and 50th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 318th with 10.7 per game. The Wildcats allow 52.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the country. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 22% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 116th and they give up 9.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 42nd place in Division 1. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 252nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Fresno State is 115th in the country with 80.0 points per game this year. They are 263rd in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 10.0. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 138th in the nation. They are 172nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.5 boards per game, and 63rd in assists per contest with 16.5. The Bulldogs are 302nd in turnovers per game with 11.5. The Bulldogs surrender 70.0 points per contest, which ranks them 161st in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 175th and 205th in those defensive statistics. They rank 315th with 16.0 assists allowed per contest and 320th with 41.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 254th in country in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per game.
The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 111.3, which is ranked 93rd. They are 304th in college basketball in pace with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 252nd. As a unit they are 217th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 181st in D-1. Northwestern is 318th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions.
Fresno State is 307th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 125th in the country in offensive rating with 108.8. In terms of pace they are 115th in Division 1 with 73.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 214th. As a team they are 199th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 60th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Northwestern/Fresno State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Fresno State +5
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