Providence at Texas College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/21/2018
Friday, December 21, 2018
Frank Erwin Center
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The Providence Friars travel to Frank Erwin Center to play the Texas Longhorns on Friday, December 21, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Texas as 9.5 point favorites.
Providence heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-3. They currently have a point differential of 7.9 as they are averaging 75.6 points per contest while giving up 67.7 per game. Texas has an overall record of 7-3. They are averaging 74.8 points per game and surrendering 66.5, good for a point differential of 8.3.
Valuable Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 6-6-0 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 7-5-0 against the over/under
Important Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 4-6-0 against the spread
The Texas Longhorns are 3-7-0 against the over/under
Key Providence Friars Injuries
12/12/18 G A.J. Reeves Foot is out 4-6 weeks
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Alpha Diallo comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 72%. A.J. Reeves averages 14.2 points per game in 27.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Kerwin Roach Jr. averages 14.3 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Dylan Osetkowski averages 10.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.4 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Providence averages 75.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 152nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 181st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 32nd in the nation. They average 37.9 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 104th and 111th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 214th with 13.1 per game. The Friars allow 67.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 92nd in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 138th and 223rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 133rd and they give up 11.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 87th place in Division 1. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 169th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas is 179th in the country with 74.8 points per game this year. They are 257th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 8.3. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 231st in the nation. They are 114th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.8 boards per game, and 121st in assists per contest with 14.7. The Longhorns are 244th in turnovers per game with 12.6. The Longhorns surrender 66.5 points per contest, which ranks them 68th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 46th and 123rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 9.2 assists allowed per contest and 262nd with 37.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Longhorns are 261st in country in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game.
The Friars are 105th in the nation in offensive rating with 108.8. In terms of pace they are 266th in the country with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 192nd. As a team they are 188th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 305th in Division 1. Providence is 203rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions.
Texas is 248th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions. The Longhorns are 191st in the country in offensive rating with 103.7. In terms of pace they are 159th in Division 1 with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 217th. As a team they are 228th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 31st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Providence/Texas college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Texas -9.5
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