Rider at VCU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/30/2018
Sunday, December 30, 2018
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The Rider Broncs travel to Siegel Center to play the VCU Rams on Sunday, December 30, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has VCU as 9 point favorites.
Rider heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-6. They currently have a point differential of 0.3 as they are averaging 76.3 points per contest while giving up 76.0 per game. VCU has an overall record of 8-4. They are averaging 67.8 points per game and surrendering 62.3, good for a point differential of 5.5.
Valuable Rider Broncs Betting Trends
The Rider Broncs are 3-8-0 against the spread
The Rider Broncs are 5-5-1 against the over/under
Important VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 7-4-1 against the spread
The VCU Rams are 2-10-0 against the over/under
Key Rider Broncs Injuries
12/23/18 G Dimencio Vaughn Ankle is questionable
Key VCU Rams Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jordan Allen comes into this contest averaging 14.5 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. Dimencio Vaughn averages 12.7 points per game in 26.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Marcus Evans averages 13.1 points per game while playing 24.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Issac Vann averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Rider averages 76.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 134th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 192nd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 50th in the nation. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 209th and 169th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 152nd with 13.8 per game. The Broncs allow 76.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 269th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 278th and 235th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.5 rebounds a game which ranks 282nd and they give up 15.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 319th place in Division 1. They force 17.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 331st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
VCU is 307th in the country with 67.8 points per game this year. They are 325th in Division 1 in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is 5.5. They shoot 27% from 3-point range, which is good for 340th in the nation. They are 120th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.4 boards per game, and 258th in assists per contest with 12.4. The Rams are 94th in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Rams surrender 62.3 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in D-1. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 25% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 9.7 assists allowed per contest and 314th with 39.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rams are 321st in country in forcing turnovers with 17.2 per game.
The Broncs have an offensive rating of 102.4, which is ranked 218th. They are 49th in college basketball in pace with 74.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 185th. As a unit they are 238th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 263rd in D-1. Rider is 193rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions.
VCU is 105th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions. The Rams are 314th in the country in offensive rating with 95. In terms of pace they are 217th in Division 1 with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 324th. As a team they are 320th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 58th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Rider/VCU college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take VCU -9
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