Saint Joseph's at Villanova College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/8/2018
Saturday, December 8, 2018
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The Saint Joseph's Hawks travel to Finneran Pavilion to play the Villanova Wildcats on Saturday, December 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Villanova as 11.5 point favorites.
Saint Joseph's comes into this game with an overall record of 5-4. They currently have a point differential of 4.2 as they are averaging 81.0 points per game while giving up 76.8 per contest. Villanova has an overall mark of 7-2. They are averaging 75.6 points per contest and giving up 65.6, which is a point differential of 10.0.
Valuable Saint Joseph's Hawks Betting Trends
The Saint Joseph's Hawks are 4-4-1 against the spread
The Saint Joseph's Hawks are 6-3-0 against the over/under
Important Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 5-4-0 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 2-7-0 against the over/under
Key Saint Joseph's Hawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Lamarr Kimble averages 18.0 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Charlie Brown comes into this contest averaging 22.0 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Eric Paschall averages 15.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Phil Booth averages 16.0 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks allow 76.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 274th in Division 1. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 274th and 324th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 190th, and they give up 14.4 assists per contest which puts them in 267th place in the NCAA. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 46th in the nation. Saint Joseph's averages 81.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 64th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 157th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 31st in D-1. They average 33.7 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 284th and 208th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 350th with 8.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats surrender 65.6 points per contest, which ranks them 61st in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 201st and 152nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 148th with 12.6 assists allowed per contest, and 14th with 29.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 77th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game. Villanova is 156th in the country with 75.6 points per game this year. They are 175th in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 10.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 155th in the nation. They are 125th in the country in rebounding with 38.0 boards per game and 158th in assists per contest with 14.0. The Wildcats are 198th in turnovers per game with 13.2.
The Hawks have an offensive rating of 114.3, which is ranked 33rd. They are 183rd in college basketball in pace with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 108th. As a unit they are 84th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 85th in D-1. Saint Joseph's is 351st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.3 times per 100 possessions.
Villanova is 157th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 113.7, which is ranked 41st. They are 338th in D-1 in pace with 65.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 112th. As a unit they are 95th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 50% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Saint Joseph's/Villanova college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Villanova -11.5
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