San Jose State at California College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/21/2018
Friday, December 21, 2018
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The San Jose State Spartans travel to Haas Pavilion to play the California Golden Bears on Friday, December 21, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has California as 12 point favorites.
San Jose State comes into this game with an overall record of 3-7. They currently have a point differential of -3.6 as they are averaging 71.0 points per game while giving up 74.6 per contest. California has an overall mark of 4-6. They are averaging 71.5 points per contest and giving up 77.3, which is a point differential of -5.8.
Valuable San Jose State Spartans Betting Trends
The San Jose State Spartans are 5-3-1 against the spread
The San Jose State Spartans are 6-3-0 against the over/under
Important California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 4-6-0 against the spread
The California Golden Bears are 5-5-0 against the over/under
Key San Jose State Spartans Injuries
11/09/18 G Caleb Simmons Foot is out for season
Key California Golden Bears Injuries
12/20/18 F Connor Vanover Back is questionable Friday vs San Jose State
Brae Ivey averages 12.8 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest. He averages 4.9 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Michael Steadman comes into this contest averaging 13.5 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 62%.
Justice Sueing averages 13.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Paris Austin averages 14.1 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spartans allow 74.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 248th in Division 1. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 278th and 218th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 100th, and they give up 13.6 assists per contest which puts them in 216th place in the NCAA. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 134th in the nation. San Jose State averages 71.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 256th in the country. Their average scoring margin is -3.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 294th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 262nd in D-1. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 85th and 197th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 16.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Bears surrender 77.3 points per contest, which ranks them 283rd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 338th and 332nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 278th with 14.8 assists allowed per contest, and 121st with 33.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Bears are 135th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game. California is 246th in the country with 71.5 points per game this year. They are 91st in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -5.8. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 47th in the nation. They are 351st in the country in rebounding with 27.6 boards per game and 342nd in assists per contest with 10.2. The Golden Bears are 304th in turnovers per game with 11.7.
The Spartans are 289th in the nation in offensive rating with 97.9. In terms of pace they are 115th in the country with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 301st. As a team they are 271st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 201st in Division 1. San Jose State is 39th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.2 times per 100 possessions.
California is 213th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Bears are 148th in the country in offensive rating with 105.8. In terms of pace they are 310th in Division 1 with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 122nd. As a team they are 76th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 320th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's San Jose State/California college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take California -12
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