San Jose State at St. Mary's College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/29/2018
Saturday, December 29, 2018
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The San Jose State Spartans head to McKeon Pavilion to take on the St. Mary's Gaels on Saturday, December 29, 2018. The opening line for this game has St. Mary's as 21.5 point favorites.
San Jose State heads into this matchup with a mark of 3-8. They currently have a point differential of -4.0 as they are averaging 71.8 points per contest while giving up 75.8 per game. St. Mary's has an overall mark of 8-6. They are averaging 77.5 points per contest and giving up 67.4, which is a point differential of 10.1.
Valuable San Jose State Spartans Betting Trends
The San Jose State Spartans are 6-3-1 against the spread this season
The San Jose State Spartans are 7-3-0 against the over/under this year
Important St. Mary's Gaels Betting Trends
The St. Mary's Gaels are 9-5-0 against the spread this season
The St. Mary's Gaels are 9-5-0 against the over/under this year
Key San Jose State Spartans Injuries
11/09/18 G Caleb Simmons Foot is out for season
Key St. Mary's Gaels Injuries
11/08/18 C Aaron Menzies Hand is out indefinitely
11/08/18 G Kristers Zoriks ACL is out for season
Michael Steadman comes into this game averaging 13.7 points per contest while playing 29.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 61%. Brae Ivey averages 12.8 points per contest in 30.8 minutes per game. He averages 4.8 assists per game and 2.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Jordan Ford scores 23.2 points per contest while playing 35.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Malik Fitts averages 14.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.1 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Jose State averages 71.8 points per contest, which is 236th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -4.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 261st. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 212th in the nation. They average 38.0 boards per contest and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 101st and 195th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 32nd with 16.1 per game. The Spartans allow 75.8 points per contest, which is 265th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 279th and 237th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 83rd, and they allow 14.2 assists per game which puts them in 248th place in the country. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 86th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
St. Mary's is 104th in the nation with 77.5 points per contest this season. They are 28th in the country in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 10.1. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 20th in the NCAA. They are 267th in D-1 in rebounding with 34.5 boards per contest and 267th in assists per game with 12.3. The Gaels are 342nd in turnovers per contest with 10.4. The Gaels give up 67.4 points per game, which ranks them 87th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 233rd and 48th in those defensive statistics. They rank 38th with 10.6 dimes allowed per game and 8th with 29.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Gaels are 14th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 10.7 per contest this year.
The Spartans are 254th in the nation in offensive rating with 99.6. In terms of pace they are 126th in the country with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 264th. As a team they are 232nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 207th in Division 1. San Jose State is 32nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.3 times per 100 possessions.
St. Mary's is 333rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions. The Gaels are 15th in the country in offensive rating with 116.5. In terms of pace they are 330th in Division 1 with 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 25th. As a team they are 19th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 229th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's San Jose State/St. Mary's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Jose State +21.5
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