San Jose State at Stanford College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/18/2018
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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The San Jose State Spartans head to Maples Pavilion to take on the Stanford Cardinal on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. The opening line for this game has Stanford as 19.5 point favorites.
San Jose State heads into this matchup with a mark of 3-6. They currently have a point differential of -3.4 as they are averaging 70.8 points per contest while giving up 74.2 per game. Stanford has an overall record of 5-4. They are averaging 71.4 points per game and surrendering 70.0, good for a point differential of 1.4.
Valuable San Jose State Spartans Betting Trends
The San Jose State Spartans are 4-3-1 against the spread this season
The San Jose State Spartans are 5-3-0 against the over/under this year
Important Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
The Stanford Cardinal are 5-2-2 against the spread this season
The Stanford Cardinal are 3-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key San Jose State Spartans Injuries
11/09/18 G Caleb Simmons Foot is out for season
Key Stanford Cardinal Injuries
No key injuries to report
Michael Steadman comes into this game averaging 13.1 points per contest while playing 27.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 62%. Brae Ivey averages 13.0 points per contest in 30.3 minutes per game. He averages 5.2 assists per game and 2.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Kezie Okpala scores 16.2 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.0 rebounds per contest and has 2.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Cormac Ryan averages 11.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.3 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Jose State averages 70.8 points per contest, which is 268th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -3.4 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 303rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 253rd in the nation. They average 38.4 boards per contest and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 95th and 175th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 31st with 16.2 per game. The Spartans allow 74.2 points per contest, which is 243rd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 274th and 199th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 121st, and they allow 13.1 assists per game which puts them in 187th place in the country. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 129th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Stanford is 251st in the nation with 71.4 points per contest this season. They are 218th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 1.4. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 281st in the NCAA. They are 209th in D-1 in rebounding with 35.6 boards per contest and 282nd in assists per game with 12.0. The Cardinal are 27th in turnovers per contest with 16.3. The Cardinal give up 70.0 points per game, which ranks them 151st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 128th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 9.0 dimes allowed per game and 241st with 36.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Cardinal are 131st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per contest this year.
The Spartans are 291st in the nation in offensive rating with 97.8. In terms of pace they are 122nd in the country with 72.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 299th. As a team they are 276th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 168th in Division 1. San Jose State is 38th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.2 times per 100 possessions.
Stanford is 23rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.8 times per 100 possessions. The Cardinal are 293rd in the country in offensive rating with 97.6. In terms of pace they are 125th in Division 1 with 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 236th. As a team they are 210th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 172nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's San Jose State/Stanford college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Jose State +19.5
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