Santa Clara at Washington State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/29/2018
Saturday, December 29, 2018
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The Santa Clara Broncos travel to Beasley Coliseum to play the Washington State Cougars on Saturday, December 29, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Washington State as 6 point favorites.
Santa Clara comes into this game with an overall record of 7-6. They currently have a point differential of 3.2 as they are averaging 73.5 points per game while giving up 70.2 per contest. Washington State has an overall mark of 7-5. They are averaging 83.2 points per contest and giving up 75.8, which is a point differential of 7.3.
Valuable Santa Clara Broncos Betting Trends
The Santa Clara Broncos are 7-5-0 against the spread
The Santa Clara Broncos are 7-5-0 against the over/under
Important Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 8-4-0 against the spread
The Washington State Cougars are 8-3-1 against the over/under
Key Santa Clara Broncos Injuries
12/13/18 C Fallou Ndoye Undisclosed is out indefinitely
11/19/18 G KJ Feagin Thumb is out indefinitely
11/09/18 F Juan Ducasse Knee is out for season
Key Washington State Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josip Vrankic averages 13.6 points per game in 31.1 minutes per contest. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Tahj Eaddy comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
CJ Elleby averages 15.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Robert Franks averages 22.1 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Broncos allow 70.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 151st in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 100th and 42nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 197th, and they give up 13.0 assists per contest which puts them in 181st place in the NCAA. They force 10.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the nation. Santa Clara averages 73.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 204th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 3.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 157th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 78th in D-1. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 178th and 69th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 106th with 14.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cougars surrender 75.8 points per contest, which ranks them 267th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 176th and 148th in those defensive statistics. They rank 261st with 14.4 assists allowed per contest, and 256th with 36.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cougars are 160th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game. Washington State is 31st in the country with 83.2 points per game this year. They are 75th in the D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 7.3. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 92nd in the nation. They are 182nd in the country in rebounding with 36.3 boards per game and 45th in assists per contest with 16.3. The Cougars are 210th in turnovers per game with 13.1.
The Broncos have an offensive rating of 103.7, which is ranked 188th. They are 248th in college basketball in pace with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 136th. As a unit they are 139th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 134th in D-1. Santa Clara is 81st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions.
Washington State is 231st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions. The Cougars are 60th in the country in offensive rating with 111.8. In terms of pace they are 50th in Division 1 with 74.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 41st. As a team they are 30th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 47th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Santa Clara/Washington State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington State -6
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