St. Mary's at Pepperdine College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/13/2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018
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The St. Mary's Gaels head to Firestone Fieldhouse to take on the Pepperdine Waves on Saturday, January 13, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has St. Mary's as 16 point favorites.
St. Mary's heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-2. They currently have a point differential of 14.9 as they are averaging 80.3 points per contest while giving up 65.3 per game. Pepperdine has an overall mark of 3-14. They are averaging 71.6 points per contest and giving up 79.9, which is a point differential of -8.2.
Valuable St. Mary's Gaels Betting Trends
The St. Mary's Gaels are 6-8 against the spread this season
The St. Mary's Gaels are 5-9 against the over/under this year
Important Pepperdine Waves Betting Trends
The Pepperdine Waves are 5-10 against the spread this season
The Pepperdine Waves are 8-8 against the over/under this year
Key St. Mary's Gaels Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Pepperdine Waves Injuries
01/12/18 G Elijah Lee Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs Saint Marys CA
01/12/18 G Jade' Smith Concussion is "?" Saturday vs Saint Marys CA
01/12/18 F Kameron Edwards Concussion is "?" Saturday vs Saint Marys CA
01/12/18 G Knox Hellums Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs Saint Marys CA
01/12/18 F Nolan Taylor Shoulder is "?" Saturday vs Saint Marys CA
Jock Landale averages 21.2 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 10.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 75%. Calvin Hermanson averages 12.6 points per contest in 31.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.2 assists per game and 3.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Trae Berhow scores 9.6 points per contest while playing 29.5 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5.8 rebounds per contest and has 0.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Colbey Ross averages 14.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.1 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
St. Mary's averages 80.3 points per contest this year, which is 60th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.9 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a unit, which has them ranked 3rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 41%, which is good for 18th in Division 1. They average 33.3 boards per contest and 17.2 assists per game, which ranks them 290th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 350th with 9.3 per game. The Gaels allow 65.3 points per contest, which is 36th in the country. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 246th and 50th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 27.7 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they allow 12.1 assists per game which puts them in 92nd place in college basketball. They force 10.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Pepperdine is 247th in the country with 71.6 points per contest this season. They are 130th in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -8.2. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 303rd in Division 1. They are 218th in the country in rebounding with 35.3 boards per contest and 160th in assists per game with 14.1. The Waves are 175th in turnovers per contest with 13.4. The Waves give up 79.9 points per game, which ranks them 324th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 49% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 336th and 333rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 346th with 18.2 dimes allowed per game and 37th with 31.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Waves are 7th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 10.5 per contest this year.
The Gaels are 3rd in the nation in offensive rating with 123.4, and their defensive rating of 100.4 is ranked 158th. In terms of pace they are 349th in the country with 64.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 8th. As a team they are 6th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 211th in Division 1. St. Mary's is 345th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 163rd in the nation.
Pepperdine is 149th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 57%, which is 341st in Division 1. The Waves are 345th in the nation in defensive rating with 115.3, and their offensive rating of 103.4 is ranked 206th. They are 245th in D-1 in pace with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 216th. As a unit they are 226th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 327th in the country.
Who will win tonight's St. Mary's/Pepperdine college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take St. Mary's -16
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