St. Mary's at Portland College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/17/2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
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The St. Mary's Gaels travel to Chiles Center to play the Portland Pilots on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has St. Mary's as 14 point favorites.
St. Mary's comes into this game with an overall record of 24-4. They currently have a point differential of 13.2 as they are averaging 78.0 points per game while giving up 64.8 per contest. Portland has an overall mark of 10-18. They are averaging 70.1 points per contest and giving up 74.1, which is a point differential of -3.9.
Valuable St. Mary's Gaels Betting Trends
The St. Mary's Gaels are 11-13 against the spread this season
The St. Mary's Gaels are 6-17 against the over/under this year
Important Portland Pilots Betting Trends
The Portland Pilots are 13-9 against the spread this season
The Portland Pilots are 12-11 against the over/under this year
Key St. Mary's Gaels Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Portland Pilots Injuries
No key injuries to report
Calvin Hermanson averages 10.9 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Jock Landale averages 21.9 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 10.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Josh McSwiggan averages 11.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Marcus Shaver averages 11.8 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Gaels allow 64.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 209th and 50th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 27.9 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they give up 12.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 87th place in the country. They force 9.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in college basketball. St. Mary's averages 78.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 76th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 13.2 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 11th in D-1. They average 33.3 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per game, which ranks them 290th and 33rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 345th with 9.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pilots surrender 74.1 points per contest, which ranks them 230th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 149th and 169th in those defensive statistics. They rank 310th with 15.5 assists allowed per contest, and 290th with 37.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pilots are 31st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.1 per game this season. Portland is 266th in Division 1 with 70.1 points per game this year. They are 184th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.9. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 47th in the nation. They are 319th in college basketball in rebounding with 32.3 boards per game and 286th in assists per contest with 12.1. The Pilots are 277th in turnovers per game with 12.0.
The Gaels are 3rd in the nation in offensive rating with 120.9, and their defensive rating of 100.4 is ranked 121st. In terms of pace they are 349th in the country with 64 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 248th in Division 1. St. Mary's is 332nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 118th in the nation.
Portland is 211th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 193rd in Division 1. The Pilots are 284th in the nation in defensive rating with 107, and their offensive rating of 101.3 is ranked 257th. They are 240th in D-1 in pace with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 150th. As a unit they are 167th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 149th in the country.
Who will win tonight's St. Mary's/Portland college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Portland +14
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