St. Mary's at Utah State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/19/2018
Monday, November 19, 2018
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The St. Mary's Gaels travel to T-Mobile Arena to play the Utah State Aggies on Monday, November 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has St. Mary's as 5.5 point favorites.
St. Mary's comes into this game with an overall record of 3-0. They currently have a point differential of 22.0 as they are averaging 84.0 points per game while giving up 62.0 per contest. Utah State has an overall mark of 4-0. They are averaging 90.0 points per contest and giving up 62.3, which is a point differential of 27.8.
Valuable St. Mary's Gaels Betting Trends
The St. Mary's Gaels are 3-0-0 against the spread
The St. Mary's Gaels are 2-1-0 against the over/under
Important Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 4-0-0 against the spread
The Utah State Aggies are 3-1-0 against the over/under
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
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
11/09/18 C Klay Stall ACL is out for season
11/09/18 F Roche Grootfaam ACL is out for season
Jordan Ford comes into this contest averaging 28.7 points per game while playing 36.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 1.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 96%. Malik Fitts averages 16.0 points per game in 30.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 8.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 50%.
Sam Merrill averages 20.8 points per game while playing 30.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 4.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 90%. Dwayne Brown Jr. averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 18.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
St. Mary's averages 84.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 71st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 22.0 and their shooting percentage is 53% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 44% which is good for 24th in the nation. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game, which ranks them 237th and 257th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 348th with 7.7 per game. The Gaels allow 62.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 52nd in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 174th and 67th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.0 rebounds a game which ranks 41st and they give up 9.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 37th place in Division 1. They force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 46th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah State is 25th in the country with 90.0 points per game this year. They are 68th in Division 1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 27.8. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 99th in the nation. They are 14th in the NCAA in rebounding with 47.0 boards per game, and 26th in assists per contest with 19.5. The Aggies are 225th in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Aggies surrender 62.3 points per contest, which ranks them 56th in D-1. Their defense allows a 34% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 238th in those defensive statistics. They rank 60th with 10.0 assists allowed per contest and 27th with 29.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aggies are 150th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game.
The Gaels have an offensive rating of 128.6, which is ranked 10th. They are 342nd in college basketball in pace with 65.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 62% is 14th. As a unit they are 12th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 64% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 128th in D-1. St. Mary's is 345th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.5 times per 100 possessions.
Utah State is 263rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions. The Aggies have an offensive rating of 121.2, which is ranked 28th. They are 106th in D-1 in pace with 74.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 100th. As a unit they are 54th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 312th in the country.
Who will win tonight's St. Mary's/Utah State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah State +5.5
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