Stanford at San Francisco College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/22/2018
Saturday, December 22, 2018
War Memorial Gymnasium
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The Stanford Cardinal head to War Memorial Gymnasium to take on the San Francisco Dons on Saturday, December 22, 2018. The opening line for this game has San Francisco as 9.5 point favorites.
Stanford heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-4. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 72.1 points per contest while giving up 70.3 per game. San Francisco has an overall record of 11-1. They are averaging 79.3 points per game and surrendering 58.3, good for a point differential of 20.9.
Valuable Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
The Stanford Cardinal are 5-3-2 against the spread this season
The Stanford Cardinal are 4-6-0 against the over/under this year
Important San Francisco Dons Betting Trends
The San Francisco Dons are 7-2-2 against the spread this season
The San Francisco Dons are 4-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key Stanford Cardinal Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key San Francisco Dons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kezie Okpala comes into this game averaging 17.1 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Cormac Ryan averages 11.0 points per contest in 31.9 minutes per game. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 4.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Charles Minlend scores 14.7 points per contest while playing 28.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Frankie Ferrari averages 12.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.7 rebounds per game and has 6.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Stanford averages 72.1 points per contest, which is 237th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 206th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 255th in the nation. They average 34.9 boards per contest and 12.6 assists per game, which ranks them 251st and 252nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 34th with 16.1 per game. The Cardinal allow 70.3 points per contest, which is 158th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 138th and 18th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 243rd, and they allow 9.1 assists per game which puts them in 10th place in the country. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 152nd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
San Francisco is 79th in the nation with 79.3 points per contest this season. They are 32nd in the country in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 20.9. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 186th in the NCAA. They are 22nd in D-1 in rebounding with 41.3 boards per contest and 71st in assists per game with 15.6. The Dons are 335th in turnovers per contest with 10.8. The Dons give up 58.3 points per game, which ranks them 9th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 27th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 9.6 dimes allowed per game and 37th with 31.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Dons are 121st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per contest this year.
The Cardinal have an offensive rating of 98.4, which is ranked 282nd. They are 120th in college basketball in pace with 72.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 208th. As a unit they are 195th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 124th in D-1. Stanford is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.6 times per 100 possessions.
San Francisco is 339th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions. The Dons are 17th in the country in offensive rating with 116.8. In terms of pace they are 304th in Division 1 with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 33rd. As a team they are 87th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 107th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Stanford/San Francisco college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Stanford +9.5
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