Texas Southern at North Carolina Central College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/14/2018
Wednesday, March 13, 2018
University of Dayton Arena
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The Texas Southern Tigers travel to University of Dayton Arena to play the North Carolina Central Eagles on Wednesday, March 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has Texas Southern as 5 point favorites.
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Texas Southern heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-19. They currently have a point differential of -2.1 as they are averaging 77.6 points per contest while giving up 79.7 per game. North Carolina Central has an overall mark of 15-15. They are averaging 72.8 points per contest and giving up 69.4, which is a point differential of 3.3.
Valuable Texas Southern Tigers Betting Trends
The Texas Southern Tigers are 6-1 against the spread this season
The Texas Southern Tigers are 1-3 against the over/under this year
Important North Carolina Central Eagles Betting Trends
The North Carolina Central Eagles are 5-1 against the spread this season
The North Carolina Central Eagles are 2-0 against the over/under this year
Key Texas Southern Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key North Carolina Central Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Donte Clark averages 18.6 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Demontrae Jefferson averages 23.4 points per game while playing 37.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 67% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Pablo Rivas averages 11.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Raasean Davis averages 15 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8 rebounds per game and has 0.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is at 59%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers allow 79.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 329th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 259th and 297th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.1 rebounds a game which ranks 314th, and they give up 15.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 326th place in the country. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 71st in college basketball. Texas Southern averages 77.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 73rd in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 207th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 114th in D-1. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game, which ranks them 133rd and 275th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 208th with 12.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Eagles surrender 69.4 points per contest, which ranks them 100th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 57th and 87th in those defensive statistics. They rank 176th with 13.3 assists allowed per contest, and 84th with 33.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Eagles are 91st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per game this season. North Carolina Central is 207th in Division 1 with 72.8 points per game this year. They are 81st in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.3. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 232nd in the nation. They are 60th in college basketball in rebounding with 38.0 boards per game and 49th in assists per contest with 15.7. The Eagles are 65th in turnovers per game with 14.1.
The Tigers are 302nd in the country in defensive rating with 109.1, and their offensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 136th. They are 50th in college basketball in pace with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 196th. As a unit they are 141st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 178th in D-1. Texas Southern is 262nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 233rd in the country.
North Carolina Central is 70th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 57th in the nation. The Eagles are 159th in the country in offensive rating with 105.3, and their defensive rating of 100.5 is ranked 107th. In terms of pace they are 221st in Division 1 with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 151st. As a team they are 175th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 312th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Texas Southern/North Carolina Central college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take North Carolina Central +5
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