UMass at Providence College Basketball Parlay 12/7/2018
Friday, December 7, 2018
Dunkin' Donuts Center
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The UMass Minutemen head to Dunkin' Donuts Center to take on the Providence Friars on Friday, December 7, 2018. The opening line for this game has Providence as 8.5 point favorites.
UMass heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-4. They currently have a point differential of 7.0 as they are averaging 81.2 points per contest while giving up 74.2 per game. Providence has an overall record of 7-2. They are averaging 74.3 points per game and surrendering 69.7, good for a point differential of 4.7.
Valuable UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 3-6-0 against the spread this season
The UMass Minutemen are 7-2-0 against the over/under this year
Important Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 4-5-0 against the spread this season
The Providence Friars are 5-4-0 against the over/under this year
Key UMass Minutemen Injuries
11/06/18 G Jaylen Franklin Personal is out indefinitely
Key Providence Friars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jonathan Laurent averages 11.2 points per contest in 26.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 5.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 57% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%. Luwane Pipkins comes into this game averaging 19.9 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per night. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 79%.
A.J. Reeves averages 14.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.4 minutes per game. He also hauls in 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes 0.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 70%. Alpha Diallo scores 16.8 points per contest while playing 35.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.8 rebounds per contest and has 3.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Minutemen allow 74.2 points per contest which is 236th in the country. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 203rd and 201st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 92nd, and they allow 15.8 assists per game which puts them in 315th place in D-1. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 123rd in Division 1. UMass averages 81.2 points per contest, which is 61st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 98th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 53rd in the nation. They average 35.9 boards per contest and 17.2 assists per game, which ranks them 207th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 234th with 12.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Friars give up 69.7 points per game, which ranks them 143rd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 159th and 236th in those defensive statistics. They rank 175th with 13.0 dimes allowed per game and 176th with 35.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Friars are 141st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per contest. Providence is 189th in the country with 74.3 points per contest this season. They are 208th in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.7. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 105th in the country. They are 146th in the nation in rebounding with 37.7 boards per contest and 158th in assists per game with 14.0. The Friars are 200th in turnovers per contest with 13.2.
The Minutemen have an offensive rating of 111.6, which is ranked 66th. They are 109th in college basketball in pace with 72.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 59th. As a unit they are 52nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 82nd in D-1. UMass is 225th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions.
Providence is 200th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions. The Friars have an offensive rating of 106.5, which is ranked 149th. They are 264th in D-1 in pace with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 219th. As a unit they are 222nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 300th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take UMass +8.5 and over 148 total points
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