UNC Greensboro at Gonzaga College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/15/2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Taco Bell Arena
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The UNC Greensboro Spartans travel to Taco Bell Arena to play the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Thursday, March 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has Gonzaga as 11 point favorites.
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UNC Greensboro comes into this game with an overall record of 24-7. They currently have a point differential of 11.1 as they are averaging 73.5 points per game while giving up 62.4 per contest. Gonzaga has an overall record of 27-4. They are averaging 84.5 points per game and surrendering 67.1, good for a point differential of 17.4.
Valuable UNC Greensboro Spartans Betting Trends
The UNC Greensboro Spartans are 18-9 against the spread this season
The UNC Greensboro Spartans are 11-13 against the over/under this year
Important Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 14-17 against the spread this season
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 13-15 against the over/under this year
Key UNC Greensboro Spartans Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Marvin Smith averages 12.3 points per game in 26.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Francis Alonso averages 15.6 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Killian Tillie averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Johnathan Williams averages 13.5 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.3 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 56%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spartans allow 62.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.3 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they give up 10.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the country. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 322nd in college basketball. UNC Greensboro averages 73.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 179th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 11.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 177th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 130th in D-1. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 92nd and 139th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 89th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs surrender 67.1 points per contest, which ranks them 48th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 219th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 11.0 assists allowed per contest, and 17th with 30.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 103rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game this season. Gonzaga is 9th in Division 1 with 84.5 points per game this year. They are 7th in the country in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 17.4. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 69th in the nation. They are 13th in college basketball in rebounding with 39.9 boards per game and 48th in assists per contest with 15.7. The Bulldogs are 314th in turnovers per game with 11.3.
The Spartans are 115th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.7, and their defensive rating of 91.4 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 304th in the country with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 100th. As a team they are 136th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 26th in Division 1. UNC Greensboro is 92nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 31st in the nation.
Gonzaga is 320th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 25th in the nation. The Bulldogs are 2nd in the country in offensive rating with 119.9, and their defensive rating of 95.2 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 183rd in Division 1 with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 11th. As a team they are 12th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 119th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's UNC Greensboro/Gonzaga college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Gonzaga -11
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