UT Martin at Fresno State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/22/2018
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Save Mart Center
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The UT Martin Skyhawks travel to Save Mart Center to play the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday, December 22, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Fresno State as 17 point favorites.
UT Martin heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-4. They currently have a point differential of 2.3 as they are averaging 80.0 points per contest while giving up 77.7 per game. Fresno State has an overall record of 8-2. They are averaging 80.8 points per game and surrendering 68.2, good for a point differential of 12.6.
Valuable UT Martin Skyhawks Betting Trends
The UT Martin Skyhawks are 1-6-0 against the spread
The UT Martin Skyhawks are 4-3-0 against the over/under
Important Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 7-2-0 against the spread
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 7-2-0 against the over/under
Key UT Martin Skyhawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Fresno State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Derek Hawthorne comes into this contest averaging 13.4 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 73%. Quintin Dove averages 11.0 points per game in 19.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 63% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Braxton Huggins averages 18.6 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Deshon Taylor averages 18.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 5.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
UT Martin averages 80.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 68th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 173rd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 270th in the nation. They average 34.9 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per game, which ranks them 252nd and 44th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 266th with 12.2 per game. The Skyhawks allow 77.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 295th in the country. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 336th and 234th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 264th and they give up 15.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 291st place in Division 1. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 268th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Fresno State is 58th in the country with 80.8 points per game this year. They are 102nd in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 12.6. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 59th in the nation. They are 165th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.8 boards per game, and 69th in assists per contest with 15.6. The Bulldogs are 181st in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Bulldogs surrender 68.2 points per contest, which ranks them 103rd in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 89th and 86th in those defensive statistics. They rank 74th with 11.3 assists allowed per contest and 132nd with 34.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 262nd in country in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game.
The Skyhawks have an offensive rating of 108.3, which is ranked 115th. They are 66th in college basketball in pace with 73.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 203rd. As a unit they are 212th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 232nd in D-1. UT Martin is 312th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions.
Fresno State is 188th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 62nd in the country in offensive rating with 111.6. In terms of pace they are 150th in Division 1 with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 70th. As a team they are 42nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 95th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's UT Martin/Fresno State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Fresno State -17
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