VCU at Texas College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/5/2018
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Frank Erwin Center
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The VCU Rams travel to Frank Erwin Center to play the Texas Longhorns on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Texas as 10.5 point favorites.
VCU comes into this game with an overall record of 6-2. They currently have a point differential of 7.6 as they are averaging 70.3 points per game while giving up 62.6 per contest. Texas has an overall mark of 5-2. They are averaging 75.0 points per contest and giving up 69.0, which is a point differential of 6.0.
Valuable VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 4-3-1 against the spread
The VCU Rams are 1-7-0 against the over/under
Important Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 2-5-0 against the spread
The Texas Longhorns are 1-6-0 against the over/under
Key VCU Rams Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Issac Vann averages 13.1 points per game in 29.0 minutes per contest. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Marcus Evans comes into this contest averaging 14.1 points per game while playing 23.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Dylan Osetkowski averages 11.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.1 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Kerwin Roach Jr. averages 16.7 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rams allow 62.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 34th in Division 1. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 24% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.6 rebounds a game which ranks 312th, and they give up 9.4 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the NCAA. They force 17.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 318th in the nation. VCU averages 70.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 268th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 7.6 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 303rd. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 284th in D-1. They average 39.1 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 82nd and 206th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 46th with 15.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Longhorns surrender 69.0 points per contest, which ranks them 126th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 105th and 228th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 9.7 assists allowed per contest, and 313th with 39.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Longhorns are 328th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 17.3 per game. Texas is 174th in the country with 75.0 points per game this year. They are 310th in the D-1 in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is 6.0. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 301st in the nation. They are 120th in the country in rebounding with 38.3 boards per game and 180th in assists per contest with 13.7. The Longhorns are 295th in turnovers per game with 11.7.
The Rams have an offensive rating of 95.4, which is ranked 306th. They are 159th in college basketball in pace with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 296th. As a unit they are 293rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 61st in D-1. VCU is 54th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.7 times per 100 possessions.
Texas is 324th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions. The Longhorns are 234th in the country in offensive rating with 101. In terms of pace they are 104th in Division 1 with 73 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 301st. As a team they are 304th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 28th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's VCU/Texas college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Texas -10.5
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