Valparaiso at Southern Illinois College Basketball Parlay 2/3/2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018
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The Valparaiso Crusaders head to SIU Arena to take on the Southern Illinois Salukis on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Southern Illinois as 5.5 point favorites.
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Valparaiso comes into this game with an overall record of 12-12. They currently have a point differential of 2.7 as they are averaging 70.9 points per game while giving up 68.2 per contest. Southern Illinois has an overall mark of 15-9. They are averaging 71.2 points per contest and giving up 68.6, which is a point differential of 2.6.
Valuable Valparaiso Crusaders Betting Trends
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 10-11 against the spread this season
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 7-14 against the over/under this year
Important Southern Illinois Salukis Betting Trends
The Southern Illinois Salukis are 8-9 against the spread this season
The Southern Illinois Salukis are 10-9 against the over/under this year
Key Valparaiso Crusaders Injuries
12/31/17 G Joe Burton Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Southern Illinois Salukis Injuries
12/22/17 G Eric McGill Hand is out for season
01/05/18 F Jonathan Wiley Knee is out for season
01/01/18 F Thik Bol Knee is out for season
Bakari Evelyn averages 12.1 points per contest in 29.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.9 assists per game and 2.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%. Tevonn Walker averages 15.3 points per contest while playing 29.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Sean Lloyd averages 12.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Armon Fletcher scores 14.4 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5.5 rebounds per contest and has 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Crusaders allow 68.2 points per contest which is 77th in Division 1. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 62nd and 23rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 155th, and they allow 13.0 assists per game which puts them in 143rd place in the country. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 294th in the nation. Valparaiso averages 70.9 points per contest this year, which is 258th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 206th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 279th in college basketball. They average 35.8 boards per contest and 12.3 assists per game, which ranks them 174th and 272nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 43rd with 15.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Salukis give up 68.6 points per game, which ranks them 85th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 161st and 66th in those defensive statistics. They rank 85th with 12.1 dimes allowed per game and 113th with 33.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Salukis are 147th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per contest this year. Southern Illinois is 250th in Division 1 with 71.2 points per contest this season. They are 66th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 2.6. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 139th in D-1. They are 287th in college basketball in rebounding with 33.4 boards per contest and 126th in assists per game with 14.5. The Salukis are 197th in turnovers per contest with 12.9.
The Crusaders are 48th in the country in defensive rating with 95.8, and their offensive rating of 99.6 is ranked 282nd. They are 115th in college basketball in pace with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 227th. As a unit they are 215th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 203rd in D-1. Valparaiso is 44th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 42nd in the country.
Southern Illinois is 130th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 140th in the nation. The Salukis are 175th in the country in offensive rating with 104.6, and their defensive rating of 100.8 is ranked 156th. In terms of pace they are 272nd in Division 1 with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 105th. As a team they are 111th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 282nd in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Valparaiso +5.5 and over 149 total points
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