Villanova at Penn College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/11/2018
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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The Villanova Wildcats travel to Palestra to play the Penn Quakers on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Villanova as 7.5 point favorites.
Villanova comes into this game with an overall record of 8-2. They currently have a point differential of 10.2 as they are averaging 75.0 points per game while giving up 64.8 per contest. Penn has an overall mark of 8-2. They are averaging 79.9 points per contest and giving up 66.8, which is a point differential of 13.1.
Valuable Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 6-4-0 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 2-8-0 against the over/under
Important Penn Quakers Betting Trends
The Penn Quakers are 7-2-0 against the spread
The Penn Quakers are 4-5-0 against the over/under
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Penn Quakers Injuries
11/06/18 G Ryan Betley ACL is out for season
Phil Booth comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 76%. Eric Paschall averages 15.0 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Devon Goodman averages 15.2 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. AJ Brodeur averages 13.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 4.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 55%.
Useful Team Statistics
Villanova averages 75.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 171st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 10.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 215th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 188th in the nation. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per game, which ranks them 91st and 126th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 228th with 12.8 per game. The Wildcats allow 64.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 49th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 152nd and 100th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.0 rebounds a game which ranks 36th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 122nd place in Division 1. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 62nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Penn is 78th in the country with 79.9 points per game this year. They are 22nd in Division 1 in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 13.1. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the nation. They are 238th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.2 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 17.4. The Quakers are 153rd in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Quakers surrender 66.8 points per contest, which ranks them 71st in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 139th and 104th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 8.9 assists allowed per contest and 127th with 34.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Quakers are 273rd in country in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game.
The Wildcats are 63rd in the nation in offensive rating with 111.9. In terms of pace they are 334th in the country with 66.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 131st. As a team they are 122nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% of their shots, ranking 4th in Division 1. Villanova is 192nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions.
Penn is 145th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions. The Quakers have an offensive rating of 110.1, which is ranked 85th. They are 114th in D-1 in pace with 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 9th. As a unit they are 22nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 72nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Villanova/Penn college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Penn +7.5
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