Virginia at MTSU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/21/2018
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
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The Virginia Cavaliers travel to Murphy Center to play the MTSU Blue Raiders on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia as 19.5 point favorites.
Virginia comes into this game with an overall record of 3-0. They currently have a point differential of 35.7 as they are averaging 82.0 points per game while giving up 46.3 per contest. MTSU has an overall record of 3-1. They are averaging 85.5 points per game and surrendering 76.0, good for a point differential of 9.5.
Valuable Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 2-1-0 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 2-1-0 against the over/under
Important MTSU Blue Raiders Betting Trends
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 0-2-0 against the spread
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 2-0-0 against the over/under
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key MTSU Blue Raiders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ty Jerome comes into this contest averaging 17.0 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 75%. De'Andre Hunter averages 14.3 points per game in 20.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 5.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Antonio Green averages 22.3 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Reggie Scurry averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia averages 82.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 85th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 35.7 and their shooting percentage is 55% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 47% which is good for 4th in the nation. They average 34.0 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per game, which ranks them 274th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 351st with 7.0 per game. The Cavaliers allow 46.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the country. They also allow a 35% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 68th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 27.7 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 6.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in Division 1. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 244th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
MTSU is 54th in the country with 85.5 points per game this year. They are 63rd in Division 1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 9.5. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 208th in the nation. They are 21st in the NCAA in rebounding with 45.0 boards per game, and 170th in assists per contest with 14.0. The Blue Raiders are 5th in turnovers per game with 19.3. The Blue Raiders surrender 76.0 points per contest, which ranks them 258th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 102nd and 238th in those defensive statistics. They rank 230th with 13.8 assists allowed per contest and 201st with 36.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blue Raiders are 212th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game.
The Cavaliers are 4th in the nation in offensive rating with 130.9. In terms of pace they are 350th in the country with 62.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 64% is 4th. As a team they are 7th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 65% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 106th in Division 1. Virginia is 349th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10 times per 100 possessions.
MTSU is 33rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 20.6 times per 100 possessions. The Blue Raiders are 187th in the country in offensive rating with 104.3. In terms of pace they are 8th in Division 1 with 82.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 115th. As a team they are 100th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 325th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Virginia/MTSU college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take MTSU +19.5
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