Wichita State at VCU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/22/2018
Saturday, December 22, 2018
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The Wichita State Shockers travel to Siegel Center to play the VCU Rams on Saturday, December 22, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has VCU as 5 point favorites.
Wichita State comes into this game with an overall record of 7-4. They currently have a point differential of 1.9 as they are averaging 71.5 points per game while giving up 69.6 per contest. VCU has an overall record of 7-4. They are averaging 67.6 points per game and surrendering 63.1, good for a point differential of 4.5.
Valuable Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 6-5-0 against the spread
The Wichita State Shockers are 4-7-0 against the over/under
Important VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 6-4-1 against the spread
The VCU Rams are 2-9-0 against the over/under
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
12/21/18 G Dexter Dennis Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Va Commonwealth
Key VCU Rams Injuries
No key injuries to report
Markis McDuffie comes into this contest averaging 19.0 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Samajae Haynes-Jones averages 12.3 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Marcus Evans averages 12.9 points per game while playing 24.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Issac Vann averages 11.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wichita State averages 71.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 246th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 307th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 272nd in the nation. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 95th and 197th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 225th with 12.9 per game. The Shockers allow 69.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 140th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 141st and 187th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 197th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 80th place in Division 1. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 195th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
VCU is 313th in the country with 67.6 points per game this year. They are 333rd in Division 1 in shooting at 39%, while their average scoring margin is 4.5. They shoot 28% from 3-point range, which is good for 333rd in the nation. They are 108th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.9 boards per game, and 283rd in assists per contest with 12.1. The Rams are 71st in turnovers per game with 15.1. The Rams surrender 63.1 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in D-1. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 25% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 9.6 assists allowed per contest and 313th with 39.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rams are 323rd in country in forcing turnovers with 17.2 per game.
The Shockers have an offensive rating of 100.5, which is ranked 246th. They are 166th in college basketball in pace with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 310th. As a unit they are 311th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 194th in D-1. Wichita State is 255th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions.
VCU is 86th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions. The Rams are 325th in the country in offensive rating with 93.7. In terms of pace they are 190th in Division 1 with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 328th. As a team they are 328th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 53rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Wichita State/VCU college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take VCU -5
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