Wright State at Tennessee College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/15/2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018
American Airlines Center
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The Wright State Raiders head to American Airlines Center to take on the Tennessee Volunteers on Thursday, March 15, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Tennessee as 13.5 point favorites.
Wright State comes into this game with an overall record of 22-9. They currently have a point differential of 6.4 as they are averaging 72.1 points per game while giving up 65.7 per contest. Tennessee has an overall record of 23-7. They are averaging 74.2 points per game and surrendering 66.4, good for a point differential of 7.8.
Valuable Wright State Raiders Betting Trends
The Wright State Raiders are 18-13 against the spread this season
The Wright State Raiders are 10-19 against the over/under this year
Important Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 18-13 against the spread this season
The Tennessee Volunteers are 11-17 against the over/under this year
Key Wright State Raiders Injuries
03/05/18 G Justin Mitchell Personal is out indefinitely
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Grant Benzinger averages 14.6 points per contest while playing 34.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 89%. Loudon Love averages 12.9 points per contest in 27.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 9.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 54%.
Grant Williams scores 15.3 points per contest while playing 28.6 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 6 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Admiral Schofield averages 13.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.3 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wright State averages 72.1 points per contest this year, which is 225th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 239th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 217th in Division 1. They average 36.3 boards per contest and 13.3 assists per game, which ranks them 117th and 200th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 164th with 13.1 per game. The Raiders allow 65.7 points per contest, which is 27th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 47th and 171st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 94th, and they allow 12.0 assists per game which puts them in 76th place in college basketball. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 324th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Tennessee is 164th in the country with 74.2 points per contest this season. They are 215th in the nation in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 7.8. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 42nd in Division 1. They are 128th in the country in rebounding with 36.2 boards per contest and 43rd in assists per game with 15.8. The Volunteers are 242nd in turnovers per contest with 12.2. The Volunteers give up 66.4 points per game, which ranks them 36th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 36th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 10.8 dimes allowed per game and 154th with 34.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Volunteers are 254th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per contest this year.
The Raiders are 7th in the country in defensive rating with 93.2, and their offensive rating of 102.3 is ranked 240th. They are 151st in college basketball in pace with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 259th. As a unit they are 232nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 250th in D-1. Wright State is 155th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 62nd in the country.
Tennessee is 240th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 24th in the nation. The Volunteers are 85th in the country in offensive rating with 109.4, and their defensive rating of 97.9 is ranked 51st. In terms of pace they are 284th in Division 1 with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 201st. As a team they are 152nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 221st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Wright State/Tennessee college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Wright State +13.5
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