Connecticut at Wichita State NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/28/2019
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Charles Koch Arena
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The Connecticut Huskies travel to Charles Koch Arena to play the Wichita State Shockers on Thursday, February 28, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Wichita State as 4.5 point favorites.
Connecticut heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-14. They currently have a point differential of 4.1 as they are averaging 75.4 points per contest while giving up 71.2 per game. Wichita State has an overall mark of 13-13. They are averaging 70.4 points per contest and giving up 70.5, which is a point differential of -0.1.
Valuable Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 15-10-0 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 12-11-2 against the over/under
Important Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 13-11-1 against the spread
The Wichita State Shockers are 11-13-1 against the over/under
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
02/09/19 G Jalen Adams Ankle is out 4-6 weeks
01/05/19 F Kwintin Williams Suspension is out indefinitely
01/04/19 F Kassoum Yakwe Foot is out for season
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Alterique Gilbert comes into this contest averaging 12.6 points per game while playing 29.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Christian Vital averages 14.0 points per game in 30.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 6.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Markis McDuffie averages 18.2 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Samajae Haynes-Jones averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut averages 75.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 109th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 166th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 148th in the nation. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game, which ranks them 133rd and 231st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 160th with 13.2 per game. The Huskies allow 71.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 178th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 223rd and 108th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 120th and they give up 12.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 162nd place in Division 1. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 288th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wichita State is 243rd in the country with 70.4 points per game this year. They are 317th in Division 1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -0.1. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 303rd in the nation. They are 82nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.2 boards per game, and 153rd in assists per contest with 13.7. The Shockers are 242nd in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Shockers surrender 70.5 points per contest, which ranks them 152nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 119th and 191st in those defensive statistics. They rank 61st with 11.5 assists allowed per contest and 207th with 35.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Shockers are 125th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game.
The Huskies are 118th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.4. In terms of pace they are 124th in the country with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 175th. As a team they are 201st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 237th in Division 1. Connecticut is 206th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions.
Wichita State is 273rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions. The Shockers are 252nd in the country in offensive rating with 100.8. In terms of pace they are 176th in Division 1 with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 315th. As a team they are 325th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 165th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Connecticut/Wichita State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Wichita State -4.5
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