Gardner-Webb at Virginia Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 3/22/2019
Friday, March 22, 2019
Colonial Life Arena
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The Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs travel to Colonial Life Arena to play the Virginia Cavaliers on Friday, March 22, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia as 27 point favorites.
Gardner-Webb comes into this game with an overall record of 20-11. They currently have a point differential of 7.8 as they are averaging 78.3 points per game while giving up 70.5 per contest. Virginia has an overall record of 28-2. They are averaging 71.8 points per game and surrendering 55.1, good for a point differential of 16.8.
Valuable Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs are 17-13-1 against the spread
The Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs are 13-15-0 against the over/under
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 23-9-0 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 14-16-0 against the over/under
Key Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
David Efianayi comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Jose Perez averages 15.1 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.0 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Kyle Guy averages 15.6 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. De'Andre Hunter averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.0 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Gardner-Webb averages 78.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 50th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.8 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 12th in the nation. They average 34.4 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game, which ranks them 230th and 88th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 298th with 11.5 per game. The Runnin' Bulldogs allow 70.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 160th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 51st and 83rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 196th and they give up 13.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 218th place in Division 1. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 201st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia is 191st in the country with 71.8 points per game this year. They are 28th in Division 1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 16.8. They shoot 41% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the nation. They are 216th in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.8 boards per game, and 86th in assists per contest with 14.5. The Cavaliers are 350th in turnovers per game with 9.0. The Cavaliers surrender 55.1 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in D-1. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 8.7 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 29.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 26th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.0 per game.
The Runnin' Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 111.6, which is ranked 38th. They are 203rd in college basketball in pace with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 18th. As a unit they are 17th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 232nd in D-1. Gardner-Webb is 282nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia is 339th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 117.1, which is ranked 4th. They are 351st in D-1 in pace with 61.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 21st. As a unit they are 20th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 167th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Gardner-Webb/Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Virginia -27
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