La Salle at VCU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/9/2019
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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The La Salle Explorers head to Siegel Center to take on the VCU Rams on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. The opening line for this game has VCU as 14.5 point favorites.
La Salle heads into this matchup with a mark of 3-10. They currently have a point differential of -7.1 as they are averaging 70.5 points per contest while giving up 77.6 per game. VCU has an overall mark of 10-4. They are averaging 70.0 points per contest and giving up 62.7, which is a point differential of 7.3.
Valuable La Salle Explorers Betting Trends
The La Salle Explorers are 5-7-1 against the spread this season
The La Salle Explorers are 7-6-0 against the over/under this year
Important VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 8-5-1 against the spread this season
The VCU Rams are 4-10-0 against the over/under this year
Key La Salle Explorers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key VCU Rams Injuries
No key injuries to report
Pookie Powell comes into this game averaging 18.0 points per contest while playing 32.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Isiah Deas averages 11.3 points per contest in 24.4 minutes per game. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 2.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Marcus Evans scores 13.4 points per contest while playing 24.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Issac Vann averages 11.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.0 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
La Salle averages 70.5 points per contest, which is 266th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -7.1 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a unit, which has them ranked 325th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 276th in the nation. They average 31.9 boards per contest and 11.9 assists per game, which ranks them 328th and 292nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 61st with 15.1 per game. The Explorers allow 77.6 points per contest, which is 303rd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 318th and 237th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.0 rebounds a game which ranks 219th, and they allow 14.3 assists per game which puts them in 259th place in the country. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 303rd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
VCU is 278th in the nation with 70.0 points per contest this season. They are 277th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 7.3. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 322nd in the NCAA. They are 162nd in D-1 in rebounding with 36.4 boards per contest and 193rd in assists per game with 13.6. The Rams are 73rd in turnovers per contest with 14.8. The Rams give up 62.7 points per game, which ranks them 23rd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 10th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 31st with 10.5 dimes allowed per game and 295th with 37.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Rams are 320th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 17.0 per contest this year.
The Explorers have an offensive rating of 96.8, which is ranked 297th. They are 82nd in college basketball in pace with 72.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 314th. As a unit they are 266th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 118th in D-1. La Salle is 62nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions.
VCU is 71st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions. The Rams are 278th in the country in offensive rating with 98.4. In terms of pace they are 208th in Division 1 with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 270th. As a team they are 265th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 60th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's La Salle/VCU college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take La Salle +14.5
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