Saint Joseph's at VCU NCAA Basketball Betting Tips 3/8/2019
Friday, March 8, 2019
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The Saint Joseph's Hawks travel to Siegel Center to play the VCU Rams on Friday, March 8, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has VCU as 12.5 point favorites.
Saint Joseph's comes into this game with an overall record of 13-17. They currently have a point differential of -1.8 as they are averaging 70.4 points per game while giving up 72.2 per contest. VCU has an overall record of 24-6. They are averaging 71.4 points per game and surrendering 61.1, good for a point differential of 10.3.
Valuable Saint Joseph's Hawks Betting Trends
The Saint Joseph's Hawks are 11-18-1 against the spread
The Saint Joseph's Hawks are 14-16-0 against the over/under
Important VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 19-10-1 against the spread
The VCU Rams are 12-17-1 against the over/under
Key Saint Joseph's Hawks Injuries
02/12/19 F Markell Lodge Hand is out for season
01/12/19 F Pierfrancesco Oliva Knee is out for season
Key VCU Rams Injuries
No key injuries to report
Charlie Brown comes into this contest averaging 19.0 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Lamarr Kimble averages 16.0 points per game in 35.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Marcus Evans averages 14.0 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. De'Riante Jenkins averages 11.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Saint Joseph's averages 70.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 244th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 328th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 275th in the nation. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per game, which ranks them 219th and 273rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 349th with 9.2 per game. The Hawks allow 72.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 202nd in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 166th and 282nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 273rd and they give up 15.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 309th place in Division 1. They force 10.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
VCU is 214th in the country with 71.4 points per game this year. They are 189th in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 10.3. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 338th in the nation. They are 109th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.7 boards per game, and 152nd in assists per contest with 13.7. The Rams are 81st in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Rams surrender 61.1 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in D-1. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 34th with 10.9 assists allowed per contest and 201st with 35.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rams are 340th in country in forcing turnovers with 16.6 per game.
The Hawks have an offensive rating of 102.2, which is ranked 212th. They are 212th in college basketball in pace with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 299th. As a unit they are 287th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 33rd in D-1. Saint Joseph's is 350th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions.
VCU is 64th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions. The Rams are 205th in the country in offensive rating with 102.4. In terms of pace they are 188th in Division 1 with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 200th. As a team they are 193rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 109th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Saint Joseph's/VCU college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take VCU -12.5
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