UMass at VCU NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 1/19/2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019
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The UMass Minutemen travel to Siegel Center to play the VCU Rams on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has VCU as 10 point favorites.
UMass comes into this game with an overall record of 7-10. They currently have a point differential of 1.3 as they are averaging 75.4 points per game while giving up 74.1 per contest. VCU has an overall mark of 12-5. They are averaging 69.5 points per contest and giving up 63.3, which is a point differential of 6.2.
Valuable UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 7-10-0 against the spread
The UMass Minutemen are 10-7-0 against the over/under
Important VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 9-7-1 against the spread
The VCU Rams are 5-12-0 against the over/under
Key UMass Minutemen Injuries
11/06/18 G Jaylen Franklin Personal is out indefinitely
Key VCU Rams Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jonathan Laurent averages 10.7 points per game in 25.9 minutes per contest. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 5.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Luwane Pipkins comes into this contest averaging 18.8 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
De'Riante Jenkins averages 11.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 71%. Marcus Evans averages 13.7 points per game while playing 25.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Minutemen allow 74.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 245th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 210th and 215th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 94th, and they give up 14.8 assists per contest which puts them in 279th place in the NCAA. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 71st in the nation. UMass averages 75.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 135th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 113th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 124th in D-1. They average 35.2 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 216th and 97th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 187th with 13.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rams surrender 63.3 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 43rd with 10.8 assists allowed per contest, and 288th with 37.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rams are 320th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per game. VCU is 280th in the country with 69.5 points per game this year. They are 293rd in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 6.2. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 330th in the nation. They are 119th in the country in rebounding with 36.9 boards per game and 219th in assists per contest with 13.0. The Rams are 89th in turnovers per game with 14.5.
The Minutemen have an offensive rating of 106, which is ranked 135th. They are 124th in college basketball in pace with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 95th. As a unit they are 122nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 116th in D-1. UMass is 177th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
VCU is 76th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions. The Rams are 285th in the country in offensive rating with 98.2. In terms of pace they are 202nd in Division 1 with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 287th. As a team they are 284th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 80th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's UMass/VCU college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take VCU -10
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