Virginia vs UMass NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/23/2019
Game: Virginia Cavaliers vs UMass Minutemen
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
Odds/Point Spread: UMass +16.5
The Virginia Cavaliers travel to Mohegan Sun Arena to play the UMass Minutemen on Saturday, November 23, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia as 16.5 point favorites.
Virginia heads into this matchup with a mark of 4-0. They currently have a point differential of 17.3 as they are averaging 58.5 points per contest while giving up 41.3 per game. UMass has an overall mark of 5-0. They are averaging 78.4 points per contest and giving up 62.0, which is a point differential of 16.4.
Valuable Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 2-2-0 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 1-3-0 against the over/under
Important UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 4-1-0 against the spread
The UMass Minutemen are 2-3-0 against the over/under
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
11/22/19 G Kody Stattmann Illness is questionable Saturday vs Massachusetts
Key UMass Minutemen Injuries
11/22/19 F Sy Chatman Personal is questionable Saturday vs Virginia
11/11/19 G Kolton Mitchell Hand is out indefinitely
Mamadi Diakite comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 60%. Jay Huff averages 11.0 points per game in 26.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 8.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 69% for the year while his free throw percentage is 33%.
T.J. Weeks averages 14.8 points per game while playing 24.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 0.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Sean East averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 6.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia averages 58.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 335th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 17.3 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 267th. Behind the arc they shoot 24% which is good for 339th in the nation. They average 42.3 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per game, which ranks them 46th and 275th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 300th with 11.3 per game. The Cavaliers allow 41.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the country. They also allow a 28% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 51st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.3 rebounds a game which ranks 74th and they give up 8.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in Division 1. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 138th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
UMass is 100th in the country with 78.4 points per game this year. They are 30th in Division 1 in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 16.4. They shoot 43% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the nation. They are 323rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 31.8 boards per game, and 80th in assists per contest with 15.8. The Minutemen are 335th in turnovers per game with 10.0. The Minutemen surrender 62.0 points per contest, which ranks them 91st in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 152nd and 120th in those defensive statistics. They rank 253rd with 13.8 assists allowed per contest and 164th with 35.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Minutemen are 234th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game.
The Cavaliers are 269th in the nation in offensive rating with 94.7. In terms of pace they are 348th in the country with 61.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 289th. As a team they are 313th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 148th in Division 1. Virginia is 240th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions.
UMass is 313th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions. The Minutemen are 23rd in the country in offensive rating with 115.3. In terms of pace they are 287th in Division 1 with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 19th. As a team they are 29th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 114th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Virginia/UMass college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take UMass +16.5
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