Wichita State at Connecticut College Basketball Game Picks 1/26/2019
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
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The Wichita State Shockers head to Harry A. Gampel Pavilion to take on the Connecticut Huskies on Saturday, January 26, 2019. The opening line for this game has Connecticut as 5.5 point favorites.
Wichita State heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-10. They currently have a point differential of -1.9 as they are averaging 68.7 points per contest while giving up 70.7 per game. Connecticut has an overall record of 11-8. They are averaging 78.7 points per game and surrendering 71.9, good for a point differential of 6.8.
Valuable Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 8-10-0 against the spread this season
The Wichita State Shockers are 8-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 10-9-0 against the spread this season
The Connecticut Huskies are 11-6-2 against the over/under this year
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
12/31/18 F Mamadou Diarra Undisclosed is out indefinitely
01/25/19 G Sidney Wilson Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Wichita State
01/05/19 F Kwintin Williams Suspension is out indefinitely
01/04/19 F Kassoum Yakwe Foot is out indefinitely
Markis McDuffie comes into this game averaging 19.2 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Samajae Haynes-Jones averages 12.7 points per contest in 32.7 minutes per game. He averages 2.9 assists per game and 2.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 36% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Jalen Adams scores 18.1 points per contest while playing 30.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.7 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Alterique Gilbert averages 13.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.1 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wichita State averages 68.7 points per contest, which is 290th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -1.9 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 312th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 328th in the nation. They average 36.9 boards per contest and 13.2 assists per game, which ranks them 119th and 206th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 122nd with 13.9 per game. The Shockers allow 70.7 points per contest, which is 156th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 149th and 135th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 166th, and they allow 11.4 assists per game which puts them in 63rd place in the country. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 146th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 63rd in the nation with 78.7 points per contest this season. They are 116th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.8. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 138th in the NCAA. They are 149th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.2 boards per contest and 214th in assists per game with 13.1. The Huskies are 160th in turnovers per contest with 13.5. The Huskies give up 71.9 points per game, which ranks them 195th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 225th and 37th in those defensive statistics. They rank 145th with 12.6 dimes allowed per game and 152nd with 34.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Huskies are 309th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per contest this year.
The Shockers have an offensive rating of 98.2, which is ranked 289th. They are 218th in college basketball in pace with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 321st. As a unit they are 327th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 175th in D-1. Wichita State is 130th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions.
Connecticut is 212th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 108, which is ranked 101st. They are 81st in D-1 in pace with 72.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 135th. As a unit they are 143rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 232nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Wichita State/Connecticut college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Wichita State +5.5
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