Wichita State at Furman Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 3/20/2019
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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The Wichita State Shockers head to Timmons Arena to take on the Furman Paladins on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The opening line for this game has Furman as 10 point favorites.
Wichita State heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-13. They currently have a point differential of 1.5 as they are averaging 70.7 points per contest while giving up 69.2 per game. Furman has an overall record of 24-6. They are averaging 77.9 points per game and surrendering 65.8, good for a point differential of 12.1.
Valuable Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 18-14-1 against the spread this season
The Wichita State Shockers are 13-16-1 against the over/under this year
Important Furman Paladins Betting Trends
The Furman Paladins are 19-10-0 against the spread this season
The Furman Paladins are 11-16-0 against the over/under this year
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Furman Paladins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Markis McDuffie comes into this game averaging 18.3 points per contest while playing 32.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 62% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Samajae Haynes-Jones averages 12.1 points per contest in 32.5 minutes per game. He averages 2.7 assists per game and 2.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Matt Rafferty scores 17.2 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.1 rebounds per contest and has 4.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Jordan Lyons averages 16.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.2 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wichita State averages 70.7 points per contest, which is 232nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 328th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 324th in the nation. They average 37.8 boards per contest and 13.7 assists per game, which ranks them 58th and 151st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 275th with 11.8 per game. The Shockers allow 69.2 points per contest, which is 123rd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 83rd and 157th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 208th, and they allow 11.5 assists per game which puts them in 62nd place in the country. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 125th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Furman is 56th in the nation with 77.9 points per contest this season. They are 36th in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 12.1. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 90th in the NCAA. They are 153rd in D-1 in rebounding with 35.8 boards per contest and 22nd in assists per game with 15.9. The Paladins are 217th in turnovers per contest with 12.5. The Paladins give up 65.8 points per game, which ranks them 44th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 65th and 48th in those defensive statistics. They rank 61st with 11.5 dimes allowed per game and 125th with 34.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Paladins are 278th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest this year.
The Shockers have an offensive rating of 101.9, which is ranked 221st. They are 182nd in college basketball in pace with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 328th. As a unit they are 325th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 158th in D-1. Wichita State is 306th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions.
Furman is 208th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions. The Paladins have an offensive rating of 112.3, which is ranked 29th. They are 231st in D-1 in pace with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 13th. As a unit they are 24th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Wichita State/Furman college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Wichita State +10
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