Texas vs Providence NCAA Basketball Picks ATS 12/21/2019
Game: Texas Longhorns vs Providence Friars
Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Location: Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, RI
Odds/Point Spread: Providence -1
The Texas Longhorns head to Dunkin' Donuts Center to take on the Providence Friars on Saturday, December 21, 2019. The opening line for this game has Providence as 1 point favorites.
Texas comes into this game with an overall record of 9-1. They currently have a point differential of 8.9 as they are averaging 69.1 points per game while giving up 60.2 per contest. Providence has an overall mark of 6-6. They are averaging 72.9 points per contest and giving up 67.1, which is a point differential of 5.8.
Valuable Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 3-7-0 against the spread this season
The Texas Longhorns are 5-5-0 against the over/under this year
Important Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 3-9-0 against the spread this season
The Providence Friars are 6-5-1 against the over/under this year
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Providence Friars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Matt Coleman comes into this game averaging 13.0 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Andrew Jones averages 11.8 points per contest in 23.9 minutes per game. He averages 2.6 assists per game and 2.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Alpha Diallo scores 14.1 points per contest while playing 31.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.0 rebounds per contest and has 2.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 55%. David Duke averages 12.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.5 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas averages 69.1 points per contest, which is 244th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 8.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 141st. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 144th in the nation. They average 32.7 boards per contest and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 303rd and 93rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 167th with 13.8 per game. The Longhorns allow 60.2 points per contest, which is 26th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 159th and 196th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 75th, and they allow 9.4 assists per game which puts them in 25th place in the country. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 272nd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Providence is 164th in the nation with 72.9 points per contest this season. They are 285th in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 5.8. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 219th in the NCAA. They are 69th in D-1 in rebounding with 39.2 boards per contest and 14th in assists per game with 17.3. The Friars are 128th in turnovers per contest with 14.3. The Friars give up 67.1 points per game, which ranks them 147th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 189th and 246th in those defensive statistics. They rank 246th with 13.4 dimes allowed per game and 245th with 36.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Friars are 330th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 17.9 per contest this year.
The Longhorns have an offensive rating of 102.7, which is ranked 162nd. They are 297th in college basketball in pace with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 90th. As a unit they are 132nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in D-1. Texas is 107th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions.
Providence is 194th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions. The Friars are 199th in the country in offensive rating with 100.6. In terms of pace they are 91st in Division 1 with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 291st. As a team they are 291st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 207th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Texas/Providence college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Texas +1
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