Valparaiso vs Charlotte NCAA Basketball Tips 12/16/2019
Game: Valparaiso Crusaders vs Charlotte 49ers
Date: Monday, December 16, 2019
Location: Dale F. Halton Arena in Charlotte, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte -3.5
The Valparaiso Crusaders travel to Dale F. Halton Arena to play the Charlotte 49ers on Monday, December 16, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 3.5 point favorites.
Valparaiso comes into this game with an overall record of 6-4. They currently have a point differential of 3.6 as they are averaging 78.0 points per game while giving up 74.4 per contest. Charlotte has an overall record of 4-4. They are averaging 72.4 points per game and surrendering 66.8, good for a point differential of 5.6.
Valuable Valparaiso Crusaders Betting Trends
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 6-3-0 against the spread
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 6-3-0 against the over/under
Important Charlotte 49ers Betting Trends
The Charlotte 49ers are 5-3-0 against the spread
The Charlotte 49ers are 5-3-0 against the over/under
Key Valparaiso Crusaders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Charlotte 49ers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Nick Robinson averages 9.5 points per game in 27.1 minutes per contest. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%. Javon Freeman comes into this contest averaging 22.3 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Drew Edwards averages 11.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Jordan Shepherd averages 14.4 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Crusaders allow 74.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 289th in Division 1. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 338th and 240th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 150th, and they give up 13.7 assists per contest which puts them in 260th place in the NCAA. They force 17.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 316th in the nation. Valparaiso averages 78.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 68th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 116th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 164th in D-1. They average 35.7 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 207th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 109th with 14.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The 49ers surrender 66.8 points per contest, which ranks them 136th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 218th and 229th in those defensive statistics. They rank 187th with 12.5 assists allowed per contest, and 64th with 32.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The 49ers are 167th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game. Charlotte is 178th in the country with 72.4 points per game this year. They are 44th in the D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 5.6. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 222nd in the nation. They are 199th in the country in rebounding with 35.9 boards per game and 190th in assists per contest with 13.1. The 49ers are 91st in turnovers per game with 14.8.
The Crusaders have an offensive rating of 104.1, which is ranked 131st. They are 50th in college basketball in pace with 74 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 131st. As a unit they are 137th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 204th in D-1. Valparaiso is 177th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions.
Charlotte is 60th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.8 times per 100 possessions. The 49ers are 174th in the country in offensive rating with 101.8. In terms of pace they are 251st in Division 1 with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 72nd. As a team they are 59th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 252nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Valparaiso/Charlotte college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte -3.5
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