VCU vs Wichita State College Basketball Parlay 12/21/2019
Game: VCU Rams vs Wichita State Shockers
Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Location: Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Wichita State -5
The VCU Rams head to Charles Koch Arena to take on the Wichita State Shockers on Saturday, December 21, 2019. The opening line for this game has Wichita State as 5 point favorites.
VCU heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-2. They currently have a point differential of 10.4 as they are averaging 72.3 points per contest while giving up 61.9 per game. Wichita State has an overall record of 9-1. They are averaging 77.0 points per game and surrendering 61.7, good for a point differential of 15.3.
Valuable VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 2-9-0 against the spread this season
The VCU Rams are 5-6-0 against the over/under this year
Important Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 5-4-1 against the spread this season
The Wichita State Shockers are 5-5-0 against the over/under this year
Key VCU Rams Injuries
12/16/19 G Malik Crowfield Wrist is out indefinitely
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Marcus Evans averages 12.1 points per contest in 23.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 1.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%. Marcus Santos-Silva comes into this game averaging 13.5 points per contest while playing 25.9 minutes per night. He grabs 8.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Tyson Etienne averages 11.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 20.7 minutes per game. He also hauls in 1.7 rebounds per game and dishes 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 68%. Erik Stevenson scores 13.7 points per contest while playing 27.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rams allow 61.9 points per contest which is 43rd in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 141st and 233rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.0 rebounds a game which ranks 219th, and they allow 9.2 assists per game which puts them in 20th place in D-1. They force 19.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 345th in Division 1. VCU averages 72.3 points per contest, which is 179th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 10.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 211th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 59th in the nation. They average 32.6 boards per contest and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 306th and 223rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 228th with 13.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Shockers give up 61.7 points per game, which ranks them 37th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 29th and 254th in those defensive statistics. They rank 59th with 10.5 dimes allowed per game and 118th with 33.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Shockers are 288th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per contest. Wichita State is 84th in the country with 77.0 points per contest this season. They are 265th in D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 15.3. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 122nd in the country. They are 35th in the nation in rebounding with 40.6 boards per contest and 52nd in assists per game with 16.0. The Shockers are 319th in turnovers per contest with 11.6.
The Rams have an offensive rating of 103, which is ranked 159th. They are 189th in college basketball in pace with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 175th. As a unit they are 147th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 153rd in D-1. VCU is 209th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Wichita State is 339th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions. The Shockers are 104th in the country in offensive rating with 105.5. In terms of pace they are 80th in Division 1 with 73 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 243rd. As a team they are 224th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 161st in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take VCU +5 and over 134.5 total points
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