UTRGV vs. St Francis (BKN) - 11/26/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St Francis (BKN) (1-3) at UTRGV Vaqueros (1-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 26, 2016 (The Arena at NW Florida St)
The Line: UTRGV Vaqueros -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The St Francis (BKN) Terriers and UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros meet Saturday afternoon in college basketball action at The Arena.
The St Francis (BKN) Terriers look to build on their first victory of the season to rebound from a 0-3 start. The St Francis (BKN) Terriers are averaging 59.5 points on 34.6 percent shooting and allowing 78.2 points on 53 percent shooting. Glenn Sanabria is averaging 10.3 points and two assists while Yunus Hopkinson is averaging 10 points and 4.7 rebounds. Rasheem Dunn is grabbing two rebounds and Gunnar Olafsson is dishing one assist. The St Francis (BKN) Terriers are shooting 27.4 percent from beyond the arc and 64.4 percent from the free throw line. The St Francis (BKN) Terriers are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.5 rebounds per game. The St Francis (BKN) Terriers have split their last two neutral site games.
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The UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros also look to build on their first victory after an 0-5 start to the season. The UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros are averaging 77.8 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 91.2 points on 50.3 percent shooting. Antonio Green is averaging 17.2 points and 2.4 assists while Nick Dixon is averaging 14.8 points and 5.6 rebounds. Mike Hoffman is grabbing 4.2 rebounds and Lew Stallworth is dishing 2.8 assists. The UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68.7 percent from the free throw line. The UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game. The UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros have lost three of their last four neutral site games.
Both of these teams are off to downright brutal starts but should have some improved confidence after getting their first victories on Friday. The main reason these two teams are piling up the losses is because of the defenses allowing teams to shoot above 50 percent from the field most nights.
This is a complete toss-up and probably a game to avoid. However, if forced to pick, I'd side with the UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros due to their ability to shoot a higher percentage from the outside.