Inside the stats: Hoops edition
Let’s take a look at what’s happening on the hardwood as we enter the weekend. All results are ATS (Against The Spread) through January 29, unless noted otherwise.
For your perusal, here is a list of college basketball teams taking the floor this weekend that own the best ATS marks in all games versus fellow Division-1 opponents (minimum five results) this season:
Buffalo 5-0, George Washington 5-1, Hawaii 5-1, Kansas State 8-1-1, Nebraska 5-1, Oklahoma State 5-1, South Carolina 5-0-1, SMU 5-0, St. Bonaventure 5-1, Utah 9-0 and Wichita State 6-1-1.
Creighton 5-1, Delaware 8-1, Illinois Chicago 5-1, Kent State 5-1, Michigan State 6-0, North Texas 5-1, Nevada 8-0, Ohio U 5-0, Seton Hall 5-0 and Wichita State 6-0.
Here is a list of college basketball teams taking the floor this weekend that own the worst ATS marks in all games versus fellow Division-1 opponents (minimum seven results) this season:
Boston College 1-6, Central Florida 1-5, Colorado State 1-6, Drexel 0-6, East Carolina 0-5, Kent State 1-5, Miami Florida 1-5, Northern Illinois 1-6, Purdue 1-5 and Toledo 1-5.
Central Florida 1-5, Cal Davis 1-5, Colorado State 1-5, Fullerton State 1-6, Kentucky 0-4-1, Louisiana Lafayette 1-5, Maryland 1-5, Mississippi State 0-5, Northern Iowa 1-8, South Alabama 1-8, Texas State 1-6 and Washington State 0-4-1.
Putting On The ‘D’
Once again, here is a list of the Top 5 college hoops teams on the defensive front, in Defensive Field Goal percentage and Rebound Margin. Look to ‘play on’ these teams in either revenge or underdog roles:
Defensive Field Goal Percentage:
1. SMU 37.0
2. Arizona 37.2
3. Florida State 37.7
4. Iowa 37.9
5. San Diego State 38.0
1. Quinnipiac +13.0
2. Indiana +11.5
2. Kentucky +11.2
4. Arizona +10.9
5. Iowa +10.7
Here is a list of the Top 5 NBA defensive teams:
1. Pacers 90.2
2. Bulls 92.8
3. Grizzlies 95.5
4. Raptors 96.7
5. Spurs 96.8
1. Thunder +4.7
2. Pacers +4.5
3. Trailblazers +3.6
4. Grizzlies +3.5
5. Bulls +3.2
After opening the season 12-18 SU and 11-19 ATS in all games through Dec. 31 this season, the Chicago Bulls welcomed the New Year in style, going 11-4 SU and 9-5-1 ATS in games during January.
With the blue collar Bulls ranking in the Top 5 in the league in team defense and rebound margin, look for them to improve on an already stellar 6-3 SU mark in games with same season loss revenge in their forward movement.
Stat Of The Week
Illinois is 18-0 SU at home in games versus Iowa in which the Illini own a winning record.
- Al McMordie
- November 29, 2015 - 2:00 PM
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At 2:05 pm, our complimentary selection is on the Detroit Red Wings over the Florida Panthers. This is the only game on the NHL ledger today as the Panthers travel north to face the Red Wings for the first time this season in this matinee. And with their recently re-discovered scoring touch, the Red Wings are hoping to take a page from the local football team and do to the Panthers on this holiday weekend what the Lions did to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thanksgiving. The Wings appear to be healthy now - or at least healthier - with the returns of Centers Pavel Datsyuk and Brad Richards and the impact of having both of these leaders on the ice has been evident on the scoreboard. After an eight-game stretch from October 27 thru November 14 in which the Wings scored more than two goals on just one occasion (and went 4-4 as a result), they have since gone 4-2 and netted three or four goals in each of those four victories. So the fact that Florida has won the last four meetings here at Joe Louis arena or that the road team is 6-1 in the last seven meetings should not really be a concern this afternoon, especially since it's the Panthers who are now in the midst of a scoring slump, going 1-3 in their last four games as a result. The Wings are 5-0 in their last five games vs. a team with a losing record. Take Detroit. As always, good luck...Al McMordie. And don't miss our RED-HOT Hoops Winners, as we cashed Wyoming last night, and are 16-4 our last 20 on the basketball hardwood. Today, we're featuring NBA and College Basketball DAYTIME WINNERS, including our NCAA Game of the Week. Go get 'em.