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.
- Larry Ness
- July 29, 2015 - 8:05 PM
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- 5dimes @ 133 Texas
After getting 21 runs on hits, the Yanks fall a little 'flat' in this one...
My free play is on the Tex Rangers at 8:05 ET.
Losing a game after taking a 5-0 lead in the first inning is rare. Losing a game after taking a 5-0 lead by an eventual final of 21-5, is "off the charts," rare! The Yankees adjusted their rotation for their series with the Rangers by giving Chris Capuano a spot start Tuesday, in order to give MasahiroTanaka and Michael Pineda extra rest. Capuano couldn't get more than two outs before giving up FIVE runs but New York's strategy worked out just fine, as the Yankees rebounded with an 11-run second inning, on the way to a 21-5 win.
New York is 9-2 since the All-Star break and pulling away in the AL East (now SEVEN games up on the Orioles), thanks to an offense that has piled up 42 runs in its last four games. Tanaka has pitched with at least five days' rest in every outing since returning from a stint on the disabled list on June 3 with a strained right forearm. He's 5-2 with a 3.79 ERA in nine starts in that span (Yanks are 7-2), including winning three straight starts behind a 2.82 ERA, 20 strikeouts and an opponents BA of.152..
Tanaka will be making his first career start against Texas and his "opposite number" is Colby Lewis (10-4, 4.49 ERA). Texas has lost three straight and 12 of 13 at home, where it is a major league-worst 16-28 but Lewis has turned in a quality start in NINE of his last 10 outings. Lewis has pitched into the eighth inning in capturing both starts since the All-Star break, allowing two runs over 7.2 innings with a season-high nine strikeouts in Friday's 4-2 victory at the LA Angels.
After getting 21 runs on hits, the Yanks fall a little 'flat' in this one. The home dog 'barks' LOUDLY in this one.
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