Offensive Opportunists

This is the 6th and concluding early season article of statistical analysis on the 2017 CBKB teams.  Earlier articles, which are available at this site, have dealt with positive and negative RATS Teams (Rebounding, Assists, and Turnovers), as well as Defensive Dandies and Defensive Duds, as well as Offensive Oafs. In this article we turn our attention to the high quality offensive teams on the CBKB landscape.

In order to isolate these teams we focus not only on their scoring ability, but also their shooting percentages. Finally, as we know from our exploration of the RATS teams, it is important to take care of the basketball (commit few turnovers) and only take good shots (measured by assists). This is a list that is easy to fall in love with. That is mostly true because everyone believes that scoring points is the name of winning basketball teams. As other articles have proven however, defense and rebounding are the ultimate arbiters of success, at least from an ATS perspective. Nonetheless, for the sake of completeness in these articles I hereby present the early season 2017 quality offensive teams using the following categories.

All statistics are through Sunday December 10th.

1. Must score 75 PPG or more

2. Must shoot 46% or better from the field

3. Must shoot 36% or better from behind the arc

4. Must convert 70% or more of foul tries

5. Must have a +3 or more assist to turnover ratio diff

6. Must be a winning team

All scoring and shooting numbers are rounded to nearest percent for ease of presentation

TEAM SU ATS PPG OFF FG% 3PT FG% FT % ASSISTS TO NET ASSIST/TO
Arizona 7-3 3-6 84 51 38 74 15.8 12.7 3.1
AZ State 9-0 9-0 92 52 43 73 16.4 11.6 4.8
Arkansas 7-2 6-3 88 49 40 71 16.3 11.2 5.1
Baylor 8-2 3-2 78 48 37 74 16.8 11.3 5.5
BYU 8-2 4-4 77 48 36 76 15.9 12.8 3.1
Creighton 7-2 5-3 91 52 38 74 18.6 11.7 6.9
Davidson 4-3 2-3 83 46 38 76 20.7 8.6 12.1
Drake 6-5 6-2 83 46 43 79 16.8 12.6 4.2
Florida 6-3 5-4 88 46 40 77 14.6 10.7 3.9
Gonzaga 8-2 4-3 91 51 38 73 17.7 13.3 4.4
Kansas 7-2 5-3 88 52 41 72 20.1 12.3 7.8
Kansas State 8-2 2-5 76 48 36 76 16.2 10.7 5.5
Loyola-Chi 10-1 6-2 78 53 45 71 17.5 14.2 3.3
LSU 6-2 5-2 86 54 37 77 16.0 12.4 3.6
Marquette 7-3 4-5 83 48 40 80 15.5 11.8 3.7
Mercer 6-4 3-3 80 48 43 73 16.3 12.3 4.0
Michigan State 9-1 6-4 80 49 38 72 18.8 14.4 4.4
Minnesota 10-2 7-4 87 47 36 70 17.2 11.5 5.7
Murray State 6-2 3-2 84 51 37 76 17.0 12.6 4.4
North Carolina 9-1 6-2 88 50 40 70 19.1 13.0 6.1
Nevada 8-2 7-2 84 49 42 74 17.2 11.9 5.3
Norte Dame 8-2 4-2 81 51 43 75 14.7 8.9 5.8
Oklahoma 7-1 3-4 93 50 37 74 18.3 13.4 4.9
Purdue 10-2 7-4 86 50 39 76 18.0 11.6 6.4
South Dakota 10-3 7-2 82 50 37 73 15.8 11.8 4.0
Saint Mary’s 8-2 2-5 82 55 41 79 17.1 8.3 8.8
TCU 10-0 6-4 87 53 43 71 19.2 14.1 5.1
Texas A&M 9-1 4-3 79 49 39 72 18.0 14.7 3.3
Villanova 11-0 7-3 86 50 40 76 16.2 11.4 4.8
Virginia Tech 9-1 7-1 96 55 47 75 19.9 13.0 6.9
Wichita State 8-1 4-3 87 50 40 76 18.2 13.3 4.9
William & Mary 6-3 4-1 84 51 46 80 17.7 13.6 4.1
Wofford 6-4 1-3 78 49 45 75 16.3 13.0 3.3
Xavier 9-1 9-1 90 55 40 79 18.2 12.3 5.9

As always, I save you the trouble of doing the math by letting you know that these high quality offensive teams are 267-67 SU (80%) more importantly they are 166-100 ATS good for 62% ATS winners. The list does not quite match up to the standard to the 2017 CBKB RATS (65%) or the 2017 CBKB Defensive Dandies (69%) it is nonetheless, worth incorporating it as part of your daily statistical CBKB regiment.

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