Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions vs Creighton Bluejays Prediction, 11/10/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions vs Creighton Bluejays
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Location: CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha, NE
The Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions (4-21 last season) are en route to CHI Health Center Omaha on Wednesday where they will go up against the Creighton Bluejays (22-9 last year).
The Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions took the court against the Jackson State Tigers and ended up losing by a score of 74-62 in their last game. In relation to fouls, the Golden Lions finished with 15 and the Tigers totaled 16 fouls. They converted 9 of their 16 shots from three-point range. Jackson State went 65.0% from the free throw line by burying 13 of 20 shots. Furthermore, Jackson State grabbed 32 boards (8 offensive, 24 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Jackson State distributed 10 assists and had 8 steals for this contest. In terms of defending, Arkansas-Pine Bluff allowed 50.0% from the floor on 26 out of 52 shooting. They also dished out 13 dimes in the matchup as well as creating 13 turnovers and having 6 steals. In relation to rebounding, they collected 26 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Golden Lions knocked down 17 of their 21 attempts for a rate of 81.0%. Arkansas-Pine Bluff finished having earned a 37.7% FG percentage (20 of 53) and knocked down 5 of 19 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Dequan Morris is someone who had an impact in this game. He accumulated 19 points on 8 out of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 27 minutes and also snagged 1 board. He walked away from this one shooting 72.7% from the floor but wasn't able to get a dime.
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Arkansas-Pine Bluff will enter this contest after finishing with a win-loss mark of 4-21 last season. They averaged 62.0 pts per contest (337th in the country) while hitting 38.6% from the field. The Golden Lions shot 30.8% on 3-pointers (123 of 400) and 72.3% from the charity stripe. As a team, Arkansas-Pine Bluff snagged 32.3 rebounds per game and sat with 240 dimes throughout last season, which ranked 287th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They turned it over 15.8 times per contest and as a group committed 18.2 fouls per game.
On the defensive end, the Golden Lions were able to force 12.9 turnovers per game while drawing 18.9 fouls. They were ranked 327th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 404 surrendered last year. The Golden Lions allowed a field goal percentage of 47.4% (680 of 1,434) and they relinquished 36.9 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They gave up 40.0% on shots from downtown while they were 308th in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (76.8).
In their last game, the Creighton Bluejays went home defeated by a final of 83-65 when they played the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Regarding cleaning up the glass, Creighton permitted Gonzaga to snag 34 in total (6 on the offensive side). They shot 37.5% from 3-point land by connecting on 9 of 24 and walked away from this one shooting 6 out of 10 from the free throw line (60.0%). The Bluejays allowed the Bulldogs to make 34 of 57 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 59.6% in the matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Bluejays finished shooting 28 out of 69 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.6%. Concerning 3-pointers, Creighton knocked down 5 out of their 23 attempts (21.7%). They were able to bury 4 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 50.0%. The Bulldogs committed 12 personal fouls for the contest which took the Bluejays to the charity stripe for a total of 8 shots. They also coughed up the ball 10 times, while earning 9 steals in the matchup. The Bluejays were able to collect 17 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 25 in this game.
Marcus Zegarowski ended up having an impact for the Bluejays for the matchup. He earned 19 points in his 34 mins on the court and had 2 assists in this matchup. He buried 7 of 16 in this game for a field goal percentage of 43.8%, and added 3 rebounds.
Creighton had a win-loss record of 22-9 last year. As an offensive unit, the Bluejays connected on 47.2% from the floor, which ranked 48th in the nation. Creighton tallied 2,355 points last season (76.0 per contest) and they grabbed 35.7 boards per game. They earned an assist 15.7 times per game (43rd in the country) and they turned the ball over 11.0 times per contest. The Bluejays were responsible for committing 15.3 personal fouls every game and they hit 64.0% from the charity stripe.
The Bluejays on the defensive end were ranked 115th in the country in points given up per game with 68.2. They forced 12.5 TO's per game and let teams shoot 40.8% from the field (42nd in Division 1). The Creighton defense surrendered 31.7% on shots from 3-point land (235 of 742) and their opponents connected on 70.1% of their free throw shots. They surrendered 13.1 assists and 36.7 boards every game, which was ranked 195th and 257th in the country.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Creighton
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