Army Black Knights vs La Salle Explorers Prediction, 11/20/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Army Black Knights vs La Salle Explorers
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: Tom Gola Arena in Philadelphia, PA
Tom Gola Arena is where the La Salle Explorers (1-2) will take on the Army Black Knights (3-1) on Saturday.
The Army Black Knights stepped onto the hardwood against Merrimack and went home with a win by a final score of 74-51 in their last game. In regard to personal fouls, the Black Knights walked away with 9 while Merrimack totaled 17 personal fouls. They made 7 of their 24 attempts from 3-point land. Merrimack walked away from this one shooting 66.7% when shooting free throws by making 6 of 9 tries. On top of that, Merrimack collected 22 boards (5 offensive, 17 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Merrimack earned 9 assists and had 14 steals for the contest. With respect to defense, Army allowed 32.2% from the floor on 19 out of 59 shooting. They also recorded 17 dimes in this contest while forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and earning 9 steals. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 47 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Black Knights converted 12 of 17 attempts for a rate of 70.6%. Army ended the contest having earned a 48.2% FG percentage (27 of 56) and converted 8 of their 20 shots from downtown.
Charlie Peterson is one player who was a major factor for this contest. He finished with 13 points on 6 out of 8 shooting. He played 20 mins and collected 6 rebounds. He walked away from this one shooting 75.0% from the field and also earned 1 assist.
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Army heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 3-1 so far this season. They are averaging 74.8 points per contest (165th in Division 1) while going 47.5% from the floor. The Black Knights are shooting 32.3% on three-point shots (31 of 96) and 60.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Army is grabbing 41.5 boards per game and has accounted for 67 assists this season, which has them ranked 15th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They turn it over 16.3 times per contest and as a team are committing 15.3 fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Black Knights are able to force 13.0 turnovers per game and they draw 14.8 fouls. They are currently ranked 319th in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 51 relinquished this season. The Black Knights defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 38.0% (97 of 255) and they surrender 35.3 rebounds per contest as a squad. They surrender 29.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 157th in the country in PPG from their opponents (66.0).
For their last game, the La Salle Explorers went home defeated by a final of 85-82 against Delaware. In the matter of team rebounding, La Salle allowed Delaware to get 32 in all (10 on the offensive side). They went 30.8% from distance by going 8 of 26 and ended up going 29 of 37 from the free throw line (78.4%). The Explorers allowed Delaware to make 24 of 59 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 40.7% in the matchup. When this game wrapped up, the Explorers went 29 out of 66 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 43.9%. Regarding shots from beyond the arc, La Salle made 7 out of 24 tries (29.2%). They were able to convert 17 of the free throws for a clip of 68.0%. Delaware earned 19 personal fouls for this game which got the Explorers to the charity stripe for 25 attempts. They turned the ball over 15 times, while earning 6 steals in this game. The Explorers were able to collect 24 defensive boards and 15 offensive rebounds totaling 39 in the game.
Jhamir Brickus was important for the Explorers in the game. He tallied 15 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood and had 6 dimes in this game. He converted 6 of 11 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 54.5%, and accumulated 1 rebound.
La Salle has a win-loss mark of 1-2 for the season. The Explorers commit 22.0 fouls per game and they shoot 66.7% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 16.3 times per contest (80th in college hoops) and they lose possession via turnover 15.7 times per contest. La Salle has totaled 230 points for the campaign (76.7 per game) and they average 38.0 boards per contest. As an offense, the Explorers are hitting on 42.7% from the floor, which has them ranked 227th in Division 1.
The Explorers on defense are ranked 309th in the nation in PPG given up with 78.3. They are forcing their opponents into 19.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.1% from the floor (252nd in the nation). The La Salle defense gives up 36.1% on shots from 3-point land (26 of 72) and opponents are connecting on 73.6% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 14.0 dimes and 36.7 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks 259th and 237th in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Army
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