Baylor Bears vs Arizona State Sun Devils Prediction, 11/24/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baylor Bears vs Arizona State Sun Devils
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Location: Imperial Arena in Paradise Island, BS
The Arizona State Sun Devils (2-2) will take on the Baylor Bears (4-0) at Imperial Arena on Wednesday.
The Baylor Bears took the court against Stanford and earned the victory with a final of 86-48 in their last game. When discussing fouls, the Bears ended up with 16 while Stanford accounted for 18 fouls. They converted 4 of 13 attempts from beyond the perimeter. Stanford finished shooting 50.0% at the charity stripe by making 8 of their 16 attempts. In addition, Stanford pulled down 30 rebounds (11 offensive, 19 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Stanford dished out 10 dimes and had 5 steals in this game. When talking about the defense, Baylor allowed the other team to shoot 40.0% from the floor on 18 of 45 shooting. They also recorded 20 dimes for the matchup in addition to forcing 22 turnovers and getting 16 steals. In relation to pulling down rebounds, they collected 24 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Bears made 10 of 17 attempts for a percentage of 58.8%. Baylor ended with a 55.0% FG percentage (33 out of 60) and converted 10 out of their 26 3-pointers.
LJ Cryer is a guy who was important in the matchup. He totaled 21 points on 8 of 12 shooting. He was on the court for 31 mins and also pulled down 4 rebounds. He walked away from this one shooting 66.7% from the floor and also dished out 1 assist.
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Baylor steps onto the court with a mark of 4-0 so far this season. They lose possession via turnover 12.8 times per game and as a squad they commit 16.0 fouls every game. As a unit, Baylor is grabbing 42.5 boards per contest and has earned 96 dimes for the year, which is 21st in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Bears are hitting 35.4% on three-point shots (35 of 99) and 61.4% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 88.5 pts per game (15th in the country) while connecting on 50.5% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Bears are forcing their opponents into 22.5 turnovers per game while drawing 17.0 personal fouls. They rank 53rd in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 40 surrendered on the campaign. The Bears are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 37.9% (78 of 206) and they relinquish 29.8 rebounds per game as a team. They surrender 31.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 11th in college hoops in opponents PPG (53.8).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Arizona State Sun Devils took a loss by a final score of 65-63 against San Diego State. In regard to team rebounding, Arizona State permitted San Diego State to collect 35 in all (8 on the offensive side). They finished 28.6% from beyond the arc by going 6 out of 21 and ended up going 19 of 28 from the free throw line (67.9%). The Sun Devils permitted San Diego State to make 20 of 51 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.2% for this contest. When the final whistle was blown, the Sun Devils ended up going 22 out of 59 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 37.3%. When it comes to shooting from 3-point land, Arizona State buried 6 of 28 tries (21.4%). They were able to knock down 13 of them for a rate of 72.2%. San Diego State had 17 fouls for this game which got the Sun Devils to the charity stripe for 18 tries. They also coughed up the ball 11 times, while getting 8 steals for the matchup. The Sun Devils earned 21 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards totaling 29 in this contest.
Kimani Lawrence ended up being a major contributor for the Sun Devils in the matchup. He made 7 of 10 in the matchup for a rate of 70.0%, and had 12 rebounds. He had 14 points in his 33 minutes on the hardwood and had 3 assists in the game.
Arizona State has a mark of 2-2 this year. The Sun Devils commit 17.5 fouls per contest and they hit 63.8% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 14.0 times per contest (150th in the nation) and they turn it over 13.0 times per contest. Arizona State has scored 276 points on the campaign (69.0 per game) and they average 38.8 boards per game. As an offense, the Sun Devils are hitting on 42.6% from the field, which is ranked 237th in college basketball.
The Arizona State defense surrenders 35.1% on shots from behind the 3-point line (34 of 97) and their opponents are knocking down 72.7% of their free throw shots. They allow 12.5 assists and 34.5 rebounds per game, which ranks 189th and 166th in college hoops. The Sun Devils are ranked 97th in Division 1 in PPG allowed with 63.5. They are forcing 14.3 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 38.7% from the floor (74th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Arizona State
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