Davidson Wildcats vs New Mexico State Aggies Prediction, 11/18/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Davidson Wildcats vs New Mexico State Aggies
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021
Location: The HTC Center in Conway, SC
The Davidson Wildcats (1-1) are hitting the road to The HTC Center on Thursday where they will try to defeat the New Mexico State Aggies (2-0).
The Davidson Wildcats stepped onto the hardwood against San Francisco and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 65-60 in their last contest. Davidson walked away from the game with a 42.0% field goal percentage (21 of 50) and made 5 of their 14 shots from downtown. When they shot from the free throw line, the Wildcats buried 13 of 21 shots for a rate of 61.9%. In the matter of pulling down boards, they earned a total of 28 with 5 of them being offensive. They also doled out 5 assists in this contest in addition to forcing the opposition into 17 turnovers and having 11 steals. When discussing the defense, Davidson allowed 45.8% from the floor on 22 of 48 shooting. San Francisco recorded 11 dimes and had 13 steals in the matchup. In addition, San Francisco collected 30 rebounds (6 offensive, 24 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. San Francisco ended up going 68.4% at the free throw line by making 13 of their 19 tries. They made 8 of their 24 attempts from three-point range. In the matter of fouls, the Wildcats walked away with 19 while San Francisco had 20 fouls.
Sam Mennenga is one player who was a major contributor in this game. He ended up shooting 54.5% from the floor but wasn't able to get an assist. He played for 33 minutes and also snagged 9 boards. He accumulated 14 points on 6 out of 11 shooting.
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Davidson heads into this matchup with a mark of 1-1 so far this year. They turn the ball over 13.5 times per contest and as a unit are committing 21.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Davidson is snagging 30.5 rebounds per contest and has totaled 25 dimes on the season, which ranks 305th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Wildcats are connecting on 51.4% from downtown (19 of 37) and 68.3% from the free throw line. They are averaging 76.5 points per outing (150th in the country) while going 51.0% from the field.
On defense, the Wildcats have forced 16.0 turnovers every game while drawing 19.0 fouls. They are currently ranked 33rd in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 20 conceded this year. The Wildcats defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 42.9% (45 of 105) and they relinquish 31.0 rebounds per game as a unit. They are giving up 30.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 176th in college basketball in PPG allowed (68.0).
The last time they took the court, the New Mexico State Aggies got the win with a final of 77-71 against UTEP. The Aggies snagged 28 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 39 for this contest. They turned the ball over 15 times, while recording 4 steals in this contest. UTEP was called for 24 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Aggies to the free throw line for 30 shots. They were able to make 17 of the free throws for a rate of 56.7%. With regard to shooting from downtown, New Mexico State converted 8 out of 20 tries (40.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Aggies went 26 out of 50 from the field which had them shooting 52.0%. The Aggies permitted UTEP to convert 26 of 61 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 42.6% for the matchup. They finished 26.3% from 3-point land via 5 out of 19 and finished the contest at 14 out of 22 from the free throw line (63.6%). With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, New Mexico State allowed UTEP to snag 28 in all (9 on the offensive side).
Donnie Tillman ended up being a factor for the Aggies in the matchup. He totaled 12 points in his 25 mins of playing time and accounted for 3 assists for the matchup. He knocked down 4 out of 7 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and accounted for 8 rebounds.
New Mexico State has a mark of 2-0 so far this season. The Aggies are committing 17.0 fouls every game and they shoot 69.6% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 11.0 times per game (278th in the nation) and they cough up possession 13.0 times per game. New Mexico State has totaled 139 pts so far this year (69.5 per game) and they pull down 37.5 boards per game. As an offense, the Aggies are shooting 44.7% from the field, which ranks 175th in the nation.
The Aggies on defense are ranked 85th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 61.0. They are forcing 9.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 36.6% from the floor (58th in college basketball). The New Mexico State defense gives up 22.5% on shots from beyond the arc (9 of 40) and their opponents are making 67.6% of their free throw shots. They allow 6.0 assists and 32.0 rebounds every game, which ranks them 5th and 96th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Davidson
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