Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Central Michigan Chippewas Prediction, 11/22/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Central Michigan Chippewas
Date: Monday, November 22, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
The Gonzaga Bulldogs (3-0) are hitting the road to T-Mobile Arena on Monday where they will attempt to beat the Central Michigan Chippewas (1-2).
The Gonzaga Bulldogs played Alcorn State and notched a win by a score of 84-57 in their last game. In reference to fouls, the Bulldogs ended up walking away with 14 while Alcorn State finished the game with 14 fouls. They also converted 3 of their 11 tries from distance. Alcorn State finished the contest at 57.1% at the charity stripe by converting 4 of their 7 attempts. Furthermore, Alcorn State grabbed 25 boards (6 offensive, 19 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Alcorn State recorded 10 assists and had 9 steals in the game. In the matter of defending, Gonzaga let their opponent shoot 40.3% from the field on 25 out of 62 shooting. They also doled out 26 dimes in this contest while forcing 11 turnovers and earning 5 steals. With respect to rebounding, they compiled a total of 36 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Bulldogs converted 9 of their 12 tries for a rate of 75.0%. Gonzaga ended having earned a 58.6% FG percentage (34 out of 58) and made 7 of their 19 3-pointers.
Julian Strawther is a player who was a contributor in this contest. He went 77.8% from the field and recorded 2 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 23 mins and also snagged 3 boards. He was able to score 18 points on 7 out of 9 shooting.
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Gonzaga heads into this matchup with a record of 3-0 so far this season. They are averaging 89.0 points per game (32nd in D-1) while going 55.7% from the field. The Bulldogs are hitting 33.9% on shots from 3-point land (20 of 59) and 77.4% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Gonzaga is pulling in 38.3 rebounds per game and has earned 66 dimes for the year, which is 20th in the country in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 11.7 times per game and as a squad they are committing 15.0 fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Bulldogs have forced 14.7 turnovers every game while drawing 18.0 fouls. They give up 35.1% on three-point shots and they are 134th in D-1 in points per game allowed (64.7). The Bulldogs defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 39.8% (74 of 186) and they relinquish 31.7 boards per game as a unit. They are ranked 150th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 33 relinquished for the season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Central Michigan Chippewas took home the win by a final score of 62-61 against Eastern Illinois. When talking about team rebounding, Central Michigan permitted Eastern Illinois to collect 38 overall (8 offensive). They went 32.0% from behind the 3-point line by going 8 out of 25 and ended up going 11 out of 18 from the free throw line (61.1%). The Chippewas allowed Eastern Illinois to convert 21 of their 52 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 40.4% in this game. At the conclusion of this game, the Chippewas went 25 out of 59 from the field which had them shooting 42.4%. In the matter of shooting from beyond the arc, Central Michigan made 9 of their 25 attempts (36.0%). They were able to knock down 3 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 25.0%. Eastern Illinois committed 17 fouls for the contest which took the Chippewas to the free throw line for a total of 12 shots. They also coughed it up 11 times, while recording 11 steals for this contest. The Chippewas snagged 26 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 31 for this contest.
Cameron Healy ended up having an impact for the Chippewas for this contest. He had 14 points in his 24 minutes of playing time and added 3 assists in this contest. He made 5 out of 7 in this matchup for a rate of 71.4%, and tallied 4 rebounds.
Central Michigan has a win-loss record of 1-2 on the campaign. The Chippewas commit 21.7 personal fouls every game while shooting 55.3% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 12.0 times per contest (245th in college hoops) and they are turning it over 13.7 times per contest. Central Michigan has accounted for 196 pts so far this year (65.3 per contest) and they collect 31.3 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Chippewas are shooting 40.4% from the floor, which ranks 276th in the nation.
The Chippewas are ranked 321st in the nation in points per game surrendered with 79.3. They are forcing 13.7 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 47.2% from the floor (314th in college basketball). The Central Michigan defense gives up 34.8% from downtown (24 of 69) and opponents are converting on 70.6% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 15.0 assists and 44.3 rebounds every game, which is 296th and 344th in those defensive categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Central Michigan
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