Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Ole Miss Rebels Prediction, 3/19/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Ole Miss Rebels
Date: Friday, March 19, 2021
Location: Comerica Center in Frisco, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Louisiana Tech (+6)
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (21-7) head to Comerica Center on Friday where they'll take on the Ole Miss Rebels (16-11) in the NIT. Ole Miss opens this matchup as 6-point favorites. The O/U is set at 132.
Louisiana Tech heads into this one with a mark of 21-7 on the campaign. They turn it over 13.0 times per game and as a unit they commit 15.1 fouls per contest. As a unit, Louisiana Tech is collecting 39.0 boards per game and has totaled 351 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 102nd in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Bulldogs are hitting 34.2% on three-point shots (209 of 612) and 68.6% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 73.5 pts per game (116th in Division 1) while shooting 44.6% from the field. On the defensive end of the court, the Bulldogs have forced 13.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.2 personal fouls. They currently rank 217th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 323 conceded this season. The Bulldogs defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 39.9% (658 of 1,650) and they relinquish 34.9 boards per contest as a unit. They are relinquishing 29.3% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 43rd in the nation in points per game allowed (64.6).
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs played the North Texas Mean Green and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 54-48 in their last game. Louisiana Tech finished with a 32.1% FG percentage (17 of 53) and knocked down 3 of their 17 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Bulldogs converted 11 of their 14 shots for a rate of 78.6%. Concerning grabbing boards, they compiled 34 with 10 of them being offensive. They also recorded 12 assists for the contest in addition to forcing the opposition into 9 turnovers and earning 2 steals. In terms of defending, Louisiana Tech allowed the other team to shoot 38.8% from the field on 19 out of 49 shooting. North Texas recorded 10 assists and had 6 steals in this game. Moreover, North Texas snagged 25 boards (3 offensive, 22 defensive) and got 3 blocks. North Texas shot 81.3% when shooting free throws by converting 13 of their 16 attempts. They also knocked down 3 out of their 17 attempts from long range.
JaColby Pemberton is someone who had an impact for the matchup. He racked up 12 points on 2 of 10 shooting. He was on the court for 22 mins and also collected 6 boards. Pemberton ended up going 20.0% from the field and earned 1 assist. Another guy that was a contributor in this game for the Bulldogs was Kenneth Lofton. He grabbed 6 rebounds in his 27 min on the basketball court. He finished the contest at 44.4% from the field in this contest by hitting 4-of-9 (10 points). When the final whistle blew, Lofton accounted for 2 assists.
Ole Miss has a mark of 16-11 so far this year. Ole Miss has accumulated 1,866 pts this year (69.1 per contest) and they average 36.6 boards per game. The Rebels have committed 17.0 fouls every game and they hit 70.0% from the charity stripe. In terms of offensive execution, the Rebels are shooting 44.2% from the field, which is 180th in college basketball. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 12.3 times per contest (241st in D-1) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.7 times per game. The Rebels on defense are ranked 31st in the country in points given up per game with 63.4. They are forcing their opponents into 15.3 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 42.1% from the floor (114th in Division 1). The Ole Miss defense surrenders 35.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (187 of 524) and opponents are connecting on 68.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 13.0 dimes and 31.9 rebounds per contest, which ranks 192nd and 42nd in college hoops.
When they last stepped on the court, the Ole Miss Rebels took a loss by a final score of 76-73 when they faced the LSU Tigers. The Rebels were able to collect 22 defensive rebounds and 17 offensive rebounds totaling 39 in the game. They gave up possession 11 times, while recording 4 steals for the matchup. The Tigers committed 16 personal fouls for this contest which took the Rebels to the free throw line for a total of 20 attempts. They were able to make 15 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 75.0%. Pertaining to shooting from 3-point land, Ole Miss converted 6 out of their 19 tries (31.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Rebels ended up going 26 for 64 from the floor which had them at 40.6%. The Rebels allowed the Tigers to convert 29 of their 65 tries from the field which had them sitting at 44.6% in this game. They finished 35.0% from three-point range by going 7 of 20 and finished the contest at 11 of 16 from the charity stripe (68.8%). In regard to rebounds, Ole Miss allowed LSU to grab 37 in total (13 on the offensive side).
Jarkel Joiner was important for the Rebels for this game. He knocked down 9 out of 20 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 45.0%, and added 2 rebounds. Joiner totaled 26 points in his 40 mins on the court and accumulated 2 dimes for the matchup. An additional guy that played a role for Ole Miss was Romello White. He walked away with 1 assist in 34 mins played, and he knocked down 7 out of 8 from the floor. White finished going 87.5% from the floor while notching 20 points and 13 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Ole Miss (-6)
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