Louisville Cardinals vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Prediction, 11/25/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Louisville Cardinals vs Mississippi State Bulldogs
Date: Thursday, November 25, 2021
Location: Baha Mar Convention Center in Nassau, Bahamas
The Mississippi State Bulldogs (4-0) will try to beat the Louisville Cardinals (3-1) at Baha Mar Convention Center on Thursday.
The Louisville Cardinals stepped onto the hardwood against Detroit and took home the win by a score of 73-67 in their last game. Concerning fouls, the Cardinals finished with 17 and Detroit recorded 17 fouls. They also knocked down 9 of their 25 tries from beyond the arc. Detroit finished 62.5% from the free throw line by making 10 of 16 attempts. Additionally, Detroit snagged 33 boards (11 offensive, 22 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Detroit dished out 9 dimes and had 10 steals for the matchup. In relation to defending, Louisville allowed 40.7% from the field on 24 of 59 shooting. They also doled out 12 dimes for this contest while forcing 13 turnovers and having 9 steals. With respect to rebounding, they collected a total of 36 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Cardinals knocked down 11 of their 17 tries for a rate of 64.7%. Louisville wrapped up the contest having earned a 49.1% field goal percentage (27 out of 55) and converted 8 of 21 3-point shots.
Dre Davis is a guy who was a major factor in the matchup. He shot 50.0% from the floor and distributed 1 assist. He was on the court for 24 mins and also collected 9 rebounds. He accounted for 18 points on 7 of 14 shooting.
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Louisville will play this game with a win-loss record of 3-1 for the season. They are averaging 73.5 points per contest (169th in D-1) while hitting 44.8% from the field. The Cardinals are hitting 31.4% on shots from 3-point land (32 of 102) and 67.6% from the free throw line. As a unit, Louisville is pulling in 39.8 rebounds per game and has earned 56 assists on the season, which is 259th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 14.3 times per contest and as a group are committing 18.5 personal fouls every game.
Defensively, the Cardinals are forcing 14.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.5 fouls. They currently rank 58th in college hoops in giving up assists with 43 surrendered on the campaign. The Cardinals defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 38.1% (93 of 244) and they surrender 37.0 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are surrendering 32.7% on 3-point shots while they are 149th in D-1 in PPG allowed (66.8).
The last time they took the court, the Mississippi State Bulldogs got the victory with a final of 66-46 when they faced Morehead State. In the matter of team rebounding, Mississippi State allowed Morehead State to pull down 19 in total (2 on the offensive glass). They finished shooting 32.0% from three-point range by hitting 8 out of 25 and finished the game at 6 out of 8 from the free throw line (75.0%). The Bulldogs allowed Morehead State to convert 16 out of 48 tries from the field which had them sitting at 33.3% for the game. When the final whistle blew, the Bulldogs finished the game shooting 30 out of 61 from the floor which had them shooting 49.2%. In relation to 3-point attempts, Mississippi State knocked down 5 of 13 attempts (38.5%). They were able to make 1 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 100.0%. Morehead State committed 12 fouls in this contest which took the Bulldogs to the free throw line for a total of 1 tries. They turned the ball over 13 times, while recording 11 steals for the matchup. The Bulldogs were able to snag 25 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards totaling 37 in the game.
Iverson Molinar pitched in for the Bulldogs for this contest. He converted 7 of 14 in this game giving him a rate of 50.0%, and had 7 rebounds. He totaled 15 points in his 32 minutes on the court and earned 6 assists for the contest.
Mississippi State has a win-loss record of 4-0 this season. The Bulldogs are responsible for committing 12.0 personal fouls every game and they hit 62.1% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 15.3 times per contest (81st in Division 1) and they are turning it over 12.5 times per game. Mississippi State has totaled 304 points this year (76.0 per contest) and they pull down 40.5 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Bulldogs are shooting 52.0% from the floor, which is ranked 13th in the nation.
The Mississippi State defense surrenders 30.9% on 3-pointers (34 of 110) and their opponents are converting on 75.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 11.3 assists and 27.3 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 117th and 5th in college basketball. The Bulldogs are ranked 6th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 52.0. They have forced 14.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 34.2% from the floor (13th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Louisville
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