Miami Hurricanes vs Penn State Nittany Lions Prediction, 12/1/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Hurricanes vs Penn State Nittany Lions
Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Location: Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, PA
Bryce Jordan Center is the location where the Penn State Nittany Lions (4-2) will compete against the Miami Hurricanes (4-3) on Wednesday.
The Miami Hurricanes played Alabama and went home with a loss by a final score of 96-64 in their last game. Miami ended the contest having earned a 46.0% field goal percentage (23 of 50) and made 4 of their 17 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Hurricanes knocked down 14 of 20 shots for a rate of 70.0%. In terms of rebounding, they compiled 23 with 4 of them being offensive. They also dished out 6 assists in this game while forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and having 8 steals. Pertaining to the defense, Miami let their opponent shoot 53.6% from the floor on 37 of 69 shooting. Alabama distributed 22 assists and had 4 steals in this matchup. Additionally, Alabama pulled down 42 rebounds (14 offensive, 28 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Alabama finished 54.5% at the charity stripe by making 6 of their 11 shots. They also buried 16 of their 30 attempts from distance. In reference to fouls, the Hurricanes ended up with 16 and Alabama totaled 17 fouls.
Kameron McGusty is someone who played a role for the matchup. He accumulated 21 points on 8 of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 34 mins and also grabbed 10 rebounds. He finished the game at 61.5% from the field and also totaled 1 assist.
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Miami heads into this game with a mark of 4-3 this season. They average 73.3 points per outing (171st in D-1) while hitting 45.5% from the floor. The Hurricanes are shooting 27.1% from downtown (35 of 129) and 75.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Miami is snagging 31.6 boards per contest and has 74 dimes so far this season, which ranks 257th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 11.0 times per game and as a squad are committing 17.1 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Hurricanes are forcing 13.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.4 fouls. They are surrendering 42.0% on 3-pointers while they are 288th in the country in PPG allowed (74.6). The Hurricanes are allowing a field goal percentage of 46.9% (190 of 405) and they surrender 34.3 rebounds per contest as a unit. They rank 266th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 95 conceded so far this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Penn State Nittany Lions got the victory with a final of 60-45 when they faced Oregon State. When talking about cleaning the glass, Penn State permitted Oregon State to snag 29 in total (6 on the offensive glass). They finished 23.5% from distance by shooting 4 out of 17 and finished the contest at 9 out of 10 from the free throw line (90.0%). The Nittany Lions permitted Oregon State to knock down 16 of 51 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 31.4% for this contest. When the game finished, the Nittany Lions finished 22 out of 54 from the field which had them shooting 40.7%. When discussing three-point attempts, Penn State buried 12 of their 30 tries (40.0%). They were able to bury 4 of the free throw tries for a clip of 66.7%. Oregon State committed 8 personal fouls in the game which took the Nittany Lions to the free throw line for 6 shots. They gave up possession of the ball 5 times, while recording 3 steals in this contest. The Nittany Lions were able to pull down 28 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 35 in the game.
Jalen Pickett was important for the Nittany Lions for this game. He made 5 out of 13 for the game for a field goal rate of 38.5%, and had 4 rebounds. He earned 14 points in his 36 mins on the court and added 7 dimes for the matchup.
Penn State has a record of 4-2 on the year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Nittany Lions are connecting on 45.8% from the floor, which is ranked 125th in Division 1. Penn State has earned 413 points on the season (68.8 per contest) and they grab 37.0 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.7 times per game (171st in the nation) and they turn it over 12.8 times per contest. The Nittany Lions are responsible for committing 15.2 fouls per contest and they go 71.8% from the charity stripe.
The Nittany Lions are ranked 103rd in college hoops in PPG given up with 64.3. They are forcing 7.8 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 38.7% from the floor (61st in D-1). The Penn State defense allows 31.8% on shots from beyond the arc (47 of 148) and their opposition knocks down 69.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 9.5 dimes and 31.7 boards per game, which is 38th and 70th in those categories on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Miami
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