Montana State Bobcats vs Colorado Buffaloes Prediction, 11/10/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montana State Bobcats vs Colorado Buffaloes
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Location: CU Events Center in Boulder, CO
The Colorado Buffaloes (23-9 last year) will compete against the Montana State Bobcats (13-10 last season) at CU Events Center on Wednesday.
The Montana State Bobcats faced off with the Eastern Washington Eagles and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 65-55 in their last contest. In relation to fouls, the Bobcats walked away with 19 while the Eagles finished the game with 14 fouls. They also made 4 out of their 18 attempts from beyond the arc. Eastern Washington finished the game shooting 79.2% when shooting free throws by converting 19 of their 24 attempts. In addition, Eastern Washington snagged 34 rebounds (7 offensive, 27 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Eastern Washington earned 9 assists and had 4 steals in the matchup. In relation to defense, Montana State let their opponent shoot 40.4% from the floor on 21 of 52 shooting. They also doled out 2 dimes for the matchup while forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and having 8 steals. With respect to rebounding, they earned 31 with 8 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Bobcats made 15 of their 19 attempts for a rate of 78.9%. Montana State ended the contest having earned a 34.5% FG percentage (19 out of 55) and made 2 out of their 17 3-pointers.
Abdul Mohamed is one guy who had an impact in the game. He ended up walking away with 15 points on 3 of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 25 minutes and also grabbed 8 rebounds. He went 27.3% from the floor but had no dimes when the game ended.
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Montana State comes into this contest after finishing with a mark of 13-10 last season. They averaged 74.0 pts per game (102nd in the country) while hitting 45.1% from the field. The Bobcats shot 32.9% on shots from 3-point land (142 of 431) and 75.5% from the free throw line. As a group, Montana State grabbed 33.8 rebounds per game and sat with 254 dimes last season, which ranked 269th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They lost possession via turnover 12.5 times per contest and as a basketball team committed 18.7 personal fouls every game.
When they were on defense, the Bobcats forced 13.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.5 personal fouls. They were 67th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 246 relinquished last season. The Bobcats defensively allowed a shooting percentage of 42.9% (554 of 1,292) and they surrendered 32.9 boards per contest as a unit. They conceded 34.5% on three-point shots and they were ranked 226th in D-1 in points per game allowed (72.0).
The last time they took the court, the Colorado Buffaloes walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 71-53 against the Florida State Seminoles. The Buffaloes recorded 14 defensive boards and 15 offensive boards totaling 29 for this game. They also coughed up the ball 18 times, while getting 5 steals in this contest. The Seminoles were called for 15 fouls in this contest which got the Buffaloes to the charity stripe for a total of 11 attempts. They were able to knock down 7 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 63.6%. When discussing shots from 3-point land, Colorado converted 6 of 25 tries (24.0%). Overall, the Buffaloes finished 20 for 56 from the floor which had them shooting 35.7%. The Buffaloes permitted the Seminoles to convert 24 out of their 46 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 52.2% in the matchup. They finished 35.3% from beyond the perimeter by going 6 out of 17 and finished the game at 17 of 21 from the free throw line (81.0%). With respect to cleaning the glass, Colorado permitted Florida State to get 24 overall (5 on the offensive side).
D'Shawn Schwartz ended up being a factor for the Buffaloes in this matchup. He recorded 13 points in his 28 mins on the court and accounted for 2 assists in this game. He knocked down 5 of 9 in this contest for a rate of 55.6%, and had 6 rebounds.
Colorado had a mark of 23-9 last year. When it comes to offense, the Buffaloes connected on 45.6% from the field, which ranked 94th in college basketball. Colorado scored 2,340 points last season (73.1 per contest) and they collected 34.8 rebounds per contest. They got an assist 13.6 times per contest (137th in the nation) and they turned the ball over 11.4 times per contest. The Buffaloes committed 16.4 personal fouls per game and they went 81.9% from the free throw line.
The Colorado defense surrendered 33.3% on shots from 3-point land (204 of 612) and their opposition made 73.0% of their foul shots. They surrendered 11.2 assists and 30.6 rebounds per contest, which ranked them 53rd and 22nd in college hoops. The Buffaloes defensively were ranked 32nd in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 63.8. They forced 13.1 TO's every game and let teams shoot 42.1% from the floor (107th in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Montana State
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