Portland State Vikings vs Iowa Hawkeyes Prediction, 11/26/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Portland State Vikings vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Friday, November 26, 2021
Location: Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, IA
Carver-Hawkeye Arena is the location where the Iowa Hawkeyes (5-0) will attempt to defeat the Portland State Vikings (2-2) on Friday.
The Portland State Vikings played Portland and took a loss by a final of 69-54 in their last game. Portland State ended having earned a 31.5% FG percentage (23 of 73) and made 2 out of their 23 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Vikings knocked down 6 of 8 attempts for a rate of 75.0%. In regard to rebounding, they collected 38 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 10 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing 12 turnovers and getting 7 steals. When discussing the defense, Portland State let their opponent shoot 43.5% from the field on 30 out of 69 shooting. Portland distributed 13 assists and had 6 steals for the contest. On top of that, Portland totaled 44 rebounds (12 offensive, 32 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Portland finished the contest at 40.0% at the free throw line by converting 4 of their 10 attempts. They also buried 5 of their 20 attempts from 3-point land. In the matter of personal fouls, the Vikings finished with 15 while Portland recorded 14 personal fouls.
James Jean-Marie is a guy who had an impact for this contest. He totaled 17 points on 7 out of 17 shooting. He played for 25 mins and snagged 10 boards. He ended up shooting 41.2% from the floor but finished the game without an assist.
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Portland State will enter this contest with a record of 2-2 on the campaign. They average 80.5 pts per game (68th in D-1) while shooting 45.4% from the floor. The Vikings are connecting on 25.6% on 3-pointers (22 of 86) and 71.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, Portland State is grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game and has tallied 63 assists on the campaign, which is 243rd in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.0 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 16.8 fouls every game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Vikings are able to force 17.8 turnovers per game and they draw 18.0 personal fouls. They are ranked 34th in college basketball in giving up assists with 43 surrendered so far this season. The Vikings defense is giving up a FG percentage of 35.4% (90 of 254) and they surrender 39.8 boards per contest as a team. They concede 24.7% on shots from distance while they are 63rd in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (61.0).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Iowa Hawkeyes got the victory with a final of 109-61 when they played Western Michigan. The Hawkeyes pulled down 22 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 32 in this contest. They turned it over 7 times, while earning 15 steals for the game. Western Michigan was called for 17 fouls in this contest which took the Hawkeyes to the free throw line for a total of 23 shots. They were able to knock down 21 of them for a percentage of 91.3%. In relation to 3-point shots, Iowa converted 12 of their 26 tries (46.2%). In all, the Hawkeyes finished shooting 38 out of 72 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 52.8%. The Hawkeyes allowed Western Michigan to make 24 out of 63 tries from the floor which had them shooting 38.1% in the matchup. They finished shooting 23.1% from three-point range by going 6 of 26 and finished the contest at 7 of 7 at the free throw line (100.0%). In the matter of how they rebounded, Iowa permitted Western Michigan to grab 34 in total (8 on the offensive glass).
Keegan Murray was important for the Hawkeyes in this matchup. He recorded 29 points in his 21 minutes on the hardwood, but went home with no dimes. He converted 10 of 14 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 71.4%, and had 6 rebounds.
Iowa has a win-loss record of 5-0 this season. As an offense, the Hawkeyes are connecting on 50.3% from the field, which has them ranked 23rd in the nation. Iowa has scored 498 pts this season (99.6 per contest) and they grab 41.4 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 21.0 times per contest (5th in D-1) and they cough up possession 8.2 times per game. The Hawkeyes commit 13.6 fouls every game and they go 83.9% from the free throw line.
The Iowa defense surrenders 31.9% on shots from distance (38 of 119) and their opponents are making 73.3% of their free throw attempts. They concede 14.2 assists and 32.2 rebounds per game, which ranks them 280th and 90th in those categories on the defensive end. The Hawkeyes defensively are ranked 175th in the nation in PPG allowed with 68.4. They have forced 16.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 41.8% from the floor (180th in Division 1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Iowa
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