Providence Friars vs Northwestern Wildcats Prediction, 11/22/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Providence Friars vs Northwestern Wildcats
Date: Monday, November 22, 2021
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
The Providence Friars (3-0) are on their way to Prudential Center on Monday where they will take on the Northwestern Wildcats (3-0).
The Providence Friars faced off with Sacred Heart and walked away with a win by a score of 92-58 in their last game. When talking about personal fouls, the Friars left the arena with 14 and Sacred Heart finished the game with 19 personal fouls. They also made 5 of their 27 shots from beyond the arc. Sacred Heart finished shooting 76.5% at the free throw line by making 13 of 17 tries. In addition, Sacred Heart had 28 rebounds (7 offensive, 21 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Sacred Heart totaled 5 assists and had 4 steals for the game. Pertaining to defending, Providence let their opponent shoot 32.8% from the field on 20 of 61 shooting. They also doled out 16 assists in this matchup as well as creating 7 turnovers and getting 9 steals. Regarding rebounding, they collected a total of 34 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. At the free throw line, the Friars buried 17 of their 24 attempts for a percentage of 70.8%. Providence ended with a 56.1% FG percentage (32 of 57) and made 11 of their 26 shots from downtown.
Nate Watson is someone who was a major contributor for this game. He finished the game shooting 73.3% from the field but finished the game without an assist. He was on the court for 32 minutes played and also grabbed 6 rebounds. He scored 24 points on 11 of 15 shooting.
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Providence comes into this contest with a record of 3-0 on the year. They have an average of 78.3 pts per contest (120th in Division 1) while connecting on 49.4% from the field. The Friars are connecting on 34.8% on shots from distance (23 of 66) and 65.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Providence is collecting 37.7 boards per contest and has accumulated 43 dimes this year, which ranks 154th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.3 times per contest and as a squad they commit 16.7 personal fouls per contest.
On the defensive end of the court, the Friars have forced 13.3 turnovers every game and they draw 20.3 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 134th in college hoops in giving up assists with 32 surrendered for the season. The Friars defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 38.3% (70 of 183) and they relinquish 33.0 boards per game as a basketball team. They are giving up 30.2% on shots from distance and they rank 143rd in the country in points per game allowed (65.0).
The last time they took the court, the Northwestern Wildcats got the victory with a final of 83-67 when they played New Orleans. The Wildcats collected 22 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 for the game. They coughed up the ball 7 times, while recording 5 steals for the game. New Orleans had 20 personal fouls for the contest which took the Wildcats to the charity stripe for a total of 15 attempts. They were able to make 12 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. When discussing shooting from distance, Northwestern buried 11 of their 33 attempts (33.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Wildcats ended up shooting 30 for 66 from the floor which had them shooting 45.5%. The Wildcats allowed New Orleans to make 25 of their 58 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 43.1% for the game. They finished 38.5% from distance by connecting on 5 out of 13 and ended up shooting 12 of 15 from the free throw line (80.0%). In the matter of how they rebounded, Northwestern allowed New Orleans to pull down 27 in all (5 on the offensive glass).
Pete Nance pitched in for the Wildcats in this game. He recorded 18 points in his 31 minutes on the court and accounted for 3 assists for the game. He buried 7 out of 13 in the matchup giving him a rate of 53.8%, and had 8 rebounds.
Northwestern has a win-loss record of 3-0 so far this season. The Wildcats are committing 14.7 personal fouls every game and they hit 75.0% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 21.0 times per contest (14th in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 6.0 times per game. Northwestern has totaled 258 points for the season (86.0 per contest) and they pull in 37.0 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Wildcats are shooting 48.4% from the field, which ranks 80th in college basketball.
The Northwestern defense allows 30.0% on shots from distance (18 of 60) and their opposition makes 74.5% of their foul shots. They relinquish 12.3 assists and 33.7 boards per game, which ranks them 183rd and 137th in those defensive categories. The Wildcats on the defensive side of the court are 85th in college hoops in points given up per game with 61.0. They have forced 15.0 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 38.7% from the field (102nd in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Providence
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