Villanova Wildcats vs La Salle Explorers Prediction, 11/28/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Villanova Wildcats vs La Salle Explorers
Date: Sunday, November 28, 2021
Location: The Palestra in Philadelphia, PA
The Palestra is where the La Salle Explorers (2-2) will try to beat the Villanova Wildcats (3-2) on Sunday.
The Villanova Wildcats took the court against Purdue and took a loss by a final of 80-74 in their last game. Villanova finished the contest with a 44.8% field goal percentage (26 of 58) and knocked down 13 out of their 34 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Wildcats made 9 of 17 tries for a percentage of 52.9%. With respect to rebounding, they compiled 20 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 15 assists in this game as well as forcing 11 turnovers and getting 4 steals. With regard to defense, Villanova allowed the other team to go 52.7% from the floor on 29 of 55 shooting. Purdue recorded 17 dimes and had 4 steals for this game. Moreover, Purdue collected 32 boards (9 offensive, 23 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Purdue walked away from this one shooting 85.7% when shooting free throws by burying 12 of their 14 attempts. They buried 10 of 23 attempts from 3-point land. Regarding fouls, the Wildcats walked away with 15 and Purdue recorded 18 fouls.
Justin Moore is a player who was a factor for the game. He walked away from this one shooting 46.7% from the floor and earned 3 dimes. He saw the court for 37 minutes and also grabbed 3 boards. He notched 19 points on 7 out of 15 shooting.
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Villanova comes into this game with a mark of 3-2 so far this year. They are losing possession via turnover 6.4 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 16.2 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Villanova is collecting 30.8 boards per contest and has accounted for 84 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 138th in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Wildcats are hitting 43.7% on three-point shots (62 of 142) and 80.7% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 82.6 points per contest (37th in college basketball) while going 46.4% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Wildcats have forced 15.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.2 personal fouls. They relinquish 35.1% on shots from distance and they are 215th in the nation in PPG allowed (70.2). The Wildcats defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 46.7% (129 of 276) and they concede 33.8 rebounds per game as a unit. They are ranked 216th in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 74 conceded for the year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the La Salle Explorers walked away with a victory by a final of 61-58 against Army. In relation to how they attacked the glass, La Salle allowed Army to pull down 35 in total (12 on the offensive glass). They shot 22.2% from distance by hitting 6 out of 27 and finished the contest at 14 of 20 from the free throw line (70.0%). The Explorers permitted Army to knock down 19 of 61 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 31.1% in the game. When this game wrapped up, the Explorers walked away from this one shooting 24 for 61 from the floor which had them shooting 39.3%. With respect to three-point attempts, La Salle buried 7 out of 19 attempts (36.8%). They were able to make 6 of them for a clip of 54.5%. Army had 14 fouls for the matchup which took the Explorers to the charity stripe for 11 attempts. They also turned it over 14 times, while getting 6 steals for the matchup. The Explorers pulled down 28 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 41 in this matchup.
Jhamir Brickus pitched in for the Explorers for the game. He earned 14 points in his 25 minutes on the court and tallied 2 assists for the game. He knocked down 5 out of 8 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 62.5%, and accumulated 2 rebounds.
La Salle has a record of 2-2 for the season. The Explorers commit 21.3 personal fouls every game and they shoot 64.8% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 15.3 times per contest (74th in the nation) and they turn it over 15.8 times per game. La Salle has earned 291 points for the year (72.8 per game) and they pull down 40.0 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Explorers are hitting on 41.9% from the field, which has them ranked 258th in the nation.
The La Salle defense surrenders 32.3% on three-point shots (32 of 99) and opponents are converting on 72.8% of their foul shots. They have allowed 12.8 assists and 37.3 rebounds per game, which is 206th and 262nd in Division 1. The Explorers are ranked 272nd in college hoops in points allowed per game with 73.3. They are forcing 16.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 40.8% from the floor (138th in college basketball).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take La Salle
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