Wichita State Shockers vs Arizona Wildcats Prediction, 11/19/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wichita State Shockers vs Arizona Wildcats
Date: Friday, November 19, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
The Arizona Wildcats (3-0) will go up against the Wichita State Shockers (3-0) at T-Mobile Arena on Friday.
The Wichita State Shockers took the court against Tarleton State and notched a win by a score of 65-51 in their last game. Wichita State wrapped up the contest having earned a 42.2% FG percentage (19 out of 45) and knocked down 9 of their 21 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Shockers knocked down 18 of 23 tries for a rate of 78.3%. Regarding pulling down rebounds, they earned 26 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 14 dimes for the matchup as well as forcing 15 turnovers and having 7 steals. Pertaining to the defense, Wichita State allowed the other team to shoot 38.3% from the field on 18 of 47 shooting. Tarleton State earned 9 dimes and had 10 steals for the contest. Additionally, Tarleton State collected 25 rebounds (5 offensive, 20 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Tarleton State finished the contest at 85.7% when shooting free throws by knocking down 12 of their 14 tries. They also knocked down 3 out of their 16 shots from downtown. In relation to personal fouls, the Shockers ended up with 14 and Tarleton State recorded 19 personal fouls.
Morris Udeze is someone who was a major contributor for this game. He finished the contest at 62.5% from the field but had no assists when the time ran out. He saw the court for 27 minutes played and also snagged 6 boards. He racked up 15 points on 5 of 8 shooting.
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Wichita State heads into this matchup with a record of 3-0 for the season. They are turning it over 13.0 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 12.0 personal fouls every game. As a team, Wichita State is snagging 34.3 rebounds per contest and has earned 38 assists on the year, which ranks 206th in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Shockers are shooting 30.4% on shots from beyond the arc (21 of 69) and 79.2% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 63.0 pts per game (311th in D-1) while going 39.1% from the field.
Defensively, the Shockers have forced 17.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.3 personal fouls. They are conceding 26.9% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 22nd in Division 1 in opponents points per game (55.3). The Shockers are allowing a field goal percentage of 41.8% (64 of 153) and they surrender 32.0 boards per contest as a squad. They are currently ranked 117th in the country in giving up assists to their opponents with 30 relinquished for the season.
The last time they took the court, the Arizona Wildcats got the victory with a final of 97-45 when they played North Dakota State. In relation to rebounding, Arizona allowed North Dakota State to pull down 33 in total (12 on the offensive glass). They wrapped up this game 23.1% from 3-point land by shooting 6 of 26 and walked away from this one shooting 5 of 9 from the free throw line (55.6%). The Wildcats permitted North Dakota State to bury 17 of their 65 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 26.2% in this matchup. At the conclusion of this game, the Wildcats ended up going 34 out of 66 from the floor which had them at 51.5%. When it comes to shots from downtown, Arizona knocked down 13 out of their 27 tries (48.1%). They were able to make 16 of those for a rate of 72.7%. North Dakota State was called for 20 personal fouls in this contest which got the Wildcats to the charity stripe for a total of 22 shots. They also coughed up the ball 8 times, while recording 8 steals for this game. The Wildcats collected 32 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards totaling 45 for the contest.
Christian Koloko was important for the Wildcats for this game. He scored 16 points in his 20 mins on the court and accounted for 2 assists in the game. He buried 7 out of 10 for the game for a field goal rate of 70.0%, and had 5 rebounds.
Arizona has a win-loss mark of 3-0 on the campaign. As an offense, the Wildcats are connecting on 50.3% from the field, which ranks 45th in college basketball. Arizona has 282 points this season (94.0 per game) and they collect 49.0 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 23.7 times per game (3rd in college basketball) and they are turning it over 10.7 times per contest. The Wildcats are committing 17.3 fouls every game and they hit 71.6% from the free throw line.
The Arizona defense concedes 24.2% on shots from distance (15 of 62) and their opponents are knocking down 60.0% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 8.3 dimes and 34.3 boards per game, which ranks them 33rd and 164th in college basketball. The Wildcats on the defensive side of the court are 5th in the nation in points allowed per game with 49.0. They are forcing 17.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 27.6% from the floor (1st in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arizona
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