Wichita State Shockers vs Missouri Tigers Prediction, 11/26/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wichita State Shockers vs Missouri Tigers
Date: Friday, November 26, 2021
Location: Mizzou Arena in Columbia, MO
The Missouri Tigers (3-2) will go up against the Wichita State Shockers (4-1) at Mizzou Arena on Friday.
The Wichita State Shockers played UNLV and went home with a win by a final score of 74-73 in their last contest. Wichita State ended the game having earned a 43.1% FG percentage (25 out of 58) and made 12 of their 30 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the free throw line, the Shockers made 12 of their 15 attempts for a rate of 80.0%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 28 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 12 assists in this game while forcing the opposition into 18 turnovers and getting 7 steals. In reference to defending, Wichita State allowed their opponent to shoot 49.0% from the field on 25 of 51 shooting. UNLV earned 14 dimes and had 10 steals in the matchup. Furthermore, UNLV pulled down 25 boards (5 offensive, 20 defensive), but didn't have a block. UNLV ended up shooting 100.0% at the charity stripe by making 14 of their 14 attempts. They buried 9 of 19 shots from distance. When discussing personal fouls, the Shockers ended up walking away with 16 while UNLV finished the game with 17 personal fouls.
Tyson Etienne is one player who played a role for this game. He totaled 28 points on 8 of 17 shooting. He played 37 minutes but had no rebounds when the time ran out. He ended up going 47.1% from the field and totaled 4 assists.
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Wichita State enters this one with a record of 4-1 for the year. They are turning it over 14.0 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 16.6 fouls per contest. As a unit, Wichita State is grabbing 34.8 boards per game and has accounted for 61 assists on the year, which has them ranked 256th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Shockers are connecting on 32.6% on shots from downtown (45 of 138) and 71.7% from the free throw line. They are averaging 68.2 pts per contest (252nd in Division 1) while connecting on 38.5% from the floor.
On defense, the Shockers are forcing their opponents into 18.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.8 personal fouls. They give up 28.6% from 3-point land and they rank 105th in college basketball in PPG allowed (64.2). The Shockers defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 43.0% (113 of 263) and they concede 33.6 boards per game as a group. They rank 139th in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 60 conceded on the season.
In their last game, the Missouri Tigers took a loss by a score of 81-58 when they faced Florida State. When talking about rebounding, Missouri allowed Florida State to collect 28 overall (5 on the offensive side). They went 41.7% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 10 of 24 and finished the contest at 5 of 8 at the free throw line (62.5%). The Tigers allowed Florida State to bury 33 of their 54 tries from the floor which had them at 61.1% for this contest. When this game wrapped up, the Tigers ended up shooting 21 for 55 from the field which gave them a rate of 38.2%. With respect to shots from downtown, Missouri knocked down 6 of their 22 tries (27.3%). They were able to knock down 10 of the free throws for a clip of 66.7%. Florida State had 16 fouls for the matchup which got the Tigers to the charity stripe for a total of 15 attempts. They coughed up the ball 17 times, while earning 6 steals in the game. The Tigers were able to snag 12 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 22 in this matchup.
Amari Davis was important for the Tigers in the matchup. He earned 14 points in his 27 mins on the court, but wasn't able to tally an assist. He buried 6 of 9 for the contest giving him a rate of 66.7%, and added 1 rebound.
Missouri has a mark of 3-2 for the campaign. The Tigers are responsible for committing 15.4 fouls per contest and they go 70.7% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 12.0 times per contest (253rd in D-1) and they lose possession via turnover 15.4 times per contest. Missouri has accounted for 336 pts on the campaign (67.2 per game) and they average 38.2 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Tigers are shooting 41.4% from the floor, which ranks them 274th in Division 1.
The Missouri defense gives up 35.7% on shots from beyond the arc (41 of 115) and opponents are connecting on 66.7% of their free throw attempts. They give up 11.0 assists and 31.8 rebounds per contest, which is 108th and 72nd in college hoops. The Tigers defensively are ranked 172nd in college basketball in points allowed per game with 68.2. They are forcing 13.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 43.8% from the field (244th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Missouri
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