Arizona State Sun Devils vs VCU Rams Prediction, 11/16/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona State Sun Devils vs VCU Rams
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
TV: Hulu Live TV
The VCU Rams (2-0) host the Arizona State Sun Devils (2-1) at Barclays Center on Wednesday.
The Arizona State Sun Devils took the court against Texas Southern and went home with a loss by a final score of 67-66 in their last game. Arizona State walked away from the contest having earned a 34.3% field goal percentage (23 of 67) and knocked down 5 of their 23 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Sun Devils made 15 of their 17 shots for a percentage of 88.2%. In reference to hauling in boards, they earned 41 with 10 of them being offensive. They also distributed 11 assists for the contest while forcing the opposition into 17 turnovers and having 7 steals. In relation to defense, Arizona State allowed the other team to go 39.7% from the floor on 27 of 68 shooting. Texas Southern earned 10 assists and had 6 steals for the contest. Moreover, Texas Southern grabbed 44 boards (15 offensive, 29 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Texas Southern finished the game shooting 36.8% at the free throw line by making 7 of their 19 attempts. They also knocked down 6 of their 17 shots from downtown. In relation to fouls, the Sun Devils ended up with 17 and Texas Southern totaled 16 fouls.
Frankie Collins is a player who was important for the contest. He notched 23 points on 7 of 14 shooting. He saw the court for 36 minutes and snagged 8 rebounds. He ended up going 50.0% from the field and also totaled 3 assists.
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Arizona State enters this matchup with a mark of 2-1 on the season. They average 70.7 points per contest (245th in the nation) while hitting 39.5% from the field. The Sun Devils are shooting 31.3% on shots beyond the perimeter (20 of 64) and 64.2% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Arizona State is snagging 45.0 rebounds per game and has earned 39 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 130th in the country in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 16.7 times per game and as a squad they are committing 21.3 fouls per contest.
On defense, the Sun Devils are forcing 15.7 turnovers every game while drawing 22.7 fouls. They rank 230th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 33 surrendered for the campaign. The Sun Devils defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 38.9% (70 of 180) and they relinquish 37.3 rebounds per contest as a squad. They concede 25.4% from 3-point land while they are 132nd in college hoops in points per game allowed (64.7).
For their last game, the VCU Rams went home victorious with a score of 69-54 against Morgan State. In the matter of how they attacked the glass, VCU permitted Morgan State to get 32 in all (13 on the offensive side). They finished 27.8% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 5 of 18 and finished the contest at 7 out of 9 from the charity stripe (77.8%). The Rams allowed Morgan State to bury 21 of 63 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 33.3% for the game. When this game wrapped up, the Rams finished 24 for 48 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.0%. Concerning 3-pointers, VCU buried 7 out of 19 attempts (36.8%). They were able to knock down 14 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 56.0%. Morgan State was called for 24 personal fouls in this game which took the Rams to the free throw line for 25 attempts. They also coughed up the ball 23 times, while recording 11 steals for this game. The Rams were able to pull down 26 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 34 for this game.
Jamir Watkins ended up being a factor for the Rams for the contest. He converted 4 out of 5 for the game for a field goal rate of 80.0%, and added 9 rebounds. He earned 10 points in his 29 mins on the court and added 3 assists for the contest.
VCU has a mark of 2-0 for the season. The Rams have committed 14.0 fouls per game and they connect on 56.9% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 13.0 times per game (231st in D-1) and they turn it over 19.0 times per contest. VCU has totaled 142 points this year (71.0 per contest) and they collect 36.0 boards per contest. As an offensive team, the Rams are connecting on 46.1% from the field, which has them ranked 165th in college hoops.
The Rams are ranked 37th in the country in points per game surrendered with 55.0. They are forcing their opponents into 24.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 40.4% from the floor (160th in college basketball). The VCU defense allows 31.3% from downtown (10 of 32) and their opposition knocks down 69.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 11.5 assists and 32.0 rebounds per game, which ranks 160th and 110th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take VCU
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