Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Prediction, 11/13/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions vs Mississippi State Bulldogs
Date: Sunday, November 13, 2022
Location: Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, MS
The Mississippi State Bulldogs (1-0) host the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions (1-1) at Humphrey Coliseum on Sunday.
The Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions faced off with Champion Christian and earned the victory with a final of 87-55 in their last contest. Arkansas-Pine Bluff walked away from the contest with a 42.7% field goal percentage (35 of 82) and buried 9 of 31 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the free throw line, the Golden Lions buried 8 of their 15 tries for a percentage of 53.3%. Concerning grabbing boards, they earned 46 with 14 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 21 assists for this game as well as forcing the opposition into 25 turnovers and getting 16 steals. With respect to the defense, Arkansas-Pine Bluff let their opponent shoot 33.9% from the field on 21 out of 62 shooting. Champion Christian earned 9 assists and had 7 steals in the game. Additionally, Champion Christian snagged 38 boards (7 offensive, 31 defensive), but didn't have a block. Champion Christian finished 66.7% when shooting free throws by making 10 of 15 attempts. They made 3 out of their 21 attempts from distance. Regarding fouls, the Golden Lions ended up finishing with 15 and Champion Christian racked up 14 fouls.
Shaun Doss is one guy who was a major contributor in this contest. He ended up scoring 18 points on 7 out of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 28 mins and grabbed 3 boards. He finished shooting 58.3% from the floor and totaled 4 dimes.
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Arkansas-Pine Bluff heads into this matchup with a record of 1-1 so far this season. They turn the ball over 13.5 times per contest and as a group they are committing 18.5 personal fouls every game. As a team, Arkansas-Pine Bluff is pulling down 42.0 boards per contest and has totaled 43 assists on the season, which is 8th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Golden Lions are shooting 36.7% on shots from 3-point land (22 of 60) and 60.0% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 79.5 pts per game (141st in college hoops) on 42.1% from the floor.
Defensively, the Golden Lions are able to force 19.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 12.5 personal fouls. They concede 16.7% on 3-pointers and they are 161st in D-1 in PPG allowed (64.0). The Golden Lions are allowing a field goal percentage of 36.2% (42 of 116) and they concede 41.5 boards per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 278th in college hoops in giving up assists with 22 relinquished for the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Mississippi State Bulldogs walked away with a victory by a final of 63-44 against Texas A&M Community College. In the matter of team rebounding, Mississippi State permitted Texas A&M Community College to get 29 overall (7 on the offensive glass). They wrapped up this game 30.0% from downtown by going 6 out of 20 and ended up shooting 2 of 2 from the free throw line (100.0%). The Bulldogs permitted Texas A&M Community College to bury 18 of their 56 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 32.1% for the game. When the final whistle blew, the Bulldogs went 25 out of 59 from the floor which had them shooting 42.4%. In relation to shots from beyond the perimeter, Mississippi State buried 6 out of their 25 attempts (24.0%). They were able to bury 7 of the free throws for a percentage of 53.8%. Texas A&M Community College was called for 13 personal fouls in this game which took the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for 13 shots. They also gave up possession of the ball 16 times, while getting 13 steals for this game. The Bulldogs were able to corral 29 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 41 for the matchup.
Tolu Smith ended up being a major contributor for the Bulldogs for this contest. He made 8 of 10 for this contest for a field goal rate of 80.0%, and accounted for 11 rebounds. He accumulated 19 points in his 27 minutes on the court and added 3 dimes for the contest.
Mississippi State has a record of 1-0 so far this season. The Bulldogs commit 7.0 fouls every game and they go 53.8% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 16.0 times per game (142nd in the nation) and they turn the ball over 16.0 times per contest. Mississippi State has accumulated 63 pts for the campaign and they average 42.0 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Bulldogs are connecting on 42.4% from the floor, which is 237th in Division 1.
The Bulldogs on the defensive side of the court are 16th in college hoops in points allowed per game with 44.0. They are able to force 21.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 32.1% from the field (51st in D-1). The Mississippi State defense surrenders 30.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter (6 of 20) and their opponents are converting on 100.0% of their free throw attempts. They concede 9.0 dimes and 33.0 rebounds per game, which is 108th and 145th in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Mississippi State
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