Boston Terriers vs Bucknell Bison Prediction, 1/2/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Terriers vs Bucknell Bison
Date: Monday, January 2, 2023
Location: Sojka Pavilion in Lewisburg, PA
TV: Youtube TV
Sojka Pavilion is the site where the Bucknell Bison (7-6) will attempt to defeat the Boston Terriers (7-6) on Monday.
The Boston Terriers took the court against UMass Lowell and took a loss by a final of 68-60 in their last game. When discussing fouls, the Terriers ended up finishing with 16 while UMass Lowell racked up 17 fouls. They also made 2 of their 9 tries from distance. UMass Lowell finished 60.0% at the charity stripe by making 12 of their 20 shots. Additionally, UMass Lowell grabbed 38 boards (10 offensive, 28 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. UMass Lowell distributed 12 assists and had 7 steals in this game. When talking about defense, Boston allowed the other team to go 47.4% from the floor on 27 out of 57 shooting. They also doled out 11 dimes in this contest in addition to forcing 12 turnovers and earning 5 steals. Concerning rebounding, they collected 33 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Terriers made 11 of 14 attempts for a percentage of 78.6%. Boston ended the contest with a 33.9% FG percentage (20 out of 59) and buried 9 out of their 26 shots from 3-point land.
Ethan Brittain-Watts is a player who was a major contributor in the matchup. He finished the game shooting 66.7% from the field but finished the game without a dime. He was on the court for 26 minutes but finished the game without a rebound. He accounted for 16 points on 6 of 9 shooting.
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Boston enters this one with a win-loss record of 7-6 so far this season. They are turning it over 11.1 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 17.3 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Boston is pulling in 36.3 boards per game and has racked up 152 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 305th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Terriers are shooting 34.2% from downtown (106 of 310) and 74.5% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 69.3 points per game (243rd in Division 1) while hitting 40.9% from the floor.
Defensively, the Terriers are able to force 13.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 15.6 personal fouls. They concede 32.2% from 3-point land and they are 125th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (66.6). The Terriers defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.4% (298 of 719) and they concede 36.7 boards per contest as a squad. They are 70th in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 142 surrendered so far this season.
When they last played, the Bucknell Bison walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 85-50 against Rutgers. In relation to rebounding, Bucknell permitted Rutgers to snag 43 overall (7 offensive). They shot 20.0% from distance by going 3 of 15 and finished the game at 16 out of 18 at the free throw line (88.9%). The Bison allowed Rutgers to bury 33 of 67 attempts from the field which had them shooting 49.3% in this matchup. At the conclusion of this game, the Bison ended up shooting 18 out of 58 from the floor which had them at 31.0%. In regard to shooting from distance, Bucknell made 7 of 25 tries (28.0%). They were able to make 7 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 70.0%. Rutgers committed 15 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Bison to the charity stripe for a total of 10 attempts. They turned it over 15 times, while earning 3 steals for the matchup. The Bison snagged 24 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards for a total of 30 in the game.
Xander Rice was important for the Bison for the game. He recorded 13 points in his 31 mins on the court and accounted for 2 assists for the game. He converted 5 out of 11 in the matchup giving him a rate of 45.5%, and tallied 1 rebound.
Bucknell has a mark of 7-6 so far this season. The Bison are committing 15.3 fouls every game and they go 69.8% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 15.0 times per contest (93rd in D-1) and they are giving up possession 13.6 times per contest. Bucknell has scored 934 points so far this season (71.8 per game) and they average 36.0 boards per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Bison are hitting on 48.5% from the field, which ranks them 35th in the nation.
The Bucknell defense allows 32.9% on shots from distance (108 of 328) and opponents are knocking down 68.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 13.8 assists and 31.8 boards per contest, which has them ranked 265th and 63rd in the country. The Bison are ranked 135th in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 66.9. They are able to force 10.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 39.8% from the floor (57th in Division 1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston
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