Butler Bulldogs vs Penn State Nittany Lions Prediction, 11/14/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Butler Bulldogs vs Penn State Nittany Lions
Date: Monday, November 14, 2022
Location: Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, PA
The Penn State Nittany Lions (2-0) welcome the Butler Bulldogs (1-0) at Bryce Jordan Center on Monday.
The Butler Bulldogs played New Orleans and earned the victory with a final of 89-53 in their last contest. Butler ended with a 56.3% field goal percentage (36 of 64) and knocked down 4 of 24 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Bulldogs made 13 of 21 shots for a rate of 61.9%. In relation to grabbing boards, they compiled 31 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 17 dimes for this contest as well as forcing the opposition into 30 turnovers and having 13 steals. In the matter of defending, Butler let their opponent shoot 41.2% from the floor on 21 out of 51 shooting. New Orleans distributed 12 dimes and had 7 steals for the game. Additionally, New Orleans pulled down 25 rebounds (6 offensive, 19 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. New Orleans finished 62.5% when shooting free throws by making 5 of 8 attempts. They also converted 6 out of their 16 attempts from three-point range. When discussing fouls, the Bulldogs ended up with 11 while New Orleans totaled 19 fouls.
Manny Bates is one player who was important in the game. He finished the contest at 80.0% from the field and totaled 1 assist. He was on the court for 28 minutes and snagged 11 rebounds. He ended up with 25 points on 12 of 15 shooting.
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Butler will enter this contest with a mark of 1-0 so far this season. They turn it over 15.0 times per game and as a group are committing 11.0 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Butler is grabbing 33.0 boards per game and has 17 assists on the year, which is 171st in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Bulldogs are shooting 16.7% on shots from 3-point land (4 of 24) and 61.9% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 89.0 points per contest (73rd in D-1) while hitting 56.3% from the floor.
Defensively, the Bulldogs are forcing 30.0 turnovers every game while drawing 19.0 personal fouls. They give up 37.5% on 3-pointers while they are 55th in college hoops in PPG allowed (53.0). The Bulldogs are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.2% (21 of 51) and they concede 28.0 rebounds per game as a team. They are ranked 157th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 12 conceded for the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the Penn State Nittany Lions walked away with a victory by a final of 90-65 when they played Loyola. When talking about rebounds, Penn State permitted Loyola to pull down 24 in total (5 on the offensive glass). They wrapped up this game 31.6% from 3-point land by going 6 of 19 and ended up shooting 7 of 10 from the free throw line (70.0%). The Nittany Lions allowed Loyola to convert 26 of 56 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 46.4% in the matchup. When this game wrapped up, the Nittany Lions finished shooting 33 for 57 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 57.9%. When discussing 3-point shots, Penn State made 16 of their 30 attempts (53.3%). They were able to make 8 of them for a clip of 72.7%. Loyola committed 14 fouls for this game which took the Nittany Lions to the free throw line for a total of 11 tries. They also turned the ball over 8 times, while getting 4 steals in this contest. The Nittany Lions were able to collect 25 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 30 for the matchup.
Camren Wynter ended up being a major contributor for the Nittany Lions for the matchup. He made 7 of 9 for this contest for a field goal rate of 77.8%, and had 4 rebounds. He recorded 18 points in his 23 mins of playing time and had 3 assists for the matchup.
Penn State has a win-loss mark of 2-0 this season. The Nittany Lions are responsible for committing 16.0 fouls per contest and they connect on 70.8% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 22.5 times per contest (26th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 9.5 times per game. Penn State has accounted for 183 pts for the year and they snag 32.0 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Nittany Lions are hitting on 56.4% from the floor, which ranks them 25th in Division 1.
The Penn State defense surrenders 38.6% on shots from distance (17 of 44) and opponents are connecting on 83.3% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 13.0 assists and 25.5 boards every game, which is 239th and 22nd in the country. The Nittany Lions on the defensive end are ranked 182nd in the nation in PPG given up with 66.5. They are able to force 13.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.7% from the floor (256th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Penn State
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