California Baptist Lancers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Prediction, 11/21/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: California Baptist Lancers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers
Date: Monday, November 21, 2022
Location: JSerra Pavillion in San Juan Capistrano, CA
TV: Hulu Live TV
The California Baptist Lancers (3-1) are traveling to JSerra Pavillion on Monday where they will attempt to beat the Minnesota Golden Gophers (3-1).
The California Baptist Lancers took the court against Washington and notched a win by a score of 73-64 in their last game. California Baptist wrapped up the contest with a 51.1% FG percentage (24 out of 47) and made 7 of their 16 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Lancers buried 18 of their 29 attempts for a percentage of 62.1%. When discussing grabbing boards, they collected 30 with 3 of them being offensive. They also dished out 11 dimes for the matchup while forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and getting 5 steals. In relation to the defense, California Baptist let their opponent shoot 39.7% from the field on 25 of 63 shooting. Washington recorded 7 assists and had 6 steals for this contest. On top of that, Washington snagged 33 boards (11 offensive, 22 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Washington shot 62.5% when shooting free throws by knocking down 10 of 16 attempts. They converted 4 of their 16 shots from distance. With respect to personal fouls, the Lancers left the arena with 15 while Washington totaled 20 personal fouls.
Taran Armstrong is one guy who came through in this matchup. He accounted for 18 points on 5 out of 8 shooting. He was on the court for 32 mins played and also totaled 5 boards. He finished 62.5% from the field and dished out 6 assists.
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California Baptist heads into this matchup with a record of 3-1 on the campaign. They average 64.5 pts per contest (313th in college basketball) while connecting on 40.4% from the floor. The Lancers are shooting 30.2% on 3-point shots (29 of 96) and 66.3% from the charity stripe. As a team, California Baptist is snagging 34.5 boards per game and has tallied 48 dimes for the season, which ranks 245th in the nation in terms of passing. They turn it over 10.5 times per game and as a team they are committing 15.3 personal fouls per contest.
When they are on the defensive end, the Lancers are forcing 12.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.5 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 27.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 61st in college hoops in points per game allowed (60.3). The Lancers defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 43.2% (96 of 222) and they surrender 35.0 boards per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 144th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 45 surrendered this season.
When they last played, the Minnesota Golden Gophers got the victory with a final of 68-60 against Central Michigan. The Golden Gophers were able to corral 27 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards totaling 31 in this matchup. They also coughed it up 16 times, while getting 5 steals for the game. Central Michigan had 23 fouls in the game which took the Golden Gophers to the charity stripe for a total of 27 tries. They were able to bury 15 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 55.6%. In relation to shots from distance, Minnesota knocked down 7 of their 18 tries (38.9%). At the conclusion of this game, the Golden Gophers ended up going 23 out of 48 from the field which had them at 47.9%. The Golden Gophers allowed Central Michigan to make 22 out of their 72 tries from the field which had them shooting 30.6% in this contest. They shot 24.0% from distance via 6 of 25 and ended up shooting 10 out of 12 from the free throw line (83.3%). Concerning attacking the glass, Minnesota permitted Central Michigan to get 31 in total (13 offensive).
Ta'Lon Cooper pitched in for the Golden Gophers for the game. He made 3 of 4 in the matchup for a rate of 75.0%, and had 4 rebounds. He tallied 12 points in his 32 minutes of playing time and had 8 dimes for the contest.
Minnesota has a win-loss record of 3-1 so far this season. As an offense, the Golden Gophers are connecting on 44.6% from the field, which ranks 177th in the nation. Minnesota has totaled 254 pts for the year (63.5 per contest) and they collect 37.0 rebounds per contest. They are getting an assist 14.8 times per contest (133rd in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 14.3 times per game. The Golden Gophers commit 13.3 personal fouls per game and they connect on 54.3% from the charity stripe.
The Minnesota defense surrenders 26.5% on 3-point attempts (26 of 98) and their opposition makes 74.2% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 11.8 dimes and 39.3 total boards per game, which ranks them 150th and 331st in those defensive categories. The Golden Gophers on the defensive end are ranked 66th in the country in points per game surrendered with 60.8. They are able to force 11.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 37.0% from the floor (50th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take California Baptist
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