Chicago State Cougars vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Prediction, 12/22/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago State Cougars vs Minnesota Golden Gophers
Date: Thursday, December 22, 2022
Location: Williams Arena in Minneapolis, MN
The Minnesota Golden Gophers (5-6) will try to beat the Chicago State Cougars (3-11) at Williams Arena on Thursday.
The Chicago State Cougars faced off with Illinois State and took a loss by a score of 66-52 in their last game. Chicago State ended the contest with a 37.7% FG percentage (20 out of 53) and buried 4 of 19 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Cougars knocked down 8 of 15 attempts for a rate of 53.3%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they compiled 26 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 9 dimes for the game while forcing 14 turnovers and earning 10 steals. When it comes to the defense, Chicago State let their opponent shoot 47.3% from the field on 26 of 55 shooting. Illinois State distributed 15 dimes and had 7 steals for the matchup. In addition, Illinois State grabbed 34 rebounds (11 offensive, 23 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Illinois State finished the game at 83.3% from the free throw line by knocking down 5 of 6 shots. They converted 9 out of their 27 tries from beyond the arc. With respect to personal fouls, the Cougars ended up with 15 and Illinois State had 16 personal fouls.
Jahsean Corbett is one guy who was a major factor in the matchup. He left the arena with 14 points on 7 of 14 shooting. He played 36 minutes and also snagged 4 boards. He shot 50.0% from the field but wasn't able to get an assist.
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Chicago State steps onto the hardwood with a record of 3-11 for the year. They cough up possession 14.7 times per contest and as a unit are committing 19.6 fouls per contest. As a unit, Chicago State is snagging 33.4 boards per game and has accounted for 153 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 208th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Cougars are hitting 32.1% on shots beyond the perimeter (101 of 315) and 74.6% from the free throw line. They have an average of 66.0 pts per contest (317th in the country) while connecting on 41.1% from the floor.
Defensively, the Cougars have forced 11.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.6 personal fouls. They are ranked 333rd in college basketball in giving up assists with 190 relinquished on the year. The Cougars defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 45.5% (370 of 814) and they surrender 35.1 boards per contest as a squad. They are giving up 33.9% from 3-point land and they are 313th in D-1 in points per game allowed (74.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the Minnesota Golden Gophers took home the win by a final score of 72-56 against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The Golden Gophers collected 28 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards for a total of 33 for the matchup. They coughed up the ball 16 times, while earning 7 steals for this contest. Arkansas-Pine Bluff committed 17 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Golden Gophers to the free throw line for 18 attempts. They were able to convert 14 of the free throws for a percentage of 77.8%. Concerning shots from distance, Minnesota buried 12 of 27 tries (44.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Golden Gophers walked away from this one shooting 23 for 47 from the floor which had them at 48.9%. The Golden Gophers allowed Arkansas-Pine Bluff to knock down 23 of 66 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 34.8% in this game. They finished the game shooting 20.8% from distance by shooting 5 out of 24 and finished the game at 5 out of 7 from the free throw line (71.4%). When it comes to cleaning up the glass, Minnesota permitted Arkansas-Pine Bluff to snag 29 in all (10 on the offensive side).
Braeden Carrington ended up being important for the Golden Gophers in this contest. He converted 5 out of 9 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 55.6%, and had 4 rebounds. He totaled 20 points in his 30 mins on the court, but finished this game without an assist.
Minnesota has a win-loss mark of 5-6 for the year. The Golden Gophers have committed 15.0 fouls per game and they shoot 59.9% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 13.9 times per game (167th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 13.6 times per game. Minnesota has earned 703 points this year (63.9 per contest) and they average 35.2 rebounds per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Golden Gophers are shooting 42.4% from the field, which has them ranked 286th in the nation.
The Minnesota defense allows 33.3% on 3-point shots (78 of 234) and their opponents are knocking down 71.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 13.5 assists and 38.4 boards every game, which has them ranked 250th and 340th in those categories. The Golden Gophers are ranked 162nd in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 67.8. They have forced 11.0 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 41.6% from the floor (129th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago State
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