Davidson Wildcats vs Delaware Blue Hens Prediction, 12/3/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Davidson Wildcats vs Delaware Blue Hens
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022
Location: Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, DE
TV: Hulu Live TV
Bob Carpenter Center is where the Delaware Blue Hens (3-3) will attempt to defeat the Davidson Wildcats (6-2) on Saturday.
The Davidson Wildcats faced off with Charlotte and went home with a loss by a final score of 68-66 in their last game. Davidson finished the game with a 44.2% field goal percentage (23 out of 52) and converted 8 out of their 24 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Wildcats made 12 of their 17 attempts for a percentage of 70.6%. In relation to pulling down boards, they collected 27 with 2 of them being offensive. They also recorded 17 assists for the matchup while forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and getting 6 steals. When talking about defending, Davidson allowed the other team to shoot 46.6% from the floor on 27 out of 58 shooting. Charlotte distributed 14 assists and had 4 steals in this matchup. Furthermore, Charlotte grabbed 33 boards (7 offensive, 26 defensive), but didn't have a block. Charlotte ended up going 50.0% at the charity stripe by making 5 of their 10 tries. They made 9 out of their 25 tries from 3-point land. Regarding fouls, the Wildcats ended up finishing with 9 and Charlotte totaled 15 fouls.
Foster Loyer is a guy who came through in this game. He recorded 22 points on 6 out of 14 shooting. He saw the court for 39 minutes but finished the game without a rebound. He finished 42.9% from the field and distributed 8 dimes.
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Davidson enters this one with a record of 6-2 on the campaign. They currently have an average of 77.5 points per contest (87th in D-1) while hitting 47.8% from the field. The Wildcats are shooting 35.8% on shots from distance (63 of 176) and 73.2% from the free throw line. As a unit, Davidson is collecting 33.4 boards per game and has accounted for 124 dimes this year, which is 49th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They turn the ball over 12.6 times per contest and as a team are committing 13.4 personal fouls every game.
On defense, the Wildcats are able to force 12.0 turnovers every game while drawing 21.4 fouls. They are giving up 31.6% on shots from downtown and they are 293rd in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (73.8). The Wildcats are giving up a FG percentage of 43.1% (227 of 527) and they surrender 38.3 rebounds per game as a unit. They rank 210th in Division 1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 94 surrendered on the season.
The last time they took the court, the Delaware Blue Hens took a loss by a final score of 86-73 when they played Penn. When talking about rebounding, Delaware permitted Penn to collect 30 in total (6 offensive). They finished shooting 47.6% from three-point range by connecting on 10 of 21 and ended up going 10 out of 12 at the free throw line (83.3%). The Blue Hens allowed Penn to convert 33 of their 58 tries from the floor which had them at 56.9% in this game. When all was said and done, the Blue Hens shot 27 out of 64 from the field which had them shooting 42.2%. In regard to 3-point attempts, Delaware made 9 out of 30 tries (30.0%). They were able to bury 10 of those for a rate of 66.7%. Penn was called for 17 personal fouls in this game which got the Blue Hens to the free throw line for 15 tries. They also coughed it up 9 times, while recording 1 steal in this game. The Blue Hens snagged 17 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 29 for the contest.
Jameer Nelson ended up being a factor for the Blue Hens in this contest. He made 10 out of 21 in this game for a field goal rate of 47.6%, and had 2 rebounds. He totaled 30 points in his 40 minutes on the hardwood and had 5 dimes for this contest.
Delaware has a mark of 3-3 so far this year. As an offensive team, the Blue Hens are hitting on 42.3% from the field, which has them ranked 277th in the nation. Delaware has tallied 430 pts on the season (71.7 per contest) and they average 36.2 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 11.2 times per contest (317th in Division 1) and they turn it over 12.2 times per game. The Blue Hens commit 17.0 fouls per contest and they shoot 72.1% from the free throw line.
The Blue Hens on the defensive end are ranked 230th in the country in PPG given up with 70.8. They are able to force 13.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.1% from the field (283rd in college basketball). The Delaware defense concedes 35.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter (44 of 123) and opponents are knocking down 67.0% of their free throw attempts. They concede 15.0 dimes and 35.8 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 316th and 247th in those categories on the defensive end.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Delaware
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