Fairleigh Dickinson Knights vs Pittsburgh Panthers Prediction, 11/22/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Fairleigh Dickinson Knights vs Pittsburgh Panthers
Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Location: Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, PA
Petersen Events Center is the location where the Pittsburgh Panthers (2-3) will take on the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (3-3) on Tuesday.
The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights took the court against VMI and earned the victory with a final of 93-89 in their last game. When it comes to fouls, the Knights walked away with 12 and VMI had 18 fouls. They converted 13 of their 30 shots from distance. VMI went 83.3% when shooting free throws by making 10 of 12 tries. On top of that, VMI collected 43 rebounds (17 offensive, 26 defensive), but didn't notch a block. VMI dished out 17 dimes and had 2 steals in this game. In terms of defense, Fairleigh Dickinson allowed the other team to go 46.5% from the floor on 33 of 71 shooting. They also recorded 11 assists for the game as well as creating 14 turnovers and earning 4 steals. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned 31 with 11 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Knights made 21 of their 25 tries for a rate of 84.0%. Fairleigh Dickinson wrapped up the game having earned a 47.0% FG percentage (31 out of 66) and buried 10 of their 31 3-point attempts.
Heru Bligen is a player who had an impact for the matchup. He scored 19 points on 6 of 7 shooting. He saw the court for 28 mins and totaled 6 rebounds. He went 85.7% from the floor but had no assists when the game ended.
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Fairleigh Dickinson will take the court with a win-loss mark of 3-3 so far this year. They are losing possession via turnover 12.2 times per contest and as a team they are committing 21.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Fairleigh Dickinson is pulling in 36.3 boards per game and has tallied 91 dimes this year, which is 21st in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Knights are connecting on 34.4% on three-point shots (53 of 154) and 75.7% from the free throw line. They have an average of 86.5 pts per contest (29th in Division 1) while hitting 46.9% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Knights are able to force 15.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.8 personal fouls. They are ranked 357th in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 96 relinquished on the year. The Knights are giving up a shooting percentage of 49.3% (182 of 369) and they surrender 37.0 boards per contest as a unit. They concede 33.8% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 350th in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (82.5).
In their last game, the Pittsburgh Panthers took home the win by a final score of 73-54 against Alabama State. Regarding how they rebounded, Pittsburgh allowed Alabama State to pull down 34 in all (12 offensive). They shot 25.0% from distance by shooting 5 of 20 and ended up shooting 5 of 9 from the free throw line (55.6%). The Panthers allowed Alabama State to knock down 22 of their 65 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 33.8% for the game. When the final whistle blew, the Panthers ended up shooting 26 out of 62 from the floor which had them at 41.9%. In the matter of shooting from downtown, Pittsburgh buried 10 out of their 29 attempts (34.5%). They were able to knock down 11 of them for a rate of 78.6%. Alabama State had 17 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Panthers to the free throw line for a total of 14 tries. They also coughed up the ball 13 times, while getting 8 steals for the matchup. The Panthers collected 30 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards totaling 42 in the matchup.
Blake Hinson was important for the Panthers in this contest. He earned 21 points in his 34 mins on the court and had 1 assist in the matchup. He made 7 out of 12 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 58.3%, and had 5 rebounds.
Pittsburgh has a record of 2-3 this season. The Panthers are committing 19.0 fouls per contest while shooting 69.8% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 12.0 times per game (265th in college hoops) and they turn the ball over 15.6 times per game. Pittsburgh has accounted for 336 points on the campaign (67.2 per contest) and they average 38.4 boards per game. As an offense, the Panthers are shooting 40.7% from the field, which ranks 300th in the country.
The Panthers are ranked 243rd in the nation in PPG given up with 71.0. They are able to force 12.2 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 43.3% from the field (227th in college basketball). The Pittsburgh defense gives up 30.6% on three-point shots (30 of 98) and their opposition knocks down 67.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 12.6 assists and 35.2 boards per game, which ranks them 203rd and 200th in Division 1.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Fairleigh Dickinson
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