FIU Panthers vs MTSU Blue Raiders Prediction, 1/15/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: FIU Panthers vs MTSU Blue Raiders
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022
Location: Murphy Center in Murfreesboro, TN
Murphy Center is the location where the MTSU Blue Raiders (9-6) will try to defeat the FIU Panthers (10-5) on Saturday.
The FIU Panthers took the court against Western Kentucky and took a loss by a final of 84-71 in their last contest. FIU ended having earned a 45.3% FG percentage (29 of 64) and made 9 of 29 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Panthers converted 4 of their 7 shots for a rate of 57.1%. In reference to hauling in boards, they earned a total of 33 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 17 dimes in this game while forcing the opposition into 9 turnovers and having 5 steals. Concerning the defense, FIU allowed 50.0% from the field on 30 of 60 shooting. Western Kentucky doled out 18 dimes and had 9 steals for this contest. Additionally, Western Kentucky snagged 32 rebounds (10 offensive, 22 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Western Kentucky ended up shooting 73.7% at the free throw line by converting 14 of 19 attempts. They also made 10 of 23 tries from distance. In the matter of fouls, the Panthers ended up finishing with 13 while Western Kentucky had 9 fouls.
Tevin Brewer is a guy who was a contributor for this contest. He ended up finishing with 20 points on 9 of 19 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36 mins and also collected 4 boards. He ended up going 47.4% from the floor and recorded 9 assists.
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FIU enters this game with a record of 10-5 this season. They turn the ball over 14.1 times per game and as a unit they commit 16.1 personal fouls per game. As a unit, FIU is pulling in 36.9 boards per contest and has totaled 241 dimes on the season, which is 66th in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Panthers are shooting 35.5% on 3-point shots (160 of 451) and 68.6% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 75.2 pts per game (116th in D-1) while hitting 43.8% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Panthers have forced 14.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 15.0 fouls. They give up 29.1% on shots from distance while they are 146th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (67.3). The Panthers defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 39.9% (362 of 907) and they relinquish 38.1 boards per game as a team. They are ranked 208th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 190 relinquished this year.
The last time they took the court, the MTSU Blue Raiders took a loss by a final score of 70-63 when they played North Texas. When talking about cleaning the glass, MTSU permitted North Texas to snag 30 in total (4 offensive). They shot 58.8% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 10 of 17 and finished the game at 20 out of 29 from the free throw line (69.0%). The Blue Raiders permitted North Texas to knock down 20 out of 40 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.0% in the game. When the final whistle blew, the Blue Raiders walked away from this one shooting 22 for 57 from the floor which gave them a rate of 38.6%. In reference to 3-point attempts, MTSU converted 5 out of 20 attempts (25.0%). They were able to bury 14 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 77.8%. North Texas was called for 21 fouls for this contest which took the Blue Raiders to the charity stripe for a total of 18 attempts. They turned the ball over 11 times, while getting 11 steals for this game. The Blue Raiders earned 19 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 28 for the contest.
Josh Jefferson was important for the Blue Raiders for this game. He racked up 19 points in his 32 minutes of playing time, but wrapped up this contest with no dimes. He knocked down 5 out of 12 for this game giving him a rate of 41.7%, and had 2 rebounds.
MTSU has a win-loss mark of 9-6 on the season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Blue Raiders are hitting on 44.4% from the floor, which is ranked 177th in D-1. MTSU has accounted for 1,126 pts for the campaign (75.1 per game) and they collect 35.3 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 12.3 times per game (258th in college basketball) and they turn it over 13.4 times per contest. The Blue Raiders have committed 19.1 personal fouls per contest and they go 73.1% from the free throw line.
The MTSU defense gives up 33.3% on 3-point shots (97 of 291) and their opponents are knocking down 70.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 11.3 assists and 34.6 total rebounds per game, ranking them 97th and 185th in college hoops. The Blue Raiders are ranked 140th in college basketball in PPG given up with 67.0. They have forced 16.8 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 42.8% from the floor (203rd in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take FIU
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