Illinois State Redbirds vs Murray State Racers Prediction, 12/1/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Illinois State Redbirds vs Murray State Racers
Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022
Location: CFSB Center in Murray, KY
TV: Hulu Live TV
The Murray State Racers (3-3) will try to beat the Illinois State Redbirds (2-5) at CFSB Center on Thursday.
The Illinois State Redbirds faced Rhode Island and took a loss by a final of 57-44 in their last contest. Illinois State ended the contest having earned a 27.1% FG percentage (13 out of 48) and converted 7 of their 21 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Redbirds made 11 of 17 shots for a rate of 64.7%. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 21 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 7 assists in the game in addition to forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and getting 9 steals. In reference to defense, Illinois State allowed the other team to go 33.3% from the field on 19 out of 57 shooting. Rhode Island recorded 4 assists and had 4 steals for the contest. On top of that, Rhode Island grabbed 40 boards (12 offensive, 28 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Rhode Island finished the contest at 84.2% from the free throw line by knocking down 16 of 19 attempts. They made 3 out of their 19 shots from beyond the arc. In regard to personal fouls, the Redbirds ended up with 22 while Rhode Island recorded 17 personal fouls.
Kendall Lewis is someone who came through for the contest. He finished with 14 points on 3 out of 10 shooting. He played for 30 minutes played and also totaled 7 rebounds. He ended up shooting 30.0% from the floor but wasn't able to get an assist.
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Illinois State steps onto the hardwood with a record of 2-5 for the campaign. They are giving up possession 14.9 times per game and as a unit are committing 20.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Illinois State is pulling in 32.4 boards per game and has accounted for 69 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 326th in college hoops in terms of passing. The Redbirds are shooting 32.5% on shots from 3-point land (50 of 154) and 81.1% from the free throw line. They average 61.3 points per outing (347th in the nation) while hitting 39.7% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Redbirds are forcing 11.4 turnovers every game and they draw 18.7 fouls. They are currently ranked 103rd in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 74 conceded for the campaign. The Redbirds are giving up a field goal percentage of 42.3% (167 of 395) and they surrender 33.7 rebounds per game as a unit. They are surrendering 32.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 143rd in college hoops in opponents points per game (67.0).
When they last played, the Murray State Racers went home defeated by a final of 69-66 against Chattanooga. The Racers earned 27 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 37 for the contest. They coughed up the ball 6 times, while getting 4 steals in this matchup. Chattanooga had 14 personal fouls for the game which got the Racers to the charity stripe for a total of 11 attempts. They were able to convert 8 of those for a clip of 72.7%. In relation to 3-point attempts, Murray State made 6 of 26 attempts (23.1%). When this game wrapped up, the Racers walked away from this one shooting 26 for 67 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.8%. The Racers permitted Chattanooga to convert 21 of 59 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 35.6% for the contest. They shot 33.3% from distance by shooting 13 of 39 and finished the game at 14 out of 17 from the free throw line (82.4%). With respect to how they rebounded, Murray State allowed Chattanooga to pull down 39 in total (10 offensive).
Rob Perry was important for the Racers in this game. He racked up 22 points in his 37 mins of playing time and had 1 assist for the matchup. He buried 8 out of 19 for the game for a rate of 42.1%, and earned 6 rebounds.
Murray State has a mark of 3-3 so far this year. As an offense, the Racers are connecting on 45.5% from the field, which ranks them 153rd in college hoops. Murray State has accounted for 458 points for the season (76.3 per game) and they pull down 41.0 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 14.2 times per contest (147th in D-1) and they are turning it over 11.0 times per contest. The Racers are responsible for committing 17.2 fouls per contest and they go 70.5% from the charity stripe.
The Murray State defense surrenders 29.2% on 3-pointers (49 of 168) and their opponents are converting on 64.0% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 15.0 assists and 38.8 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 315th and 335th in the nation. The Racers are ranked 225th in the country in points allowed per contest with 70.5. They are able to force 10.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 38.8% from the field (56th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Illinois State
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