IPFW Mastodons vs Northwestern Wildcats Prediction, 11/18/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: IPFW Mastodons vs Northwestern Wildcats
Date: Friday, November 18, 2022
Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, IL
TV: Hulu Live TV
The Northwestern Wildcats (3-0) will go up against the IPFW Mastodons (2-1) at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Friday.
The IPFW Mastodons stepped onto the hardwood against Manchester and walked away with a win by a score of 111-31 in their last contest. In the matter of personal fouls, the Mastodons finished with 14 and Manchester finished the game with 19 personal fouls. They also made 3 out of their 24 tries from 3-point land. Manchester shot 66.7% when shooting free throws by making 10 of their 15 shots. In addition, Manchester had 24 rebounds (3 offensive, 21 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Manchester earned 3 dimes and had 5 steals in the matchup. Regarding defense, IPFW let their opponent shoot 17.3% from the floor on 9 of 52 shooting. They also dished out 24 dimes for this contest in addition to forcing 21 turnovers and getting 10 steals. In relation to pulling down boards, they compiled 53 with 14 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Mastodons made 12 of 23 attempts for a rate of 52.2%. IPFW ended the game having earned a 55.7% FG percentage (39 of 70) and converted 21 of their 36 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Quinton Morton-Robertson is one player who was a factor for the matchup. He ended up walking away with 26 points on 9 of 11 shooting. He played for 26 mins played and snagged 1 rebound. He walked away from this one shooting 81.8% from the floor and distributed 3 assists.
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IPFW heads into this contest with a record of 2-1 for the season. They turn the ball over 15.0 times per contest and as a unit they commit 13.3 personal fouls per contest. As a team, IPFW is collecting 45.7 rebounds per contest and has 50 assists for the year, which ranks 73rd in the nation in terms of passing. The Mastodons are connecting on 41.7% on shots beyond the perimeter (43 of 103) and 62.0% from the free throw line. They average 82.7 pts per game (78th in college hoops) while going 42.6% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Mastodons have forced 15.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 16.3 fouls. They are ranked 100th in college hoops in giving up assists with 27 conceded for the season. The Mastodons defense is allowing a FG percentage of 39.4% (71 of 180) and they surrender 33.3 rebounds per game as a squad. They are conceding 23.5% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 83rd in D-1 in PPG from their opponents (60.7).
The last time they took the court, the Northwestern Wildcats walked away with a victory by a final of 75-63 when they faced Georgetown. The Wildcats were able to snag 27 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive rebounds totaling 42 for this contest. They also turned the ball over 14 times, while earning 6 steals for the game. Georgetown had 16 personal fouls for the contest which got the Wildcats to the charity stripe for a total of 12 attempts. They were able to bury 7 of the free throws for a clip of 58.3%. Concerning 3-point shots, Northwestern made 14 of 33 tries (42.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Wildcats went 27 for 67 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.3%. The Wildcats permitted Georgetown to bury 24 of 57 attempts from the floor which had them at 42.1% in the matchup. They finished 31.8% from beyond the arc via 7 out of 22 and finished the contest at 8 out of 10 at the charity stripe (80.0%). Concerning rebounds, Northwestern allowed Georgetown to snag 29 in all (5 on the offensive glass).
Matthew Nicholson was important for the Wildcats for the contest. He buried 3 of 5 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and accumulated 9 rebounds. He scored 9 points in his 19 minutes on the court and added 1 assist in this game.
Northwestern has a record of 3-0 on the campaign. When it comes to executing on offense, the Wildcats are hitting on 41.4% from the field, which ranks 277th in the country. Northwestern has totaled 223 pts for the campaign (74.3 per contest) and they average 45.3 boards per game. They are earning an assist 18.0 times per contest (51st in college basketball) and they are turning it over 12.3 times per contest. The Wildcats have committed 15.3 personal fouls per game and they shoot 72.1% from the free throw line.
The Northwestern defense gives up 27.1% on 3-point attempts (19 of 70) and opponents are converting on 71.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 8.3 assists and 34.3 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 36th and 165th in college basketball. The Wildcats defensively are ranked 27th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 54.3. They are forcing 14.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 33.3% from the floor (23rd in the nation).
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take IPFW
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