Lafayette Leopards vs Miami Hurricanes Prediction, 11/7/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Lafayette Leopards vs Miami Hurricanes
Date: Monday, November 7, 2022
Location: Watsco Center in Coral Gables, FL
The Miami Hurricanes (26-11 last year) will take on the Lafayette Leopards (10-20 last season) at Watsco Center on Monday.
The Lafayette Leopards played Bucknell and went home with a loss by a final score of 82-81 in their last game of last year. Lafayette ended the contest having earned a 45.3% field goal percentage (29 of 64) and buried 14 of their 38 three-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Leopards made 9 of their 12 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. In the matter of pulling down boards, they earned 31 with 15 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 23 assists in this matchup while creating 15 turnovers and getting 12 steals. When talking about defending, Lafayette allowed 58.2% from the field on 32 of 55 shooting. Bucknell earned 22 dimes and had 6 steals in the game. On top of that, Bucknell collected 26 rebounds (6 offensive, 20 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Bucknell finished 81.8% at the free throw line by making 9 of 11 attempts. They also converted 9 of 17 shots from beyond the perimeter. When discussing fouls, the Leopards ended up walking away with 13 and Bucknell totaled 17 fouls.
Neal Quinn is one guy who played a role in the matchup. He finished shooting 60.0% from the floor and dished out 7 assists. He played 35 minutes and grabbed 6 boards. He scored 18 points on 6 out of 10 shooting.
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Lafayette will play this game after finishing with a record of 10-20 last season. They turned it over 11.0 times per game and as a group committed 14.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Lafayette grabbed 31.9 boards per game and totaled 485 assists over the course of last year, which ranked 69th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Leopards shot 32.8% on shots from downtown (263 of 802) and 68.4% from the free throw line. They had an average of 67.8 pts per game (262nd in the country) while connecting on 43.3% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Leopards were able to force their opponents into 11.5 turnovers per contest and they drew 13.7 personal fouls. They relinquished 37.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they were 274th in college hoops in PPG allowed (72.8). The Leopards gave up an opponent FG percentage of 46.2% (814 of 1,763) and they relinquished 37.2 rebounds per contest as a group. They were 222nd in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 421 surrendered last year.
For their last game last season, the Miami Hurricanes took a defeat with a final score of 76-50 when they faced Kansas. Regarding how they attacked the glass, Miami permitted Kansas to collect 39 in total (6 on the offensive side). They finished 35.7% from beyond the perimeter by going 5 out of 14 and ended up shooting 13 of 26 from the charity stripe (50.0%). The Hurricanes allowed Kansas to convert 29 out of their 58 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.0% for the game. When this game wrapped up, the Hurricanes ended up shooting 19 for 55 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 34.5%. When it comes to shooting from distance, Miami knocked down 3 out of their 21 tries (14.3%). They were able to bury 9 of the free throw tries for a clip of 69.2%. Kansas was called for 16 fouls for the game which got the Hurricanes to the charity stripe for a total of 13 tries. They also turned it over 14 times, while recording 7 steals in this game. The Hurricanes collected 21 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards totaling 26 for the matchup.
Kameron McGusty ended up having an impact for the Hurricanes in this game. He made 7 of 17 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 41.2%, and added 4 rebounds. He racked up 18 points in his 37 mins of playing time and had 1 assist for the contest.
Miami had a record of 26-11 last year. On the offensive side of the court, the Hurricanes shot 47.3% from the floor, which ranked 31st in the country. Miami totaled 2,736 points over the course of last season (73.9 per game) and they pulled in 30.6 rebounds per game. They assisted teammates 14.1 times per game (97th in the nation) and they lost possession via turnover 9.5 times per game. The Hurricanes committed 14.9 fouls per game while shooting 74.2% from the charity stripe.
The Miami defense allowed 34.5% on shots from distance (285 of 826) and their opponents knocked down 67.9% of their free throw shots. They allowed 15.2 dimes and 35.4 total boards per game, which was ranked 334th and 225th in the nation. The Hurricanes on defense were ranked 214th in the country in PPG given up with 70.4. They forced 13.9 turnovers per game and let teams shoot 45.9% from the field (314th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Miami
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