Lafayette Leopards vs Penn State Nittany Lions Prediction, 11/25/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Lafayette Leopards vs Penn State Nittany Lions
Date: Friday, November 25, 2022
Location: Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, PA
TV: Hulu Live TV
Bryce Jordan Center is the site where the Penn State Nittany Lions (5-1) will meet the Lafayette Leopards (1-5) on Friday.
The Lafayette Leopards took the court against Penn and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 74-68 in their last game. Lafayette finished the contest with a 37.5% FG percentage (21 out of 56) and converted 8 of 31 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the free throw line, the Leopards buried 18 of their 23 tries for a percentage of 78.3%. In terms of getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 34 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 11 dimes for the contest as well as forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and earning 2 steals. In regard to the defense, Lafayette allowed their opponent to shoot 43.5% from the field on 27 of 62 shooting. Penn doled out 10 dimes and had 6 steals for the matchup. Additionally, Penn pulled down 42 boards (10 offensive, 32 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Penn ended up shooting 60.0% from the free throw line by making 15 of their 25 shots. They also made 5 out of their 22 tries from downtown. When it comes to fouls, the Leopards left the arena with 17 while Penn totaled 18 fouls.
CJ Fulton is one player who played a role in this game. He finished the contest at 44.4% from the floor and dished out 7 assists. He saw the court for 42 mins and totaled 7 rebounds. He finished with 12 points on 4 of 9 shooting.
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Lafayette enters this game with a record of 1-5 this year. They are giving up possession 13.0 times per game and as a team are committing 16.5 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Lafayette is collecting 31.0 rebounds per game and has accounted for 88 dimes so far this season, which is 48th in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Leopards are shooting 34.3% on shots from distance (60 of 175) and 65.3% from the free throw line. They have an average of 61.2 pts per game (347th in Division 1) while connecting on 41.6% from the floor.
When they are on the defensive end, the Leopards are able to force 11.2 turnovers per game and they draw 14.7 fouls. They are ranked 317th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 80 relinquished for the campaign. The Leopards defense is allowing a FG percentage of 41.7% (136 of 326) and they relinquish 34.8 rebounds per game as a squad. They surrender 35.2% from 3-point land while they are 172nd in D-1 in PPG allowed (68.0).
When they last stepped on the court, the Penn State Nittany Lions took home the win by a final score of 68-56 when they played Colorado State. The Nittany Lions were able to collect 28 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive boards for a total of 31 in this matchup. They also coughed up the ball 7 times, while getting 3 steals in this game. Colorado State earned 15 fouls in the matchup which got the Nittany Lions to the charity stripe for a total of 17 attempts. They were able to knock down 13 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 76.5%. Regarding shots from 3-point land, Penn State converted 9 of their 28 tries (32.1%). When the final whistle was blown, the Nittany Lions finished shooting 23 for 55 from the field which gave them a percentage of 41.8%. The Nittany Lions permitted Colorado State to make 21 of their 64 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 32.8% for this contest. They finished shooting 20.0% from downtown by going 6 out of 30 and ended up going 8 of 10 at the free throw line (80.0%). In reference to rebounding, Penn State permitted Colorado State to pull down 38 overall (8 offensive).
Jalen Pickett ended up being important for the Nittany Lions in this game. He knocked down 7 out of 16 in the game giving him a rate of 43.8%, and had 11 rebounds. He had 16 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and had 3 dimes for this contest.
Penn State has a mark of 5-1 so far this season. The Nittany Lions are committing 13.8 fouls per contest and they shoot 74.6% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 16.8 times per game (45th in college basketball) and they turn it over 10.0 times per contest. Penn State has tallied 451 pts this season (75.2 per game) and they collect 34.2 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Nittany Lions are connecting on 48.0% from the floor, which ranks them 71st in D-1.
The Penn State defense allows 28.0% on shots from beyond the arc (42 of 150) and their opponents are converting on 77.4% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 13.0 dimes and 33.8 total boards per game, which has them ranked 227th and 157th in the nation. The Nittany Lions on the defensive end are ranked 82nd in Division 1 in points given up per game with 63.3. They have forced 10.0 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 40.5% from the floor (136th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Penn State
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