Longwood Lancers vs Alabama Crimson Tide Prediction, 11/7/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Longwood Lancers vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Monday, November 7, 2022
Location: Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, AL
The Alabama Crimson Tide (19-14 last year) will take on the Longwood Lancers (26-7 last season) at Coleman Coliseum on Monday.
The Longwood Lancers took the court against Tennessee and went home with a loss by a final score of 88-56 in their last contest of last year. When discussing fouls, the Lancers ended up with 13 while Tennessee recorded 14 fouls. They also knocked down 14 out of their 24 attempts from distance. Tennessee walked away from this one shooting 72.7% from the free throw line by making 8 of 11 attempts. Additionally, Tennessee collected 28 rebounds (5 offensive, 23 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Tennessee doled out 29 dimes and had 13 steals in this game. When discussing defense, Longwood allowed the other team to go 60.0% from the floor on 33 of 55 shooting. They also distributed 15 assists for this contest while creating 12 turnovers and earning 9 steals. When talking about getting rebounds, they earned 22 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. At the free throw line, the Lancers buried 9 of their 11 shots for a rate of 81.8%. Longwood walked away from the game with a 38.5% FG percentage (20 out of 52) and made 7 out of their 22 shots from beyond the arc.
Deshaun Wade is a guy who was a factor for the game. He finished 50.0% from the floor and distributed 2 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 27 minutes and totaled 3 rebounds. He ended up with 10 points on 4 of 8 shooting.
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Longwood will play this contest after finishing with a mark of 26-7 last year. They averaged 75.7 points per contest (52nd in D-1) while connecting on 45.2% from the field. The Lancers shot 37.8% on shots beyond the perimeter (269 of 712) and 72.6% from the free throw line. As a basketball team, Longwood pulled in 36.9 rebounds per game and sat with 464 assists last season, which ranked 91st in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. They lost possession via turnover 12.1 times per contest and as a unit committed 15.4 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they were on defense, the Lancers were able to force their opponents into 14.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and they drew 18.2 fouls. They were ranked 139th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 394 surrendered last season. The Lancers defense allowed and opponent field goal percentage of 43.4% (788 of 1,817) and they surrendered 30.4 rebounds per game as a group. They surrendered 32.0% on shots from distance while they were 71st in the nation in PPG from their opponents (65.8).
The last time they took the court last year, the Alabama Crimson Tide took a loss by a score of 78-64 when they faced Notre Dame. With respect to attacking the glass, Alabama allowed Notre Dame to get 27 in total (4 on the offensive glass). They wrapped up this game 62.5% from downtown by going 10 out of 16 and ended up shooting 10 of 11 at the charity stripe (90.9%). The Crimson Tide allowed Notre Dame to knock down 29 of 54 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 53.7% in this game. When the final whistle blew, the Crimson Tide finished 26 for 64 from the field which gave them a percentage of 40.6%. With respect to shots from beyond the arc, Alabama knocked down 8 of their 24 attempts (33.3%). They were able to knock down 4 of them for a percentage of 57.1%. Notre Dame committed 13 fouls in this contest which took the Crimson Tide to the charity stripe for 7 shots. They coughed up the ball 14 times, while getting 9 steals in this matchup. The Crimson Tide pulled down 18 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 28 for the contest.
Keon Ellis was important for the Crimson Tide for this game. He knocked down 6 out of 11 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 54.5%, and had 9 rebounds. He recorded 16 points in his 39 minutes on the court, but wasn't able to get an assist.
Alabama had a record of 19-14 last year. The Crimson Tide were responsible for committing 18.5 fouls every game and they connected on 72.8% from the charity stripe. They assisted teammates 14.7 times per contest (68th in D-1) and they gave up possession 14.5 times per contest. Alabama earned 2,623 points last season (79.5 per game) and they averaged 39.6 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Crimson Tide shot 44.0% from the field, which was ranked 179th in the nation.
The Crimson Tide on defense were ranked 329th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 76.5. They forced their opponents into 13.2 TO's every game and allowed teams to shoot 43.7% from the field (206th in D-1). The Alabama defense conceded 33.8% on three-point shots (245 of 725) and their opponents converted on 71.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They conceded 12.5 dimes and 36.1 rebounds on a nightly basis, which had them ranked 169th and 262nd in college hoops.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Alabama
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