Loyola Greyhounds vs Penn State Nittany Lions Prediction, 11/10/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Loyola Greyhounds vs Penn State Nittany Lions
Date: Thursday, November 10, 2022
Location: Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, PA
TV: Hulu Live TV
The Loyola Greyhounds (0-1) are hitting the road to Bryce Jordan Center on Thursday where they will try to defeat the Penn State Nittany Lions (1-0).
The Loyola Greyhounds took the court against DePaul and took a loss by a score of 72-66 in their last game. When it comes to fouls, the Greyhounds ended up with 19 while DePaul had 16 fouls. They buried 8 of their 27 attempts from beyond the arc. DePaul walked away from this one shooting 77.8% from the free throw line by making 14 of 18 attempts. On top of that, DePaul grabbed 37 rebounds (12 offensive, 25 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. DePaul totaled 11 assists and had 10 steals for the matchup. With regard to defending, Loyola let their opponent shoot 43.1% from the field on 25 of 58 shooting. They also dished out 10 dimes for the game while forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and getting 6 steals. With regard to grabbing boards, they compiled a total of 34 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Greyhounds buried 8 of 17 attempts for a rate of 47.1%. Loyola ended with a 40.0% FG percentage (24 of 60) and converted 10 of their 24 3-point shots.
Kenny Jones is someone who was a major factor in this contest. He left the arena with 20 points on 8 of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33 mins and collected 3 rebounds. He ended up shooting 61.5% from the field and recorded 2 assists.
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Loyola heads into this contest with a record of 0-1 for the year. They have an average of 66.0 pts per contest (204th in college hoops) while going 40.0% from the floor. The Greyhounds are hitting 41.7% on 3-point shots (10 of 24) and 47.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, Loyola is snagging 37.0 boards per contest and has earned 10 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 222nd in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.0 times per game and as a team are committing 19.0 personal fouls per contest.
On the defensive end of the court, the Greyhounds are forcing their opponents into 13.0 turnovers per game while drawing 16.0 fouls. They are surrendering 29.6% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 244th in D-1 in opponents points per game (72.0). The Greyhounds defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 43.1% (25 of 58) and they surrender 38.0 rebounds per contest as a squad. They rank 205th in Division 1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 11 relinquished so far this season.
For their last game, the Penn State Nittany Lions walked away with a victory by a final of 93-68 when they faced Winthrop. Concerning rebounds, Penn State allowed Winthrop to snag 23 in all (3 on the offensive side). They shot 44.0% from distance by connecting on 11 out of 25 and ended up shooting 13 of 14 at the free throw line (92.9%). The Nittany Lions permitted Winthrop to convert 22 of their 49 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.9% in this game. When the final whistle blew, the Nittany Lions went 33 for 60 from the field which had them shooting 55.0%. When talking about three-point attempts, Penn State knocked down 18 out of 38 tries (47.4%). They were able to bury 9 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 69.2%. Winthrop earned 12 fouls in this matchup which got the Nittany Lions to the charity stripe for a total of 13 tries. They turned it over 11 times, while earning 8 steals for the matchup. The Nittany Lions earned 24 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 30 for this game.
Jalen Pickett ended up having an impact for the Nittany Lions for the contest. He knocked down 9 of 13 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 69.2%, and had 5 rebounds. He tallied 23 points in his 32 mins of playing time and tallied 5 assists in the matchup.
Penn State has a mark of 1-0 for the season. The Nittany Lions have committed 15.0 fouls per game and they go 69.2% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 24.0 times per contest (19th in Division 1) and they are losing possession via turnover 11.0 times per contest. Penn State has accounted for 93 pts on the year and they pull down 31.0 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Nittany Lions are shooting 55.0% from the field, which is 31st in the nation.
The Nittany Lions on the defensive end are ranked 213th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 68.0. They are able to force 17.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 44.9% from the floor (252nd in college hoops). The Penn State defense gives up 44.0% on three-point shots (11 of 25) and their opponents are connecting on 92.9% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 12.0 assists and 25.0 boards per game, which has them ranked 230th and 75th in those defensive categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Penn State
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