Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks vs Virginia Cavaliers Prediction, 11/25/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks vs Virginia Cavaliers
Date: Friday, November 25, 2022
Location: John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA
The Virginia Cavaliers (4-0) are hosting the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks (2-3) at John Paul Jones Arena on Friday.
The Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks stepped onto the hardwood against Marist and took home the win by a score of 70-59 in their last game. Maryland Eastern Shore ended the contest with a 41.0% FG percentage (25 out of 61) and knocked down 9 of 22 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Hawks buried 11 of their 16 tries for a percentage of 68.8%. In reference to rebounding, they earned 33 with 14 of them being offensive. They also distributed 12 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and earning 9 steals. In terms of defending, Maryland Eastern Shore let their opponent shoot 38.0% from the floor on 19 out of 50 shooting. Marist recorded 9 assists and had 5 steals in this game. Additionally, Marist collected 31 rebounds (7 offensive, 24 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Marist walked away from this one shooting 78.9% when shooting free throws by knocking down 15 of 19 shots. They also made 6 of their 27 tries from 3-point land. In the matter of fouls, the Hawks ended up walking away with 17 while Marist accounted for 12 fouls.
Nathaniel Pollard is a player who was a contributor for the contest. He ended up scoring 20 points on 6 of 13 shooting. He played for 30 mins and also collected 8 boards. He walked away from this one shooting 46.2% from the field and recorded 2 dimes.
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Maryland Eastern Shore will take the court with a mark of 2-3 for the campaign. They are averaging 67.2 points per game (286th in the nation) while connecting on 40.1% from the field. The Hawks are shooting 34.5% on shots from 3-point land (39 of 113) and 70.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Maryland Eastern Shore is pulling in 33.2 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 66 assists this season, which has them ranked 178th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 13.2 times per game and as a group are committing 18.0 personal fouls every game.
When they are on the defensive end, the Hawks are forcing 15.4 turnovers per game while drawing 14.2 fouls. They concede 26.7% from 3-point land and they are ranked 150th in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (67.0). The Hawks defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 43.1% (113 of 262) and they concede 34.8 rebounds per contest as a unit. They rank 151st in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 55 conceded for the campaign.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Virginia Cavaliers went home victorious with a score of 70-61 when they played Illinois. When talking about how they rebounded, Virginia permitted Illinois to grab 28 in all (7 on the offensive side). They went 34.6% from distance by connecting on 9 of 26 and finished the game at 4 out of 9 from the free throw line (44.4%). The Cavaliers permitted Illinois to knock down 24 out of 59 attempts from the field which had them shooting 40.7% for the game. When the final whistle was blown, the Cavaliers went 20 for 48 from the field which had them sitting at 41.7%. In the matter of shots from downtown, Virginia buried 5 out of 17 tries (29.4%). They were able to knock down 25 of the free throw tries for a clip of 78.1%. Illinois was called for 22 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Cavaliers to the charity stripe for a total of 32 tries. They also turned the ball over 12 times, while earning 8 steals for this contest. The Cavaliers recorded 28 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 36 for this game.
Reece Beekman was important for the Cavaliers in the matchup. He converted 5 of 12 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 41.7%, and tallied 4 rebounds. He had 17 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 3 dimes in this game.
Virginia has a win-loss mark of 4-0 on the year. In terms of offensive execution, the Cavaliers are shooting 49.0% from the floor, which is ranked 57th in the nation. Virginia has accumulated 318 pts so far this season (79.5 per contest) and they grab 34.0 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 17.3 times per contest (40th in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 10.0 times per game. The Cavaliers commit 15.3 fouls per contest and they go 73.8% from the charity stripe.
The Virginia defense surrenders 37.8% on shots from behind the 3-point line (31 of 82) and their opposition makes 61.5% of their free throw shots. They allow 9.8 dimes and 27.8 total rebounds per game, ranking them 55th and 5th in the country. The Cavaliers defensively are ranked 53rd in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 60.8. They are forcing their opponents into 13.8 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 42.7% from the floor (209th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Virginia
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