Michigan Wolverines vs Pittsburgh Panthers Prediction, 11/16/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Michigan Wolverines vs Pittsburgh Panthers
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Barclays Center is the location where the Pittsburgh Panthers (1-1) will try to defeat the Michigan Wolverines (2-0) on Wednesday.
The Michigan Wolverines faced Eastern Michigan and went home with a win by a final score of 88-83 in their last contest. Michigan ended the game having earned a 48.3% FG percentage (29 out of 60) and made 5 out of their 21 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Wolverines converted 25 of their 40 shots for a rate of 62.5%. Concerning hauling in boards, they compiled 38 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 15 assists for the contest as well as forcing 11 turnovers and having 8 steals. With respect to defense, Michigan allowed the other team to go 45.3% from the floor on 29 of 64 shooting. Eastern Michigan doled out 9 assists and had 7 steals for the game. Moreover, Eastern Michigan collected 29 boards (4 offensive, 25 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Eastern Michigan finished the contest at 74.1% at the charity stripe by converting 20 of 27 attempts. They converted 5 of their 15 attempts from long range. When discussing personal fouls, the Wolverines walked away with 21 and Eastern Michigan accounted for 28 personal fouls.
Hunter Dickinson is someone who was a major contributor for the contest. He ended up scoring 31 points on 13 of 17 shooting. He played 32 minutes played and totaled 7 boards. He walked away from this one shooting 76.5% from the field but didn't record a dime.
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Michigan will take the court with a record of 2-0 this year. They turn it over 9.5 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 16.5 fouls every game. As a team, Michigan is pulling down 39.5 rebounds per game and is sitting with 32 dimes this year, which has them ranked 215th in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Wolverines are hitting 28.0% on three-point shots (14 of 50) and 63.3% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 81.5 points per game (103rd in D-1) while hitting 47.6% from the field.
On defense, the Wolverines are forcing their opponents into 12.5 turnovers every game while drawing 21.0 personal fouls. They concede 26.4% on three-point shots while they are 215th in D-1 in opponents PPG (69.5). The Wolverines are allowing a shooting percentage of 37.0% (50 of 135) and they surrender 40.0 rebounds per contest as a team. They are currently ranked 73rd in the country in giving up assists to their opponents with 20 surrendered on the campaign.
For their last game, the Pittsburgh Panthers took a loss by a score of 81-56 when they played West Virginia. Concerning team rebounding, Pittsburgh allowed West Virginia to pull down 26 in total (6 offensive). They finished 38.1% from 3-point land via 8 of 21 and finished the game at 13 of 19 at the charity stripe (68.4%). The Panthers permitted West Virginia to convert 30 out of 57 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 52.6% in this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Panthers finished 19 out of 45 from the field which gave them a rate of 42.2%. When discussing shooting from downtown, Pittsburgh made 5 of their 23 tries (21.7%). They were able to bury 13 of them for a rate of 72.2%. West Virginia committed 19 fouls in this matchup which got the Panthers to the free throw line for a total of 18 shots. They turned the ball over 19 times, while recording 4 steals in this game. The Panthers corralled 20 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 26 in this matchup.
Jamarius Burton pitched in for the Panthers in the matchup. He accumulated 16 points in his 26 mins on the hardwood and accumulated 2 dimes in this matchup. He made 5 out of 8 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 62.5%, and accounted for 7 rebounds.
Pittsburgh has a record of 1-1 on the campaign. The Panthers are committing 21.0 fouls per contest while shooting 73.2% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 14.0 times per game (176th in the nation) and they turn the ball over 17.0 times per contest. Pittsburgh has scored 136 points on the campaign (68.0 per game) and they average 39.0 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Panthers are shooting 38.8% from the floor, which has them ranked 326th in college basketball.
The Pittsburgh defense surrenders 27.5% on three-point shots (11 of 40) and their opponents are connecting on 65.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 10.5 dimes and 35.5 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 121st and 209th in college hoops. The Panthers on defense are ranked 215th in D-1 in points given up per game with 69.5. They are able to force 14.0 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.0% from the floor (203rd in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Michigan
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