Missouri State Bears vs BYU Cougars Prediction, 11/16/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Missouri State Bears vs BYU Cougars
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Location: Marriott Center in Provo, UT
TV: Hulu Live TV
The Missouri State Bears (1-0) are en route to Marriott Center on Wednesday where they will attempt to beat the BYU Cougars (1-1).
The Missouri State Bears took the court against Missouri S&T and took home the win by a score of 82-47 in their last game. Missouri State finished having earned a 55.2% field goal percentage (32 of 58) and knocked down 11 of their 26 3-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Bears converted 7 of 11 shots for a percentage of 63.6%. In relation to getting rebounds, they earned 43 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 14 dimes in this game while creating 13 turnovers and having 6 steals. Concerning the defense, Missouri State allowed 30.6% from the field on 19 out of 62 shooting. Missouri S&T earned 11 dimes and had 5 steals in this matchup. In addition, Missouri S&T pulled down 20 rebounds (8 offensive, 12 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Missouri S&T finished the game at 66.7% from the free throw line by knocking down 4 of their 6 tries. They made 5 out of their 19 attempts from three-point range. In the matter of personal fouls, the Bears ended up walking away with 7 and Missouri S&T accumulated 11 personal fouls.
Chance Moore is one player who was a major contributor for the game. He ended up finishing with 18 points on 6 of 10 shooting. He played 17 minutes and grabbed 6 boards. He ended up going 60.0% from the field but finished the game without a dime.
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Missouri State will enter this matchup with a record of 1-0 this year. They have an average of 82.0 pts per game (101st in the nation) while shooting 55.2% from the field. The Bears are hitting 42.3% on three-point shots (11 of 26) and 63.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Missouri State is collecting 46.0 boards per game and is sitting with 14 dimes so far this season, which ranks 359th in D-1 in terms of passing. They turn it over 16.0 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 7.0 fouls every game.
On defense, the Bears are forcing their opponents into 13.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 11.0 fouls. They are giving up 26.3% on shots from distance and they are 7th in college hoops in opponents points per game (47.0). Bears are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 30.6% (19 of 62) and they concede 23.0 rebounds per contest as a group. They are 4th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 11 surrendered for the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the BYU Cougars went home defeated by a final of 82-75 against San Diego State. The Cougars earned 25 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 34 for the contest. They also coughed up the ball 20 times, while earning 5 steals for the contest. San Diego State committed 19 fouls for this game which took the Cougars to the charity stripe for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to bury 10 of those for a clip of 62.5%. With regard to shooting from distance, BYU buried 9 out of their 26 attempts (34.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Cougars finished the game shooting 28 out of 61 from the floor which gave them a rate of 45.9%. The Cougars permitted San Diego State to knock down 26 of 65 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.0% in this contest. They went 28.6% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 4 of 14 and finished the game at 26 out of 37 from the free throw line (70.3%). In regard to team rebounding, BYU allowed San Diego State to get 35 overall (12 offensive).
Spencer Johnson ended up having an impact for the Cougars in the matchup. He made 7 out of 11 for the matchup giving him a rate of 63.6%, and accumulated 7 rebounds. He tallied 17 points in his 33 minutes on the hardwood and had 1 assist for this contest.
BYU has a win-loss record of 1-1 on the campaign. On the offensive side of the ball, the Cougars are hitting on 41.7% from the floor, which is 273rd in the country. BYU has 135 pts this season (67.5 per game) and they pull in 39.5 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 9.5 times per contest (342nd in Division 1) and they are giving up possession 21.5 times per contest. The Cougars are committing 23.0 fouls every game while shooting 65.7% from the free throw line.
The BYU defense concedes 30.8% on shots from behind the 3-point line (12 of 39) and their opposition knocks down 70.6% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 11.0 dimes and 34.5 boards per contest, which is 145th and 178th in college hoops. The Cougars are ranked 206th in college hoops in points given up per game with 69.0. They are able to force 16.0 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.1% from the floor (121st in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take BYU
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