Morgan State Bears vs VCU Rams Prediction, 11/12/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Morgan State Bears vs VCU Rams
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022
Location: Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, VA
The VCU Rams (1-0) welcome the Morgan State Bears (1-1) at Stuart C. Siegel Center on Saturday.
The Morgan State Bears faced off with Penn State Greater Allegheny and earned the victory with a final of 130-49 in their last contest. In relation to personal fouls, the Bears finished with 23 while Penn State Greater Allegheny totaled 18 personal fouls. They made 4 of their 24 tries from beyond the arc. Penn State Greater Allegheny shot 50.0% at the charity stripe by converting 7 of 14 tries. In addition, Penn State Greater Allegheny totaled 22 rebounds (12 offensive, 10 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Penn State Greater Allegheny doled out 7 dimes and had 10 steals for this contest. When talking about defending, Morgan State let their opponent shoot 32.8% from the field on 19 of 58 shooting. They also recorded 31 assists for the contest in addition to forcing the other team into 38 turnovers and earning 20 steals. In reference to getting rebounds, they compiled 38 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Bears converted 16 of their 22 attempts for a rate of 72.7%. Morgan State wrapped up the game having earned a 69.3% field goal percentage (52 of 75) and buried 10 out of their 17 shots from beyond the arc.
Malik Miller is a guy who played a role for the contest. He shot 81.8% from the floor and also recorded 8 dimes. He was on the court for 26 mins and also totaled 11 rebounds. He was able to score 27 points on 9 of 11 shooting.
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Morgan State will take the court with a mark of 1-1 so far this year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 18.0 times per contest and as a unit they commit 25.5 fouls every game. As a team, Morgan State is collecting 36.0 boards per contest and has accounted for 42 assists for the season, which has them ranked 12th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Bears are hitting 44.1% on shots from distance (15 of 34) and 72.7% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 101.5 points per outing (19th in D-1) while hitting 53.8% from the floor.
On defense, the Bears are forcing 29.0 turnovers per game and they draw 19.0 fouls. They are giving up 23.7% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 238th in college basketball in points per game allowed (72.5). The Bears defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 42.5% (51 of 120) and they relinquish 37.0 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are ranked 336th in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 31 conceded this season.
The last time they took the court, the VCU Rams walked away with a victory by a final of 73-56 when they played Manhattan. With respect to rebounding, VCU allowed Manhattan to get 30 in all (1 on the offensive side). They went 35.7% from distance by connecting on 5 of 14 and walked away from this one shooting 9 of 14 from the free throw line (64.3%). The Rams allowed Manhattan to convert 21 of 41 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.2% for this contest. Overall, the Rams went 23 out of 54 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.6%. In regard to shooting from downtown, VCU knocked down 8 of their 24 tries (33.3%). They were able to convert 19 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 57.6%. Manhattan committed 27 fouls in this game which got the Rams to the charity stripe for a total of 33 attempts. They also gave up possession 14 times, while getting 16 steals for the matchup. The Rams collected 18 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 28 for this contest.
Ace Baldwin was important for the Rams in this contest. He converted 4 of 8 in this game for a rate of 50.0%, and had 2 rebounds. He earned 15 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood and added 9 assists in the game.
VCU has a win-loss mark of 1-0 on the campaign. The Rams are committing 16.0 personal fouls per game and they shoot 57.6% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 12.0 times per contest (247th in Division 1) and they lose possession via turnover 14.0 times per contest. VCU has scored 73 pts on the campaign and they pull down 33.0 boards per game. As an offense, the Rams are shooting 42.6% from the floor, which is ranked 235th in D-1.
The VCU defense surrenders 35.7% on shots from 3-point land (5 of 14) and their opponents are knocking down 64.3% of their free throw attempts. They give up 12.0 assists and 30.0 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 210th and 91st in college basketball. The Rams defensively are ranked 85th in the country in points given up per game with 56.0. They are forcing 27.0 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 51.2% from the floor (323rd in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Morgan State
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