Murray State Racers vs Texas A&M Aggies Prediction, 11/17/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Murray State Racers vs Texas A&M Aggies
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2022
Location: The HTC Center in Conway, SC
The Texas A&M Aggies (2-0) will try to beat the Murray State Racers (1-1) at The HTC Center on Thursday.
The Murray State Racers faced Lindsey Wilson and notched a win by a score of 90-53 in their last game. In relation to fouls, the Racers ended up with 12 while Lindsey Wilson recorded 17 fouls. They made 5 out of their 15 tries from long range. Lindsey Wilson finished the game at 44.4% from the free throw line by knocking down 4 of their 9 attempts. Moreover, Lindsey Wilson pulled down 23 rebounds (5 offensive, 18 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Lindsey Wilson recorded 11 dimes and had 7 steals in this game. With regard to defense, Murray State allowed the other team to shoot 41.5% from the floor on 22 of 53 shooting. They also doled out 20 assists for the game as well as creating 17 turnovers and earning 13 steals. Pertaining to hauling in boards, they compiled 32 with 6 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Racers converted 13 of 21 attempts for a rate of 61.9%. Murray State ended the game with a 57.6% FG percentage (34 of 59) and made 9 of 15 shots from beyond the perimeter.
D.J. Burns is one guy who was a major contributor for the contest. He went 87.5% from the field and earned 1 assist. He played 22 minutes played and snagged 9 boards. He totaled 20 points on 7 out of 8 shooting.
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Murray State heads into this game with a record of 1-1 for the season. They have an average of 79.0 pts per contest (125th in college hoops) while hitting 47.1% from the floor. The Racers are shooting 43.2% from downtown (16 of 37) and 65.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Murray State is grabbing 35.0 boards per contest and has accounted for 27 dimes for the year, which is 313th in D-1 in terms of passing. They turn it over 9.0 times per game and as a unit they are committing 14.5 fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Racers are able to force 14.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 16.5 fouls. They are ranked 186th in the country in giving up assists with 34 relinquished so far this year. The Racers defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 44.9% (57 of 127) and they surrender 37.5 rebounds per game as a unit. They are giving up 32.6% on shots from distance and they are ranked 251st in college basketball in PPG allowed (72.0).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Texas A&M Aggies took home the win by a final score of 77-58 when they faced Abilene Christian. The Aggies were able to collect 23 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 33 in this game. They also turned the ball over 19 times, while recording 11 steals for this game. Abilene Christian committed 22 personal fouls for the contest which took the Aggies to the charity stripe for a total of 35 tries. They were able to knock down 25 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 71.4%. In relation to shooting from distance, Texas A&M converted 6 of 16 attempts (37.5%). When this game wrapped up, the Aggies walked away from this one shooting 23 out of 44 from the floor which had them shooting 52.3%. The Aggies allowed Abilene Christian to convert 20 of 52 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.5% in this matchup. They finished 44.4% from three-point range by connecting on 8 out of 18 and walked away from this one shooting 10 of 12 from the charity stripe (83.3%). With respect to attacking the glass, Texas A&M permitted Abilene Christian to get 24 in total (9 on the offensive glass).
Wade Taylor IV pitched in for the Aggies for this contest. He recorded 21 points in his 24 mins on the court and tallied 2 assists in this contest. He converted 5 out of 7 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 71.4%, and earned 1 rebound.
Texas A&M has a win-loss mark of 2-0 this year. As an offense, the Aggies are shooting 51.4% from the field, which ranks them 43rd in the nation. Texas A&M has accounted for 164 points on the year (82.0 per contest) and they collect 41.0 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 14.0 times per contest (183rd in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 16.5 times per contest. The Aggies commit 21.0 fouls per contest and they shoot 67.9% from the charity stripe.
The Texas A&M defense gives up 26.3% on shots from behind the 3-point line (10 of 38) and their opposition knocks down 75.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 9.0 assists and 30.0 boards every game, which ranks them 64th and 44th in the nation. The Aggies on the defensive end are ranked 39th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 56.0. They are able to force 18.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 32.4% from the floor (16th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Murray State
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