MVSU Delta Devils vs Baylor Bears Prediction, 11/7/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: MVSU Delta Devils vs Baylor Bears
Date: Monday, November 7, 2022
Location: Ferrell Center in Waco, TX
Ferrell Center is the location where the Baylor Bears (27-7 last year) will meet the MVSU Delta Devils (2-26 last season) on Monday.
The MVSU Delta Devils stepped onto the hardwood against Jackson State and went home with a loss by a final score of 76-69 in their last game of last year. With respect to fouls, the Delta Devils finished with 18 while Jackson State totaled 14 fouls. They made 7 of 17 shots from distance. Jackson State went 76.5% at the free throw line by making 13 of 17 attempts. In addition, Jackson State totaled 33 rebounds (7 offensive, 26 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Jackson State recorded 16 assists and had 3 steals for the matchup. In reference to the defense, MVSU let their opponent shoot 49.1% from the field on 28 out of 57 shooting. They also recorded 12 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing 9 turnovers and earning 3 steals. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 25 with 3 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Delta Devils made 9 of 13 attempts for a percentage of 69.2%. MVSU finished with a 46.4% field goal percentage (26 of 56) and converted 8 of their 21 three-point shots.
David McCoy is someone who came through in the matchup. He finished the game at 35.7% from the floor and distributed 6 assists. He was on the court for 33 mins played and snagged 7 boards. He racked up 14 points on 5 out of 14 shooting.
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MVSU comes into this contest after finishing with a win-loss mark of 2-26 last season. They averaged 67.2 pts per contest (277th in the nation) while hitting 38.6% from the field. The Delta Devils hit on 30.5% on 3-pointers (199 of 653) and 65.5% from the free throw line. As a team, MVSU collected 31.7 rebounds per game and totaled 324 dimes last year, which was 325th in the country in terms of passing the rock. They turned it over 13.4 times per game and as a group committed 18.1 personal fouls per game.
On defense, the Delta Devils forced 15.3 turnovers every game and they drew 16.9 personal fouls. They surrendered 39.9% from 3-point land and they ranked 357th in D-1 in opponents points per game (83.0). The Delta Devils allowed and opponent field goal percentage of 50.3% (841 of 1,671) and they surrendered 43.0 rebounds per game as a group. They were 261st in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 437 conceded last season.
The last time they took the court last year, the Baylor Bears went home defeated by a final of 93-86 when they played North Carolina. When discussing how they attacked the glass, Baylor allowed North Carolina to pull down 41 in total (7 offensive). They finished 44.0% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 11 of 25 and ended up shooting 26 of 37 at the free throw line (70.3%). The Bears permitted North Carolina to bury 28 of 57 tries from the field which had them at 49.1% in this game. When the game finished, the Bears shot 28 for 81 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 34.6%. In regard to shooting from beyond the arc, Baylor made 9 out of their 37 attempts (24.3%). They were able to make 21 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 77.8%. North Carolina committed 26 fouls in the game which took the Bears to the free throw line for 27 attempts. They gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while getting 10 steals in the game. The Bears were able to collect 21 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive rebounds for a total of 36 for the contest.
Adam Flagler was important for the Bears for the contest. He made 10 out of 25 in the matchup for a rate of 40.0%, and accounted for 3 rebounds. He scored 27 points in his 41 mins on the court and had 2 assists in this matchup.
Baylor had a record of 27-7 last season. The Bears were responsible for committing 16.1 fouls per game and they went 69.7% from the charity stripe. They assisted teammates 15.9 times per contest (24th in D-1) and they turned it over 12.4 times per contest. Baylor scored 2,619 pts over the course of last season (77.0 per contest) and they snagged 37.2 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Bears connected on 46.2% from the floor, which was ranked 59th in Division 1.
The Bears on defense were ranked 35th in college basketball in PPG given up with 64.1. They forced their opponents into 15.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and let teams shoot 42.3% from the field (131st in the nation). The Baylor defense conceded 30.2% on shots from beyond the arc (207 of 685) and opponents made 70.3% of their free throw attempts. They conceded 13.2 dimes and 32.4 boards per game, which had them ranked 224th and 66th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take MVSU
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