Navy Midshipmen vs VCU Rams Prediction, 12/21/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Navy Midshipmen vs VCU Rams
Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Location: Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, VA
TV: Youtube TV
Stuart C. Siegel Center is where the VCU Rams (8-4) will try to defeat the Navy Midshipmen (7-4) on Wednesday.
The Navy Midshipmen played Washington College and earned the victory with a final of 93-54 in their last game. Navy finished with a 61.7% FG percentage (37 out of 60) and knocked down 11 of 26 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Midshipmen made 8 of 11 attempts for a percentage of 72.7%. When discussing rebounding, they collected 37 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 26 dimes for this contest in addition to forcing the opposition into 18 turnovers and having 11 steals. In regard to defense, Navy allowed 32.7% from the floor on 18 out of 55 shooting. Washington College distributed 14 dimes and had 6 steals for the game. Moreover, Washington College totaled 15 boards (4 offensive, 11 defensive), but didn't have a block. Washington College finished the game shooting 77.8% at the charity stripe by knocking down 7 of their 9 tries. They knocked down 11 of their 34 shots from beyond the arc. When it comes to fouls, the Midshipmen ended up with 12 while Washington College totaled 10 fouls.
Lysander Rehnstrom is someone who was a contributor in the matchup. He ended up shooting 83.3% from the floor and also earned 2 assists. He was on the court for 13 minutes played and totaled 1 rebound. He ended up finishing with 13 points on 5 of 6 shooting.
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Navy enters this one with a mark of 7-4 on the year. They are turning it over 12.7 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 16.3 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Navy is collecting 34.4 rebounds per game and has racked up 182 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 69th in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Midshipmen are shooting 40.2% on three-point attempts (107 of 266) and 67.5% from the free throw line. They are averaging 75.1 points per contest (136th in the nation) while shooting 49.2% from the floor.
Defensively, the Midshipmen have forced 12.8 turnovers every game and they draw 14.5 personal fouls. They rank 188th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 144 surrendered so far this year. The Midshipmen defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 44.0% (278 of 632) and they relinquish 32.0 boards per game as a basketball team. They surrender 35.0% from beyond the arc and they are 225th in college basketball in points per game allowed (70.2).
For their last game, the VCU Rams walked away with a victory by a final of 90-63 when they faced Northern Illinois. When talking about attacking the glass, VCU allowed Northern Illinois to pull down 30 in total (7 on the offensive glass). They finished 20.0% from three-point range by going 3 of 15 and finished the contest at 12 of 20 from the charity stripe (60.0%). The Rams allowed Northern Illinois to make 24 out of 58 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 41.4% in the matchup. When the final whistle was blown, the Rams ended up shooting 29 for 55 from the floor which gave them a rate of 52.7%. When it comes to 3-pointers, VCU converted 7 of their 16 attempts (43.8%). They were able to make 25 of those for a percentage of 83.3%. Northern Illinois committed 23 personal fouls for the contest which got the Rams to the charity stripe for 30 tries. They coughed up the ball 13 times, while getting 10 steals for the game. The Rams earned 28 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards totaling 33 in the matchup.
Jamir Watkins ended up being a major contributor for the Rams for this game. He tallied 22 points in his 26 mins on the court and accumulated 3 dimes for this game. He converted 8 of 12 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and totaled 7 rebounds.
VCU has a mark of 8-4 on the year. The Rams are committing 17.3 personal fouls per game and they connect on 70.7% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 11.1 times per game (336th in college basketball) and they turn it over 16.3 times per contest. VCU has scored 818 points for the season (68.2 per contest) and they average 32.9 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Rams are shooting 42.8% from the floor, which is ranked 270th in Division 1.
The VCU defense concedes 32.3% on shots from distance (70 of 217) and their opponents are making 70.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 11.5 dimes and 34.3 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 112th and 187th in those defensive categories. The Rams on defense are ranked 80th in the country in points per game surrendered with 64.1. They are able to force 17.8 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 41.6% from the floor (127th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take VCU
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