Norfolk State Spartans vs Baylor Bears Prediction, 11/11/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Norfolk State Spartans vs Baylor Bears
Date: Friday, November 11, 2022
Location: Ferrell Center in Waco, TX
Ferrell Center is where the Baylor Bears (1-0) will attempt to beat the Norfolk State Spartans (1-0) on Friday.
The Norfolk State Spartans played Lynchburg and took home the win by a score of 109-59 in their last contest. Norfolk State ended the contest with a 51.8% FG percentage (43 out of 83) and made 13 of 33 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Spartans converted 10 of their 21 shots for a rate of 47.6%. With regard to grabbing boards, they collected 55 with 21 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 24 assists in this game as well as forcing the other team into 22 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In reference to the defense, Norfolk State allowed the other team to shoot 30.8% from the field on 16 of 52 shooting. Lynchburg totaled 7 dimes and had 5 steals for this contest. In addition, Lynchburg pulled down 27 rebounds (8 offensive, 19 defensive), but didn't have a block. Lynchburg finished shooting 62.5% from the charity stripe by making 20 of their 32 shots. They also made 7 out of their 24 attempts from distance. Regarding personal fouls, the Spartans walked away with 24 and Lynchburg had 18 personal fouls.
George Beale is one player who had an impact in the matchup. He finished shooting 53.8% from the field and distributed 2 dimes. He played 29 minutes and snagged 14 rebounds. He ended up walking away with 18 points on 7 of 13 shooting.
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Norfolk State heads into this contest with a record of 1-0 so far this year. They lose possession via turnover 11.0 times per contest and as a group are committing 24.0 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Norfolk State is snagging 58.0 rebounds per game and has totaled 24 dimes on the season, which ranks 18th in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Spartans are shooting 39.4% on shots from 3-point land (13 of 33) and 47.6% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 109.0 points per outing (14th in college hoops) on 51.8% from the field.
On defense, the Spartans are forcing their opponents into 22.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.0 fouls. They currently rank 103rd in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 7 relinquished this season. The Spartans defense is allowing a FG percentage of 30.8% (16 of 52) and they surrender 29.0 rebounds per contest as a team. They give up 29.2% on three-point shots and they rank 154th in college basketball in points per game allowed (59.0).
For their last game, the Baylor Bears went home victorious with a score of 117-53 against MVSU. In the matter of rebounds, Baylor permitted MVSU to collect 25 in total (6 on the offensive glass). They went 23.1% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 3 out of 13 and finished the game at 18 out of 29 from the free throw line (62.1%). The Bears allowed MVSU to make 16 of their 49 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 32.7% for this game. When all was said and done, the Bears went 37 out of 72 from the floor which had them shooting 51.4%. With regard to shots from beyond the arc, Baylor converted 14 of 34 attempts (41.2%). They were able to make 29 of those for a rate of 67.4%. MVSU earned 26 fouls for this game which took the Bears to the free throw line for a total of 43 tries. They coughed up the ball 9 times, while recording 12 steals in the matchup. The Bears earned 26 defensive boards and 21 offensive rebounds totaling 47 for this game.
Adam Flagler was important for the Bears in this contest. He buried 6 out of 9 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and had 2 rebounds. He tallied 21 points in his 26 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 8 dimes for the contest.
Baylor has a win-loss mark of 1-0 on the season. The Bears are committing 22.0 fouls every game and they go 67.4% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 27.0 times per contest (7th in college basketball) and they turn it over 9.0 times per contest. Baylor has totaled 117 pts on the season and they grab 53.0 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Bears are shooting 51.4% from the floor, which has them ranked 62nd in the nation.
The Baylor defense allows 23.1% on 3-point shots (3 of 13) and opponents are converting on 62.1% of their foul shots. They have given up 13.0 dimes and 29.0 boards per game, which ranks them 257th and 116th in those categories on the defensive end. The Bears defensively are ranked 100th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 53.0. They are able to force 25.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 32.7% from the field (105th in the nation).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Norfolk State
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