Northern Kentucky Norse vs Washington State Cougars Prediction, 12/7/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Northern Kentucky Norse vs Washington State Cougars
Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Location: Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, WA
TV: Hulu Live TV
The Washington State Cougars (3-4) are hosting the Northern Kentucky Norse (5-4) at Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum on Wednesday.
The Northern Kentucky Norse stepped onto the hardwood against Robert Morris and went home with a win by a final score of 60-56 in their last game. Northern Kentucky wrapped up the game with a 40.4% field goal percentage (21 out of 52) and buried 6 out of their 18 3-pointers. When they shot from the free throw line, the Norse converted 12 of their 18 shots for a percentage of 66.7%. Pertaining to getting rebounds, they earned 32 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 10 dimes in this matchup while forcing the opposition into 15 turnovers and having 2 steals. Concerning defense, Northern Kentucky let their opponent shoot 48.8% from the field on 21 of 43 shooting. Robert Morris distributed 14 dimes and had 10 steals in this contest. Moreover, Robert Morris grabbed 21 rebounds (3 offensive, 18 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Robert Morris finished the game shooting 50.0% from the free throw line by converting 8 of their 16 attempts. They also knocked down 6 of their 13 shots from beyond the perimeter. When discussing personal fouls, the Norse ended up with 17 while Robert Morris racked up 17 personal fouls.
Trevon Faulkner is someone who played a role for this contest. He finished 55.6% from the floor but had no assists when the time ran out. He was on the hardwood for 28 minutes played and totaled 5 boards. He scored 14 points on 5 of 9 shooting.
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Northern Kentucky enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 5-4 this year. They are averaging 68.7 pts per game (266th in D-1) while hitting 42.0% from the floor. The Norse are hitting 33.3% on shots from distance (64 of 192) and 65.0% from the charity stripe. As a team, Northern Kentucky is snagging 35.4 boards per game and is sitting with 122 dimes for the season, which ranks 148th in D-1 in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 13.2 times per game and as a team are committing 16.1 fouls per game.
Defensively, the Norse are able to force 17.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.3 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 324th in college hoops in giving up assists with 135 conceded so far this year. The Norse defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.3% (217 of 490) and they surrender 34.8 boards per game as a team. They are surrendering 40.6% on 3-pointers and they are 159th in the country in points per game allowed (67.7).
The last time they took the court, the Washington State Cougars took a loss by a final score of 67-65 when they faced Utah. When it comes to rebounds, Washington State allowed Utah to get 43 in total (9 offensive). They finished 50.0% from 3-point land by going 7 of 14 and finished the game at 14 of 23 from the free throw line (60.9%). The Cougars permitted Utah to knock down 23 of 55 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 41.8% for this game. At the conclusion of this game, the Cougars finished shooting 22 out of 68 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 32.4%. When it comes to shots from beyond the arc, Washington State buried 4 of 30 tries (13.3%). They were able to make 17 of those for a clip of 65.4%. Utah earned 23 fouls in this contest which took the Cougars to the charity stripe for a total of 26 tries. They also gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while earning 13 steals for the matchup. The Cougars corralled 24 defensive boards and 16 offensive boards totaling 40 for the contest.
Mouhamed Gueye was important for the Cougars in this contest. He buried 8 out of 14 for this contest for a field goal rate of 57.1%, and had 11 rebounds. He had 20 points in his 30 mins on the court and totaled 1 assist in the game.
Washington State has a record of 3-4 so far this season. As an offense, the Cougars are shooting 44.0% from the field, which ranks 210th in the country. Washington State has accounted for 506 points for the season (72.3 per contest) and they collect 35.6 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 11.3 times per contest (321st in the nation) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.6 times per contest. The Cougars commit 18.0 fouls per game and they shoot 71.2% from the free throw line.
The Washington State defense gives up 31.6% on shots from beyond the arc (36 of 114) and opponents are converting on 64.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 12.1 dimes and 33.0 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 166th and 122nd in those defensive categories. The Cougars defensively are ranked 90th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 64.7. They have forced 11.7 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.0% from the field (201st in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Northern Kentucky
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