Penn Quakers vs Brown Bears Prediction, 1/2/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Penn Quakers vs Brown Bears
Date: Monday, January 2, 2023
Location: Pizzitola Sports Center in Providence, RI
TV: Youtube TV
The Brown Bears (7-6) will play the Penn Quakers (7-7) at Pizzitola Sports Center on Monday.
The Penn Quakers faced off with Wilkes University and took home the win by a score of 93-61 in their last game. In regard to personal fouls, the Quakers ended up finishing with 17 and Wilkes University finished the game with 13 personal fouls. They knocked down 7 out of their 30 tries from long range. Wilkes University ended up shooting 70.6% from the charity stripe by burying 12 of their 17 tries. On top of that, Wilkes University snagged 24 rebounds (4 offensive, 20 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Wilkes University earned 13 assists and had 3 steals in the game. With regard to defending, Penn allowed the other team to go 36.2% from the floor on 21 of 58 shooting. They also doled out 22 assists in this contest in addition to forcing 12 turnovers and getting 9 steals. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they compiled 45 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. At the free throw line, the Quakers buried 14 of their 19 attempts for a percentage of 73.7%. Penn wrapped up the game with a 47.9% FG percentage (34 out of 71) and made 11 of their 36 3-pointers.
Jonah Charles is a player who had an impact for the contest. He went 71.4% from the field and distributed 1 assist. He played for 16 mins played and snagged 1 rebound. He ended up finishing with 18 points on 5 out of 7 shooting.
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Penn will enter this contest with a mark of 7-7 so far this year. They are turning it over 12.9 times per contest and as a squad they commit 18.4 fouls per game. As a unit, Penn is pulling in 37.6 rebounds per game and is sitting with 224 dimes for the season, which ranks 31st in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Quakers are shooting 35.1% on three-point attempts (122 of 348) and 74.1% from the free throw line. They have an average of 74.1 points per outing (149th in Division 1) while going 45.5% from the field.
On defense, the Quakers are forcing their opponents into 9.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 14.4 personal fouls. They are 270th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 187 relinquished for the season. The Quakers defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 42.6% (355 of 834) and they relinquish 33.6 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are conceding 33.2% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 277th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (73.1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Brown Bears took a defeat with a final score of 63-58 against Northwestern. In relation to cleaning up the glass, Brown allowed Northwestern to grab 31 in all (8 on the offensive side). They finished 19.0% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 4 out of 21 and walked away from this one shooting 19 out of 21 from the free throw line (90.5%). The Bears permitted Northwestern to convert 20 of 58 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 34.5% in the matchup. At the conclusion of this game, the Bears finished 19 out of 45 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.2%. With respect to shooting from distance, Brown converted 9 out of 22 attempts (40.9%). They were able to make 11 of the free throws for a percentage of 50.0%. Northwestern committed 18 personal fouls in the game which got the Bears to the free throw line for a total of 22 shots. They also coughed up the ball 16 times, while getting 4 steals for the contest. The Bears were able to pull down 24 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds totaling 28 for the matchup.
Kino Lilly was important for the Bears for the contest. He earned 17 points in his 38 mins of playing time and had 3 assists in this matchup. He converted 4 out of 11 for this game giving him a rate of 36.4%, and earned 1 rebound.
Brown has a record of 7-6 for the year. The Bears are committing 15.7 fouls per game and they shoot 56.4% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 14.2 times per contest (141st in the nation) and they lose possession via turnover 13.8 times per game. Brown has tallied 829 points so far this season (63.8 per contest) and they pull down 34.8 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Bears are shooting 42.7% from the field, which has them ranked 270th in college basketball.
The Bears are ranked 53rd in D-1 in PPG allowed with 63.3. They are able to force 14.1 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.3% from the floor (222nd in the nation). The Brown defense allows 32.7% on 3-point attempts (84 of 257) and their opponents are making 74.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 12.2 dimes and 33.0 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 158th and 119th in those defensive categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Penn
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