Penn Quakers vs West Virginia Mountaineers Prediction, 11/18/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Penn Quakers vs West Virginia Mountaineers
Date: Friday, November 18, 2022
Location: WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, WV
The Penn Quakers (1-3) are en route to WVU Coliseum on Friday where they will meet the West Virginia Mountaineers (3-0).
The Penn Quakers played Drexel and walked away with a win by a score of 64-59 in their last contest. When it comes to fouls, the Quakers finished with 20 while Drexel had 13 fouls. They also buried 6 out of their 24 attempts from three-point range. Drexel walked away from this one shooting 45.0% when shooting free throws by making 9 of 20 shots. Furthermore, Drexel had 31 rebounds (6 offensive, 25 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Drexel distributed 7 dimes and had 6 steals in the matchup. With regard to defending, Penn allowed the other team to go 37.9% from the floor on 22 out of 58 shooting. They also recorded 17 dimes for the game while forcing 10 turnovers and getting 5 steals. When it comes to pulling down boards, they earned a total of 32 with 3 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Quakers made 13 of 14 attempts for a percentage of 92.9%. Penn finished the game having earned a 41.8% FG percentage (23 of 55) and made 5 out of their 13 shots from 3-point land.
Jordan Dingle is one guy who came through for the contest. He ended up finishing with 21 points on 6 out of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34 mins and pulled down 3 rebounds. He ended up going 40.0% from the floor and recorded 3 dimes.
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Penn heads into this contest with a mark of 1-3 this season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.5 times per contest and as a team are committing 19.5 fouls per game. As a team, Penn is pulling down 36.5 boards per contest and is sitting with 61 dimes on the campaign, which is 25th in college hoops in terms of passing. The Quakers are hitting 34.0% on three-point attempts (33 of 97) and 84.6% from the free throw line. They have an average of 68.3 points per game (277th in the country) while hitting 42.6% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Quakers are able to force 8.8 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 12.8 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 36.4% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 306th in college basketball in points per game allowed (77.3). The Quakers are giving up a FG percentage of 42.2% (105 of 249) and they concede 36.8 boards per game as a group. They are ranked 357th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 62 conceded so far this season.
The last time they took the court, the West Virginia Mountaineers walked away with a victory by a final of 75-57 against Morehead State. The Mountaineers earned 21 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 30 in the game. They gave up possession 10 times, while getting 10 steals for the contest. Morehead State earned 18 personal fouls in the game which got the Mountaineers to the free throw line for 16 tries. They were able to knock down 13 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 81.3%. With respect to shots from beyond the perimeter, West Virginia knocked down 4 out of their 17 tries (23.5%). In all, the Mountaineers walked away from this one shooting 29 out of 62 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.8%. The Mountaineers allowed Morehead State to make 20 out of their 50 tries from the floor which had them at 40.0% for the matchup. They shot 26.7% from downtown via 4 out of 15 and ended up going 13 of 15 at the free throw line (86.7%). When it comes to how they attacked the glass, West Virginia allowed Morehead State to grab 31 in total (6 on the offensive side).
Tre Mitchell was important for the Mountaineers in this matchup. He earned 21 points in his 27 mins on the court and had 2 dimes for the game. He converted 8 out of 10 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 80.0%, and added 6 rebounds.
West Virginia has a mark of 3-0 on the campaign. When it comes to offensive execution, the Mountaineers are connecting on 49.4% from the field, which ranks them 66th in college basketball. West Virginia has scored 232 points this season (77.3 per contest) and they pull in 36.0 boards per game. They are earning an assist 14.0 times per contest (175th in the nation) and they lose possession via turnover 13.0 times per game. The Mountaineers are committing 18.0 fouls per contest and they connect on 74.1% from the charity stripe.
The Mountaineers on the defensive side of the court are 48th in the nation in PPG given up with 57.0. They are forcing 18.7 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 38.0% from the floor (93rd in college basketball). The West Virginia defense concedes 32.2% on 3-point attempts (19 of 59) and opponents are making 69.1% of their free throw attempts. They allow 9.0 dimes and 29.3 total boards per game, ranking them 64th and 31st in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Penn
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