Radford Highlanders vs Marquette Golden Eagles Prediction, 11/7/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Radford Highlanders vs Marquette Golden Eagles
Date: Monday, November 7, 2022
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
The Marquette Golden Eagles (19-13 last year) are welcoming the Radford Highlanders (11-18 last season) at Fiserv Forum on Monday.
The Radford Highlanders played North Carolina A&T and took a loss by a final of 78-71 in their last game of last year. Radford ended the contest with a 36.2% field goal percentage (25 out of 69) and knocked down 5 out of their 27 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Highlanders buried 16 of 22 tries for a percentage of 72.7%. With respect to hauling in boards, they collected a total of 35 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 10 dimes in this game in addition to forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Pertaining to defense, Radford allowed 47.1% from the floor on 24 out of 51 shooting. North Carolina A&T dished out 9 dimes and had 6 steals in this contest. On top of that, North Carolina A&T snagged 37 rebounds (6 offensive, 31 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. North Carolina A&T finished the contest at 77.4% from the charity stripe by knocking down 24 of their 31 tries. They also converted 6 of 14 attempts from 3-point range. When discussing personal fouls, the Highlanders walked away with 23 and North Carolina A&T finished the game with 23 personal fouls.
Josiah Jeffers is a player who had an impact in this game. He finished with 18 points on 7 out of 16 shooting. He saw the court for 32 mins and totaled 4 rebounds. He finished 43.8% from the floor and also totaled 4 dimes.
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Radford steps onto the hardwood after finishing with a mark of 11-18 last year. They lost possession via turnover 13.8 times per game and as a unit committed 17.9 fouls every game. As a basketball team, Radford grabbed 33.3 rebounds per game and earned 316 dimes last year, which was 333rd in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Highlanders hit on 30.7% on three-point shots (201 of 655) and 66.9% from the charity stripe. They averaged 63.2 points per contest (337th in D-1) on 41.4% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Highlanders were able to force their opponents into 13.5 turnovers every game while drawing 16.3 personal fouls. They relinquished 34.8% on three-point shots and they ranked 128th in D-1 in PPG allowed (67.4). The Highlanders defensively gave up a shooting percentage of 45.5% (681 of 1,497) and they surrendered 32.9 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They were ranked 35th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 331 conceded over the course of last season.
For their last game last season, the Marquette Golden Eagles took a loss by a score of 95-63 against North Carolina. The Golden Eagles collected 23 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 33 for this game. They gave up possession 9 times, while getting 5 steals for the game. North Carolina was called for 11 fouls in this matchup which got the Golden Eagles to the free throw line for a total of 8 tries. They were able to knock down 3 of the free throw tries for a clip of 37.5%. When talking about shooting from beyond the arc, Marquette made 8 of their 31 attempts (25.8%). When the final whistle was blown, the Golden Eagles shot 26 for 73 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 35.6%. The Golden Eagles allowed North Carolina to convert 34 of their 74 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.9% for this game. They finished 37.1% from behind the 3-point line by going 13 of 35 and finished the game at 14 out of 17 from the charity stripe (82.4%). Concerning rebounding, Marquette allowed North Carolina to grab 46 overall (12 offensive).
Olivier-Maxence Prosper ended up being a factor for the Golden Eagles for the matchup. He scored 16 points in his 27 mins of playing time, but wasn't able to earn an assist. He made 6 of 10 in this contest for a field goal rate of 60.0%, and had 3 rebounds.
Marquette had a win-loss record of 19-13 last year. The Golden Eagles committed 17.4 fouls every game and they connected on 74.1% from the charity stripe. They earned an assist 16.0 times per game (22nd in the country) and they lost possession by turning the ball over 12.4 times per game. Marquette accumulated 2,369 pts last year (74.0 per contest) and they averaged 34.8 boards per contest. As an offensive team, the Golden Eagles hit 45.0% from the field, which ranked them 119th in the nation.
The Golden Eagles on defense were ranked 251st in D-1 in points given up per game with 71.6. They forced 13.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and allowed teams to shoot 41.2% from the field (60th in college basketball). The Marquette defense allowed 32.0% from downtown (230 of 719) and their opponents converted on 70.3% of their free throw attempts. They relinquished 14.5 dimes and 39.4 rebounds per game, which was ranked 304th and 350th in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Marquette
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