Texas State Bobcats vs Lamar Cardinals Prediction, 12/1/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas State Bobcats vs Lamar Cardinals
Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022
Location: Montagne Center in Beaumont, TX
TV: Hulu Live TV
The Texas State Bobcats (4-3) are en route to Montagne Center on Thursday where they will go up against the Lamar Cardinals (3-4).
The Texas State Bobcats stepped onto the hardwood against Hawaii and took a loss by a score of 72-65 in their last game. Texas State walked away from the contest having earned a 44.8% field goal percentage (26 out of 58) and converted 5 of 10 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Bobcats made 8 of 12 shots for a percentage of 66.7%. Pertaining to rebounding, they compiled a total of 29 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 5 assists for this contest as well as forcing the opposition into 9 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Concerning the defense, Texas State allowed 51.1% from the floor on 23 of 45 shooting. Hawaii distributed 12 dimes and had 2 steals for the contest. On top of that, Hawaii had 27 rebounds (7 offensive, 20 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Hawaii shot 64.5% at the charity stripe by knocking down 20 of 31 tries. They made 6 of 16 tries from long range. In reference to fouls, the Bobcats finished with 26 and Hawaii recorded 13 fouls.
Mason Harrell is one player who played a role in the game. He finished the game at 53.3% from the floor and recorded 3 dimes. He was on the court for 36 mins and also grabbed 3 boards. He walked away with 23 points on 8 out of 15 shooting.
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Texas State steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 4-3 on the season. They are turning it over 12.1 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 20.3 fouls per contest. As a team, Texas State is snagging 30.3 rebounds per contest and has totaled 67 assists on the year, which has them ranked 337th in the nation in terms of passing. The Bobcats are hitting 28.2% on shots beyond the perimeter (33 of 117) and 66.4% from the free throw line. They average 65.7 pts per game (305th in Division 1) while hitting 43.4% from the floor.
On defense, the Bobcats are forcing their opponents into 16.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.7 fouls. They are currently ranked 140th in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 80 surrendered for the campaign. The Bobcats defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 43.3% (152 of 351) and they surrender 34.7 rebounds per contest as a squad. They surrender 33.3% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 102nd in college hoops in PPG allowed (65.0).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Lamar Cardinals went home defeated by a final of 75-50 against SMU. Regarding cleaning up the glass, Lamar allowed SMU to collect 35 in all (8 on the offensive side). They finished 24.1% from distance by connecting on 7 of 29 and ended up going 12 of 16 from the free throw line (75.0%). The Cardinals permitted SMU to convert 28 out of 61 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 45.9% in this game. When the game finished, the Cardinals ended up shooting 18 out of 53 from the field which gave them a rate of 34.0%. In relation to 3-point attempts, Lamar made 6 of 20 attempts (30.0%). They were able to knock down 8 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 53.3%. SMU earned 13 personal fouls for the game which got the Cardinals to the charity stripe for a total of 15 tries. They also coughed it up 13 times, while getting 4 steals in this contest. The Cardinals collected 24 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 32 in the game.
Valentin Catt pitched in for the Cardinals for the contest. He racked up 16 points in his 30 mins on the court and added 2 assists for the contest. He made 6 out of 9 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and had 7 rebounds.
Lamar has a mark of 3-4 on the campaign. The Cardinals have committed 14.4 fouls every game and they go 67.2% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 15.6 times per contest (67th in the nation) and they are turning it over 13.7 times per contest. Lamar has scored 498 pts so far this season (71.1 per contest) and they average 37.4 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Cardinals are connecting on 45.0% from the field, which has them ranked 167th in college hoops.
The Cardinals are ranked 294th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 73.9. They are forcing 14.1 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 42.2% from the field (178th in college basketball). The Lamar defense allows 31.7% on 3-pointers (71 of 224) and opponents are converting on 70.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 16.9 dimes and 36.7 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 350th and 282nd in college basketball.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Lamar
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