Texas State Bobcats vs Washington State Cougars Prediction, 11/7/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas State Bobcats vs Washington State Cougars
Date: Monday, November 7, 2022
Location: Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, WA
TV: Hulu Live TV
Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum is the location where the Washington State Cougars (22-15 last year) will meet the Texas State Bobcats (21-8 last season) on Monday.
The Texas State Bobcats took the court against North Texas and ended up losing by a score of 67-63 in their last game of last season. With respect to fouls, the Bobcats walked away with 22 while North Texas totaled 18 fouls. They converted 11 out of their 29 tries from beyond the perimeter. North Texas went 55.6% when shooting free throws by converting 10 of 18 shots. On top of that, North Texas collected 35 boards (10 offensive, 25 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. North Texas doled out 14 assists and had 6 steals in this game. Pertaining to defense, Texas State allowed the other team to go 40.4% from the field on 23 of 57 shooting. They also recorded 10 assists in this game as well as forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and earning 4 steals. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they collected 35 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Bobcats buried 13 of their 22 attempts for a percentage of 59.1%. Texas State wrapped up the contest having earned a 41.1% FG percentage (23 of 56) and knocked down 4 of their 19 3-point shots.
Nighael Ceaser is a guy who was a major factor in this game. He finished 55.6% from the floor but wasn't able to get an assist. He was on the hardwood for 25 mins played and also pulled down 4 rebounds. He scored 14 points on 5 of 9 shooting.
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Texas State heads into this game after finishing with a mark of 21-8 last year. They averaged 70.4 pts per game (199th in the country) while shooting 46.2% from the field. The Bobcats shot 37.4% on 3-point shots (183 of 489) and 75.2% from the charity stripe. As a squad, Texas State snagged 33.6 boards per contest and accumulated 354 assists last season, which ranked 291st in college hoops in terms of passing. They lost possession by turning the ball over 12.3 times per game and as a basketball team committed 17.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Bobcats forced 14.8 turnovers every game and they drew 17.2 fouls. They were ranked 49th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 341 relinquished last season. The Bobcats defensively gave up an opponent shooting percentage of 42.1% (636 of 1,512) and they relinquished 31.1 boards per game as a squad. They gave up 33.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they were ranked 29th in college hoops in opponents PPG (63.2).
For their last game last season, the Washington State Cougars went home defeated by a final of 72-56 against Texas A&M. With respect to cleaning the glass, Washington State allowed Texas A&M to grab 34 in total (8 on the offensive glass). They finished 14.3% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 2 of 14 and ended up going 6 out of 13 at the free throw line (46.2%). The Cougars permitted Texas A&M to convert 32 of their 66 attempts from the field which had them shooting 48.5% for this game. When the final whistle blew, the Cougars ended up shooting 19 out of 55 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 34.5%. Regarding shots from distance, Washington State converted 7 out of 29 tries (24.1%). They were able to bury 11 of the free throw tries for a rate of 55.0%. Texas A&M was called for 19 personal fouls in the game which got the Cougars to the charity stripe for 20 tries. They also coughed it up 17 times, while earning 4 steals in this game. The Cougars snagged 26 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 36 in this contest.
Efe Abogidi ended up having an impact for the Cougars for the contest. He made 2 out of 2 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 100.0%, and accounted for 10 rebounds. He earned 9 points in his 21 minutes of playing time and had 2 assists for this contest.
Washington State had a mark of 22-15 last season. The Cougars committed 17.4 fouls per game and they hit 74.4% from the free throw line. They assisted teammates 11.2 times per game (307th in college basketball) and they lost possession by turning the ball over 11.2 times per contest. Washington State earned 2,644 pts last season (71.5 per game) and they collected 37.2 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Cougars connected on 40.6% from the field, which ranked them 328th in the country.
The Washington State defense conceded 30.6% on three-point shots (221 of 722) and their opposition knocked down 73.5% of their free throw shots. They gave up 11.2 assists and 35.2 rebounds on a nightly basis, which was ranked 60th and 214th in those categories. The Cougars were ranked 45th in college hoops in points allowed per game with 64.9. They forced their opponents into 13.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and let teams shoot 41.5% from the floor (83rd in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas State
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