UMKC Kangaroos vs LSU Tigers Prediction, 11/9/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UMKC Kangaroos vs LSU Tigers
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Location: Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, LA
The LSU Tigers (22-12 last year) host the UMKC Kangaroos (19-12 last season) at Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Wednesday.
The UMKC Kangaroos faced South Dakota and took a loss by a final of 74-61 in their last game of last year. When talking about fouls, the Kangaroos walked away with 20 while South Dakota totaled 16 fouls. They converted 5 of their 14 tries from 3-point land. South Dakota went 90.5% at the charity stripe by making 19 of their 21 attempts. In addition, South Dakota grabbed 38 rebounds (6 offensive, 32 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. South Dakota dished out 13 assists and had 3 steals for the contest. In regard to defending, UMKC allowed the other team to shoot 48.1% from the field on 25 out of 52 shooting. They also doled out 10 assists for this contest as well as creating 9 turnovers and having 4 steals. In reference to hauling in boards, they compiled a total of 24 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Kangaroos made 10 of 15 shots for a rate of 66.7%. UMKC finished the game having earned a 39.0% FG percentage (23 out of 59) and made 5 out of their 21 3-point shots.
Marvin Nesbitt is a guy who was a major factor for this game. He accounted for 19 points on 8 out of 17 shooting. He was on the court for 37 minutes and also snagged 4 rebounds. He finished shooting 47.1% from the floor and also distributed 4 assists.
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UMKC will play this game after finishing with a win-loss record of 19-12 last year. They gave up possession 10.5 times per game and as a group committed 20.2 fouls every game. As a basketball team, UMKC collected 31.2 boards per contest and tallied 410 assists last year, which had them ranked 184th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Kangaroos shot 36.6% on shots from 3-point land (225 of 615) and 67.6% from the free throw line. They had an average of 74.5 points per outing (80th in D-1) while hitting 47.8% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Kangaroos forced 15.6 turnovers per game while drawing 17.2 fouls. They conceded 31.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they were 123rd in D-1 in opponents PPG (67.3). The Kangaroos gave up an opponent shooting percentage of 44.1% (703 of 1,595) and they surrendered 33.2 rebounds per game as a group. They were ranked 46th in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 339 relinquished last season.
For their last game last season, the LSU Tigers went home defeated by a final of 59-54 when they faced Iowa State. When talking about cleaning the glass, LSU permitted Iowa State to get 27 in all (7 on the offensive glass). They shot 32.4% from 3-point land by going 12 of 37 and walked away from this one shooting 7 of 10 from the free throw line (70.0%). The Tigers permitted Iowa State to convert 20 of 56 tries from the field which had them shooting 35.7% for the game. At the conclusion of this game, the Tigers finished the game shooting 17 for 46 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 37.0%. Concerning three-point shots, LSU buried 4 out of 19 tries (21.1%). They were able to convert 16 of those for a rate of 69.6%. Iowa State committed 19 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Tigers to the free throw line for 23 tries. They coughed it up 19 times, while earning 7 steals for this game. The Tigers earned 22 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 30 in this game.
Darius Days ended up being a major contributor for the Tigers for the contest. He buried 4 out of 9 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 44.4%, and had 12 rebounds. He scored 14 points in his 37 mins of playing time, but didn't get an assist.
LSU had a mark of 22-12 last year. The Tigers were responsible for committing 19.1 fouls per game and they connected on 73.1% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates was at 12.7 times per contest (190th in the nation) and they lost possession by turning the ball over 14.7 times per contest. LSU accumulated 2,467 pts last season (72.6 per contest) and they grabbed 37.0 boards per game. As an offense, the Tigers shot 43.8% from the floor, which ranked 195th in college hoops.
The Tigers on the defensive end were ranked 30th in the nation in points allowed per contest with 63.4. They forced 17.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and let teams shoot 38.6% from the floor (9th in college basketball). The LSU defense allowed 28.2% from downtown (243 of 863) and their opponents converted on 69.0% of their free throw attempts. They relinquished 11.4 dimes and 34.8 total rebounds per game, which was ranked 80th and 182nd in D-1.
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