Villanova Wildcats vs Michigan State Spartans Prediction, 11/18/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Villanova Wildcats vs Michigan State Spartans
Date: Friday, November 18, 2022
Location: Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI
Breslin Center is the location where the Michigan State Spartans (2-1) will take on the Villanova Wildcats (2-1) on Friday.
The Villanova Wildcats took the court against Delaware State and went home with a win by a final score of 60-50 in their last game. Villanova ended the contest having earned a 37.0% FG percentage (17 out of 46) and knocked down 5 of their 27 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Wildcats converted 21 of 25 attempts for a rate of 84.0%. Pertaining to grabbing boards, they collected 25 with 4 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 9 dimes in this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and having 6 steals. In reference to defense, Villanova allowed their opponent to shoot 44.4% from the field on 20 out of 45 shooting. Delaware State totaled 11 assists and had 2 steals for the contest. Moreover, Delaware State grabbed 20 rebounds (3 offensive, 17 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Delaware State ended up shooting 100.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 4 of their 4 shots. They also knocked down 6 out of their 15 attempts from downtown. When it comes to personal fouls, the Wildcats finished with 11 and Delaware State finished the game with 19 personal fouls.
Eric Dixon is a player who was a major contributor in the matchup. He totaled 17 points on 7 of 12 shooting. He was on the court for 34 minutes and totaled 7 rebounds. He finished the game shooting 58.3% from the floor and also earned 2 assists.
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Villanova comes into this matchup with a mark of 2-1 for the year. They average 68.3 points per outing (276th in Division 1) while hitting 47.3% from the field. The Wildcats are connecting on 37.0% on 3-point shots (20 of 54) and 86.5% from the free throw line. As a unit, Villanova is pulling down 30.0 rebounds per game and has accounted for 30 dimes this year, which ranks 280th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 9.3 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 16.7 fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Wildcats are forcing their opponents into 10.0 turnovers per game and they draw 16.7 personal fouls. They are surrendering 33.3% on three-point shots and they are ranked 99th in D-1 in opponents points per game (62.0). The Wildcats defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 40.6% (65 of 160) and they relinquish 29.7 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They rank 127th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 29 conceded for the campaign.
For their last game, the Michigan State Spartans went home victorious with a score of 86-77 when they faced Kentucky. Concerning rebounding, Michigan State allowed Kentucky to collect 35 in total (10 on the offensive glass). They shot 28.0% from distance by shooting 7 out of 25 and finished the contest at 16 out of 24 at the free throw line (66.7%). The Spartans permitted Kentucky to make 27 out of 70 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.6% for the game. When all was said and done, the Spartans walked away from this one shooting 28 out of 69 from the field which gave them a percentage of 40.6%. In relation to 3-pointers, Michigan State converted 7 of 19 tries (36.8%). They were able to make 23 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 85.2%. Kentucky earned 25 fouls in this matchup which took the Spartans to the free throw line for a total of 27 attempts. They also turned the ball over 18 times, while earning 6 steals in this game. The Spartans pulled down 28 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 40 for this contest.
Joey Hauser was important for the Spartans in the game. He tallied 23 points in his 46 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 1 assist for the matchup. He made 8 of 16 in the game for a rate of 50.0%, and tallied 8 rebounds.
Michigan State has a record of 2-1 so far this season. The Spartans are responsible for committing 19.0 fouls per game and they hit 74.6% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 15.7 times per game (106th in D-1) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.3 times per game. Michigan State has accounted for 222 pts for the campaign (74.0 per game) and they collect 41.0 boards per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Spartans are shooting 41.9% from the floor, which is 263rd in D-1.
The Michigan State defense concedes 26.0% on 3-point attempts (19 of 73) and opponents are connecting on 66.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 12.7 assists and 38.3 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 211th and 300th in the country. The Spartans on defense are ranked 140th in D-1 in points given up per game with 65.3. They are able to force 15.0 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 37.3% from the field (76th in Division 1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Villanova
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