Bellarmine Knights vs Washington Huskies Prediction, 11/6/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Bellarmine Knights vs Washington Huskies
Date: Monday, November 6, 2023
Location: Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle, WA
Alaska Airlines Arena is where the Washington Huskies (16-16 last year) will compete against the Bellarmine Knights (15-18 last season) on Monday.
The Bellarmine Knights stepped onto the hardwood against Liberty and took a loss by a score of 76-56 in their last contest. Concerning fouls, the Knights ended up with 16 and Liberty racked up 8 fouls. They made 13 out of their 29 tries from 3-point land. Liberty walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the free throw line by converting 7 of 14 tries. Furthermore, Liberty pulled down 28 boards (4 offensive, 24 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Liberty distributed 15 dimes and had 9 steals in this game. Concerning defending, Bellarmine allowed the other team to shoot 56.0% from the floor on 28 of 50 shooting. They also recorded 7 assists in this contest as well as forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In regard to rebounding, they earned 17 with 1 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Knights knocked down 5 of 6 tries for a percentage of 83.3%. Bellarmine ended the contest having earned a 46.9% field goal percentage (23 out of 49) and converted 5 out of their 18 3-pointers.
Alec Pfriem is a guy who played a role for the game. He ended up walking away with 13 points on 5 of 6 shooting. He saw the court for 29 minutes and totaled 2 boards. He finished the contest at 83.3% from the floor but had no assists at the end of the game.
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Bellarmine comes into this one after finishing with a mark of 15-18 last year. They averaged 66.3 pts per contest (316th in D-1) while hitting 45.9% from the field. The Knights hit on 35.1% on 3-point shots (264 of 752) and 75.5% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Bellarmine snagged 29.1 boards per game and tallied 467 assists last season, which had them ranked 100th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They turned it over 11.2 times per contest and as a squad committed 15.8 fouls per game.
When they were on defense, the Knights were able to force 11.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 14.9 fouls. They gave up 35.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they were ranked 89th in college basketball in opponents points per game (67.2). The Knights defense gave up a shooting percentage of 44.4% (763 of 1,717) and they relinquished 31.5 boards per game as a group. They were 262nd in the country in giving up assists with 448 surrendered over the course of last season.
For their last game, the Washington Huskies took a loss by a final score of 74-68 when they faced Colorado. In regard to attacking the glass, Washington allowed Colorado to get 39 in total (15 on the offensive glass). They finished shooting 25.0% from 3-point land via 5 out of 20 and ended up going 9 of 11 at the free throw line (81.8%). The Huskies permitted Colorado to convert 30 of their 66 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 45.5% for this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Huskies ended up shooting 24 out of 56 from the field which had them shooting 42.9%. With regard to shooting from downtown, Washington buried 6 of their 23 tries (26.1%). They were able to convert 14 of them for a percentage of 82.4%. Colorado committed 17 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Huskies to the free throw line for a total of 17 shots. They also coughed it up 11 times, while recording 6 steals for the game. The Huskies collected 21 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards totaling 28 for the matchup.
Cole Bajema ended up being a factor for the Huskies for the game. He earned 16 points in his 36 mins on the court, but left the arena with no assists. He made 5 out of 10 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and tallied 5 rebounds.
Washington had a mark of 16-16 last season. The Huskies committed 16.5 fouls every game and they went 74.9% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists was at 11.5 times per contest (306th in college hoops) and they gave up possession 14.0 times per game. Washington earned 2,213 points last year (69.2 per game) and they pulled in 33.8 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Huskies hit 43.1% from the floor, which had them ranked 271st in the nation.
The Washington defense gave up 29.7% on 3-pointers (220 of 741) and opponents converted on 70.7% of their foul shots. They conceded 15.7 dimes and 38.1 total boards per game, which ranked them 345th and 347th in those categories. The Huskies were ranked 189th in college hoops in PPG given up with 70.3. They forced 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and let teams shoot 41.6% from the floor (60th in the country).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington
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