Dayton Flyers vs Northwestern Wildcats Prediction, 11/10/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dayton Flyers vs Northwestern Wildcats
Date: Friday, November 10, 2023
Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, IL
The Northwestern Wildcats (1-0) host the Dayton Flyers (1-0) at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Friday.
The Dayton Flyers faced SIU Edwardsville and earned the victory with a final of 63-47 in their last game. Dayton ended the game having earned a 41.7% field goal percentage (20 out of 48) and knocked down 5 out of their 23 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Flyers knocked down 18 of 22 tries for a rate of 81.8%. When discussing pulling down boards, they earned 33 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 17 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In the matter of defense, Dayton allowed 32.0% from the floor on 16 out of 50 shooting. SIU Edwardsville distributed 7 dimes and had 7 steals in the game. On top of that, SIU Edwardsville had 28 rebounds (6 offensive, 22 defensive), but didn't have a block. SIU Edwardsville ended up shooting 66.7% when shooting free throws by burying 10 of their 15 tries. They made 5 out of their 12 shots from beyond the arc. When it comes to fouls, the Flyers finished with 16 while SIU Edwardsville totaled 20 fouls.
DaRon Holmes II is someone who played a role for the matchup. He finished the game at 36.4% from the field and earned 2 assists. He was on the hardwood for 31 mins and also totaled 8 boards. He accounted for 19 points on 4 of 11 shooting.
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Dayton enters this one with a mark of 1-0 so far this season. They average 63.0 pts per game (282nd in college basketball) while hitting 41.7% from the field. The Flyers are hitting 21.7% on shots from distance (5 of 23) and 81.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, Dayton is collecting 37.0 rebounds per contest and has earned 17 assists this year, which is 114th in the country in terms of passing. They cough up possession 11.0 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 16.0 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Flyers are able to force 13.0 turnovers per game and they draw 20.0 fouls. They are 69th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 7 surrendered for the campaign. The Flyers are giving up a shooting percentage of 32.0% (16 of 50) and they relinquish 30.0 boards per contest as a squad. They are relinquishing 41.7% on shots from distance and they are 34th in the nation in PPG allowed (47.0).
In their last game, the Northwestern Wildcats got the victory with a final of 72-61 when they faced Binghamton. The Wildcats snagged 22 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 32 in this game. They also gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while getting 12 steals in this game. Binghamton was called for 19 fouls for the contest which took the Wildcats to the free throw line for 21 shots. They were able to knock down 17 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 81.0%. In relation to shots from downtown, Northwestern converted 5 of 18 attempts (27.8%). Overall, the Wildcats went 25 for 59 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 42.4%. The Wildcats allowed Binghamton to convert 22 of 53 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.5% in the game. They went 30.4% from 3-point land by connecting on 7 out of 23 and finished the contest at 10 of 12 from the free throw line (83.3%). With respect to rebounds, Northwestern allowed Binghamton to snag 27 in all (8 on the offensive side).
Boo Buie pitched in for the Wildcats for the matchup. He tallied 27 points in his 36 mins of playing time and added 2 assists for this contest. He converted 9 of 20 in the matchup giving him a rate of 45.0%, and had 1 rebound.
Northwestern has a win-loss record of 1-0 on the season. The Wildcats are responsible for committing 16.0 personal fouls per contest while shooting 81.0% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 13.0 times per game (203rd in the nation) and they are turning it over 12.0 times per contest. Northwestern has tallied 72 points for the season and they snag 36.0 boards per contest. When it comes to offense, the Wildcats are hitting on 42.4% from the floor, which is 227th in the nation.
The Wildcats on the defensive side of the court are 131st in Division 1 in points allowed per contest with 61.0. They are forcing 19.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 41.5% from the floor (198th in college hoops). The Northwestern defense gives up 30.4% on shots from distance (7 of 23) and their opposition knocks down 83.3% of their foul shots. They allow 16.0 dimes and 31.0 total boards per game, which ranks them 302nd and 117th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Dayton
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