Fairleigh Dickinson Knights vs Seton Hall Pirates Prediction, 11/11/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Fairleigh Dickinson Knights vs Seton Hall Pirates
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023
Location: Walsh Gymnasium in South Orange, NJ
Walsh Gymnasium is the site where the Seton Hall Pirates (1-0) will play the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (2-0) on Saturday.
The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights took the court against Penn State Brandywine and notched a win by a score of 107-63 in their last game. Fairleigh Dickinson walked away from the contest with a 50.7% FG percentage (36 of 71) and made 19 out of their 44 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Knights made 16 of their 19 attempts for a rate of 84.2%. In regard to getting rebounds, they earned a total of 40 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 25 assists for the matchup while forcing 20 turnovers and getting 12 steals. With regard to the defense, Fairleigh Dickinson allowed the other team to go 36.8% from the field on 21 of 57 shooting. Penn State Brandywine recorded 14 assists and had 7 steals for the matchup. On top of that, Penn State Brandywine collected 29 rebounds (5 offensive, 24 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Penn State Brandywine ended up going 87.5% at the charity stripe by knocking down 14 of their 16 shots. They knocked down 7 out of their 17 tries from distance. In relation to personal fouls, the Knights ended up finishing with 15 while Penn State Brandywine finished the game with 18 personal fouls.
Ansley Almonor is one player who came through in the matchup. He racked up 24 points on 9 of 12 shooting. He was on the court for 15 mins and pulled down 4 boards. He finished the game shooting 75.0% from the floor and totaled 2 dimes.
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Fairleigh Dickinson enters this contest with a win-loss record of 2-0 for the season. They have an average of 99.5 points per game (45th in D-1) on 49.3% from the floor. The Knights are shooting 41.8% on 3-pointers (28 of 67) and 70.9% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Fairleigh Dickinson is collecting 40.5 rebounds per contest and has racked up 43 dimes this season, which is 2nd in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 8.5 times per contest and as a group they commit 17.5 fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Knights are forcing their opponents into 17.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 21.5 personal fouls. They are ranked 355th in college basketball in giving up assists with 29 surrendered on the season. The Knights defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 39.5% (51 of 129) and they relinquish 40.5 boards per contest as a team. They concede 37.5% from beyond the arc and they rank 253rd in college basketball in PPG allowed (74.5).
The last time they took the court, the Seton Hall Pirates took home the win by a final score of 70-59 when they played St. Peter's. In reference to rebounding, Seton Hall permitted St. Peter's to pull down 26 overall (10 on the offensive side). They went 33.3% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 8 of 24 and finished the contest at 7 out of 9 from the charity stripe (77.8%). The Pirates allowed St. Peter's to make 22 of 52 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 42.3% in the game. When the game finished, the Pirates went 21 for 42 from the field which gave them a rate of 50.0%. Pertaining to shots from 3-point land, Seton Hall buried 6 out of 14 attempts (42.9%). They were able to make 22 of them for a rate of 78.6%. St. Peter's earned 21 fouls in this matchup which got the Pirates to the charity stripe for a total of 28 attempts. They coughed up the ball 12 times, while getting 12 steals for this game. The Pirates corralled 17 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 25 for the matchup.
Kadary Richmond ended up being a major contributor for the Pirates for the matchup. He knocked down 4 out of 10 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 40.0%, and tallied 6 rebounds. He tallied 18 points in his 36 minutes of playing time and had 7 assists in this game.
Seton Hall has a mark of 1-0 so far this year. In terms of offensive execution, the Pirates are hitting on 50.0% from the field, which is 111th in college basketball. Seton Hall has tallied 70 points for the year and they grab 27.0 boards per contest. They are getting an assist 12.0 times per contest (231st in the nation) and they are turning it over 13.0 times per game. The Pirates commit 15.0 personal fouls every game and they shoot 78.6% from the free throw line.
The Seton Hall defense surrenders 33.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter (8 of 24) and their opponents are converting on 77.8% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 9.0 dimes and 29.0 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 118th and 78th in those categories on the defensive end. The Pirates are ranked 113th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 59.0. They have forced 17.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 42.3% from the field (207th in Division 1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Fairleigh Dickinson
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