Florida A&M Rattlers vs Creighton Bluejays Prediction, 11/7/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida A&M Rattlers vs Creighton Bluejays
Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Location: CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha, NE
Odds/Point Spread: Florida A&M (+29)
The Florida A&M Rattlers (7-22 last season) are on their way to CHI Health Center Omaha on Tuesday where they will attempt to defeat the Creighton Bluejays (24-13 last year). Florida A&M is 29-point dogs. The over/under is 140.5.
The Florida A&M Rattlers stepped onto the hardwood against Bethune-Cookman and went home with a loss by a final score of 91-70 in their last game. Florida A&M finished the game with a 42.3% FG percentage (22 out of 52) and converted 3 of their 14 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Rattlers made 23 of 37 shots for a rate of 62.2%. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they earned 32 with 13 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 5 assists for the contest in addition to forcing 14 turnovers and earning 11 steals. When it comes to defense, Florida A&M allowed the other team to go 57.4% from the field on 27 out of 47 shooting. Bethune-Cookman doled out 17 dimes and had 8 steals for this contest. Furthermore, Bethune-Cookman pulled down 25 boards (2 offensive, 23 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Bethune-Cookman finished the game at 80.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 24 of 30 attempts. They also made 13 of 23 attempts from downtown. When discussing personal fouls, the Rattlers ended up with 20 while Bethune-Cookman finished the game with 28 personal fouls.
Noah Meren is a guy who was a contributor in this contest. He totaled 20 points on 5 out of 7 shooting. He was on the court for 25 minutes played and also collected 4 rebounds. He ended up going 71.4% from the field and dished out 1 assist.
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Florida A&M steps onto the hardwood after finishing with a win-loss record of 7-22 last season. They had an average of 58.6 points per game (362nd in the country) while going 38.7% from the field. The Rattlers shot 31.3% from downtown (167 of 533) and 69.2% from the charity stripe. As a basketball team, Florida A&M collected 32.9 boards per contest and totaled 280 assists over the course of last season, which had them ranked 363rd in D-1 in terms of passing. They lost possession by turning the ball over 16.0 times per game and as a squad committed 19.0 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they were on defense, the Rattlers were able to force their opponents into 12.5 turnovers every game and they drew 16.6 personal fouls. They gave up 33.3% from 3-point land and they ranked 175th in the nation in points per game allowed (70.0). The Rattlers defense allowed an opponent FG percentage of 44.2% (695 of 1,572) and they surrendered 35.9 rebounds per game as a squad. They were 31st in college hoops in giving up assists with 349 surrendered last season.
In their last game, the Creighton Bluejays went home defeated by a final of 57-56 when they faced San Diego State. In regard to how they attacked the glass, Creighton permitted San Diego State to get 35 in all (12 on the offensive side). They wrapped up this game 23.1% from distance by going 3 of 13 and finished the game at 4 of 6 at the charity stripe (66.7%). The Bluejays allowed San Diego State to knock down 25 of their 66 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 37.9% for this game. When the final whistle blew, the Bluejays went 22 for 55 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.0%. With regard to shooting from beyond the arc, Creighton converted 2 of 17 tries (11.8%). They were able to knock down 10 of those for a rate of 90.9%. San Diego State committed 11 personal fouls in this contest which took the Bluejays to the charity stripe for a total of 11 tries. They gave up possession of the ball 9 times, while getting 3 steals in the game. The Bluejays were able to corral 24 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 32 in the matchup.
Ryan Kalkbrenner was important for the Bluejays for the contest. He converted 8 out of 17 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 47.1%, and earned 6 rebounds. He tallied 17 points in his 37 mins on the court, but went home with no dimes.
Creighton had a record of 24-13 last season. On the offensive side of the court, the Bluejays hit 46.9% from the floor, which had them ranked 43rd in the nation. Creighton scored 2,828 points last year (76.4 per contest) and they grabbed 37.0 rebounds per game. They assisted teammates 15.7 times per contest (25th in college basketball) and they turned it over 11.6 times per contest. The Bluejays were responsible for committing 13.1 personal fouls every game and they shot 78.3% from the free throw line.
The Creighton defense gave up 33.6% on 3-point shots (231 of 688) and opponents knocked down 72.6% of their free throw attempts. They gave up 11.9 dimes and 33.2 boards every game, which was ranked 118th and 121st in college hoops. The Bluejays were ranked 125th in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 68.4. They were able to force 9.7 TO's every game and allowed teams to shoot 42.2% from the field (79th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Creighton (-29)
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