Howard Bison vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Prediction, 11/18/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Howard Bison vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
Location: Jersey Mike’s Arena in Piscataway, NJ
The Howard Bison (2-2) are headed to Jersey Mike’s Arena on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (3-1).
The Howard Bison took the court against Boston and notched a win by a score of 64-53 in their last contest. Concerning fouls, the Bison ended up finishing with 14 while Boston accumulated 23 fouls. They converted 6 out of their 23 shots from beyond the perimeter. Boston finished 63.6% from the free throw line by converting 7 of their 11 attempts. On top of that, Boston had 32 rebounds (5 offensive, 27 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Boston totaled 12 assists and had 4 steals in this game. Regarding defending, Howard allowed the other team to go 33.9% from the field on 20 out of 59 shooting. They also doled out 8 assists for this contest while forcing 13 turnovers and earning 7 steals. When it comes to grabbing boards, they collected 38 with 6 of them being offensive. When they shot from the free throw line, the Bison made 20 of their 26 shots for a percentage of 76.9%. Howard ended the contest having earned a 35.2% field goal percentage (19 of 54) and knocked down 6 of 22 3-point attempts.
Bryce Harris is one guy who was a major factor for this game. He ended up going 53.8% from the floor but finished the game without a dime. He was on the hardwood for 34 mins and totaled 9 rebounds. He recorded 19 points on 7 of 13 shooting.
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Howard will take the court with a mark of 2-2 for the year. They average 81.8 pts per game (117th in the country) while going 47.1% from the floor. The Bison are shooting 35.4% on three-point attempts (28 of 79) and 76.1% from the free throw line. As a team, Howard is pulling in 36.5 rebounds per contest and has earned 37 dimes so far this year, which is 211th in the country in terms of passing. They are turning it over 16.5 times per contest and as a unit are committing 18.5 fouls per game.
On defense, the Bison are forcing 11.8 turnovers per game and they draw 22.3 personal fouls. They relinquish 33.7% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 330th in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (82.0). The Bison defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 45.6% (119 of 261) and they concede 33.3 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 331st in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 53 relinquished on the season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights went home victorious with a score of 71-57 when they played Georgetown. In regard to rebounding, Rutgers permitted Georgetown to collect 33 in total (5 on the offensive glass). They finished 26.1% from downtown by connecting on 6 out of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 7 out of 11 from the free throw line (63.6%). The Scarlet Knights allowed Georgetown to make 22 out of 59 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 37.3% for the matchup. When the game finished, the Scarlet Knights shot 24 for 53 from the field which had them shooting 45.3%. When discussing shots from beyond the arc, Rutgers converted 9 of 24 attempts (37.5%). They were able to make 14 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 58.3%. Georgetown was called for 25 personal fouls in this contest which took the Scarlet Knights to the free throw line for 24 shots. They turned the ball over 9 times, while recording 9 steals for this game. The Scarlet Knights were able to collect 21 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 27 in this game.
Derek Simpson was important for the Scarlet Knights in this matchup. He knocked down 4 of 10 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 40.0%, and earned 1 rebound. He had 15 points in his 29 mins on the court and added 4 assists in the game.
Rutgers has a mark of 3-1 for the season. As an offensive unit, the Scarlet Knights are hitting on 39.9% from the floor, which ranks 305th in college basketball. Rutgers has scored 267 points for the season (66.8 per contest) and they average 40.8 boards per game. They are earning an assist 12.0 times per contest (241st in college hoops) and they are giving up possession 12.3 times per contest. The Scarlet Knights have committed 15.5 fouls per game and they shoot 64.2% from the free throw line.
The Scarlet Knights are ranked 24th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 57.5. They are forcing 15.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 36.0% from the field (47th in the country). The Rutgers defense allows 29.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter (27 of 93) and their opposition knocks down 70.5% of their free throw attempts. They concede 7.5 dimes and 35.3 total rebounds per game, which is 17th and 177th in the country.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Rutgers
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