Saint Joseph's Hawks vs Kentucky Wildcats Prediction, 11/20/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Saint Joseph's Hawks vs Kentucky Wildcats
Date: Monday, November 20, 2023
Location: Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY
The Saint Joseph's Hawks (3-1) are on their way to Rupp Arena on Monday where they will compete against the Kentucky Wildcats (3-1).
The Saint Joseph's Hawks faced Texas A&M Commerce and went home with a loss by a final score of 57-54 in their last game. Saint Joseph's ended the game with a 27.3% FG percentage (18 out of 66) and made 6 of their 30 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Hawks converted 12 of 16 attempts for a rate of 75.0%. When talking about pulling down rebounds, they collected 42 with 14 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 7 dimes for the game in addition to forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and having 7 steals. With regard to defending, Saint Joseph's allowed the other team to go 36.2% from the floor on 21 of 58 shooting. Texas A&M Commerce totaled 11 dimes and had 8 steals for this contest. Furthermore, Texas A&M Commerce grabbed 37 rebounds (8 offensive, 29 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Texas A&M Commerce finished 47.1% at the charity stripe by making 8 of 17 shots. They also converted 7 of 26 shots from distance. When it comes to personal fouls, the Hawks walked away with 18 and Texas A&M Commerce recorded 17 personal fouls.
Lynn Greer is a guy who came through in the game. He finished with 13 points on 5 out of 11 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 31 mins and also grabbed 4 rebounds. He finished 45.5% from the floor and dished out 3 dimes.
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Saint Joseph's will take the court with a win-loss mark of 3-1 so far this year. They average 76.0 pts per game (179th in D-1) while connecting on 43.1% from the field. The Hawks are shooting 32.0% on shots from 3-point land (40 of 125) and 68.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, Saint Joseph's is pulling in 41.0 boards per game and has 71 dimes so far this season, which ranks 49th in D-1 in terms of passing. They are turning it over 11.0 times per game and as a unit are committing 16.5 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Hawks have forced 14.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.5 fouls. They are conceding 28.4% on 3-pointers while they are 24th in college basketball in points per game allowed (58.5). The Hawks are giving up a field goal percentage of 34.3% (81 of 236) and they surrender 36.3 boards per contest as a team. They currently rank 155th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 43 surrendered on the campaign.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Kentucky Wildcats got the victory with a final of 101-67 when they played Stonehill. When it comes to attacking the glass, Kentucky permitted Stonehill to grab 23 overall (7 on the offensive glass). They wrapped up this game 28.2% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 11 of 39 and finished the contest at 8 out of 12 at the charity stripe (66.7%). The Wildcats permitted Stonehill to knock down 24 out of their 64 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 37.5% in this contest. In all, the Wildcats walked away from this one shooting 39 for 61 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 63.9%. Concerning shots from beyond the perimeter, Kentucky made 17 of 32 attempts (53.1%). They were able to convert 6 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 75.0%. Stonehill had 8 personal fouls in the game which took the Wildcats to the charity stripe for a total of 8 shots. They also turned the ball over 14 times, while getting 8 steals in the game. The Wildcats collected 31 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards totaling 35 in the matchup.
Reed Sheppard ended up being important for the Wildcats in this contest. He earned 25 points in his 26 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 7 assists for the matchup. He converted 9 out of 10 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 90.0%, and accounted for 3 rebounds.
Kentucky has a win-loss record of 3-1 for the campaign. The Wildcats are committing 12.8 fouls per contest while shooting 74.6% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 17.3 times per contest (51st in college basketball) and they are turning it over 7.8 times per contest. Kentucky has totaled 352 points for the season (88.0 per game) and they grab 39.3 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Wildcats are connecting on 47.6% from the floor, which has them ranked 98th in the nation.
The Wildcats on the defensive end are ranked 114th in college basketball in PPG given up with 65.8. They are able to force 15.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 39.6% from the floor (114th in college hoops). The Kentucky defense allows 29.9% on three-point shots (32 of 107) and their opposition makes 70.3% of their foul shots. They have conceded 14.5 dimes and 35.0 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 295th and 179th in college hoops.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kentucky
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