Sam Houston State Bearkats vs Ole Miss Rebels Prediction, 11/17/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Sam Houston State Bearkats vs Ole Miss Rebels
Date: Friday, November 17, 2023
Location: C. M. Tad Smith Coliseum in Oxford, MS
The Sam Houston State Bearkats (1-2) are on their way to C. M. Tad Smith Coliseum on Friday where they will meet the Ole Miss Rebels (3-0).
The Sam Houston State Bearkats took the court against Oklahoma State and took a loss by a final of 85-70 in their last game. Sam Houston State wrapped up the contest having earned a 37.7% field goal percentage (23 of 61) and converted 10 of 26 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Bearkats knocked down 14 of 18 tries for a rate of 77.8%. Pertaining to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 36 with 11 of them being offensive. They also doled out 11 assists for the game in addition to forcing 8 turnovers and earning 5 steals. Pertaining to defense, Sam Houston State allowed the other team to shoot 46.9% from the field on 30 out of 64 shooting. Oklahoma State distributed 19 dimes and had 6 steals in this game. In addition, Oklahoma State collected 33 boards (7 offensive, 26 defensive), but didn't have a block. Oklahoma State finished the game at 66.7% at the charity stripe by knocking down 8 of their 12 tries. They also made 17 out of their 33 shots from downtown. In relation to fouls, the Bearkats finished with 13 while Oklahoma State had 16 fouls.
Davon Barnes is one guy who came through for the contest. He ended up going 27.3% from the field and distributed 1 assist. He was on the court for 33 minutes and totaled 3 boards. He walked away with 16 points on 3 out of 11 shooting.
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Sam Houston State heads into this one with a record of 1-2 on the season. They are averaging 69.0 points per outing (280th in the country) while connecting on 36.4% from the floor. The Bearkats are hitting 28.8% on three-point attempts (19 of 66) and 75.6% from the charity stripe. As a team, Sam Houston State is pulling down 35.7 boards per game and has accounted for 32 dimes on the year, which ranks 268th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 13.0 times per game and as a unit are committing 17.7 personal fouls per contest.
On the defensive end, the Bearkats are forcing 17.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 21.0 fouls. They surrender 31.6% from beyond the arc and they rank 246th in college hoops in PPG allowed (73.7). The Bearkats defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 45.7% (85 of 186) and they relinquish 38.7 boards per contest as a squad. They rank 339th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 56 conceded this year.
The last time they took the court, the Ole Miss Rebels got the victory with a final of 70-69 when they faced Detroit. Regarding rebounding, Ole Miss allowed Detroit to snag 31 in total (8 offensive). They shot 40.0% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 6 of 15 and walked away from this one shooting 13 out of 18 at the free throw line (72.2%). The Rebels permitted Detroit to knock down 25 of their 52 attempts from the field which had them at 48.1% in this matchup. When all was said and done, the Rebels went 28 for 62 from the field which had them shooting 45.2%. In reference to three-point attempts, Ole Miss converted 9 of their 18 tries (50.0%). They were able to bury 5 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 83.3%. Detroit was called for 14 personal fouls for the contest which took the Rebels to the charity stripe for a total of 6 tries. They gave up possession of the ball 8 times, while recording 9 steals for the matchup. The Rebels earned 17 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 27 in this contest.
Jaylen Murray was important for the Rebels in the game. He totaled 22 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood and had 7 assists for the contest. He buried 9 of 14 in the game giving him a rate of 64.3%, but couldn't coral a rebound.
Ole Miss has a win-loss mark of 3-0 on the season. When it comes to offense, the Rebels are hitting on 42.9% from the field, which ranks them 241st in D-1. Ole Miss has earned 214 points for the season (71.3 per game) and they grab 36.3 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 17.0 times per contest (64th in the nation) and they lose possession via turnover 8.0 times per contest. The Rebels have committed 14.3 fouls per game and they connect on 62.0% from the free throw line.
The Rebels on the defensive end are ranked 99th in the country in points per game surrendered with 64.0. They are forcing 13.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 39.0% from the floor (111th in D-1). The Ole Miss defense gives up 30.6% from downtown (19 of 62) and their opposition makes 75.0% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 13.0 dimes and 39.0 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 231st and 294th in the country.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Ole Miss
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