SE Louisiana Lions vs BYU Cougars Prediction, 11/15/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: SE Louisiana Lions vs BYU Cougars
Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Location: Marriott Center in Provo, UT
The BYU Cougars (2-0) will try to defeat the SE Louisiana Lions (1-1) at Marriott Center on Wednesday.
The SE Louisiana Lions played Auburn and took a loss by a score of 86-71 in their last game. SE Louisiana ended with a 39.7% FG percentage (25 out of 63) and converted 5 of their 14 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Lions buried 16 of their 22 tries for a rate of 72.7%. In reference to hauling in boards, they earned 31 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 6 assists in the matchup as well as forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and having 5 steals. Concerning defense, SE Louisiana allowed the other team to go 41.4% from the field on 29 out of 70 shooting. Auburn dished out 21 assists and had 6 steals for the contest. In addition, Auburn snagged 44 boards (14 offensive, 30 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Auburn finished the contest at 85.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 17 of 20 attempts. They also knocked down 11 out of their 32 attempts from beyond the perimeter. In reference to fouls, the Lions ended up walking away with 19 and Auburn accounted for 19 fouls.
Roger McFarlane is one player who was a major factor for this game. He walked away with 24 points on 9 out of 23 shooting. He played 35 mins and pulled down 11 rebounds. He ended up shooting 39.1% from the field but didn't record a dime.
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SE Louisiana heads into this matchup with a mark of 1-1 for the year. They average 80.5 pts per contest (140th in the country) while shooting 50.4% from the field. The Lions are shooting 37.5% on shots beyond the perimeter (9 of 24) and 69.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, SE Louisiana is snagging 36.5 rebounds per game and has accumulated 24 dimes so far this year, which ranks 283rd in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 11.5 times per contest and as a unit they commit 19.0 fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Lions are able to force 10.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.5 fouls. They are surrendering 24.6% on shots from distance while they are 295th in Division 1 in points per game from their opponents (78.5). The Lions are giving up a shooting percentage of 39.9% (57 of 143) and they relinquish 40.0 boards per game as a group. They are 248th in college basketball in giving up assists with 32 conceded so far this year.
The last time they took the court, the BYU Cougars got the win with a final of 74-65 when they faced San Diego State. The Cougars recorded 28 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 35 in this matchup. They turned the ball over 14 times, while recording 6 steals for the game. San Diego State earned 18 fouls in this matchup which got the Cougars to the free throw line for 16 tries. They were able to knock down 12 of the free throw tries for a clip of 75.0%. When discussing shooting from beyond the arc, BYU converted 10 of their 27 attempts (37.0%). Overall, the Cougars finished the game shooting 26 out of 61 from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.6%. The Cougars permitted San Diego State to knock down 26 of 58 tries from the field which had them at 44.8% in the matchup. They finished shooting 27.8% from 3-point land by shooting 5 out of 18 and ended up going 8 out of 13 from the free throw line (61.5%). In reference to rebounding, BYU permitted San Diego State to snag 25 in total (4 offensive).
Dallin Hall pitched in for the Cougars in this matchup. He accumulated 18 points in his 25 minutes on the hardwood and added 3 dimes for the matchup. He converted 6 of 13 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 46.2%, and had 2 rebounds.
BYU has a mark of 2-0 for the year. When it comes to offense, the Cougars are connecting on 45.5% from the field, which has them ranked 170th in the nation. BYU has accumulated 184 points this season (92.0 per contest) and they grab 50.5 boards per game. They are earning an assist 20.0 times per contest (25th in D-1) and they are giving up possession 11.5 times per game. The Cougars commit 18.0 personal fouls per contest and they hit 79.4% from the charity stripe.
The BYU defense allows 23.5% on shots from 3-point land (8 of 34) and opponents are knocking down 55.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 9.0 dimes and 28.5 total rebounds per game, ranking them 63rd and 36th in the country. The Cougars on the defensive side of the court are 109th in the country in points per game surrendered with 64.0. They are able to force 14.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.1% from the floor (244th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take BYU
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