Texas State Bobcats vs Old Dominion Monarchs Prediction, 3/2/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas State Bobcats vs Old Dominion Monarchs
Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023
Location: Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola, FL
The Texas State Bobcats (14-18) are en route to Pensacola Bay Center on Thursday where they will go up against the Old Dominion Monarchs (19-11).
The Texas State Bobcats took the court against Georgia State and went home with a win by a final score of 81-76 in their last contest. When talking about fouls, the Bobcats ended up finishing with 23 and Georgia State recorded 24 fouls. They also knocked down 2 of their 8 attempts from 3-point range. Georgia State walked away from this one shooting 78.6% at the charity stripe by knocking down 22 of 28 tries. On top of that, Georgia State pulled down 24 rebounds (7 offensive, 17 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Georgia State recorded 5 dimes and had 2 steals for this contest. When discussing defending, Texas State allowed the other team to shoot 48.1% from the field on 26 of 54 shooting. They also distributed 12 dimes in the game as well as forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and earning 4 steals. Concerning pulling down rebounds, they compiled 26 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. From the free throw line, the Bobcats made 24 of 28 attempts for a percentage of 85.7%. Texas State finished the contest having earned a 51.9% FG percentage (27 of 52) and converted 3 of their 8 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Drue Drinnon is a player who played a role for this contest. He ended up walking away with 16 points on 5 out of 6 shooting. He was on the court for 38 mins and also grabbed 1 board. He ended up going 83.3% from the floor but had no dimes when the game ended.
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Texas State steps onto the court with a mark of 14-18 so far this year. They turn it over 11.8 times per game and as a unit they commit 18.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Texas State is grabbing 32.5 boards per game and has tallied 318 assists this year, which ranks 341st in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Bobcats are shooting 30.5% on three-point shots (138 of 452) and 72.8% from the free throw line. They are averaging 66.1 points per game (320th in the nation) on 43.9% from the floor.
Defensively, the Bobcats are forcing their opponents into 12.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.2 personal fouls. They currently rank 102nd in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 345 conceded for the campaign. The Bobcats defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.2% (742 of 1,643) and they relinquish 30.7 boards per contest as a basketball team. They concede 36.4% on shots from distance and they are ranked 110th in college basketball in PPG allowed (67.7).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Old Dominion Monarchs got the win with a final of 71-67 when they faced Marshall. In the matter of team rebounding, Old Dominion permitted Marshall to snag 30 in all (3 on the offensive glass). They shot 31.6% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 6 out of 19 and finished the game at 19 out of 22 from the free throw line (86.4%). The Monarchs permitted Marshall to make 21 out of 56 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 37.5% for the contest. In all, the Monarchs shot 27 out of 66 from the field which had them shooting 40.9%. With respect to 3-point shots, Old Dominion buried 6 of 19 attempts (31.6%). They were able to convert 11 of those for a percentage of 57.9%. Marshall committed 16 personal fouls in the game which got the Monarchs to the charity stripe for 19 tries. They gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while earning 8 steals for this contest. The Monarchs corralled 27 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive boards totaling 42 in this game.
Chaunce Jenkins pitched in for the Monarchs in the game. He accumulated 23 points in his 31 minutes of playing time and earned 4 assists in the game. He made 8 of 14 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and had 6 rebounds.
Old Dominion has a win-loss mark of 19-11 so far this season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Monarchs are connecting on 42.3% from the floor, which ranks 300th in college basketball. Old Dominion has earned 2,037 points for the season (67.9 per contest) and they grab 38.1 boards per game. They are earning an assist 10.7 times per game (341st in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 11.2 times per game. The Monarchs commit 16.9 fouls every game and they go 68.4% from the free throw line.
The Old Dominion defense concedes 31.2% on shots from beyond the arc (222 of 711) and their opposition makes 66.4% of their foul shots. They relinquish 12.9 dimes and 34.9 rebounds per game, ranking them 200th and 241st in those defensive categories. The Monarchs on the defensive end are ranked 72nd in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 66.2. They are able to force 11.4 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.1% from the floor (44th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas State
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