UConn Huskies vs Indiana Hoosiers Prediction, 11/19/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UConn Huskies vs Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Sunday, November 19, 2023
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Madison Square Garden is the location where the Indiana Hoosiers (3-0) will try to beat the UConn Huskies (3-0) on Sunday.
The UConn Huskies stepped onto the hardwood against MVSU and walked away with a win by a score of 87-53 in their last contest. UConn finished having earned a 54.7% field goal percentage (29 out of 53) and made 11 out of their 28 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Huskies made 18 of 30 attempts for a rate of 60.0%. Pertaining to hauling in boards, they earned 36 with 12 of them being offensive. They also recorded 20 dimes for the game as well as forcing 11 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In reference to defending, UConn allowed the other team to go 32.2% from the field on 19 of 59 shooting. MVSU earned 7 assists and had 7 steals for this contest. Furthermore, MVSU grabbed 24 rebounds (11 offensive, 13 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. MVSU ended up shooting 66.7% when shooting free throws by knocking down 14 of 21 attempts. They buried 1 out of their 9 attempts from beyond the arc. In the matter of fouls, the Huskies ended up finishing with 20 and MVSU had 26 fouls.
Cam Spencer is a guy who was a major factor for the matchup. He scored 25 points on 9 out of 14 shooting. He saw the court for 30 minutes and collected 2 rebounds. He ended up going 64.3% from the field and totaled 4 assists.
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UConn steps onto the court with a record of 3-0 this year. They are averaging 96.3 points per outing (14th in Division 1) while going 54.7% from the field. The Huskies are connecting on 33.3% from downtown (28 of 84) and 70.0% from the charity stripe. As a team, UConn is grabbing 44.3 rebounds per contest and has racked up 59 assists this season, which is 47th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 11.0 times per contest and as a unit are committing 17.0 fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Huskies are forcing their opponents into 15.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 22.0 personal fouls. They relinquish 26.5% on 3-point attempts while they are 22nd in college hoops in points per game allowed (57.3). The Huskies defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 36.2% (64 of 177) and they surrender 27.7 boards per game as a unit. They are ranked 62nd in college hoops in giving up assists with 26 surrendered this year.
In their last game, the Indiana Hoosiers got the win with a final of 89-80 when they played Wright State. With respect to cleaning the glass, Indiana allowed Wright State to snag 37 in all (13 on the offensive glass). They finished 42.3% from 3-point land via 11 of 26 and ended up shooting 13 out of 17 at the free throw line (76.5%). The Hoosiers allowed Wright State to convert 28 out of their 68 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.2% for the matchup. When the game finished, the Hoosiers finished 33 out of 61 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 54.1%. When talking about shooting from 3-point land, Indiana buried 3 out of their 16 attempts (18.8%). They were able to make 20 of those for a rate of 62.5%. Wright State committed 25 fouls for the contest which got the Hoosiers to the free throw line for a total of 32 attempts. They gave up possession 8 times, while getting 3 steals for this contest. The Hoosiers were able to collect 29 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 36 for this contest.
Kel'el Ware ended up having an impact for the Hoosiers for the contest. He scored 22 points in his 32 mins of playing time and added 2 dimes in the game. He converted 9 of 11 in the matchup giving him a rate of 81.8%, and had 12 rebounds.
Indiana has a win-loss mark of 3-0 for the season. The Hoosiers commit 14.0 fouls per contest and they hit 67.9% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 15.7 times per contest (106th in college basketball) and they cough up possession 12.3 times per contest. Indiana has totaled 230 points so far this season (76.7 per contest) and they average 33.0 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Hoosiers are shooting 54.4% from the field, which is 16th in college basketball.
The Hoosiers on the defensive end are ranked 185th in college hoops in points allowed per game with 69.0. They are able to force 12.3 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 39.8% from the field (136th in the nation). The Indiana defense surrenders 37.8% on shots from beyond the arc (37 of 98) and opponents are connecting on 56.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 14.7 dimes and 33.0 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 296th and 114th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take UConn
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