UTSA Roadrunners vs FIU Panthers Prediction, 2/25/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UTSA Roadrunners vs FIU Panthers
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023
Location: Ocean Bank Convocation Center in Miami, FL
The FIU Panthers (13-14) will compete against the UTSA Roadrunners (8-20) at Ocean Bank Convocation Center on Saturday.
The UTSA Roadrunners faced off with UAB and took a loss by a final of 83-78 in their last contest. When it comes to personal fouls, the Roadrunners walked away with 17 and UAB totaled 20 personal fouls. They also converted 7 out of their 16 shots from 3-point range. UAB finished the game shooting 60.9% when shooting free throws by knocking down 14 of 23 attempts. Furthermore, UAB snagged 28 rebounds (8 offensive, 20 defensive), but didn't have a block. UAB earned 11 dimes and had 5 steals in the matchup. Pertaining to the defense, UTSA allowed their opponent to shoot 48.4% from the floor on 31 of 64 shooting. They also doled out 8 dimes for this contest while forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In relation to hauling in rebounds, they collected a total of 36 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Roadrunners knocked down 16 of 24 attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. UTSA walked away from the contest having earned a 43.5% field goal percentage (27 out of 62) and converted 8 of 23 3-pointers.
Japhet Medor is one guy who was a major contributor in the game. He ended up shooting 44.4% from the field and also totaled 4 dimes. He played 38 minutes played and also pulled down 4 boards. He scored 22 points on 8 out of 18 shooting.
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UTSA comes into this contest with a win-loss mark of 8-20 so far this season. They currently have an average of 68.1 pts per contest (272nd in D-1) while going 40.5% from the floor. The Roadrunners are hitting 33.2% on three-point shots (210 of 633) and 73.9% from the charity stripe. As a unit, UTSA is collecting 35.2 boards per game and has accumulated 293 assists for the season, which ranks 345th in the country in terms of passing. They turn it over 13.7 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 17.8 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Roadrunners are able to force 10.8 turnovers per game and they draw 18.1 fouls. They currently rank 265th in Division 1 in giving up assists with 393 conceded on the year. The Roadrunners defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.3% (761 of 1,716) and they concede 37.5 boards per game as a unit. They are relinquishing 33.5% from beyond the arc and they rank 323rd in D-1 in PPG allowed (75.3).
In their last game, the FIU Panthers went home defeated by a final of 69-58 when they played MTSU. The Panthers were able to snag 20 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 26 in this game. They gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while recording 7 steals in the matchup. MTSU had 10 fouls in this contest which got the Panthers to the charity stripe for a total of 6 shots. They were able to make 6 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 100.0%. With regard to three-point shots, FIU made 8 of their 21 attempts (38.1%). In all, the Panthers shot 22 out of 57 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.6%. The Panthers permitted MTSU to bury 22 of 61 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 36.1% in the matchup. They went 23.5% from distance by shooting 4 out of 17 and finished the contest at 21 out of 26 from the free throw line (80.8%). In regard to team rebounding, FIU permitted MTSU to grab 39 overall (15 on the offensive glass).
Arturo Dean ended up having an impact for the Panthers in this game. He made 5 of 19 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 26.3%, and had 5 rebounds. He scored 15 points in his 33 mins on the court and had 3 assists in this matchup.
FIU has a record of 13-14 on the season. The Panthers commit 16.7 fouls every game and they go 69.5% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 12.1 times per game (268th in D-1) and they turn it over 14.9 times per game. FIU has scored 1,924 pts on the year (71.3 per contest) and they average 31.8 boards per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Panthers are shooting 46.6% from the floor, which has them ranked 71st in the country.
The Panthers on the defensive side of the court are 282nd in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 73.4. They are forcing 16.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 43.5% from the field (174th in college basketball). The FIU defense surrenders 35.4% on three-point shots (235 of 664) and their opposition makes 73.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 13.9 assists and 37.9 total boards per game, which has them ranked 258th and 341st in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take UTSA
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