Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions vs Northwestern Wildcats Prediction, 12/2/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions vs Northwestern Wildcats
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, IL
TV: Big Ten Network
Odds/Point Spread: Arkansas-Pine Bluff (+27.5)
The Northwestern Wildcats (0-0) host the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions (0-3) at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Wednesday. Arkansas-Pine Bluff opens this game as 27.5-point underdogs. The total is set at 132.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff will enter this game with a win-loss record of 0-3 for the year. They turn it over 16.0 times per contest and as a group are committing 17.3 fouls per contest. As a team, Arkansas-Pine Bluff is pulling in 35.3 boards per game and has accumulated 23 dimes so far this year, which is 163rd in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Golden Lions are hitting 25.0% on shots from beyond the arc (12 of 48) and 71.0% from the charity stripe. They average 59.3 points per outing (232nd in the nation) while shooting 34.9% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Golden Lions are forcing their opponents into 10.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.0 personal fouls. They currently rank 353rd in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 58 conceded for the year. The Golden Lions are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 50.8% (92 of 181) and they relinquish 38.3 boards per game as a basketball team. They are giving up 41.6% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 341st in the nation in points per game allowed (90.3).
The Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions took the court against the Iowa State Cyclones and went home with a loss by a final score of 80-63 in their last contest. Arkansas-Pine Bluff finished having earned a 44.6% field goal percentage (25 of 56) and knocked down 3 out of their 14 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Golden Lions made 10 of 15 tries for a rate of 66.7%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they collected 34 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 10 assists in the matchup in addition to having 5 steals and 5 blocks. With regard to defense, Arkansas-Pine Bluff allowed the other team to shoot 44.6% from the floor on 25 of 56. Iowa State recorded 21 assists and 10 steals in the game. In addition, the Cyclones had 30 rebounds (8 offensive, 22 defensive) and got 5 rejections. Iowa State ended up shooting 57.1% when shooting free throws by knocking down 4 of their 7 attempts. They also buried 12 of their 32 attempts from beyond the arc.
Joshuwan Johnson is one guy who was pivotal in the game. He ended up with 6 points on 2 out of 10 shooting. He saw the court for 35 mins played and totaled 2 boards. Johnson finished shooting 20.0% from the floor and totaled 2 dimes. One more player that was a factor in this matchup for the Golden Lions was Shaun Doss. He had 3 boards and also had 3 dimes. He ended up shooting 53.8% from the field in this game by going 7-of-13 (15 points). Overall, Doss was on the hardwood for 33 min.
When they last stepped on the court last season, the Northwestern Wildcats took a loss by a score of 74-57 when they faced the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Wildcats collected 24 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive rebounds totaling 28 for the matchup. They blocked 7 attempts while recording 2 steals for the game. The Golden Gophers were called for 9 fouls in this game which got the Wildcats to the charity stripe for a total of 8 attempts. They were able to knock down 6 of the free throw tries for a rate of 75.0%. When it comes to shooting from downtown, Northwestern buried 5 of 18 tries (27.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Wildcats went 23 for 56 from the floor which had them shooting 41.1%. The Wildcats permitted the Golden Gophers to bury 26 out of their 65 attempts from the field which had them shooting 40.0% for the matchup. They wrapped up this game 50.0% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 12 out of 24 and ended up shooting 10 out of 12 at the free throw line (83.3%). In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Northwestern allowed Minnesota to grab 39 in all (12 on the offensive side).
Pat Spencer played big minutes for the Wildcats in the game. He converted 4 out of 10 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 40.0%, which got him 8 points. Spencer snagged 8 boards in his 33 mins and had 3 assists in this game. One more player who was a determining factor for Northwestern was Miller Kopp. He ended up finishing with 8 points in 31 minutes played via 2 out of 8 from the floor in the game. Kopp ended up shooting 25.0% from the floor as well as contributing 2 assists and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Arkansas-Pine Bluff (+27.5)
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