Austin Peay Governors vs Omaha Mavericks Prediction, 11/25/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Austin Peay Governors vs Omaha Mavericks
Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Location: Hertz Arena in Estero, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Austin Peay (-6.5)
The Omaha Mavericks (16-16 last year) play the Austin Peay Governors (21-12 last season) at Hertz Arena on Wednesday. Omaha opens this game as 6.5-point dogs. The over/under opens at 150.5.
The Austin Peay Governors stepped onto the hardwood against the Murray State Racers and went home with a loss by a final score of 73-61 in their last contest last year. Austin Peay wrapped up the game having earned a 39.3% field goal percentage (24 of 61) and knocked down 6 out of their 18 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Governors knocked down 7 of 14 shots for a percentage of 50.0%. In regard to grabbing boards, they earned 32 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 9 assists in the game while getting 5 steals and 3 blocks. With regard to defense, Austin Peay allowed their opponent to shoot 39.3% from the floor by going 24 out of 61. Murray State dished out 15 dimes and 10 steals for the matchup. On top of that, the Racers totaled 41 boards (13 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Murray State ended up going 75.0% from the charity stripe by converting 12 of their 16 shots. They buried 7 out of their 16 tries from 3-point land. Terry Taylor is one guy who had an impact in the matchup. He finished with 27 points on 12 of 25 shooting. He played 39 minutes and also collected 14 rebounds. Taylor walked away from this one shooting 48.0% from the field and also dished out 2 dimes. Another guy that was a major contributor in this matchup for the Governors was Eli Abaev. He grabbed 7 rebounds and accounted for 2 assists. He ended up going 50.0% from the floor in the game by going 3-of-6 (8 points). When all was said and done, Abaev played 36 minutes.
Austin Peay will take the court after finishing with a win-loss mark of 21-12 last season. The Governors hit on 34.6% on 3-point shots (223 of 644) and 71.6% from the free throw line. They averaged 76.3 points per outing (43rd in D-1) while going 45.9% from the field. They lost possession by turning the ball over 12.8 times per contest and as a basketball team committed 18.3 fouls per contest. As a group Austin Peay collected 36.0 rebounds per game and accounted for 434 dimes over the course of last season, which ranked 121st in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end of the court the Governors forced their opponents into 14.9 turnovers every game and they drew 19.5 personal fouls. They gave up 36.1% on shots from downtown and they were 238th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (71.5). The Governors gave up a FG percentage of 46.8% (861 of 1,841) and they conceded 33.1 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They were 284th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 448 conceded last season.
When they last played, the Omaha Mavericks walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 79-52 when they faced the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles. The Mavericks were able to pull down 33 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 45 in this game. They also rejected 2 tries while earning 3 steals for the matchup. The Golden Eagles were called for 15 personal fouls for the contest which took the Mavericks to the charity stripe for 20 shots. They were able to convert 16 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 80.0%. In the matter of shooting from downtown, Omaha made 4 of their 19 tries (21.1%). When all was said and done, the Mavericks walked away from this one shooting 16 for 59 from the field which gave them a percentage of 27.1%. The Mavericks allowed the Golden Eagles to knock down 30 of their 65 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.2% for the matchup. They finished 31.0% from three-point range by connecting on 9 out of 29 and finished the contest at 10 of 16 from the free throw line (62.5%). In reference to rebounds, Omaha permitted Oral Roberts to grab 36 overall (5 on the offensive side). KJ Robinson was important for the Mavericks for the game. He made 5 of 15 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 33.3%, which gave him 15 points. Robinson pulled down 2 rebounds in his 35 mins and tallied 3 assists for this contest. Another guy that was pivotal for Omaha was Matt Pile. He racked up 2 points in his 34 minutes on the court by way of 1 of 3 shooting for this game. Pile ended up shooting 33.3% from the field while also earning 2 assists and 21 total rebounds.
Omaha had a win-loss mark of 16-16 last season. Omaha earned 2,352 points last year (73.5 per game) and they collected 36.2 boards per game. As an offensive unit the Mavericks connected on 44.9% from the field, which ranked them 114th in Division 1. The Mavericks committed 16.6 personal fouls every game while shooting 71.2% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates was at 12.3 times per game (243rd in the country) and they lost possession via turnover 12.2 times per game. The Mavericks on defense were ranked 328th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 76.9. They gave up 14.8 dimes and 36.1 rebounds on a nightly basis, which was ranked 312th and 248th in college hoops. The Omaha perimeter defense allowed 35.6% on three-point shots (279 of 783) and their opponents made 73.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They forced their opponents into 11.6 TO's every game and let teams shoot 44.9% from the field (279th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Austin Peay (-6.5)
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