Central Arkansas Bears vs Ole Miss Rebels Prediction, 12/14/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Central Arkansas Bears vs Ole Miss Rebels
Date: Monday, December 14, 2020
Location: The Pavilion at Ole Miss in Oxford, MS
Odds/Point Spread: Central Arkansas (+20.5)
The Central Arkansas Bears (0-4) go to The Pavilion at Ole Miss on Monday where they'll take on the Ole Miss Rebels (2-0). Central Arkansas opens this matchup as 20.5-point dogs. The O/U opens at 150.
Central Arkansas steps onto the court with a record of 0-4 this season. They are giving up possession 22.0 times per game and as a team they commit 18.5 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Central Arkansas is pulling down 37.3 rebounds per contest and has 53 dimes this year, which has them ranked 205th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Bears are shooting 37.5% on shots beyond the perimeter (30 of 80) and 73.5% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 72.8 points per outing (176th in D-1) while connecting on 42.9% from the field. On the defensive end of the court, the Bears are forcing their opponents into 13.8 turnovers per game while drawing 18.0 fouls. The Bears defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 47.3% (131 of 277) and they surrender 35.5 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 278th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 84 conceded for the campaign. They are relinquishing 37.8% on 3-point attempts and they rank 313th in the country in PPG from their opponents (89.8).
The Central Arkansas Bears faced off with the Arkansas Razorbacks and went home with a loss by a final score of 100-75 in their last game. Central Arkansas wrapped up the contest with a 42.4% field goal percentage (28 out of 66) and converted 9 out of their 26 three-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Bears made 10 of their 12 tries for a rate of 83.3%. In reference to rebounding, they collected a total of 35 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 14 assists in this contest as well as having 5 steals and 2 blocked shots. In relation to the defense, Central Arkansas allowed the other team to go 42.4% from the floor on 28 of 66. Arkansas distributed 26 assists and 10 steals for this game. Furthurmore, the Razorbacks collected 30 rebounds (6 offensive, 24 defensive) and earned 2 rejections. Arkansas ended up shooting 88.9% at the charity stripe by knocking down 8 of 9 shots. They converted 12 of 30 shots from 3-point range.
Deandre Jones is one guy who was a major contributor in this matchup. He accumulated 13 points on 4 out of 11 shooting. He played 35 minutes and collected 2 rebounds. Jones finished 36.4% from the floor and also earned 7 assists. Another guy that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Bears was Rylan Bergersen. He grabbed 3 boards and also had 4 dimes. He finished the contest at 33.3% from the field for the matchup by connecting on 4-of-12 (13 points). When this game wrapped up, Bergersen was on the hardwood for 35 min.
Ole Miss has a record of 2-0 for the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Rebels are shooting 49.6% from the field, which ranks them 82nd in college basketball. Ole Miss has totaled 158 points this year (79.0 per game) and they pull in 37.5 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 19.0 times per contest (27th in the nation) and they lose possession via turnover 13.5 times per game. The Rebels have committed 16.5 fouls per game and they connect on 70.0% from the free throw line. The Rebels defensively are ranked 4th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 51.5. The Ole Miss defense gives up 35.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter (11 of 31) and opponents are connecting on 64.5% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 8.5 assists and 32.5 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 22nd and 84th in those categories on the defensive end. They are forcing 22.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 35.6% from the floor (18th in the country).
When they last stepped on the court, the Ole Miss Rebels walked away with a victory by a final of 78-58 against the UNC Wilmington Seahawks. The Rebels corralled 23 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 33 in this matchup. They also blocked 5 attempts while recording 8 steals for this contest. The Seahawks committed 22 personal fouls for the contest which got the Rebels to the charity stripe for a total of 21 attempts. They were able to convert 14 of those for a percentage of 66.7%. In relation to three-point shots, Ole Miss buried 4 of 15 tries (26.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Rebels finished shooting 30 out of 58 from the floor which gave them a rate of 51.7%. The Rebels permitted the Seahawks to convert 21 of their 51 tries from the field which had them sitting at 41.2% for the contest. They shot 42.9% from three-point range by shooting 9 out of 21 and walked away from this one shooting 7 out of 13 at the free throw line (53.8%). Concerning how they attacked the glass, Ole Miss allowed UNC Wilmington to collect 20 in total (4 offensive).
Romello White pitched in for the Rebels in the matchup. He knocked down 7 of 8 for the game for a rate of 87.5%, which had him finishing with 20 points. White collected 6 boards in his 33 mins and accounted for 2 assists for the game. An additional guy that was important for Ole Miss was Luis Rodriguez. He was able to score 14 points in 30 minutes on the hardwood by way of 6 out of 10 from the floor in this matchup. Rodriguez ended up shooting 60.0% from the floor as well as collecting 4 assists and 12 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Ole Miss (-20.5)
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