Charleston Cougars vs Georgia State Panthers Prediction, 12/21/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Charleston Cougars vs Georgia State Panthers
Date: Monday, December 21, 2020
Location: GSU Sports Arena in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Charleston (+11)
The Charleston Cougars (2-4) go to GSU Sports Arena on Monday where they'll take on the Georgia State Panthers (5-1). Charleston opens this contest as 11-point dogs. The O/U opens at 145.5.
Charleston heads into this contest with a mark of 2-4 this year. They lose possession via turnover 12.0 times per game and as a team are committing 18.5 personal fouls per game. As a team, Charleston is snagging 37.3 boards per game and is sitting with 74 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 189th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Cougars are shooting 33.3% from downtown (48 of 144) and 71.0% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 74.7 points per contest (147th in Division 1) while hitting 44.3% from the floor. When they are on the defensive end, the Cougars are able to force 12.5 turnovers every game while drawing 18.2 fouls. They are currently ranked 206th in Division 1 in giving up assists with 81 surrendered on the season. The Cougars defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.3% (153 of 345) and they relinquish 33.3 boards per game as a squad. They are surrendering 36.6% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 240th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (73.7).
The Charleston Cougars faced off with the Western Carolina Catamounts and ended up losing by a score of 76-70 in their last contest. Charleston finished the game having earned a 41.3% field goal percentage (26 of 63) and knocked down 7 out of their 26 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Cougars knocked down 11 of their 17 attempts for a rate of 64.7%. When talking about grabbing boards, they collected 33 with 12 of them being offensive. They also recorded 8 assists for this game as well as earning 5 steals and 2 rejections. In the matter of defense, Charleston allowed their opponent to shoot 41.3% from the floor on 26 out of 63. Western Carolina recorded 12 dimes and 5 steals in this contest. Furthurmore, the Catamounts pulled down 29 rebounds (5 offensive, 24 defensive) and earned 2 blocks. Western Carolina shot 65.7% when shooting free throws by burying 23 of their 35 shots. They made 5 of their 18 shots from downtown.
Zep Jasper is one guy who played a lot for the game. He ended up scoring 16 points on 5 of 16 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 41 minutes and also pulled down 4 rebounds. Jasper shot 31.3% from the field and totaled 2 assists. Someone else that was a major factor in this game for the Cougars was Payton Willis. He pulled down 4 boards and also had 2 assists. He finished 37.5% from the floor for this contest by connecting on 6-of-16 (16 points). When the game finished, Willis was on the hardwood for 39 min.
Georgia State has a record of 5-1 so far this season. The Panthers commit 19.0 personal fouls every game and they connect on 61.2% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 19.5 times per game (20th in the nation) and they are losing possession via turnover 10.0 times per game. Georgia State has accumulated 583 points for the year (97.2 per game) and they grab 42.2 rebounds per contest. As an offensive team, the Panthers are shooting 50.0% from the floor, which ranks 54th in Division 1. The Panthers on the defensive end are ranked 287th in college hoops in points given up per game with 78.2. They are forcing 16.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 39.8% from the field (90th in D-1). The Georgia State defense concedes 30.1% on three-point shots (47 of 156) and opponents are making 67.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 12.8 dimes and 42.0 rebounds every game, which is ranked 178th and 317th in those categories on the defensive end.
The last time they took the court, the Georgia State Panthers took home the win by a final score of 122-57 when they faced the Carver Cougars. The Panthers earned 24 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards for a total of 36 in the game. They also turned away 4 attempts while earning 16 steals for the matchup. The Cougars committed 9 personal fouls for the contest which took the Panthers to the charity stripe for a total of 9 shots. They were able to make 7 of those for a percentage of 77.8%. Concerning shooting from beyond the arc, Georgia State converted 13 of 28 tries (46.4%). Overall, the Panthers shot 51 for 81 from the field which had them shooting 63.0%. The Panthers permitted the Cougars to make 22 of their 59 tries from the field which had them sitting at 37.3% for the matchup. They shot 25.0% from 3-point land by going 5 out of 20 and finished the contest at 8 of 9 at the charity stripe (88.9%). In reference to cleaning up the glass, Georgia State permitted Carver to pull down 27 overall (8 on the offensive glass).
Justin Roberts ended up being a major contributor for the Panthers in this game. He made 6 of 9 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 66.7%, which got him 14 points. Roberts grabbed 6 rebounds in his 24 mins played and had 10 assists in this contest. Someone else that was pivotal for Georgia State was Kane Williams. He left the arena with 12 points in 23 minutes on the court via 6 of 8 shooting in the game. Williams ended the game having shot 75.0% from the floor and also earning 5 assists and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Charleston (+11)
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