Charlotte 49ers vs Davidson Wildcats Prediction, 12/15/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Charlotte 49ers vs Davidson Wildcats
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Location: John M. Belk Arena in Davidson, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte (+11)
The Davidson Wildcats (3-2) play the Charlotte 49ers (1-3) at John M. Belk Arena on Tuesday. Charlotte opens this contest as 11-point underdogs. The total is set at 130.5.
Charlotte heads into this one with a mark of 1-3 so far this season. They average 64.3 points per contest (279th in Division 1) while hitting 42.2% from the floor. The 49ers are shooting 33.3% on shots from 3-point land (28 of 84) and 70.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, Charlotte is pulling in 34.3 rebounds per game and has totaled 53 dimes this year, which ranks 220th in the nation in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 11.8 times per game and as a team are committing 17.3 fouls on a nightly basis. On defense, the 49ers are able to force 11.3 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 13.8 fouls. The 49ers defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 38.8% (85 of 219) and they relinquish 32.5 boards per game as a group. They are ranked 107th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 47 surrendered on the campaign. They concede 27.5% on 3-pointers while they are 40th in college basketball in PPG allowed (60.8).
The Charlotte 49ers stepped onto the hardwood against the Appalachian State Mountaineers and ended up losing by a score of 61-57 in their last game. Charlotte ended with a 38.8% field goal percentage (19 of 49) and knocked down 8 of their 23 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the 49ers converted 11 of their 14 shots for a rate of 78.6%. Pertaining to getting rebounds, they earned 28 with 3 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 12 assists in this game as well as having 4 steals and 3 blocked shots. When it comes to defense, Charlotte allowed their opponent to shoot 38.8% from the field on 19 of 49. Appalachian State doled out 8 assists and 4 steals for the game. Furthurmore, the Mountaineers snagged 27 rebounds (6 offensive, 21 defensive) and earned 3 blocks. Appalachian State finished shooting 76.2% from the free throw line by knocking down 16 of 21 tries. They also made 5 of 21 shots from long range.
Jahmir Young is someone who saw a lot of action in the matchup. He ended up with 24 points on 8 of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 38 mins and snagged 6 boards. Young walked away from this one shooting 61.5% from the floor and also earned 3 assists. An additional guy that was a determining factor in this contest for the 49ers was Milos Supica. He snagged 7 rebounds and also earned 2 dimes. He finished the game at 75.0% from the floor in the game by going 3-of-4 (11 points). When the final whistle blew, Supica saw the court for 24 min.
Davidson has a win-loss record of 3-2 on the season. Davidson has tallied 374 pts on the year (74.8 per contest) and they collect 32.6 rebounds per contest. The Wildcats are responsible for committing 17.4 fouls per game and they go 75.3% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the Wildcats are connecting on 50.2% from the field, which ranks 68th in the nation. They are earning an assist 14.8 times per contest (114th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 11.2 times per game. The Wildcats are ranked 115th in the country in points allowed per contest with 66.4. They are forcing 9.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.3% from the field (211th in college hoops). The Davidson defense concedes 30.2% on shots from beyond the arc (32 of 106) and opponents are making 71.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 10.0 assists and 28.0 rebounds per game, ranking them 45th and 12th in college hoops.
The last time they took the court, the Davidson Wildcats got the victory with a final of 77-45 when they played the Georgia Southern Eagles. The Wildcats were able to snag 24 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 30 for the game. They stuffed 2 shots while earning 6 steals in this matchup. The Eagles earned 17 personal fouls for the contest which got the Wildcats to the free throw line for a total of 5 shots. They were able to knock down 2 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 40.0%. When talking about shots from downtown, Davidson made 17 out of 33 attempts (51.5%). When the final whistle was blown, the Wildcats finished 29 for 55 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.7%. The Wildcats permitted the Eagles to knock down 17 out of 43 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 39.5% for the matchup. They wrapped up this game 15.4% from downtown by hitting 2 out of 13 and ended up shooting 9 out of 14 from the free throw line (64.3%). Regarding rebounding, Davidson permitted Georgia Southern to grab 22 in total (4 offensive).
Kellan Grady played a lot for the Wildcats for the contest. He converted 7 out of 15 in the game for a field goal rate of 46.7%, which earned him 17 points. Grady grabbed 4 rebounds in his 31 minutes and accounted for 2 dimes for the matchup. Another guy who came through for Davidson was Hyunjung Lee. He scored 18 points in his 29 minutes on the hardwood by way of 7 out of 10 shooting for the game. Lee ended up shooting 70.0% from the field in addition to earning 5 dimes and 4 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Charlotte (+11)
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