Coppin State Eagles vs Rider Broncs Prediction, 12/29/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Coppin State Eagles vs Rider Broncs
Date: Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Location: Alumni Gymnasium in Lawrenceville, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Coppin State (+4)
Alumni Gymnasium is the venue where and the Rider Broncs (1-6) will take on the Coppin State Eagles (1-8) on Tuesday. Rider opens this contest as 4-point favorites. The O/U is set at 148.5.
Coppin State steps onto the hardwood with a record of 1-8 this season. They have an average of 63.6 points per contest (303rd in the nation) while hitting 36.4% from the floor. The Eagles are hitting 27.2% from downtown (76 of 279) and 55.5% from the free throw line. As a unit, Coppin State is collecting 31.1 boards per game and has 102 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 143rd in Division 1 in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.6 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 18.1 fouls every game. On defense, the Eagles are able to force 18.2 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.8 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 319th in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 144 conceded for the campaign. The Eagles defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 46.2% (264 of 572) and they surrender 50.0 rebounds per game as a squad. They relinquish 33.2% from 3-point land and they are 308th in college hoops in points per game allowed (80.1).
The Coppin State Eagles took the court against the Towson Tigers and took a loss by a score of 78-73 in their last game. Coppin State finished the game having earned a 40.6% FG percentage (26 of 64) and made 12 out of their 37 shots from downtown. When they shot from the free throw line, the Eagles made 9 of their 20 attempts for a rate of 45.0%. In relation to getting rebounds, they compiled 26 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 15 dimes for this game as well as getting 5 steals and 2 blocked shots. With respect to the defense, Coppin State allowed 40.6% from the field on 26 out of 64 shooting. Towson doled out 15 dimes and had 3 steals for the contest. On top of that, the Tigers had 51 boards (14 offensive, 37 defensive) and earned 2 blocked shots. Towson finished the game shooting 81.8% when shooting free throws by making 9 of 11 attempts. They also made 5 out of their 16 attempts from distance.
Koby Thomas is one guy who was a major factor in the matchup. He had 23 points on 8 of 14 shooting. He played for 39 mins played and also grabbed 10 rebounds. Thomas finished the game shooting 57.1% from the field and also dished out 4 dimes. One more player that came through in this contest for the Eagles was Kyle Cardaci. He grabbed 5 boards and also earned 5 assists. He ended up going 41.7% from the field for the contest by going 5-of-12 (14 points). When the final whistle was blown, Cardaci saw the court for 38 minutes.
Rider has a win-loss record of 1-6 on the campaign. The Broncs commit 20.9 fouls every game and they hit 74.8% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 13.0 times per contest (205th in the nation) and they turn it over 13.7 times per game. Rider has earned 476 pts on the year (68.0 per game) and they pull in 33.6 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Broncs are connecting on 42.0% from the field, which ranks 270th in Division 1. The Broncs on the defensive end are ranked 288th in the country in PPG allowed with 77.6. They are able to force 12.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 48.1% from the field (307th in college basketball). The Rider defense allows 37.9% on shots from 3-point land (61 of 161) and their opposition makes 68.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 16.4 dimes and 33.3 boards per game, which ranks them 305th and 105th in the country.
When they last played, the Rider Broncs took a loss by a score of 81-66 against the NJIT Highlanders. The Broncs recorded 22 defensive boards and 19 offensive boards totaling 41 for this contest. They also stuffed 2 shots while getting 3 steals in this matchup. The Highlanders were called for 18 fouls for this game which took the Broncs to the free throw line for 10 attempts. They were able to make 8 of the free throws for a percentage of 80.0%. Regarding shooting from downtown, Rider made 6 of 16 tries (37.5%). Overall, the Broncs went 26 for 71 from the field which had them shooting 36.6%. The Broncs permitted the Highlanders to knock down 25 out of their 50 tries from the field which had them shooting 50.0% in the game. They finished 50.0% from distance by shooting 10 of 20 and ended up going 21 out of 30 from the free throw line (70.0%). When discussing how they attacked the glass, Rider allowed NJIT to grab 29 overall (6 offensive).
Jeremiah Pope ended up being a major contributor for the Broncs in this game. He converted 4 out of 12 for this game giving him a rate of 33.3%, which gave him 8 points. Pope collected 3 boards in his 31 minutes played and accounted for 2 assists in this game. One more player that ended up playing a role for Rider was Dontrell McQuarter. He finished with 10 points in his 26 minutes on the court via 5 out of 13 from the floor for this game. McQuarter ended the game having shot 38.5% from the field while collecting 2 dimes and 7 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Coppin State (+4)
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