Coppin State Eagles vs Towson Tigers Prediction, 12/26/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Coppin State Eagles vs Towson Tigers
Date: Saturday, December 26, 2020
Location: SECU Arena in Towson, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Coppin State (+12.5)
SECU Arena is the site where and the Towson Tigers (0-4) will play the Coppin State Eagles (1-7) on Saturday. The spread on this game has Towson as 12.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 144.
Coppin State comes into this matchup with a mark of 1-7 on the campaign. They are giving up possession 14.1 times per contest and as a squad are committing 18.5 fouls per game. As a unit, Coppin State is collecting 31.3 rebounds per contest and has racked up 87 assists on the season, which has them ranked 185th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Eagles are shooting 26.4% on shots from 3-point land (64 of 242) and 56.9% from the free throw line. They are averaging 62.4 pts per contest (312th in D-1) while hitting 35.9% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Eagles are forcing 18.5 turnovers every game and they draw 17.9 fouls. The Eagles defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.2% (232 of 502) and they surrender 49.6 rebounds per contest as a group. They are 310th in the country in giving up assists with 129 surrendered on the campaign. They are surrendering 33.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 310th in D-1 in points per game allowed (80.4).
The Coppin State Eagles faced the Iona Gaels and took a loss by a score of 85-65 in their last contest. Coppin State wrapped up the game with a 45.8% FG percentage (22 of 48) and made 9 out of their 24 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Eagles knocked down 12 of 23 shots for a rate of 52.2%. When talking about getting rebounds, they earned a total of 22 with 1 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 10 assists for the game in addition to having 7 steals and 2 blocked shots. In regard to defense, Coppin State allowed the other team to go 45.8% from the floor on 22 of 48 shooting. Iona earned 18 dimes and had 7 steals for this game. On top of that, the Gaels pulled down 49 rebounds (17 offensive, 32 defensive) and earned 2 blocked shots. Iona ended up going 75.0% when shooting free throws by converting 18 of 24 attempts. They also converted 11 out of their 32 shots from distance.
Kyle Cardaci is a player who was a major contributor for the game. He ended up finishing with 18 points on 6 of 10 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 35 mins played and also totaled 2 boards. Cardaci finished the game shooting 60.0% from the floor and earned 2 assists. An additional guy that was a determining factor in the game for the Eagles was Koby Thomas. He had 5 boards and had 2 dimes. He finished the game at 43.8% from the floor in this contest by connecting on 7-of-16 (17 points). In all, Thomas was on the court for 31 minutes.
Towson has a record of 0-4 on the campaign. As an offensive team, the Tigers are shooting 38.5% from the field, which is ranked 327th in Division 1. Towson has totaled 252 points this season (63.0 per game) and they pull in 37.0 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 6.8 times per game (334th in Division 1) and they turn it over 12.8 times per contest. The Tigers are committing 17.5 fouls per game and they hit 69.4% from the charity stripe. The Tigers on defense are ranked 298th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 78.0. The Towson defense gives up 38.2% on 3-point shots (42 of 110) and opponents are connecting on 58.5% of their foul shots. They relinquish 15.5 assists and 39.3 rebounds per game, ranking them 285th and 286th in D-1. They are forcing 10.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.5% from the floor (266th in Division 1).
The last time they took the court, the Towson Tigers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 70-65 when they faced the George Mason Patriots. The Tigers were able to pull down 32 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards for a total of 38 in this matchup. They turned away 2 shots while earning 5 steals in the game. The Patriots were called for 19 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Tigers to the charity stripe for 26 tries. They were able to knock down 17 of the free throw tries for a clip of 65.4%. Concerning shots from downtown, Towson knocked down 4 of 14 tries (28.6%). When all was said and done, the Tigers finished 22 out of 53 from the floor which had them at 41.5%. The Tigers allowed the Patriots to convert 25 of 65 attempts from the field which had them shooting 38.5% in the game. They shot 33.3% from beyond the arc by connecting on 9 out of 27 and walked away from this one shooting 11 of 24 at the charity stripe (45.8%). In regard to attacking the glass, Towson permitted George Mason to grab 39 in total (12 on the offensive side).
Nicolas Timberlake ended up being a major contributor for the Tigers for this game. He knocked down 4 out of 13 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 30.8%, which had him sitting at 14 points. Timberlake collected 2 rebounds in his 30 minutes and earned 2 dimes for the contest. Another guy who was a determining factor for Towson was Juwan Gray. He ended up walking away with 14 points in his 25 minutes played by going 5 of 8 shooting for this game. Gray ended up shooting 62.5% from the field while earning 2 assists and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Coppin State (+12.5)
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