Coppin State Eagles vs Virginia Tech Hokies Prediction, 12/19/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Coppin State Eagles vs Virginia Tech Hokies
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Location: Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Coppin State (+26)
The Coppin State Eagles (1-5) head to Cassell Coliseum on Saturday where they'll meet the Virginia Tech Hokies (5-1). Virginia Tech opens this game as 26-point favorites. The total opens at 137.
Coppin State will enter this matchup with a record of 1-5 so far this year. The Eagles are shooting 26.0% from downtown (50 of 192) and 60.2% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 62.7 pts per game (297th in the country) while hitting 34.6% from the field. They turn the ball over 13.5 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 17.8 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Coppin State is collecting 32.7 boards per contest and has accounted for 67 dimes for the season, which is 190th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. When they are on defense, the Eagles are able to force 19.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.8 fouls. The Eagles defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 46.2% (174 of 377) and they surrender 50.5 boards per game as a squad. They currently rank 266th in D-1 in giving up assists with 91 surrendered so far this year. They give up 27.7% from beyond the arc and they are 271st in D-1 in points per game allowed (76.8).
The Coppin State Eagles faced the UMBC Retrievers and went home with a loss by a final score of 66-49 in their last game. Coppin State finished the contest having earned a 30.5% field goal percentage (18 out of 59) and buried 7 of their 31 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Eagles made 6 of 9 attempts for a rate of 66.7%. With respect to grabbing boards, they collected 29 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 11 assists in this matchup in addition to earning 9 steals and 3 rejections. With regard to the defense, Coppin State allowed their opponent to shoot 30.5% from the floor on 18 out of 59. UMBC totaled 11 assists and 10 steals in the game. In addition, the Retrievers collected 49 rebounds (13 offensive, 36 defensive) and had 3 blocks. UMBC walked away from this one shooting 70.8% from the free throw line by knocking down 17 of their 24 shots. They buried 3 out of their 19 attempts from beyond the arc.
Kyle Cardaci is a player who saw a lot of minutes in the matchup. He was able to score 13 points on 5 out of 9 shooting. He played 30 mins played and also snagged 2 rebounds. Cardaci finished the game at 55.6% from the floor and dished out 2 assists. An additional guy that played a role in the game for the Eagles was Koby Thomas. He grabbed 6 rebounds and also accumulated 2 assists. He finished the contest at 33.3% from the field in the matchup by connecting on 5-of-15 (14 points). Overall, Thomas played 24 min.
Virginia Tech has a mark of 5-1 on the campaign. In terms of offensive execution, the Hokies are hitting on 43.7% from the floor, which ranks them 219th in college hoops. Virginia Tech has totaled 419 pts on the year (69.8 per contest) and they grab 36.3 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 11.8 times per game (266th in the country) and they turn the ball over 12.8 times per game. The Hokies are responsible for committing 16.3 personal fouls every game and they shoot 71.8% from the free throw line. The Hokies on the defensive end are ranked 78th in the nation in points per game surrendered with 64.2. They allow 10.0 dimes and 30.0 boards on a nightly basis, ranking them 47th and 33rd in college hoops. The Virginia Tech defense surrenders 37.9% on shots from 3-point land (47 of 124) and opponents are connecting on 69.6% of their free throw attempts. They have forced 10.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 41.0% from the floor (130th in Division 1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Virginia Tech Hokies walked away with a victory by a final of 66-60 against the Clemson Tigers. The Hokies were able to corral 25 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards totaling 29 for the matchup. They also blocked 4 attempts while recording 2 steals for this game. The Tigers were called for 24 fouls in this game which took the Hokies to the charity stripe for 31 attempts. They were able to knock down 25 of the free throw tries for a rate of 80.6%. Pertaining to shooting from beyond the arc, Virginia Tech converted 5 out of 16 tries (31.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Hokies walked away from this one shooting 18 out of 44 from the floor which had them shooting 40.9%. The Hokies allowed the Tigers to convert 19 out of their 50 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 38.0% for the game. They finished 40.0% from distance by connecting on 10 out of 25 and ended up shooting 12 out of 14 at the charity stripe (85.7%). When it comes to cleaning up the glass, Virginia Tech permitted Clemson to pull down 23 in all (3 on the offensive glass).
Tyrece Radford played big minutes for the Hokies in this game. He converted 5 out of 11 for this contest giving him a rate of 45.5%, which had him sitting at 15 points. Radford snagged 2 boards in his 36 mins played and had 2 dimes for this contest. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Virginia Tech was Nahiem Alleyne. He left the arena with 13 points in his 29 minutes on the court by going 4 out of 7 from the floor for the game. Alleyne walked away from this one going 57.1% from the floor in addition to earning 2 dimes and 4 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Coppin State (+26)
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