Delaware Blue Hens vs La Salle Explorers Prediction, 12/19/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Delaware Blue Hens vs La Salle Explorers
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Location: Tom Gola Arena in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Delaware (+5)
The La Salle Explorers (2-4) host the Delaware Blue Hens (2-1) at Tom Gola Arena on Saturday. La Salle opens this game as 5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 133.5.
Delaware heads into this contest with a mark of 2-1 on the year. They have an average of 69.3 pts per game (231st in college hoops) while going 42.6% from the field. The Blue Hens are shooting 39.0% on shots from downtown (32 of 82) and 78.0% from the charity stripe. As a team, Delaware is grabbing 32.7 boards per game and has accumulated 45 dimes on the year, which is 264th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 13.7 times per contest and as a squad are committing 14.3 personal fouls every game. When they are on defense, the Blue Hens are forcing 14.0 turnovers per game and they draw 15.0 personal fouls. The Blue Hens are allowing a FG percentage of 43.9% (76 of 173) and they relinquish 35.7 boards per game as a team. They currently rank 45th in the country in allowing assists to their opponents with 38 surrendered this season. They are relinquishing 41.9% from 3-point land and they rank 217th in college basketball in PPG allowed (72.3).
The Delaware Blue Hens took the court against the George Washington Colonials and earned the victory with a final of 68-65 in their last contest. Delaware walked away from the contest with a 40.7% field goal percentage (24 of 59) and buried 10 out of their 28 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Blue Hens converted 10 of 12 shots for a rate of 83.3%. Concerning grabbing boards, they compiled a total of 32 with 12 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 14 assists in this game in addition to getting 4 steals and 2 blocked shots. In relation to defense, Delaware let their opponent shoot 40.7% from the field on 24 of 59. George Washington earned 11 dimes and 5 steals for this contest. Furthurmore, the Colonials snagged 32 boards (8 offensive, 24 defensive) and got 2 blocked shots. George Washington finished 90.9% when shooting free throws by knocking down 10 of 11 attempts. They also converted 9 of 18 attempts from 3-point land.
Kevin Anderson is a player who was important for the matchup. He racked up 13 points on 5 of 9 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 38 mins played and also snagged 3 rebounds. Anderson ended up shooting 55.6% from the field and earned 5 dimes. Someone else that had an impact in the matchup for the Blue Hens was Ryan Allen. He pulled down 2 rebounds and also tallied 2 dimes. He went 26.7% from the field in this contest by going 4-of-15 (12 points). Overall, Allen was on the court for 38 minutes.
La Salle has a mark of 2-4 for the year. La Salle has scored 379 points for the season (63.2 per game) and they collect 34.2 rebounds per game. The Explorers are committing 17.7 fouls per contest and they go 64.9% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Explorers are hitting on 42.6% from the floor, which is ranked 255th in college hoops. They are getting an assist 13.0 times per game (199th in the nation) and they turn the ball over 16.0 times per game. The Explorers defensively are ranked 124th in college hoops in PPG given up with 67.0. The La Salle defense surrenders 29.3% on shots from behind the 3-point line (39 of 133) and their opposition makes 74.5% of their foul shots. They have conceded 13.7 dimes and 37.2 rebounds per game, which is 214th and 226th in college hoops. They are forcing 14.3 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 41.3% from the floor (142nd in D-1).
In their last game, the La Salle Explorers took a loss by a final score of 85-66 against the UMass Minutemen. The Explorers recorded 23 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 29 for the matchup. They also blocked 4 shots while getting 5 steals in this game. The Minutemen were called for 14 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Explorers to the charity stripe for 10 attempts. They were able to knock down 4 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 40.0%. Regarding shooting from distance, La Salle knocked down 8 of their 19 tries (42.1%). When the final whistle was blown, the Explorers finished shooting 27 for 58 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.6%. The Explorers permitted the Minutemen to make 29 out of their 60 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 48.3% in this game. They went 39.3% from beyond the perimeter by going 11 of 28 and finished the game at 16 of 23 at the free throw line (69.6%). In reference to rebounds, La Salle permitted UMass to snag 32 in all (8 offensive).
David Beatty saw a lot of time on the hardwood for the Explorers in this matchup. He made 7 out of 12 for the game for a field goal rate of 58.3%, which had him sitting at 17 points. Beatty pulled down 3 boards in his 31 minutes played and had 2 assists for this contest. Someone else that ended up being a major factor for La Salle was Jack Clark. He accumulated 9 points in 17 minutes on the hardwood by going 4 out of 6 from the floor for the matchup. Clark wrapped this one up going 66.7% from the floor while collecting 2 assists and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Delaware (+5)
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