Delaware State Hornets vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Prediction, 12/20/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Delaware State Hornets vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Location: McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Delaware State (+32.5)
The Delaware State Hornets (0-2) are headed to McCamish Pavilion on Sunday where they'll meet the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-3). Delaware State opens this game as 32.5-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 149.5.
Delaware State comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 0-2 this year. They are turning it over 20.0 times per game and as a squad they are committing 22.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Delaware State is collecting 25.5 rebounds per game and has tallied 25 dimes so far this year, which is 312th in the country in terms of passing. The Hornets are shooting 32.1% on shots from 3-point land (18 of 56) and 76.2% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 62.0 points per outing (302nd in the country) on 31.9% from the field. When they are on the defensive end, the Hornets have forced 15.5 turnovers per game and they draw 19.0 personal fouls. They concede 42.6% from 3-point land and they are ranked 328th in Division 1 in opponents points per game (105.0). The Hornets are giving up a field goal percentage of 54.2% (71 of 131) and they surrender 49.5 boards per contest as a squad. They rank 50th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 40 relinquished on the campaign.
The Delaware State Hornets faced off with the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and went home with a loss by a final score of 99-73 in their last contest. Delaware State finished the game with a 36.5% FG percentage (23 of 63) and made 11 of their 31 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Hornets buried 16 of 18 attempts for a rate of 88.9%. In reference to pulling down rebounds, they collected 21 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 14 dimes in this contest in addition to getting 8 steals and 2 blocks. Regarding defense, Delaware State allowed the other team to go 36.5% from the floor on 23 out of 63. Coastal Carolina earned 19 assists and 11 steals in the matchup. Additionally, the Chanticleers snagged 49 rebounds (18 offensive, 31 defensive) and earned 2 blocks. Coastal Carolina finished 82.1% from the free throw line by knocking down 23 of 28 shots. They also knocked down 6 of 16 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Martez Robinson is a guy who was important in this game. He accounted for 12 points on 3 of 8 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 31 minutes played and grabbed 4 boards. Robinson ended up shooting 37.5% from the floor and distributed 4 assists. An additional guy that was a major factor in this contest for the Hornets was Pinky Wiley. He collected 4 boards and had 4 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 41.7% from the floor in this matchup by shooting 5-of-12 (19 points). When the final whistle was blown, Wiley was on the court for 26 minutes.
Georgia Tech has a mark of 3-3 this season. Georgia Tech has 482 points on the campaign (80.3 per contest) and they grab 37.2 rebounds per game. The Yellow Jackets commit 17.7 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 73.5% from the free throw line. When it comes to offense, the Yellow Jackets are hitting on 44.0% from the field, which is ranked 212th in college basketball. They are earning an assist 15.0 times per contest (98th in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.3 times per contest. The Yellow Jackets on the defensive side of the court are 283rd in college hoops in PPG allowed with 78.3. The Georgia Tech defense allows 40.5% from downtown (53 of 131) and their opponents are converting on 71.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 15.0 assists and 36.3 boards every game, which ranks them 259th and 205th in the nation. They are forcing their opponents into 14.8 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 45.4% from the floor (264th in the nation).
When they last stepped on the court, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets got the win with a final of 74-64 against the Florida A&M Rattlers. The Yellow Jackets were able to corral 25 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 35 for the matchup. They also rejected 3 attempts while recording 4 steals for the matchup. The Rattlers were called for 13 fouls in this matchup which got the Yellow Jackets to the free throw line for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to make 11 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 68.8%. In the matter of shots from 3-point land, Georgia Tech converted 9 of 22 tries (40.9%). When all was said and done, the Yellow Jackets ended up shooting 27 for 57 from the field which gave them a rate of 47.4%. The Yellow Jackets permitted the Rattlers to make 24 out of 55 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 43.6% in this matchup. They wrapped up this game 41.2% from distance by going 7 out of 17 and finished the contest at 9 of 13 from the free throw line (69.2%). In reference to rebounds, Georgia Tech allowed Florida A&M to snag 25 in all (5 offensive).
Michael Devoe was pivotal for the Yellow Jackets for the game. He made 6 of 11 for this contest for a rate of 54.5%, which had him finishing with 15 points. Devoe grabbed 4 boards in his 37 minutes played and tallied 8 assists in this contest. One more player who was a determining factor for Georgia Tech was Bubba Parham. He finished with 13 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood via 5 of 11 shooting in the matchup. Parham ended the game having shot 45.5% from the floor and also contributing 3 dimes and 8 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Georgia Tech (-32.5)
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