Dixie State Trailblazers vs Denver Pioneers Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dixie State Trailblazers vs Denver Pioneers
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Hamilton Gymnasium in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Dixie State (+3.5)
The Dixie State Trailblazers (2-0) travel to Hamilton Gymnasium on Saturday where they'll take on the Denver Pioneers (1-2). The spread on this game has Denver as 3.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 143.5.
Dixie State will take the court with a record of 2-0 on the campaign. The Trailblazers are shooting 33.3% on shots beyond the perimeter (13 of 39) and 67.6% from the free throw line. They average 80.0 points per contest (83rd in college basketball) while hitting 46.9% from the field. They lose possession via turnover 13.0 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 21.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Dixie State is snagging 44.0 rebounds per game and has accumulated 33 assists so far this season, which ranks 266th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end, the Trailblazers are forcing 16.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.5 fouls. They concede 18.9% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 44th in college hoops in points per game allowed (60.5). The Trailblazers defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 38.8% (45 of 116) and they concede 36.0 boards per game as a unit. They are 28th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 20 surrendered on the campaign.
The Dixie State Trailblazers stepped onto the hardwood against the Saint Katherine Firebirds and earned the victory with a final of 86-48 in their last game. Dixie State ended the contest with a 47.9% FG percentage (34 of 71) and made 12 of their 29 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the free throw line, the Trailblazers converted 6 of their 10 attempts for a percentage of 60.0%. With respect to hauling in rebounds, they collected 45 with 13 of them being offensive. They also dished out 22 dimes for this game while earning 6 steals and 4 blocks. With respect to defense, Dixie State allowed the other team to shoot 47.9% from the floor on 34 of 71. Saint Katherine distributed 8 assists and 6 steals for the game. Furthurmore, the Firebirds pulled down 29 rebounds (9 offensive, 20 defensive) and added 4 rejections. Saint Katherine went 76.9% at the charity stripe by converting 10 of 13 shots. They also converted 0 out of their 18 tries from beyond the arc.
Jacob Nicolds is one guy who saw a lot of action in the matchup. He scored 14 points on 6 of 8 shooting. He played 18 minutes played and also pulled down 9 rebounds. Nicolds finished 75.0% from the floor and dished out 2 assists. Another guy that was a contributor in the matchup for the Trailblazers was Jarod Greene. He pulled down 9 rebounds and also had 2 dimes. He finished the contest at 75.0% from the field in this contest by shooting 6-of-8 (12 points). When all was said and done, Greene was on the court for 16 min.
Denver has a mark of 1-2 for the season. The Pioneers are responsible for committing 15.3 fouls every game and they hit 72.9% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 13.0 times per game (197th in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 14.3 times per contest. Denver has accounted for 206 pts so far this season (68.7 per contest) and they pull in 35.0 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Pioneers are connecting on 45.1% from the floor, which ranks them 187th in the country. The Pioneers defensively are ranked 248th in D-1 in PPG given up with 77.3. The Denver defense surrenders 34.7% on 3-point attempts (34 of 98) and opponents are making 62.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 14.3 dimes and 34.7 total boards per game, ranking them 216th and 128th in those categories on the defensive end. They are able to force 10.7 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 45.9% from the field (249th in the nation).
In their last game, the Denver Pioneers went home defeated by a final of 83-61 when they faced the Wyoming Cowboys. The Pioneers were able to collect 24 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 35 for the contest. They also blocked 2 attempts while getting 7 steals in this game. The Cowboys were called for 23 fouls for this contest which took the Pioneers to the charity stripe for 25 shots. They were able to convert 19 of those for a percentage of 76.0%. Concerning three-point shots, Denver made 4 of their 12 attempts (33.3%). When all was said and done, the Pioneers finished 19 for 48 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.6%. The Pioneers permitted the Cowboys to make 33 out of 67 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.3% in this contest. They finished shooting 33.3% from three-point range by shooting 10 out of 30 and finished the contest at 7 out of 11 at the free throw line (63.6%). When talking about how they attacked the glass, Denver permitted Wyoming to pull down 30 in total (11 offensive).
Tristan Green played big minutes for the Pioneers in this contest. He converted only 1 out of 3 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 33.3%, which earned him 5 points. Green snagged 8 boards in his 34 mins played and earned 2 assists for this contest. An additional guy that ended up being a major factor for Denver was Jase Townsend. He totaled 10 points in his 27 minutes played by way of 2 of 10 shooting for this contest. Townsend ended up shooting 20.0% from the floor as well as contributing 2 assists and 4 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dixie State (+3.5)
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