Duquesne Dukes vs Winthrop Eagles Prediction, 12/4/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Duquesne Dukes vs Winthrop Eagles
Date: Friday, December 4, 2020
Location: KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY
Odds/Point Spread: Duquesne (-4)
KFC Yum! Center is the venue where and the Winthrop Eagles (1-0) will play the Duquesne Dukes (1-1) on Friday. Winthrop opens this contest as 4-point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 152.5.
Duquesne heads into this contest with a record of 1-1 for the season. They lose possession via turnover 15.0 times per game and as a team are committing 18.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Duquesne is pulling in 34.0 boards per game and has accounted for 18 assists this year, which is 236th in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Dukes are shooting 28.3% on shots from 3-point land (13 of 46) and 75.5% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 73.5 points per game (152nd in college hoops) while hitting 42.0% from the field. On the defensive end, the Dukes are forcing 19.5 turnovers every game and they draw 21.0 personal fouls. The Dukes defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 49.1% (57 of 116) and they concede 36.5 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They rank 149th in D-1 in allowing assists with 33 conceded for the year. They are surrendering 34.3% on shots from distance while they are 169th in college basketball in points per game allowed (72.0).
The Duquesne Dukes faced the UNC Greensboro Spartans and went home with a win by a final score of 81-68 in their last contest. Duquesne ended the game having earned a 46.3% FG percentage (25 of 54) and made 6 of 17 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Dukes made 25 of their 33 tries for a rate of 75.8%. Regarding pulling down boards, they compiled 33 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 9 dimes for this game in addition to earning 10 steals and 2 rejections. In reference to defending, Duquesne allowed 46.3% from the field on 25 of 54. UNC Greensboro recorded 15 dimes and 5 steals for this game. Additionally, the Spartans grabbed 33 boards (12 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 2 rejections. UNC Greensboro finished the game at 33.3% from the free throw line by burying 3 of 9 attempts. They converted 9 out of their 25 attempts from distance.
Sincere Carry is one player who was important in the matchup. He racked up 15 points on 3 out of 8 shooting. He saw the court for 33 minutes and totaled 4 rebounds. Carry finished the game at 37.5% from the floor and distributed 5 assists. Someone else that was a major factor in this matchup for the Dukes was Tavian Dunn-Martin. He snagged 3 rebounds and earned 2 dimes. He finished 71.4% from the floor in the matchup by hitting 5-of-7 (21 points). When the final whistle was blown, Dunn-Martin played 28 min.
Winthrop has a record of 1-0 this year. The Eagles are responsible for committing 18 fouls per contest and they shoot 67.6% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 11 times per contest (225th in college hoops) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 18.0 times per game. Winthrop has earned 75 points this season and they collect 41 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Eagles are connecting on 40.7% from the floor, which ranks 274th in the nation. The Eagles defensively are ranked 112th in the country in PPG given up with 67.0. They relinquish 11 assists and 44 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 104th and 265th in college basketball. The Winthrop defense gives up 24.1% on shots from beyond the arc (7 of 29) and opponents are making 77.8% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 20 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 34.3% from the field (25th in D-1).
In their last game, the Winthrop Eagles got the victory with a final of 75-67 when they faced the UNC Greensboro Spartans. The Eagles pulled down 31 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 40 for the contest. They also blocked 2 tries while getting 10 steals for this contest. The Spartans earned 28 fouls in this game which took the Eagles to the charity stripe for a total of 37 tries. They were able to knock down 25 of them for a rate of 67.6%. With regard to shots from downtown, Winthrop buried 6 of their 15 attempts (40.0%). When the game finished, the Eagles ended up shooting 22 out of 54 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 40.7%. The Eagles permitted the Spartans to convert 23 of 67 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 34.3% in this matchup. They finished shooting 24.1% from distance by going 7 of 29 and ended up going 14 out of 18 at the charity stripe (77.8%). Regarding cleaning the glass, Winthrop allowed UNC Greensboro to get 42 overall (13 on the offensive glass).
Chandler Vaudrin ended up having an impact for the Eagles for the matchup. He made 3 out of 5 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 60.0%, which had him sitting at 14 points. Vaudrin pulled down 8 rebounds in his 37 minutes and accounted for 7 dimes in the matchup. Someone else that ended up coming through for Winthrop was Adonis Arms. He was able to score 14 points in his 24 minutes played by going 3 of 8 from the floor in this contest. Arms ended the game having shot 37.5% from the field while also earning 2 assists and 4 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Duquesne (-4)
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