Fairleigh Dickinson Knights vs Providence Friars Prediction, 12/5/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Fairleigh Dickinson Knights vs Providence Friars
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: Providence Alumni Hall in Providence, RI
Odds/Point Spread: Fairleigh Dickinson (+18.5)
The Providence Friars (2-2) play the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (0-3) at Providence Alumni Hall on Saturday. Fairleigh Dickinson opens this contest as 18.5-point dogs. The over/under opens at 145.5.
Fairleigh Dickinson heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 0-3 so far this season. The Knights are hitting 30.4% on shots from distance (17 of 56) and 65.1% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 66.3 pts per contest (211th in college basketball) while going 41.4% from the field. They are turning it over 16.3 times per game and as a team they are committing 17.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Fairleigh Dickinson is snagging 32.0 boards per game and has accounted for 33 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 162nd in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end of the court, the Knights have forced 13.0 turnovers per game and they draw 16.7 fouls. They give up 31.4% on 3-point attempts and they are 259th in the country in points per game from their opponents (84.3). The Knights defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 48.7% (96 of 197) and they concede 41.0 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They rank 254th in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 54 surrendered on the season.
The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights faced off with the Hofstra Pride and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 73-58 in their last game. Fairleigh Dickinson ended the contest with a 41.8% field goal percentage (23 out of 55) and converted 7 out of their 21 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Knights buried 5 of their 9 tries for a percentage of 55.6%. In the matter of pulling down boards, they collected a total of 29 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 9 assists for the matchup while earning 5 steals and 5 blocked shots. In relation to defending, Fairleigh Dickinson allowed their opponent to shoot 41.8% from the floor on 23 out of 55. Hofstra doled out 18 assists and 9 steals for this game. Moreover, the Pride grabbed 39 boards (14 offensive, 25 defensive) and got 5 blocked shots. Hofstra walked away from this one shooting 73.3% at the charity stripe by knocking down 11 of their 15 tries. They knocked down 6 of 27 attempts from beyond the arc.
Jahlil Jenkins is a guy who was a major contributor in the game. He ended up scoring 17 points on 8 of 19 shooting. He was on the court for 39 mins played and totaled 4 rebounds. Jenkins finished shooting 42.1% from the floor and dished out 3 dimes. An additional guy that saw a lot of time on the hardwood in this contest for the Knights was Brandon Rush. He collected 5 rebounds and also had 2 dimes. He finished the contest at 45.5% from the field for the game by hitting 5-of-11 (16 points). At the conclusion of this game, Rush played 33 min.
Providence has a mark of 2-2 for the season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Friars are shooting 43.5% from the field, which is 221st in college basketball. Providence has accounted for 289 pts this season (72.3 per game) and they snag 34.3 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 12.3 times per contest (191st in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 8.3 times per game. The Friars are committing 19.5 personal fouls per game and they hit 71.4% from the free throw line. The Friars on the defensive end are ranked 165th in college hoops in points given up per game with 71.3. They are able to force 12.0 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 42.7% from the field (158th in college basketball). The Providence defense gives up 34.2% on 3-point shots (27 of 79) and their opposition makes 74.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 11.0 assists and 38.5 rebounds per contest, which is 83rd and 202nd in Division 1.
In their last game, the Providence Friars took a defeat with a final score of 88-71 against the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Friars pulled down 19 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 26 in the matchup. They also blocked 3 attempts while earning 9 steals in this contest. The Crimson Tide were called for 23 fouls in this game which took the Friars to the charity stripe for a total of 27 shots. They were able to make 20 of those for a percentage of 74.1%. With regard to shots from 3-point land, Providence made 5 out of 23 attempts (21.7%). In all, the Friars walked away from this one shooting 23 out of 55 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.8%. The Friars permitted the Crimson Tide to make 29 of 62 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 46.8% for the matchup. They finished 41.4% from three-point range by shooting 12 out of 29 and finished the contest at 18 of 23 at the free throw line (78.3%). When talking about cleaning the glass, Providence allowed Alabama to collect 38 in total (13 on the offensive glass).
David Duke was important for the Friars in the game. He made 5 of 13 in this game giving him a rate of 38.5%, which gave him 19 points. Duke snagged 4 boards in his 38 mins and had 6 dimes for this contest. Someone else who was a determining factor for Providence was Nate Watson. He left the arena with 17 points in 19 minutes on the court by way of 6 of 8 from the floor in the matchup. Watson ended up shooting 75.0% from the field while also earning 2 assists and 3 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Providence (-18.5) and under 145.5 points
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