Florida Atlantic Owls vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks Prediction, 11/27/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Atlantic Owls vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks
Date: Friday, November 27, 2020
Location: Mitchell Center in Mobile, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Florida Atlantic (-4.5)
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks (13-19 last year) play the Florida Atlantic Owls (17-15 last season) at Mitchell Center on Friday. Florida Atlantic opens this contest as 4.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 135.5.
Florida Atlantic will enter this game after finishing with a mark of 17-15 last year. The Owls shot 32.7% on three-point shots (266 of 813) and 70.3% from the charity stripe. They averaged 71.1 points per game (178th in Division 1) while hitting 42.6% from the floor. They gave up possession 13.3 times per contest and as a group committed 16.9 personal fouls every game. As a team, Florida Atlantic pulled down 36.5 boards per game and had 391 dimes last season, which ranked 234th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. When they were on defense, the Owls forced their opponents into 15.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.4 personal fouls. They were ranked 134th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 376 surrendered last season. The Owls defense allowed an opponent shooting percentage of 44.0% (806 of 1,832) and they relinquished 35.1 boards per contest as a squad. They relinquished 33.9% on 3-pointers while they were 180th in the country in points per game allowed (69.4).
The Florida Atlantic Owls played the South Alabama Jaguars and went home with a loss by a final score of 68-66 in their last contest. Florida Atlantic finished with a 37.7% FG percentage (23 out of 61) and buried 13 of their 36 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the free throw line, the Owls knocked down 7 of 10 shots for a percentage of 70.0%. With respect to grabbing boards, they earned 28 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 13 assists in the game in addition to getting 10 steals and 3 rejections. Pertaining to the defense, Florida Atlantic allowed the other team to go 37.7% from the floor on 23 of 61. South Alabama recorded 7 assists and 8 steals for the contest. Furthurmore, the Jaguars grabbed 29 rebounds (3 offensive, 26 defensive) and got 3 blocks. South Alabama ended up going 70.0% from the free throw line by making 14 of their 20 tries. They also made 8 of their 15 shots from beyond the arc.
Bryan Greenlee is someone who was important for this game. He scored 25 points on 7 out of 13 shooting. He was on the court for 37 mins played and also collected 2 rebounds. Greenlee shot 53.8% from the field and also recorded 5 assists. One more player that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Owls was Kenan Blackshear. He collected 7 rebounds and also earned 3 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the floor in this contest by going 6-of-12 (15 points). When the final whistle blew, Blackshear saw the court for 31 minutes.
Jacksonville State had a win-loss record of 13-19 last season. The Gamecocks were responsible for committing 15.8 fouls per contest and they hit 69.1% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists was at 13.7 times per contest (123rd in college hoops) and they turned the ball over 14.1 times per game. Jacksonville State totaled 2,294 points over the course of last season (71.7 per contest) and they grabbed 36.4 boards per game. As an offense, the Gamecocks shot 44.6% from the floor, which was ranked 129th in the nation. The Gamecocks on the defensive end were ranked 175th in the nation in PPG surrendered with 69.3. They forced their opponents into 14.2 TO's per game and let teams shoot 45.1% from the floor (290th in the nation). The Jacksonville State defense allowed 32.6% from downtown (225 of 690) and their opponents converted on 69.2% of their free throw attempts. They surrendered 13.7 dimes and 32.5 boards every game, which was ranked 258th and 63rd in college basketball.
When they last played, the Jacksonville State Gamecocks went home defeated by a final of 81-57 when they played the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Gamecocks were able to collect 28 defensive boards and 18 offensive rebounds for a total of 46 for the game. They rejected 2 shots while recording 5 steals for the matchup. The Crimson Tide were called for 17 fouls in this matchup which got the Gamecocks to the free throw line for a total of 17 attempts. They were able to bury 10 of the free throws for a clip of 58.8%. With regard to shots from 3-point land, Jacksonville State converted 9 of their 32 attempts (28.1%). Overall, the Gamecocks finished the game shooting 19 out of 69 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 27.5%. The Gamecocks allowed the Crimson Tide to bury 30 out of 77 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 39.0% in the game. They finished 22.6% from 3-point land by going 7 of 31 and finished the contest at 14 out of 20 from the free throw line (70.0%). When discussing rebounding, Jacksonville State permitted Alabama to snag 50 in total (19 on the offensive glass).
Amanze Ngumezi ended up being important for the Gamecocks in this game. He made 3 out of 8 for the matchup for a rate of 37.5%, which gave him 8 points. Ngumezi grabbed 4 rebounds in his 12 minutes and totaled 2 dimes in this matchup. Someone else that ended up coming through for Jacksonville State was Kayne Henry. He racked up 7 points in his 20 minutes played by way of 2 of 12 from the floor in the game. Henry finished going 16.7% from the floor as well as collecting 3 assists and 6 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Jacksonville State (+4.5)
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