Florida Atlantic Owls vs Stetson Hatters Prediction, 12/15/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Atlantic Owls vs Stetson Hatters
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Location: Edmunds Center in Deland, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Florida Atlantic (-3)
The Stetson Hatters (0-4) play the Florida Atlantic Owls (3-2) at Edmunds Center on Tuesday. Florida Atlantic opens this game as 3-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 134.
Florida Atlantic steps onto the court with a record of 3-2 for the campaign. They are giving up possession 12.8 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 17.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Florida Atlantic is collecting 42.2 boards per game and has accounted for 81 dimes this season, which ranks 82nd in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Owls are shooting 39.9% on three-point shots (57 of 143) and 69.0% from the free throw line. They average 81.2 points per outing (63rd in D-1) while going 45.9% from the field. On the defensive end, the Owls are able to force 17.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 15.8 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 35.8% on 3-point attempts and they rank 49th in college basketball in opponents PPG (62.0). The Owls are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 39.4% (110 of 279) and they relinquish 33.6 rebounds per contest as a team. They are ranked 104th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 46 conceded on the campaign.
The Florida Atlantic Owls played the North Florida Ospreys and notched a win by a score of 79-77 in their last contest. Florida Atlantic walked away from the game with a 47.7% field goal percentage (31 of 65) and made 6 of 13 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Owls converted 11 of 21 tries for a percentage of 52.4%. When discussing hauling in boards, they earned 35 with 14 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 14 assists for the game as well as having 8 steals and 2 blocks. Concerning defending, Florida Atlantic allowed their opponent to shoot 47.7% from the floor on 31 out of 65. North Florida doled out 17 dimes and 2 steals in this contest. Additionally, the Ospreys snagged 27 rebounds (2 offensive, 25 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. North Florida finished 66.7% from the free throw line by converting 4 of their 6 tries. They also made 15 of their 33 attempts from long range.
Bryan Greenlee is a guy who was important for this contest. He had 11 points on 5 of 11 shooting. He played for 34 mins played and snagged 5 rebounds. Greenlee finished shooting 45.5% from the floor and dished out 2 dimes. Another guy that played a role in the game for the Owls was Jailyn Ingram. He pulled down 10 rebounds and accounted for 5 dimes. He finished the game shooting 35.7% from the floor for this game by shooting 5-of-14 (13 points). In all, Ingram was on the court for 33 min.
Stetson has a record of 0-4 for the year. On the offensive side of the court, the Hatters are hitting on 34.1% from the field, which has them ranked 346th in Division 1. Stetson has earned 223 pts this season (55.8 per game) and they grab 33.3 boards per game. They are earning an assist 11.3 times per contest (271st in D-1) and they turn it over 17.0 times per game. The Hatters commit 19.3 fouls every game while shooting 63.2% from the charity stripe. The Hatters on the defensive end are ranked 252nd in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 76.3. They are able to force 11.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 43.0% from the field (178th in college basketball). The Stetson defense gives up 37.6% on three-point shots (32 of 85) and opponents are making 74.2% of their free throw attempts. They give up 17.3 dimes and 42.5 rebounds per contest, which is 293rd and 301st in Division 1.
When they last stepped on the court, the Stetson Hatters walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 73-62 against the USF Bulls. The Hatters earned 18 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards totaling 22 for the game. They blocked 3 tries while earning 3 steals for the game. The Bulls were called for 17 fouls for this contest which got the Hatters to the charity stripe for 18 attempts. They were able to knock down 14 of those for a rate of 77.8%. Regarding shots from downtown, Stetson knocked down 8 out of their 28 attempts (28.6%). At the conclusion of this game, the Hatters walked away from this one shooting 20 out of 52 from the floor which had them at 38.5%. The Hatters allowed the Bulls to make 26 out of their 55 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.3% in the game. They shot 44.4% from 3-point land by shooting 8 out of 18 and finished the contest at 13 out of 24 from the free throw line (54.2%). In relation to how they attacked the glass, Stetson permitted South Florida to collect 41 in total (12 on the offensive glass).
Chase Johnston played big minutes for the Hatters in the matchup. He buried 3 out of 10 for this game for a field goal percentage of 30.0%, which gave him 13 points. Johnston collected 7 rebounds in his 31 minutes and earned 2 assists for the contest. Another guy who was a determining factor for Stetson was Rob Perry. He left the arena with 15 points in 30 minutes played via 4 out of 12 shooting in this matchup. Perry finished going 33.3% from the floor while earning 3 assists and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Florida Atlantic (-3)
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