Georgia Southern Eagles vs Davidson Wildcats Prediction, 12/11/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgia Southern Eagles vs Davidson Wildcats
Date: Friday, December 11, 2020
Location: John M. Belk Arena in Davidson, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Georgia Southern (+14.5)
The Georgia Southern Eagles (3-0) travel to John M. Belk Arena on Friday where they'll take on the Davidson Wildcats (2-2). The spread on this game has Davidson as 14.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 142.
Georgia Southern heads into this one with a mark of 3-0 for the year. They cough up possession 15.0 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 19.0 fouls per game. As a unit, Georgia Southern is pulling down 43.7 rebounds per contest and has racked up 49 dimes this season, which is 187th in college hoops in terms of passing. The Eagles are connecting on 30.4% on shots from downtown (17 of 56) and 51.3% from the free throw line. They average 86.7 points per outing (35th in college hoops) while shooting 53.2% from the field. On defense, the Eagles are forcing their opponents into 16.7 turnovers every game and they draw 22.3 fouls. They are currently ranked 107th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 40 surrendered on the year. The Eagles defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 43.0% (74 of 172) and they concede 31.0 rebounds per game as a squad. They are giving up 36.4% on three-point shots while they are 179th in college basketball in PPG allowed (71.0).
The Georgia Southern Eagles stepped onto the hardwood against the USC Upstate Spartans and took home the win by a score of 72-69 in their last contest. Georgia Southern walked away from the contest having earned a 46.7% field goal percentage (28 of 60) and converted 2 of their 17 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Eagles converted 14 of 27 tries for a rate of 51.9%. Concerning grabbing boards, they collected a total of 38 with 15 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 10 dimes for this game while having 12 steals and 4 blocks. Concerning defending, Georgia Southern allowed 46.7% from the field on 28 out of 60. USC Upstate earned 18 assists and 9 steals in this game. Additionally, the Spartans collected 30 boards (6 offensive, 24 defensive) and earned 4 blocks. USC Upstate finished the contest at 52.9% from the free throw line by converting 9 of their 17 tries. They made 10 out of their 19 attempts from distance.
Eric Boone is one player who was a contributor in this contest. He accounted for 13 points on 5 out of 14 shooting. He played for 34 minutes and collected 8 boards. Boone finished the game shooting 35.7% from the field and totaled 3 dimes. Another guy that was a factor in this contest for the Eagles was Elijah McCadden. He snagged 2 rebounds and also earned 4 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 44.4% from the field in this contest by shooting 4-of-9 (12 points). When the final whistle blew, McCadden saw the court for 33 minutes.
Davidson has a mark of 2-2 on the season. The Wildcats are committing 17.0 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 77.4% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 13.0 times per contest (187th in the nation) and they lose possession via turnover 11.3 times per game. Davidson has totaled 297 pts on the season (74.3 per contest) and they collect 32.8 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offense, the Wildcats are shooting 49.5% from the floor, which is 91st in college basketball. The Wildcats on the defensive end are ranked 187th in the nation in points allowed per game with 71.8. They give up 11.0 dimes and 28.8 rebounds per game, ranking them 81st and 18th in college hoops. The Davidson defense gives up 32.3% on shots from distance (30 of 93) and opponents are connecting on 72.9% of their foul shots. They are forcing 7.8 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.2% from the field (230th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the court, the Davidson Wildcats got the victory with a final of 77-73 against the UNLV Runnin' Rebels. The Wildcats earned 29 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 34 in the matchup. They also rejected 3 shots while getting 3 steals in this matchup. The Runnin' Rebels were called for 24 fouls for this contest which got the Wildcats to the free throw line for 31 attempts. They were able to knock down 25 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 80.6%. Pertaining to 3-pointers, Davidson converted 8 of their 22 tries (36.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Wildcats went 22 for 45 from the field which had them at 48.9%. The Wildcats allowed the Runnin' Rebels to make 24 out of their 58 attempts from the field which had them shooting 41.4% for the matchup. They finished 34.4% from beyond the arc by going 11 of 32 and finished the game at 14 of 18 at the free throw line (77.8%). Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Davidson allowed UNLV to snag 23 overall (4 offensive).
Kellan Grady was pivotal for the Wildcats for this game. He converted 7 of 12 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 58.3%, which had him finishing with 22 points. Grady grabbed 5 rebounds in his 38 mins played and added 3 assists in this matchup. Someone else that ended up coming through for Davidson was Hyunjung Lee. He scored 21 points in his 35 minutes played by going 7 out of 13 shooting for this game. Lee finished going 53.8% from the floor in addition to contributing 2 assists and 6 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Davidson (-14.5)
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