Georgia State Panthers vs Mercer Bears Prediction, 11/30/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgia State Panthers vs Mercer Bears
Date: Monday, November 30, 2020
Location: Hawkins Arena in Macon, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Georgia State (-3.5)
Hawkins Arena is the venue where and the Mercer Bears (2-0) will play the Georgia State Panthers (2-0) on Monday. The odds on this game have Georgia State as 3.5-point favorites. The total is set at 153.
Georgia State will play this contest with a record of 2-0 for the season. They currently have an average of 114.0 points per outing (2nd in the nation) on 51.8% from the floor. The Panthers are hitting 38.8% on shots from distance (26 of 67) and 53.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, Georgia State is snagging 58.5 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 38 assists on the year, which has them ranked 37th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 13.5 times per game and as a squad they are committing 24.0 personal fouls per contest. When they are on the defensive end, the Panthers are able to force 18.5 turnovers every game while drawing 20.5 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 247th in college hoops in giving up assists with 24 surrendered on the year. The Panthers defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 35.8% (58 of 162) and they relinquish 50.5 boards per contest as a squad. They are surrendering 27.7% on three-point shots and they are ranked 338th in the nation in PPG from their opponents (90.0).
The Georgia State Panthers faced the Toccoa Falls Screaming Eagles and notched a win by a score of 105-60 in their last contest. Georgia State walked away from the contest having earned a 56.2% field goal percentage (41 of 73) and buried 16 of 37 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Panthers buried 7 of their 14 tries for a rate of 50.0%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they earned 45 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 22 assists for this game as well as earning 8 steals and 5 blocks. When discussing defense, Georgia State allowed their opponent to shoot 56.2% from the floor on 41 of 73. Toccoa Falls distributed 12 assists and 3 steals for this game. In addition, the Screaming Eagles snagged 27 rebounds (6 offensive, 21 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Toccoa Falls ended up going 55.6% at the free throw line by knocking down 5 of their 9 shots. They also knocked down 11 of their 32 tries from beyond the arc.
Corey Allen is a player who was a factor in the matchup. He ended up scoring 18 points on 6 of 10 shooting. He played for 25 minutes and grabbed 3 rebounds. Allen finished the game at 60.0% from the floor and totaled 5 assists. One more player that came through in this contest for the Panthers was Justin Roberts. He totaled 4 rebounds and accumulated 6 dimes. He finished 90.0% from the floor in this contest by shooting 9-of-10 (23 points). When all was said and done, Roberts played for 22 min.
Mercer has a mark of 2-0 so far this season. Mercer has totaled 162 pts so far this season (81.0 per contest) and they pull in 41.0 boards per contest. The Bears are responsible for committing 13.0 fouls every game and they shoot 86.2% from the charity stripe. When it comes to executing on offense, the Bears are shooting 47.2% from the floor, which ranks them 84th in D-1. They are assisting teammates 20.5 times per contest (23rd in D-1) and they are turning it over 14.0 times per contest. The Bears are ranked 160th in college basketball in points given up per game with 60.5. They have forced 14.5 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 38.7% from the field (172nd in the nation). The Mercer defense surrenders 29.3% on three-point shots (12 of 41) and opponents are knocking down 65.0% of their free throw attempts. They give up 11.5 assists and 32.5 boards per contest, which is ranked 215th and 181st in those defensive categories.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Mercer Bears went home victorious with a score of 83-73 when they faced the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. The Bears were able to pull down 24 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 31 in the matchup. They also stuffed 4 shots while getting 8 steals for the contest. The Yellow Jackets had 15 fouls in the matchup which got the Bears to the free throw line for a total of 18 attempts. They were able to make 17 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 94.4%. With respect to three-point attempts, Mercer buried 12 of 25 tries (48.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Bears ended up going 27 for 61 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.3%. The Bears allowed the Yellow Jackets to bury 28 out of their 61 attempts from the field which had them at 45.9% in this contest. They finished 33.3% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 8 of 24 and walked away from this one shooting 9 out of 11 at the free throw line (81.8%). When it comes to rebounding, Mercer allowed Georgia Tech to snag 32 in total (7 on the offensive side).
Felipe Haase played a lot for the Bears for this game. He made 6 of 16 in the matchup for a rate of 37.5%, which got him 17 points. Haase snagged 5 boards in his 36 minutes and had 3 assists in this contest. One more player that ended up playing a role for Mercer was Neftali Alvarez. He notched 17 points in 36 minutes played by way of 3 out of 12 shooting for this game. Alvarez finished going 25.0% from the floor in addition to contributing 9 assists and 8 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Georgia State (-3.5)
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