High Point Panthers vs UNC Asheville Bulldogs Prediction, 12/11/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: High Point Panthers vs UNC Asheville Bulldogs
Date: Friday, December 11, 2020
Location: Kimmel Arena in Asheville, NC
Odds/Point Spread: High Point (+5)
The UNC Asheville Bulldogs (1-2) host the High Point Panthers (1-2) at Kimmel Arena on Friday. The spread on this game has UNC Asheville as 5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 146.
High Point heads into this contest with a mark of 1-2 so far this season. The Panthers are shooting 38.6% on shots from 3-point land (17 of 44) and 71.3% from the free throw line. They are averaging 77.7 points per game (113th in Division 1) while hitting 47.0% from the field. They are losing possession via turnover 9.3 times per game and as a unit they are committing 17.3 personal fouls per game. As a unit, High Point is snagging 30.0 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 36 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 250th in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. On defense, the Panthers are forcing their opponents into 11.7 turnovers per game while drawing 19.7 fouls. They are 166th in Division 1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 50 relinquished for the season. The Panthers defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 46.6% (83 of 178) and they surrender 31.3 boards per game as a team. They surrender 34.6% on three-point shots and they are ranked 250th in D-1 in PPG allowed (77.3).
The High Point Panthers faced off with the North Florida Ospreys and walked away with a win by a score of 85-74 in their last contest. High Point wrapped up the game having earned a 46.2% field goal percentage (30 of 65) and made 3 of their 12 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Panthers buried 22 of their 33 shots for a percentage of 66.7%. Pertaining to rebounding, they collected a total of 32 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 18 assists for this contest while having 8 steals and 5 blocks. Concerning the defense, High Point let their opponent shoot 46.2% from the floor on 30 of 65. North Florida recorded 19 dimes and 2 steals for this game. Furthurmore, the Ospreys grabbed 36 boards (10 offensive, 26 defensive) and got 5 blocked shots. North Florida finished 71.4% at the free throw line by making 10 of 14 attempts. They also converted 8 of their 25 attempts from beyond the arc.
Lydell Elmore is a player who saw a lot of action for this game. He recorded 21 points on 10 out of 15 shooting. He played 31 minutes played and also collected 6 rebounds. Elmore ended up going 66.7% from the field and earned 2 assists. One more player that saw a lot of action in the matchup for the Panthers was John-Michael Wright. He snagged 6 boards and also collected 3 dimes. He finished shooting 44.4% from the floor in the game by shooting 8-of-18 (23 points). When the final whistle blew, Wright played 30 minutes.
UNC Asheville has a mark of 1-2 on the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Bulldogs are shooting 47.7% from the floor, which ranks them 110th in the nation. UNC Asheville has 226 pts on the season (75.3 per contest) and they average 39.0 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 13.7 times per contest (163rd in the country) and they are turning it over 18.7 times per game. The Bulldogs commit 22.7 fouls per game while shooting 57.1% from the charity stripe. The Bulldogs on the defensive end are ranked 185th in the nation in points per game surrendered with 71.7. They have allowed 12.0 dimes and 37.0 total rebounds per game, which ranks 125th and 203rd in college hoops. The UNC Asheville defense concedes 21.1% on shots from behind the 3-point line (12 of 57) and their opponents are knocking down 75.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing 15.7 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 41.8% from the field (145th in D-1).
When they last played, the UNC Asheville Bulldogs walked away with a victory by a final of 77-56 when they played the South Carolina State Bulldogs. The Bulldogs snagged 26 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 37 in this contest. They blocked 7 tries while earning 9 steals for this game. The Bulldogs were called for 21 fouls in this contest which took the Bulldogs to the free throw line for 20 shots. They were able to make 10 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 50.0%. When talking about shooting from 3-point land, UNC Asheville converted 9 of their 22 attempts (40.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Bulldogs ended up shooting 29 out of 56 from the field which gave them a percentage of 51.8%. The Bulldogs permitted the Bulldogs to knock down 23 of their 62 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.1% for the contest. They finished 15.0% from beyond the arc by shooting 3 out of 20 and finished the contest at 7 of 12 at the free throw line (58.3%). Regarding rebounding, UNC Asheville allowed South Carolina State to pull down 31 in total (9 offensive).
Tajion Jones ended up having an impact for the Bulldogs for the matchup. He made 8 out of 14 for the game for a rate of 57.1%, which got him 24 points. Jones snagged 6 boards in his 32 minutes and added 2 dimes for the matchup. Someone else that was pivotal for UNC Asheville was Evan Clayborne. He totaled 15 points in 25 minutes on the court via 7 of 8 from the floor for the game. Clayborne ended the game having shot 87.5% from the floor and also earning 2 assists and 5 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take UNC Asheville (-5) and over 146 points
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