Idaho Vandals vs Sacramento State Hornets Prediction, 12/3/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Idaho Vandals vs Sacramento State Hornets
Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020
Location: The Nest in Sacramento, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Idaho (+10)
The Idaho Vandals (0-0) travel to The Nest on Thursday where they'll take on the Sacramento State Hornets (1-0). Sacramento State opens this contest as 10-point favorites. The O/U opens at 136.5.
Idaho comes into this contest after finishing with a win-loss record of 8-24 last season. The Vandals shot 33.7% on three-point attempts (156 of 463) and 67.5% from the charity stripe. They averaged 65.2 points per outing (215th in the nation) while shooting 44.0% from the field. They gave up possession 14.1 times per game and as a basketball team committed 17.3 fouls per game. As a basketball team, Idaho collected 33.8 rebounds per game and racked up 384 dimes last season, which was 3rd in the nation in terms of passing. On defense, the Vandals were able to force their opponents into 11.2 turnovers per contest and they drew 16.7 fouls. They conceded 32.9% on 3-point attempts and they were ranked 174th in D-1 in points per game allowed (72.8). The Vandals defensively gave up a shooting percentage of 45.1% (859 of 1,903) and they surrendered 34.3 rebounds per game as a team. They were 276th in the nation in allowing assists to their opponents with 453 surrendered over the course of last year.
The Idaho Vandals stepped onto the hardwood against the Southern Utah Thunderbirds and ended up losing by a score of 75-69 in their last game. Idaho ended with a 42.6% FG percentage (23 out of 54) and made 6 of 16 3-point shots. When shot from the charity stripe, the Vandals buried 17 of 24 shots for a percentage of 70.8%. When discussing getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 31 with 7 of them being offensive. They also recorded 6 dimes in this contest as well as earning 3 steals and 2 rejections. With respect to the defense, Idaho allowed the other team to shoot 42.6% from the field on 23 of 54. Southern Utah distributed 12 dimes and 6 steals in this game. Moreover, the Thunderbirds collected 29 rebounds (6 offensive, 23 defensive) and got 2 blocks. Southern Utah finished 66.7% from the free throw line by making 16 of their 24 attempts. They also buried 7 out of their 17 tries from long range.
Trevon Allen is one player who was important for the game. He notched 35 points on 11 out of 23 shooting. He saw the court for 38 mins and totaled 8 rebounds. Allen finished the game shooting 47.8% from the field and also recorded 2 assists. An additional guy that came through in the game for the Vandals was Damen Thacker. He collected 9 rebounds and also earned 2 dimes. He ended up shooting 33.3% from the floor in this game by shooting 2-of-6 (6 points). In all, Thacker played 33 minutes.
Sacramento State has a win-loss mark of 1-0 on the year. The Hornets are responsible for committing 13 fouls per contest while shooting 63.0% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 23 times per contest (12th in college hoops) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13 times per game. Sacramento State has tallied 101 pts for the campaign and they grab 51 boards per contest. When it comes to offense, the Hornets are connecting on 56.9% from the floor, which is ranked 90th in the country. The Hornets defensively are ranked 31st in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 57. They are able to force 15 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 36.4% from the field (42nd in college hoops). The Sacramento State defense gives up 32.1% on three-point shots (9 of 28) and opponents are making 80.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 10 dimes and 20 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks 65th and 3rd in those categories.
When they last stepped on the court, the Sacramento State Hornets went home victorious with a score of 101-57 when they faced the Bethesda Flames. The Hornets recorded 27 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive rebounds for a total of 43 in this matchup. They rejected 4 attempts while recording 5 steals for this game. The Flames had 22 fouls for the game which got the Hornets to the charity stripe for a total of 27 attempts. They were able to make 17 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 63.0%. When discussing 3-pointers, Sacramento State knocked down 10 of 26 attempts (38.5%). Overall, the Hornets ended up shooting 37 out of 65 from the field which had them at 56.9%. The Hornets allowed the Flames to knock down 20 of their 55 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 36.4% in this game. They went 32.1% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 9 out of 28 and finished the game at 8 out of 10 at the free throw line (80.0%). When discussing team rebounding, Sacramento State permitted Bethesda to get 17 in total (1 on the offensive side).
William FitzPatrick was pivotal for the Hornets in the matchup. He knocked down 5 of 12 in this game for a field goal percentage of 41.7%, which gave him 14 points. FitzPatrick snagged 3 rebounds in his 31 minutes and had 4 assists for the game. Someone else who saw a lot of action for Sacramento State was Bryce Fowler. He ended up scoring 16 points in his 28 minutes played by way of 6 out of 11 shooting in this matchup. Fowler ended up shooting 54.5% from the floor while also contributing 5 dimes and 5 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Idaho (+10)
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