Indiana Hoosiers vs Providence Friars Prediction, 11/30/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Hoosiers vs Providence Friars
Date: Monday, November 30, 2020
Location: Harrah's Cherokee Center in Asheville, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana (-2.5)
The Indiana Hoosiers (1-0) travel to Harrah's Cherokee Center on Monday where they'll meet the Providence Friars (1-0). Indiana opens this contest as 2.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 139.
Indiana comes into this one with a mark of 1-0 on the campaign. The Hoosiers are hitting 26.3% from downtown (5 of 19) and 45.5% from the free throw line. They are averaging 89 points per contest (42nd in college basketball) while going 56.9% from the field. They are giving up possession 8 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 11 fouls per game. As a unit, Indiana is pulling in 36.0 rebounds per contest and has earned 22 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 139th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. On defense, the Hoosiers are forcing 20 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17 personal fouls. They rank 127th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 9 relinquished for the year. The Hoosiers defense is allowing a FG percentage of 40.4% (23 of 57) and they relinquish 33.0 rebounds per contest as a squad. They concede 20.0% on 3-pointers while they are 150th in college basketball in points per game allowed (59.0).
The Indiana Hoosiers stepped onto the hardwood against the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles and walked away with a win by a score of 89-59 in their last contest. Indiana ended the contest having earned a 56.9% field goal percentage (37 of 65) and buried 5 of their 19 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Hoosiers converted 10 of 22 attempts for a percentage of 45.5%. When it comes to rebounding, they earned a total of 32 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 22 assists for this game as well as earning 9 steals and 4 blocks. Regarding the defense, Indiana allowed 56.9% from the field on 37 out of 65. Tennessee Tech doled out 9 dimes and 3 steals for the contest. Additionally, the Golden Eagles snagged 31 boards (7 offensive, 24 defensive) and earned 4 blocked shots. Tennessee Tech shot 72.7% from the charity stripe by converting 8 of 11 tries. They also converted 5 of 25 shots from 3-point land.
Trayce Jackson-Davis is one guy who was a major contributor in this contest. He ended up walking away with 26 points on 10 out of 16 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 30 minutes and grabbed 11 rebounds. Jackson-Davis ended up going 62.5% from the field and also dished out 3 assists. One more player that had an impact in this matchup for the Hoosiers was Aljami Durham. He totaled 6 rebounds and also accounted for 4 assists. He finished the game shooting 44.4% from the floor in this game by shooting 4-of-9 (9 points). When the game finished, Durham saw the court for 28 minutes.
Providence has a win-loss record of 1-0 for the campaign. As an offensive unit, the Friars are hitting on 48.6% from the floor, which is ranked 70th in college basketball. Providence has earned 97 points on the year and they collect 44 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 21 times per game (19th in the country) and they turn it over 7 times per game. The Friars have committed 23.0 personal fouls every game while shooting 75.9% from the free throw line. The Friars on defense are ranked 130th in D-1 in points given up per game with 56.0. They give up 6.0 dimes and 30.0 boards every game, which has them ranked 115th and 151st in the country. The Providence defense surrenders 13.3% from downtown (2 of 15) and their opponents are making 66.7% of their free throw attempts. They are able to force 15 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 37.3% from the field (155th in D-1).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Providence Friars got the victory with a final of 97-56 against the Fairfield Stags. The Friars were able to collect 26 defensive boards and 16 offensive boards for a total of 42 in this contest. They blocked 3 attempts while getting 7 steals in this matchup. The Stags earned 22 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Friars to the free throw line for a total of 29 tries. They were able to make 22 of the free throw tries for a rate of 75.9%. In the matter of 3-pointers, Providence buried 7 of their 16 attempts (43.8%). When the final whistle was blown, the Friars went 34 out of 70 from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.6%. The Friars allowed the Stags to make 19 out of their 51 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 37.3% for this game. They finished 13.3% from 3-point land by shooting 2 of 15 and ended up going 16 out of 24 from the free throw line (66.7%). In regard to how they rebounded, Providence permitted Fairfield to get 26 in total (6 on the offensive glass).
Nate Watson was important for the Friars for this game. He made 8 out of 11 for this contest for a rate of 72.7%, which had him finishing with 23 points. Watson grabbed 10 boards in his 27 minutes played and totaled 3 dimes in this matchup. One more player who was a determining factor for Providence was A.J. Reeves. He was able to score 14 points in 27 minutes on the hardwood via 5 out of 12 shooting in this matchup. Reeves ended the game having shot 41.7% from the floor while contributing 2 dimes and 2 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Providence (+2.5) and over 139 points
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