Jackson State Tigers vs Bradley Braves Prediction, 12/17/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Jackson State Tigers vs Bradley Braves
Date: Thursday, December 17, 2020
Location: Carver Arena in Peoria, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Jackson State (+15.5)
The Bradley Braves (4-2) host the Jackson State Tigers (0-2) at Carver Arena on Thursday. The spread on this game has Bradley as 15.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 132.
Jackson State enters this game with a mark of 0-2 so far this year. The Tigers are hitting 35.3% on three-point shots (12 of 34) and 75.0% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 52.0 pts per game (320th in Division 1) while shooting 33.3% from the field. They are turning it over 22.0 times per contest and as a group are committing 23.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Jackson State is pulling in 32.0 rebounds per contest and has 16 assists this year, which is 314th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end, the Tigers are able to force 13.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.0 personal fouls. They relinquish 41.0% on three-point shots and they are 291st in college hoops in opponents PPG (81.0). The Tigers defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 45.9% (56 of 122) and they relinquish 42.5 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are ranked 61st in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 36 conceded this year.
The Jackson State Tigers took the court against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and took a loss by a score of 85-58 in their last game. Jackson State walked away from the game having earned a 40.0% FG percentage (24 of 60) and knocked down 3 out of their 11 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Tigers converted 7 of 8 shots for a percentage of 87.5%. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 34 with 9 of them being offensive. They also doled out 6 assists for the game as well as getting 8 steals and 3 blocks. When discussing defending, Jackson State allowed 40.0% from the field on 24 of 60. Louisiana Tech distributed 11 dimes and 10 steals for the matchup. Moreover, the Bulldogs had 32 boards (9 offensive, 23 defensive) and got 3 blocked shots. Louisiana Tech finished the game at 76.0% from the free throw line by burying 19 of their 25 attempts. They converted 8 out of their 22 shots from distance.
Jayveous McKinnis is one player who saw a lot of action for this contest. He accumulated 14 points on 6 of 14 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33 minutes played and also collected 12 rebounds. McKinnis finished the game shooting 42.9% from the floor and also earned 2 assists. An additional guy that was a contributor in this matchup for the Tigers was Jonas James. He snagged 3 rebounds and accumulated 2 assists. He finished the game at 50.0% from the floor in this matchup by going 6-of-12 (12 points). When this game wrapped up, James was on the hardwood for 30 minutes.
Bradley has a record of 4-2 this year. Bradley has scored 469 pts for the year (78.2 per game) and they pull in 45.8 boards per game. The Braves are responsible for committing 15.0 fouls every game and they connect on 67.3% from the free throw line. As an offensive unit, the Braves are shooting 46.2% from the field, which has them ranked 145th in the country. They are earning an assist 17.0 times per game (52nd in college basketball) and they turn it over 12.2 times per game. The Braves on defense are ranked 29th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 58.7. They are able to force 12.8 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 33.9% from the floor (8th in Division 1). The Bradley defense gives up 35.7% on three-point shots (55 of 154) and opponents are connecting on 57.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 11.8 assists and 36.2 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 121st and 187th in college hoops.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Bradley Braves went home victorious with a score of 95-62 against the Lewis University Flyers. The Braves recorded 33 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 43 for the matchup. They also stuffed 4 attempts while recording 7 steals for the contest. The Flyers had 17 fouls for this contest which took the Braves to the free throw line for 21 attempts. They were able to bury 16 of the free throws for a clip of 76.2%. When it comes to shots from beyond the arc, Bradley made 11 of 24 attempts (45.8%). In all, the Braves walked away from this one shooting 34 for 60 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 56.7%. The Braves allowed the Flyers to knock down 25 of their 64 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.1% in this game. They wrapped up this game 38.9% from distance via 7 of 18 and finished the game at 5 out of 11 from the free throw line (45.5%). In regard to rebounds, Bradley allowed Lewis to get 26 in all (8 on the offensive glass).
Elijah Childs ended up having an impact for the Braves in the game. He knocked down 7 of 12 for the contest for a field goal rate of 58.3%, which got him 17 points. Childs grabbed 6 rebounds in his 29 minutes and totaled 2 assists for this contest. One more player that ended up coming through for Bradley was Ville Tahvanainen. He ended up scoring 14 points in 24 minutes on the court by going 5 of 11 from the floor for the game. Tahvanainen wrapped this one up going 45.5% from the field while totaling 2 assists and 2 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Bradley (-15.5) and under 132 points
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