Jackson State Tigers vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Prediction, 12/15/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Jackson State Tigers vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Location: Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Jackson State (+14)
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (4-2) host the Jackson State Tigers (0-2) at Thomas Assembly Center on Tuesday. Jackson State opens this game as 14-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 135.5.
Jackson State comes into this one with a record of 0-2 for the year. The Tigers are hitting 35.3% on shots from distance (12 of 34) and 75.0% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 52.0 pts per contest (319th in Division 1) while connecting on 33.3% from the floor. They are losing possession via turnover 22.0 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 23.0 personal fouls every game. As a team, Jackson State is pulling in 32.0 rebounds per game and has accounted for 16 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 311th in D-1 in terms of passing. Defensively, the Tigers are forcing their opponents into 13.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.0 fouls. They relinquish 41.0% on 3-pointers and they rank 289th in college basketball in points per game allowed (81.0). The Tigers are giving up a field goal percentage of 45.9% (56 of 122) and they relinquish 42.5 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are ranked 59th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 36 surrendered so far this year.
The Jackson State Tigers stepped onto the hardwood against the Ole Miss Rebels and took a loss by a final of 80-45 in their last contest. Jackson State wrapped up the contest having earned a 30.0% FG percentage (15 of 50) and buried 2 out of their 10 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Tigers made 13 of 18 tries for a rate of 72.2%. When discussing rebounding, they earned 36 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 4 assists for the contest as well as having 8 steals and 3 rejections. In the matter of defending, Jackson State allowed 30.0% from the field on 15 out of 50. Ole Miss recorded 21 dimes and 9 steals for the game. In addition, the Rebels pulled down 29 rebounds (10 offensive, 19 defensive) and added 3 rejections. Ole Miss finished 73.7% when shooting free throws by making 14 of their 19 attempts. They also buried 8 of 21 shots from 3-point land.
Jayveous McKinnis is a player who was a factor in the game. He had 12 points on 6 out of 11 shooting. He played 38 minutes and also pulled down 12 rebounds. McKinnis ended up going 54.5% from the floor and also totaled 2 assists. Someone else that saw a lot of time on the hardwood in this matchup for the Tigers was Tristan Jarrett. He totaled 8 rebounds and also tallied 2 assists. He finished shooting 45.5% from the floor in the matchup via 5-of-11 (13 points). When all was said and done, Jarrett played 31 minutes.
Louisiana Tech has a win-loss record of 4-2 for the season. Louisiana Tech has 434 points this season (72.3 per game) and they average 37.7 rebounds per game. The Bulldogs are responsible for committing 17.2 personal fouls every game and they shoot 64.5% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the court, the Bulldogs are shooting 42.3% from the field, which is ranked 257th in Division 1. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 12.0 times per game (248th in D-1) and they are turning it over 12.7 times per contest. The Bulldogs on the defensive end are ranked 186th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 71.0. They are able to force 13.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 43.1% from the field (182nd in college hoops). The Louisiana Tech defense allows 36.8% on 3-pointers (49 of 133) and their opposition makes 65.1% of their free throw shots. They concede 11.0 dimes and 38.3 boards every game, which ranks them 76th and 248th in Division 1.
For their last game, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs took a defeat with a final score of 61-56 when they faced the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns. The Bulldogs collected 26 defensive boards and 3 offensive rebounds for a total of 29 in this game. They stuffed 2 shots while earning 6 steals for this game. The Ragin' Cajuns committed 18 fouls in the game which took the Bulldogs to the free throw line for a total of 17 shots. They were able to make 12 of the free throw tries for a rate of 70.6%. Regarding 3-pointers, Louisiana Tech buried 6 of their 15 attempts (40.0%). When all was said and done, the Bulldogs went 19 out of 56 from the floor which gave them a rate of 33.9%. The Bulldogs allowed the Ragin' Cajuns to bury 22 of their 63 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 34.9% in this game. They finished 24.0% from behind the 3-point line by going 6 of 25 and finished the contest at 11 out of 15 from the free throw line (73.3%). In regard to cleaning the glass, Louisiana Tech allowed Louisiana to snag 46 overall (11 on the offensive side).
Amorie Archibald saw a lot of time on the hardwood for the Bulldogs for the game. He converted 3 of 10 for the game for a rate of 30.0%, which had him finishing with 12 points. Archibald snagged 2 rebounds in his 33 mins and earned 2 dimes for the game. An additional guy that was important for Louisiana Tech was Kalob Ledoux. He totaled 11 points in his 27 minutes played via 4 out of 9 from the floor for the contest. Ledoux finished going 44.4% from the floor while earning 2 assists and 6 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Jackson State (+14)
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