Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs FIU Panthers Prediction, 12/4/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs FIU Panthers
Date: Friday, December 4, 2020
Location: Ocean Bank Convocation Center in Miami, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Jacksonville State (+5.5)
Ocean Bank Convocation Center is the site where and the FIU Panthers (3-0) will take on the Jacksonville State Gamecocks (3-1) on Friday. Jacksonville State opens this contest as 5.5-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 144.
Jacksonville State will enter this game with a win-loss mark of 3-1 on the year. The Gamecocks are connecting on 34.6% on 3-pointers (36 of 104) and 67.9% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 69.8 pts per game (187th in the country) while going 39.7% from the floor. They turn it over 15.3 times per game and as a group they commit 18.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Jacksonville State is snagging 43.0 rebounds per contest and has tallied 54 assists on the season, which is 38th in the country in terms of passing the rock. Defensively, the Gamecocks have forced 11.5 turnovers every game while drawing 18.5 fouls. The Gamecocks defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 40.2% (98 of 244) and they concede 37.3 boards per game as a team. They rank 209th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 42 surrendered for the year. They are conceding 30.4% on shots from downtown and they are 115th in D-1 in PPG allowed (67.5).
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks stepped onto the hardwood against the University of Mobile Rams and took home the win by a score of 85-66 in their last contest. Jacksonville State ended the game with a 45.9% FG percentage (28 of 61) and buried 6 of their 15 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Gamecocks made 23 of 31 tries for a percentage of 74.2%. In regard to rebounding, they earned 35 with 11 of them being offensive. They also recorded 14 assists in the matchup while having 10 steals and 3 blocked shots. In terms of defense, Jacksonville State allowed 45.9% from the floor on 28 out of 61. Mobile dished out 14 dimes and 4 steals in this matchup. In addition, the Rams collected 31 rebounds (10 offensive, 21 defensive) and got 3 blocked shots. Mobile finished the game at 58.8% at the charity stripe by knocking down 10 of 17 shots. They converted 12 of 33 tries from beyond the arc.
Darian Adams is someone who was important in the game. He totaled 16 points on 3 out of 9 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33 minutes played and snagged 2 rebounds. Adams walked away from this one shooting 33.3% from the floor and dished out 4 assists. Another guy that came through in this matchup for the Gamecocks was Jalen Finch. He totaled 6 boards and accumulated 7 assists. He shot 62.5% from the field for the game by hitting 5-of-8 (17 points). At the conclusion of this game, Finch played for 30 min.
FIU has a mark of 3-0 for the season. On the offensive side of the court, the Panthers are shooting 43.1% from the floor, which is ranked 232nd in college basketball. FIU has totaled 263 points for the year (87.7 per game) and they collect 43.0 boards per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 15.0 times per game (103rd in Division 1) and they are turning it over 15.0 times per game. The Panthers have committed 19.7 fouls per contest and they connect on 64.1% from the charity stripe. The Panthers are ranked 214th in college hoops in points allowed per game with 77.3. The FIU defense allows 40.6% on shots from beyond the arc (26 of 64) and their opposition knocks down 54.5% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 13.0 assists and 39.7 rebounds per contest, which is 153rd and 217th in Division 1. They are forcing their opponents into 18.3 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.7% from the floor (197th in D-1).
When they last stepped on the court, the FIU Panthers went home victorious with a score of 96-76 when they played the Central Michigan Chippewas. The Panthers were able to pull down 24 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards for a total of 38 in this contest. They also blocked 6 attempts while earning 6 steals for the game. The Chippewas were called for 12 personal fouls in this contest which took the Panthers to the charity stripe for 12 tries. They were able to make 10 of them for a percentage of 83.3%. In reference to three-point attempts, FIU made 18 of their 41 tries (43.9%). At the conclusion of this game, the Panthers shot 34 out of 67 from the field which had them at 50.7%. The Panthers permitted the Chippewas to knock down 28 of their 67 attempts from the field which left them shooting 41.8% in this matchup. They finished shooting 44.4% from three-point range by shooting 8 out of 18 and walked away from this one shooting 12 out of 22 at the charity stripe (54.5%). When discussing rebounding, FIU allowed Central Michigan to collect 27 in total (9 offensive).
Antonio Daye saw the court a lot for the Panthers for this contest. He converted 4 out of 9 for the contest giving him a rate of 44.4%, which got him 11 points. Daye pulled down 3 boards in his 31 minutes played and had 8 assists for the contest. Someone else that ended being a contributor for FIU was Dante Wilcox. He ended up scoring 10 points in his 23 minutes on the hardwood by going 3 out of 3 from the floor for the matchup. Wilcox finished going 100.0% from the field while earning 2 assists and 4 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take FIU (-5.5) and over 144 points
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