Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs FIU Panthers Prediction, 12/6/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs FIU Panthers
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: Ocean Bank Convocation Center in Miami, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Jacksonville State (+4.5)
The FIU Panthers (4-0) host the Jacksonville State Gamecocks (3-2) at Ocean Bank Convocation Center on Sunday. The odds on this matchup have FIU as 4.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 144.5.
Jacksonville State steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss record of 3-2 this season. The Gamecocks are hitting 35.0% on 3-pointers (43 of 123) and 65.4% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 69.8 pts per game (193rd in D-1) while hitting 40.8% from the floor. They cough up possession 15.2 times per game and as a team they commit 17.8 fouls per contest. As a team, Jacksonville State is snagging 41.6 rebounds per game and is sitting with 63 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 33rd in D-1 in terms of passing. On defense, the Gamecocks have forced 11.2 turnovers every game and they draw 19.4 personal fouls. They currently rank 241st in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 54 surrendered on the season. The Gamecocks are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 40.5% (124 of 306) and they relinquish 37.2 rebounds per contest as a team. They are relinquishing 29.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 130th in college basketball in opponents PPG (68.8).
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks faced the FIU Panthers and went home with a loss by a final score of 74-70 in their last game. Jacksonville State finished the game with a 45.5% field goal percentage (25 of 55) and made 7 of 19 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Gamecocks buried 13 of 23 attempts for a rate of 56.5%. In relation to pulling down boards, they collected a total of 31 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 9 dimes in this matchup while getting 7 steals and 2 rejections. Pertaining to the defense, Jacksonville State allowed 45.5% from the floor on 25 of 55. FIU dished out 12 assists and 12 steals for the contest. Additionally, the Panthers collected 34 rebounds (8 offensive, 26 defensive) and got 2 rejections. FIU finished the contest at 81.3% at the charity stripe by converting 13 of their 16 attempts. They also converted 9 of 33 shots from distance.
Darian Adams is one player who was a factor in the game. He was able to score 20 points on 7 of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 34 minutes and grabbed 5 rebounds. Adams finished the game shooting 46.7% from the field and also recorded 2 dimes. An additional guy that saw a lot of court time in this matchup for the Gamecocks was Jalen Finch. He collected 2 boards and also had 5 dimes. He finished the contest at 54.5% from the field for the matchup by going 6-of-11 (16 points). When the final whistle blew, Finch saw the court for 34 min.
FIU has a win-loss mark of 4-0 this year. The Panthers commit 20.5 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 67.5% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 14.3 times per contest (120th in the nation) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.8 times per game. FIU has totaled 337 pts for the year (84.3 per game) and they pull down 41.5 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Panthers are shooting 42.8% from the field, which ranks them 237th in the country. The Panthers are ranked 208th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 75.5. They are forcing their opponents into 17.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 44.8% from the field (205th in D-1). The FIU defense surrenders 39.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter (33 of 83) and their opposition makes 55.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 12.0 dimes and 38.8 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 115th and 215th in the country.
The last time they took the hardwood, the FIU Panthers walked away with a victory by a final of 74-70 when they faced the Jacksonville State Gamecocks. The Panthers collected 26 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 34 in this contest. They blocked 4 tries while getting 12 steals in this matchup. The Gamecocks earned 16 fouls for the matchup which got the Panthers to the charity stripe for 16 shots. They were able to bury 13 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 81.3%. Concerning shots from 3-point land, FIU made 9 out of their 33 attempts (27.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Panthers finished 26 for 62 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.9%. The Panthers allowed the Gamecocks to knock down 25 out of 55 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.5% in the game. They shot 36.8% from downtown by shooting 7 of 19 and ended up shooting 13 out of 23 from the free throw line (56.5%). Regarding cleaning up the glass, FIU allowed Jacksonville State to grab 31 in all (8 offensive).
Antonio Daye ended up being a major contributor for the Panthers in the game. He made 10 out of 17 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 58.8%, which had him sitting at 28 points. Daye pulled down 6 rebounds in his 33 mins played and had 5 dimes in this matchup. An additional guy that ended up being a major factor for FIU was Radshad Davis. He was able to score 10 points in 29 minutes on the court by way of 4 of 10 from the floor for this contest. Davis ended the game having shot 40.0% from the floor while earning 2 assists and 9 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take FIU (-4.5) and under 144.5 points
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