Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Prediction, 12/13/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: Hooper Eblen Center in Cookeville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Jacksonville State (-2)
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (0-5) host the Jacksonville State Gamecocks (3-2) at Hooper Eblen Center on Sunday. Jacksonville State opens this matchup as 2-point favorites. The over/under is set at 131.5.
Jacksonville State enters this game with a mark of 3-2 for the season. They average 69.8 pts per game (209th in college basketball) while connecting on 40.8% from the field. The Gamecocks are hitting 35.0% on 3-point shots (43 of 123) and 65.4% from the free throw line. As a unit, Jacksonville State is snagging 41.6 rebounds per contest and has totaled 63 dimes this season, which ranks 108th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They are turning it over 15.2 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 17.8 personal fouls every game. When they are on defense, the Gamecocks are forcing 11.2 turnovers every game while drawing 19.4 fouls. The Gamecocks defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 40.5% (124 of 306) and they surrender 37.2 rebounds per game as a group. They are ranked 172nd in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 54 surrendered on the campaign. They are giving up 29.6% from 3-point land and they are ranked 139th in college hoops in PPG allowed (68.8).
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks faced off with the FIU Panthers and ended up losing by a score of 74-70 in their last game. Jacksonville State ended the game having earned a 45.5% FG percentage (25 of 55) and converted 7 out of their 19 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Gamecocks made 13 of their 23 attempts for a percentage of 56.5%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they compiled 31 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 9 assists in the game in addition to having 7 steals and 2 blocks. Concerning the defense, Jacksonville State let their opponent shoot 45.5% from the floor on 25 of 55. FIU doled out 12 dimes and 12 steals for the game. In addition, the Panthers snagged 34 rebounds (8 offensive, 26 defensive) and had 2 blocks. FIU finished 81.3% at the free throw line by making 13 of their 16 attempts. They also converted 9 out of their 33 attempts from distance.
Darian Adams is a guy who saw a lot of minutes in this contest. He walked away with 20 points on 7 out of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34 minutes played and also totaled 5 rebounds. Adams walked away from this one shooting 46.7% from the field and also recorded 2 dimes. Someone else that saw a lot of court time in this contest for the Gamecocks was Jalen Finch. He collected 2 boards and had 5 assists. He shot 54.5% from the field in this game by going 6-of-11 (16 points). When this game wrapped up, Finch played for 34 min.
Tennessee Tech has a record of 0-5 for the season. In terms of offensive execution, the Golden Eagles are hitting on 41.1% from the floor, which ranks 276th in D-1. Tennessee Tech has scored 301 points on the campaign (60.2 per game) and they grab 38.2 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 11.6 times per contest (259th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 19.0 times per contest. The Golden Eagles are responsible for committing 20.0 fouls per contest and they shoot 57.5% from the charity stripe. The Golden Eagles on the defensive side of the court are 237th in Division 1 in points allowed per game with 76.0. The Tennessee Tech defense concedes 27.4% from downtown (31 of 113) and opponents are converting on 66.4% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 13.6 dimes and 38.2 boards per game, ranking them 191st and 234th in the nation. They are able to force 10.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 43.2% from the floor (177th in D-1).
When they last played, the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 76-75 against the Western Carolina Catamounts. The Golden Eagles were able to corral 30 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 40 in this contest. They also blocked 2 shots while earning 9 steals in this game. The Catamounts earned 11 personal fouls for this game which took the Golden Eagles to the free throw line for a total of 15 shots. They were able to make 10 of the free throws for a percentage of 66.7%. Regarding three-point shots, Tennessee Tech converted 7 out of 26 attempts (26.9%). Overall, the Golden Eagles shot 29 out of 65 from the field which had them shooting 44.6%. The Golden Eagles allowed the Catamounts to bury 26 out of their 67 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 38.8% in this contest. They went 32.3% from three-point range by going 10 of 31 and finished the contest at 14 out of 22 from the free throw line (63.6%). When discussing cleaning up the glass, Tennessee Tech allowed Western Carolina to grab 35 overall (9 on the offensive glass).
Keishawn Davidson was pivotal for the Golden Eagles for the game. He made 6 of 11 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 54.5%, which had him sitting at 18 points. Davidson grabbed 3 rebounds in his 37 minutes and totaled 2 assists for this game. Someone else who was a determining factor for Tennessee Tech was Jr. Clay. He notched 20 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood by going 8 out of 16 from the floor for the game. Clay ended the game having shot 50.0% from the floor while also earning 4 assists and 2 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Tennessee Tech (+2)
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