Long Beach State 49ers vs San Francisco Dons Prediction, 12/10/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Long Beach State 49ers vs San Francisco Dons
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
Location: War Memorial at the Sobrato Center in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Long Beach State (+15)
War Memorial at the Sobrato Center is the venue where and the San Francisco Dons (4-2) will play the Long Beach State 49ers (1-1) on Thursday. Long Beach State opens this matchup as 15-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 148.
Long Beach State will play this game with a mark of 1-1 for the year. The 49ers are connecting on 29.0% on shots from beyond the arc (9 of 31) and 77.6% from the free throw line. They have an average of 70.5 points per game (200th in D-1) while connecting on 39.8% from the field. They lose possession via turnover 14.5 times per game and as a unit they are committing 17.0 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Long Beach State is pulling down 37.0 rebounds per game and has 22 assists this year, which ranks 280th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. On defense, the 49ers are forcing 15.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 22.0 personal fouls. They surrender 39.4% on shots from distance while they are 264th in the nation in PPG allowed (80.0). The 49ers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 42.5% (54 of 127) and they surrender 40.0 boards per game as a unit. They currently rank 92nd in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 35 relinquished on the campaign.
The Long Beach State 49ers took the court against the Seattle Redhawks and took home the win by a score of 80-75 in their last contest. Long Beach State wrapped up the contest with a 47.5% FG percentage (28 out of 59) and knocked down 5 of their 16 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the 49ers made 19 of their 26 tries for a percentage of 73.1%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 42 with 8 of them being offensive. They also doled out 15 assists for the contest while getting 4 steals and 2 blocked shots. In regard to the defense, Long Beach State let their opponent shoot 47.5% from the floor on 28 out of 59. Seattle recorded 12 dimes and 4 steals for this game. In addition, the Redhawks snagged 35 rebounds (11 offensive, 24 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Seattle ended up shooting 60.9% from the free throw line by making 14 of their 23 tries. They made 13 of their 33 tries from distance.
Isaiah Washington is someone who played a lot in this game. He accounted for 21 points on 8 out of 17 shooting. He saw the court for 37 mins and collected 8 boards. Washington ended up shooting 47.1% from the field and distributed 7 assists. Someone else that played a role in the matchup for the 49ers was Chance Hunter. He snagged 13 rebounds and tallied 3 dimes. He shot 41.7% from the floor for this game by going 5-of-12 (14 points). Overall, Hunter played 36 min.
San Francisco has a mark of 4-2 on the year. In terms of offensive execution, the Dons are connecting on 42.9% from the field, which is 236th in the nation. San Francisco has 452 pts for the season (75.3 per contest) and they grab 35.2 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 13.7 times per contest (161st in college hoops) and they lose possession via turnover 11.8 times per contest. The Dons are committing 21.7 fouls per game and they hit 71.4% from the free throw line. The Dons on defense are ranked 133rd in college hoops in PPG given up with 68.0. The San Francisco defense surrenders 27.0% on shots from 3-point land (24 of 89) and their opposition knocks down 74.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 8.8 dimes and 37.5 rebounds per game, which ranks them 33rd and 208th in Division 1. They are able to force 14.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 40.8% from the floor (116th in college basketball).
The last time they took the hardwood, the San Francisco Dons went home victorious with a score of 88-60 when they faced the Cal Poly Mustangs. The Dons pulled down 28 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 33 for the game. They rejected 6 shots while recording 11 steals in the matchup. The Mustangs had 19 personal fouls for this game which got the Dons to the free throw line for a total of 22 tries. They were able to knock down 14 of the free throws for a percentage of 63.6%. In the matter of 3-pointers, San Francisco knocked down 10 out of 23 tries (43.5%). When this game wrapped up, the Dons finished the game shooting 32 for 55 from the floor which had them shooting 58.2%. The Dons permitted the Mustangs to knock down 22 out of 59 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.3% in this game. They shot 17.6% from beyond the perimeter by going 3 out of 17 and finished the contest at 13 out of 21 at the free throw line (61.9%). When talking about rebounding, San Francisco allowed Cal Poly to pull down 31 in total (10 offensive).
Khalil Shabazz ended up being a factor for the Dons for this game. He converted 4 of 8 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 50.0%, which earned him 11 points. Shabazz totaled 3 rebounds in his 24 mins and had 4 assists in the game. One more player that ended up playing a role for San Francisco was Jamaree Bouyea. He totaled 18 points in his 23 minutes played via 7 of 10 from the floor for this game. Bouyea finished going 70.0% from the field while also contributing 5 assists and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Long Beach State (+15)
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