Miami RedHawks vs Wright State Raiders Prediction, 12/5/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Redhawks vs Wright State Raiders
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: Nutter Center in Fairborn, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+6)
Nutter Center is the venue where and the Wright State Raiders (0-1) will play the Miami Redhawks (1-0) on Saturday. Miami opens this matchup as 6-point dogs. The O/U opens at 143.5.
Miami enters this one with a record of 1-0 on the year. They lose possession via turnover 10 times per contest and as a team are committing 22 fouls per game. As a team, Miami is pulling down 32 boards per game and has racked up 10 assists for the year, which has them ranked 283rd in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. The RedHawks are hitting 35.7% on 3-point shots (5 of 14) and 81.8% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 81 points per contest (79th in the nation) on 50.9% from the field. On the defensive end of the court, the RedHawks are forcing their opponents into 17 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18 personal fouls. The RedHawks defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 38.9% (21 of 54) and they surrender 33.0 boards per contest as a basketball team. They currently rank 12th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 8 surrendered so far this season. They are surrendering 25.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 116th in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (67).
The Miami RedHawks took the court against the North Dakota Fighting Hawks and walked away with a win by a score of 81-67 in their last game. Miami ended the contest with a 50.9% field goal percentage (29 of 57) and buried 5 of 14 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the RedHawks converted 18 of 22 tries for a rate of 81.8%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they compiled 27 with 6 of them being offensive. They also dished out 10 dimes in this game while getting 8 steals and 3 blocks. With respect to defending, Miami let their opponent shoot 50.9% from the field on 29 out of 57. North Dakota earned 8 assists and 3 steals for this game. In addition, the Fighting Hawks grabbed 32 rebounds (13 offensive, 19 defensive) and earned 3 blocked shots. North Dakota finished 75.0% at the charity stripe by burying 18 of their 24 tries. They also buried 7 of their 27 attempts from distance.
Dae Dae Grant is a player who played a lot in this game. He ended up with 21 points on 8 out of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34 mins and totaled 3 rebounds. Grant finished the contest at 53.3% from the floor and also distributed 4 assists. One more player that was a factor in this matchup for the RedHawks was James Beck. He snagged 10 rebounds and also earned 2 assists. He went 50.0% from the field for this contest by shooting 4-of-8 (14 points). When the game finished, Beck played for 31 min.
Wright State has a win-loss mark of 0-1 so far this year. Wright State has accounted for 64 pts on the year and they average 38 boards per game. The Raiders are committing 22 fouls per contest and they hit 45.8% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Raiders are shooting 37.7% from the field, which ranks them 317th in the nation. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 9 times per contest (271st in college basketball) and they cough up possession 15 times per contest. The Raiders defensively are ranked 244th in the nation in points allowed per game with 80.0. They have forced 14 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.3% from the floor (170th in the nation). The Wright State defense surrenders 27.3% from downtown (6 of 22) and opponents are converting on 81.5% of their free throw attempts. They concede 10 dimes and 45 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks 64th and 271st in the country.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Wright State Raiders walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 80-64 when they played the Marshall Thundering Herd. The Raiders were able to collect 25 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 35 in the game. They also rejected 2 attempts while earning 6 steals for this contest. The Thundering Herd committed 24 fouls in the matchup which got the Raiders to the charity stripe for a total of 24 shots. They were able to knock down 11 of them for a percentage of 45.8%. With respect to shooting from beyond the arc, Wright State converted 7 of their 18 tries (38.9%). When all was said and done, the Raiders finished shooting 23 out of 61 from the field which gave them a rate of 37.7%. The Raiders allowed the Thundering Herd to bury 26 of their 60 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 43.3% in the game. They wrapped up this game 27.3% from 3-point land by connecting on 6 out of 22 and walked away from this one shooting 22 out of 27 from the charity stripe (81.5%). In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, Wright State permitted Marshall to snag 40 in all (8 offensive).
Trey Calvin ended up playing a lot for the Raiders in this contest. He converted 5 out of 14 for the game for a field goal percentage of 35.7%, which gave him 16 points. Calvin collected 2 rebounds in his 38 mins played and accounted for 2 assists in this game. An additional guy who came through for Wright State was Tanner Holden. He ended up walking away with 13 points in 37 minutes played by going 5 of 11 shooting in this contest. Holden walked away from this one going 45.5% from the field and also earning 2 dimes and 9 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Wright State (-6)
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