Montana State Bobcats vs Pacific Tigers Prediction, 12/2/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montana State Bobcats vs Pacific Tigers
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Location: Alex G. Spanos Center in Stockton, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Montana State (+6.5)
The Montana State Bobcats (1-0) travel to Alex G. Spanos Center on Wednesday where they'll take on the Pacific Tigers (1-1). Montana State opens this game as 6.5-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 136.
Montana State enters this one with a record of 1-0 for the year. The Bobcats are hitting 55.6% on 3-pointers (10 of 18) and 87.5% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 91 pts per game (30th in Division 1) while connecting on 55.6% from the floor. They turn it over 13 times per game and as a team they are committing 18 fouls per game. As a unit, Montana State is snagging 30 rebounds per game and has totaled 19 dimes so far this season, which is 195th in the country in terms of passing. On defense, the Bobcats have forced 18.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 24 fouls. They are conceding 44.0% on shots from downtown while they are 295th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (78). The Bobcats defense is giving up a FG percentage of 45.5% (25 of 55) and they relinquish 29 rebounds per game as a team. They are 169th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 18 relinquished so far this season.
The Montana State Bobcats played the UNLV Runnin' Rebels and notched a win by a score of 91-78 in their last game. Montana State walked away from the contest having earned a 55.6% field goal percentage (30 of 54) and knocked down 10 of 18 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Bobcats converted 21 of 24 attempts for a rate of 87.5%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 27 with 4 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 19 assists in the matchup while earning 6 steals and 2 rejections. Pertaining to the defense, Montana State allowed the other team to shoot 55.6% from the field on 30 of 54. UNLV distributed 18 assists and 4 steals for the matchup. Moreover, the Runnin' Rebels collected 26 rebounds (7 offensive, 19 defensive) and added 2 blocks. UNLV finished the contest at 81.0% when shooting free throws by making 17 of their 21 tries. They also buried 11 out of their 25 attempts from downtown.
Jubrile Belo is someone who was a contributor in this contest. He accumulated 14 points on 4 of 10 shooting. He saw the court for 32 minutes played and snagged 8 rebounds. Belo ended up going 40.0% from the floor and also dished out 3 assists. One more player that saw the court a lot in this matchup for the Bobcats was Amin Adamu. He pulled down 3 rebounds and tallied 6 dimes. He finished 57.1% from the floor for this game by connecting on 4-of-7 (14 points). When the final whistle blew, Adamu was on the hardwood for 31 minutes.
Pacific has a record of 1-1 on the year. The Tigers are committing 18.0 fouls per contest and they shoot 47.5% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 9.5 times per contest (226th in Division 1) and they turn it over 9.0 times per game. Pacific has accounted for 124 pts for the campaign (62.0 per game) and they pull in 34.5 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Tigers are connecting on 38.5% from the floor, which ranks them 305th in the nation. The Tigers on the defensive end are ranked 175th in D-1 in points given up per game with 65.0. They have surrendered 11.0 assists and 35.0 boards per contest, which is 188th and 215th in those defensive categories. The Pacific defense allows 35.6% on shots from behind the 3-point line (16 of 45) and their opposition knocks down 66.7% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 14.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 44.6% from the field (175th in the nation).
The last time they took the court, the Pacific Tigers took a defeat with a final score of 70-58 when they played the Nevada Wolf Pack. The Tigers snagged 24 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 36 in the matchup. They stuffed 4 attempts while getting 8 steals in the game. The Wolf Pack had 16 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Tigers to the free throw line for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to knock down 6 of the free throws for a percentage of 37.5%. Concerning 3-point shots, Pacific buried 6 of 26 attempts (23.1%). Overall, the Tigers ended up going 23 for 68 from the field which gave them a percentage of 33.8%. The Tigers permitted the Wolf Pack to knock down 23 out of 53 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 43.4% for this game. They finished the game shooting 40.0% from downtown by connecting on 10 of 25 and ended up shooting 14 out of 21 at the free throw line (66.7%). In reference to how they attacked the glass, Pacific allowed Nevada to get 44 in all (9 on the offensive glass).
Jeremiah Bailey played big minutes for the Tigers for the matchup. He converted 4 out of 9 in the game giving him a rate of 44.4%, which had him finishing with 12 points. Bailey grabbed 8 boards in his 34 mins played and accounted for 3 assists in this contest. An additional guy that played a role for Pacific was Daniss Jenkins. He racked up 19 points in 28 minutes on the hardwood via 8 of 18 from the floor in the matchup. Jenkins finished going 44.4% from the floor and also earning 2 assists and 5 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Montana State (+6.5)
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