Nicholls State Colonels vs California Golden Bears Prediction, 11/30/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nicholls State Colonels vs California Golden Bears
Date: Monday, November 30, 2020
Location: Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Nicholls State (+9)
The California Golden Bears (1-1) host the Nicholls State Colonels (2-1) at Haas Pavilion on Monday. Nicholls State opens this contest as 9-point dogs. The over/under opens at 144.
Nicholls State steps onto the hardwood with a record of 2-1 so far this season. The Colonels are shooting 34.3% on three-point shots (23 of 67) and 73.9% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 76.0 points per contest (114th in Division 1) while connecting on 41.0% from the floor. They turn it over 13.3 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 26.7 fouls per contest. As a team, Nicholls State is grabbing 33.7 boards per contest and is sitting with 41 dimes on the season, which ranks 27th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Colonels are able to force 19.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 21.7 fouls. They rank 336th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 40 conceded on the campaign. The Colonels defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 45.2% (70 of 155) and they surrender 38.7 rebounds per game as a squad. They are conceding 25.8% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 258th in college basketball in points per game allowed (72.3).
The Nicholls State Colonels took the court against the Santa Clara Broncos and ended up losing by a score of 73-57 in their last game. Nicholls State ended with a 28.4% field goal percentage (19 out of 67) and converted 7 out of their 30 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Colonels converted 12 of their 17 shots for a percentage of 70.6%. Concerning hauling in rebounds, they collected 35 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 12 assists for the game while getting 3 steals and 5 blocks. When talking about defense, Nicholls State allowed the other team to go 28.4% from the floor on 19 of 67. Santa Clara distributed 13 dimes and 5 steals for this contest. In addition, the Broncos collected 53 boards (15 offensive, 38 defensive) and got 5 blocks. Santa Clara finished the contest at 65.2% at the charity stripe by burying 15 of 23 attempts. They converted 4 of their 21 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Kevin Johnson is one guy who played a role for this contest. He accounted for 3 points on 1 of 10 shooting. He played 33 mins and totaled 2 rebounds. Johnson ended up shooting 10.0% from the floor and distributed 6 dimes. One more player that was a contributor in the matchup for the Colonels was Jaylen Fornes. He grabbed 4 boards and also collected 2 dimes. He ended up going 35.7% from the floor in this contest by shooting 5-of-14 (14 points). When the final whistle blew, Fornes saw the court for 32 min.
California has a win-loss mark of 1-1 so far this season. California has 149 points on the campaign (74.5 per contest) and they collect 43.0 boards per game. The Golden Bears have committed 19.5 fouls per contest and they hit 64.4% from the free throw line. When it comes to executing on offense, the Golden Bears are shooting 45.4% from the field, which is ranked 110th in D-1. They are earning an assist 14.0 times per contest (120th in the country) and they turn it over 13.5 times per contest. The Golden Bears defensively are ranked 198th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 66.0. The California defense gives up 33.3% on shots from behind the 3-point line (12 of 36) and their opponents are making 50.0% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 14.0 dimes and 38.0 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 270th and 272nd in D-1. They are forcing 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 41.1% from the floor (218th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the court, the California Golden Bears took home the win by a final score of 86-61 against the Northwest University Eagles. The Golden Bears snagged 36 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 49 for the contest. They also rejected 3 shots while recording 8 steals for the game. The Eagles were called for 26 fouls for the game which got the Golden Bears to the free throw line for 31 shots. They were able to make 18 of those for a percentage of 58.1%. In reference to shooting from beyond the arc, California made 6 of 20 tries (30.0%). When the game finished, the Golden Bears went 31 out of 61 from the floor which had them sitting at 50.8%. The Golden Bears allowed the Eagles to knock down 25 of 66 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 37.9% in this game. They finished 28.0% from downtown by shooting 7 out of 25 and finished the contest at 4 of 14 at the free throw line (28.6%). With respect to attacking the glass, California allowed Northwest University to pull down 28 overall (5 on the offensive glass).
Kareem South pitched in for the Golden Bears in this matchup. He converted 5 out of 10 in this contest for a rate of 50.0%, which had him sitting at 15 points. South snagged 4 rebounds in his 32 minutes played and tallied 2 dimes in this contest. One more player that played a role for California was Paris Austin. He notched 18 points in 30 minutes on the hardwood by going 5 of 7 shooting for the contest. Austin ended the game having shot 71.4% from the field and also contributing 3 assists and 6 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Nicholls State (+9)
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