Nicholls State Colonels vs St. Mary's Gaels Prediction, 12/1/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nicholls State Colonels vs St. Mary's Gaels
Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Location: University Credit Union Pavilion in Moraga, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Nicholls State (+13)
University Credit Union Pavilion is the venue where and the St. Mary's Gaels (2-1) will take on the Nicholls State Colonels (2-1) on Tuesday. Nicholls State opens this contest as 13-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 140.
Nicholls State heads into this matchup with a mark of 2-1 for the campaign. The Colonels are shooting 34.3% from downtown (23 of 67) and 73.9% from the free throw line. They average 76.0 pts per game (118th in the country) while shooting 41.0% from the floor. They are turning it over 13.3 times per contest and as a group are committing 26.7 fouls every game. As a team, Nicholls State is collecting 33.7 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 41 assists on the year, which is 36th in the country in terms of passing. On defense, the Colonels are able to force 19.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 21.7 fouls. The Colonels defense is allowing a FG percentage of 45.2% (70 of 155) and they relinquish 38.7 boards per game as a team. They are ranked 329th in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 40 surrendered this season. They give up 25.8% on 3-pointers and they rank 251st in D-1 in points per game allowed (72.3).
The Nicholls State Colonels faced the Santa Clara Broncos and ended up losing by a score of 73-57 in their last game. Nicholls State ended the game with a 28.4% field goal percentage (19 of 67) and converted 7 of 30 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Colonels knocked down 12 of their 17 attempts for a percentage of 70.6%. In terms of rebounding, they earned a total of 35 with 7 of them being offensive. They also recorded 12 assists for the contest as well as earning 3 steals and 5 rejections. In reference to defending, Nicholls State allowed their opponent to shoot 28.4% from the floor on 19 out of 67. Santa Clara doled out 13 assists and 5 steals for the matchup. On top of that, the Broncos pulled down 53 rebounds (15 offensive, 38 defensive) and got 5 rejections. Santa Clara finished the game at 65.2% at the free throw line by making 15 of 23 attempts. They knocked down 4 out of their 21 tries from beyond the arc.
Ryghe Lyons is one guy who was a factor for the game. He scored 13 points on 4 of 6 shooting. He was on the court for 26 mins and also snagged 9 rebounds. Lyons walked away from this one shooting 66.7% from the field and also recorded 2 assists. An additional guy that saw a lot of action in this contest for the Colonels was Jaylen Fornes. He snagged 4 rebounds and tallied 2 assists. He shot 35.7% from the field for this game by going 5-of-14 (14 points). At the conclusion of this game, Fornes played for 32 min.
St. Mary's has a record of 2-1 this season. As an offense, the Gaels are shooting 39.5% from the field, which is 201st in college hoops. St. Mary's has accounted for 194 points for the year (64.7 per contest) and they average 38.0 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 10.7 times per contest (207th in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.7 times per game. The Gaels are committing 16.3 fouls every game and they shoot 76.0% from the free throw line. The Gaels defensively are ranked 181st in college basketball in points allowed per game with 65.3. They have allowed 8.0 dimes and 32.7 rebounds per contest, which is 128th and 181st in those categories on the defensive end. The St. Mary's defense allows 36.4% on shots from 3-point land (16 of 44) and their opponents are connecting on 58.3% of their foul shots. They are able to force 11.7 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 43.2% from the field (247th in D-1).
In their last game, the St. Mary's Gaels walked away with a victory by a final of 72-59 against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits. The Gaels were able to snag 34 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards for a total of 40 for this contest. They also stuffed 5 shots while getting 6 steals for this contest. The Jackrabbits were called for 13 fouls for this game which got the Gaels to the charity stripe for 14 shots. They were able to make 12 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 85.7%. With regard to shooting from beyond the arc, St. Mary's knocked down 10 of their 26 attempts (38.5%). When this game wrapped up, the Gaels finished shooting 25 out of 57 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.9%. The Gaels allowed the Jackrabbits to bury 21 of 58 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 36.2% in the matchup. They went 16.7% from three-point range by going 2 of 12 and finished the game at 15 out of 27 at the free throw line (55.6%). In the matter of how they cleaned up the glass, St. Mary's permitted South Dakota State to snag 28 overall (7 on the offensive glass).
Tommy Kuhse saw the court a lot for the Gaels in this matchup. He knocked down 2 out of 8 in this contest giving him a rate of 25.0%, which had him sitting at 8 points. Kuhse pulled down 2 boards in his 37 mins and had 7 assists in this matchup. Another guy who saw a lot of action for St. Mary's was Alex Ducas. He totaled 25 points in his 33 minutes on the court by going 9 of 17 from the floor for this contest. Ducas finished going 52.9% from the field while earning 3 assists and 8 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Nicholls State (+13)
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