Norfolk State Spartans vs UNC Greensboro Spartans Prediction, 12/13/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Norfolk State Spartans vs UNC Greensboro Spartans
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Norfolk State (+9.5)
The UNC Greensboro Spartans (1-3) play the Norfolk State Spartans (3-1) at Greensboro Coliseum on Sunday. UNC Greensboro opens this game as 9.5-point favorites. The total opens at 138.5.
Norfolk State enters this matchup with a mark of 3-1 on the year. They are averaging 70.5 pts per game (200th in college hoops) while shooting 45.5% from the floor. The Spartans are connecting on 45.1% on three-point attempts (32 of 71) and 69.0% from the charity stripe. As a team, Norfolk State is grabbing 35.3 boards per contest and has 49 dimes this year, which ranks 189th in the country in terms of passing. They turn it over 12.0 times per contest and as a squad are committing 19.5 fouls on a nightly basis. Defensively, the Spartans are able to force 11.5 turnovers per game while drawing 18.5 fouls. The Spartans are allowing a shooting percentage of 36.4% (84 of 231) and they concede 36.3 rebounds per contest as a squad. They currently rank 133rd in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 45 surrendered this year. They surrender 28.7% on 3-point attempts while they are 131st in college basketball in points per game allowed (67.8).
The Norfolk State Spartans faced off with the Hampton Pirates and earned the victory with a final of 76-64 in their last game. Norfolk State ended with a 55.8% FG percentage (29 of 52) and buried 5 of 12 three-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Spartans converted 13 of their 24 tries for a rate of 54.2%. When it comes to pulling down rebounds, they earned 37 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 12 dimes in the matchup while getting 6 steals and 4 blocks. Regarding defense, Norfolk State allowed their opponent to shoot 55.8% from the field on 29 of 52. Hampton distributed 12 dimes and 5 steals for the contest. Moreover, the Pirates collected 27 rebounds (10 offensive, 17 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. Hampton finished 70.6% at the free throw line by making 12 of 17 attempts. They also knocked down 8 of 33 tries from long range.
DeVante Carter is a guy who played a role for the matchup. He ended up scoring 29 points on 11 of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 34 mins and pulled down 9 rebounds. Carter finished the game at 84.6% from the field and distributed 8 assists. Someone else that had an impact in the matchup for the Spartans was Chris Ford. He collected 2 rebounds and accounted for 2 assists. He ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor in the matchup by going 4-of-8 (8 points). Overall, Ford was on the court for 21 min.
UNC Greensboro has a win-loss mark of 1-3 so far this year. UNC Greensboro has accounted for 292 points this season (73.0 per contest) and they pull down 42.8 rebounds per contest. The Spartans are committing 25.0 fouls per contest and they connect on 65.7% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offensive execution, the Spartans are hitting on 40.1% from the field, which is 294th in Division 1. They are earning an assist 12.3 times per contest (231st in the country) and they turn it over 18.0 times per game. The Spartans defensively are ranked 253rd in college basketball in points given up per game with 77.8. They have surrendered 11.8 assists and 34.0 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 110th and 113th in those categories on the defensive end. The UNC Greensboro defense allows 39.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (27 of 68) and their opposition knocks down 69.9% of their free throw shots. They are able to force 17.0 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.4% from the floor (277th in the country).
When they last played, the UNC Greensboro Spartans walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 85-80 when they played the Coppin State Eagles. The Spartans recorded 30 defensive rebounds and 18 offensive boards for a total of 48 for the matchup. They also rejected 3 attempts while earning 8 steals in this matchup. The Eagles committed 20 fouls for this contest which got the Spartans to the charity stripe for a total of 17 shots. They were able to make 13 of those for a rate of 76.5%. Regarding shooting from downtown, UNC Greensboro converted 5 out of 36 attempts (13.9%). In all, the Spartans finished 31 out of 82 from the field which gave them a percentage of 37.8%. The Spartans allowed the Eagles to make 28 out of 53 tries from the floor which had them shooting 52.8% in the game. They shot 40.0% from three-point range by going 10 out of 25 and ended up shooting 19 of 32 from the charity stripe (59.4%). When it comes to cleaning up the glass, UNC Greensboro permitted Coppin State to get 33 in all (1 offensive).
Isaiah Miller saw a lot of time on the hardwood for the Spartans in the game. He converted 11 out of 25 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 44.0%, which had him sitting at 24 points. Miller grabbed 9 boards in his 36 mins and earned 5 dimes in the matchup. One more player who saw a lot of court time for UNC Greensboro was Kaleb Hunter. He was able to score 8 points in his 26 minutes on the court via 3 out of 8 from the floor for the matchup. Hunter walked away from this one going 37.5% from the field in addition to collecting 2 assists and 5 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Norfolk State (+9.5)
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