North Carolina A&T Aggies vs Charleston Southern Buccaneers Prediction, 12/1/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: North Carolina A&T Aggies vs Charleston Southern Buccaneers
Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Location: Buccaneer Fieldhouse in Charleston, SC
Odds/Point Spread: North Carolina A&T (+2)
Buccaneer Fieldhouse is the site where and the Charleston Southern Buccaneers (0-2) will take on the North Carolina A&T Aggies (1-2) on Tuesday. North Carolina A&T opens this game as 2-point dogs. The total has been set at 144.5.
North Carolina A&T comes into this matchup with a mark of 1-2 for the campaign. They have an average of 68.7 points per game (177th in Division 1) while connecting on 39.5% from the field. The Aggies are connecting on 35.8% on three-point attempts (24 of 67) and 67.9% from the free throw line. As a team, North Carolina A&T is pulling down 28.0 boards per contest and has earned 43 assists this year, which has them ranked 28th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 13.3 times per game and as a unit are committing 20.7 personal fouls every game. When they are on defense, the Aggies have forced 18.7 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.3 fouls. They are giving up 41.5% on 3-point shots while they are 317th in college basketball in points per game allowed (83.3). The Aggies are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 47.0% (87 of 185) and they relinquish 46.7 boards per contest as a unit. They are 351st in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 57 surrendered for the year.
The North Carolina A&T Aggies faced the Chicago State Cougars and notched a win by a score of 74-44 in their last game. North Carolina A&T finished the contest with a 44.8% field goal percentage (26 out of 58) and buried 10 out of their 23 three-point attempts. When shot from the charity stripe, the Aggies buried 12 of 17 attempts for a rate of 70.6%. In terms of hauling in boards, they earned 31 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 20 assists in the game as well as earning 5 steals and 2 blocks. Regarding defense, North Carolina A&T allowed the other team to go 44.8% from the floor on 26 out of 58. Chicago State earned 8 assists and 1 steals in the game. On top of that, the Cougars collected 29 rebounds (4 offensive, 25 defensive) and got 2 rejections. Chicago State finished the game shooting 63.2% at the charity stripe by burying 12 of 19 attempts. They also made 4 out of their 17 shots from downtown.
Blake Harris is someone who was a major factor in this matchup. He ended up with 7 points on 2 out of 5 shooting. He played for 26 mins and pulled down 3 rebounds. Harris shot 40.0% from the floor and also earned 3 assists. Someone else that saw a lot of time on the hardwood in the game for the Aggies was Kameron Langley. He pulled down 9 rebounds and collected 11 dimes. He ended up shooting 33.3% from the floor in the matchup by going 1-of-3 (2 points). When the game finished, Langley was on the hardwood for 26 minutes.
Charleston Southern has a win-loss mark of 0-2 for the campaign. Charleston Southern has accumulated 111 pts so far this year (55.5 per contest) and they average 38.5 rebounds per game. The Buccaneers are committing 18.0 personal fouls per contest and they hit 67.6% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the court, the Buccaneers are shooting 41.2% from the field, which is 179th in the nation. They are assisting teammates 7.0 times per game (253rd in college hoops) and they are turning it over 28.5 times per contest. The Buccaneers are ranked 290th in the country in points given up per game with 77.5. The Charleston Southern defense allows 29.4% on shots from beyond the arc (15 of 51) and their opposition makes 68.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 12.5 dimes and 33.0 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 234th and 185th in Division 1. They are able to force 14.5 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.0% from the floor (255th in Division 1).
When they last played, the Charleston Southern Buccaneers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 60-50 when they played the Eastern Kentucky Colonels. The Buccaneers were able to collect 30 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 37 in the matchup. They also rejected 3 tries while getting 6 steals in this contest. The Colonels were called for 15 personal fouls for this contest which got the Buccaneers to the free throw line for 12 tries. They were able to make 9 of the free throws for a percentage of 75.0%. In the matter of shooting from distance, Charleston Southern made 3 out of their 16 attempts (18.8%). Overall, the Buccaneers ended up shooting 19 out of 53 from the floor which had them shooting 35.8%. The Buccaneers allowed the Colonels to knock down 24 of 67 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 35.8% in the game. They finished 14.3% from distance by going 4 of 28 and walked away from this one shooting 8 out of 12 from the charity stripe (66.7%). When it comes to cleaning the glass, Charleston Southern allowed Eastern Kentucky to snag 33 in total (12 on the offensive side).
Ja'Quavian Florence ended up being a factor for the Buccaneers for this game. He made 6 of 15 in the game giving him a rate of 40.0%, which got him 19 points. Florence pulled down 10 rebounds in his 33 minutes played and earned 3 assists for this game. An additional guy who saw a lot of court time for Charleston Southern was Terence Porter Jr.. He was able to score 7 points in 25 minutes on the hardwood by way of 3 of 7 from the floor in the game. Jr. walked away from this one going 42.9% from the field in addition to collecting 2 assists and 5 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take North Carolina A&T (+2)
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