North Carolina A&T Aggies vs VCU Rams Prediction, 12/9/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: North Carolina A&T Aggies vs VCU Rams
Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Location: Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, VA
Odds/Point Spread: North Carolina A&T (+20)
Stuart C. Siegel Center is the venue where and the VCU Rams (3-2) will play the North Carolina A&T Aggies (2-4) on Wednesday. The odds on this contest have VCU as 20-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 137.
North Carolina A&T comes into this contest with a mark of 2-4 this season. They are averaging 65.3 points per outing (242nd in D-1) while hitting 38.6% from the floor. The Aggies are shooting 30.9% from downtown (38 of 123) and 69.3% from the free throw line. As a team, North Carolina A&T is pulling in 31.8 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 76 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 28th in college hoops in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 13.7 times per contest and as a unit are committing 19.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On defense, the Aggies are forcing their opponents into 17.2 turnovers per game while drawing 16.8 personal fouls. They rank 297th in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 104 relinquished this season. The Aggies defense is giving up a FG percentage of 43.8% (166 of 379) and they concede 45.8 boards per game as a basketball team. They relinquish 35.6% on 3-pointers while they are 248th in D-1 in opponents PPG (78.2).
The North Carolina A&T Aggies stepped onto the hardwood against the Stanford Cardinal and went home with a loss by a final score of 78-46 in their last contest. North Carolina A&T ended the game with a 28.4% field goal percentage (19 of 67) and knocked down 4 of their 25 three-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Aggies converted 4 of their 9 shots for a rate of 44.4%. In relation to hauling in boards, they collected a total of 32 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 8 dimes for this contest as well as earning 9 steals and 4 blocks. When it comes to the defense, North Carolina A&T allowed the other team to shoot 28.4% from the field on 19 of 67. Stanford totaled 19 dimes and 8 steals for this contest. On top of that, the Cardinal grabbed 56 boards (18 offensive, 38 defensive) and earned 4 rejections. Stanford ended up shooting 85.7% at the free throw line by making 6 of their 7 tries. They also converted 8 out of their 28 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Kameron Langley is someone who was a contributor for the contest. He had 8 points on 4 out of 8 shooting. He saw the court for 34 mins and also grabbed 8 rebounds. Langley finished the contest at 50.0% from the field and totaled 5 assists. An additional guy that saw a lot of court time in the game for the Aggies was Tyrone Lyons. He pulled down 5 rebounds and also tallied 2 assists. He finished shooting 12.5% from the floor in this matchup by shooting 1-of-8 (3 points). When the final whistle blew, Lyons played 24 min.
VCU has a record of 3-2 on the campaign. The Rams commit 20.0 fouls per contest and they connect on 75.7% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 13.8 times per contest (148th in the country) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 15.2 times per contest. VCU has scored 350 points on the campaign (70.0 per game) and they pull in 32.4 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Rams are hitting on 43.3% from the field, which ranks 228th in D-1. The Rams on defense are ranked 82nd in D-1 in points allowed per game with 64.0. They are forcing their opponents into 19.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 39.5% from the field (94th in Division 1). The VCU defense allows 30.2% on 3-point shots (29 of 96) and opponents are knocking down 67.6% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 11.2 dimes and 37.2 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 90th and 189th in college hoops.
For their last game, the VCU Rams got the victory with a final of 60-42 when they played the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers. The Rams earned 21 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 28 in the game. They blocked 8 shots while getting 17 steals in this contest. The Mountaineers had 6 fouls in this game which got the Rams to the free throw line for a total of 5 shots. They were able to knock down 5 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 100.0%. Regarding three-point attempts, VCU converted 7 out of their 18 tries (38.9%). When this game wrapped up, the Rams finished the game shooting 24 out of 58 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.4%. The Rams allowed the Mountaineers to make 16 of their 44 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 36.4% in the matchup. They finished 28.6% from three-point range by going 4 of 14 and finished the game at 6 of 10 from the charity stripe (60.0%). In the matter of how they cleaned up the glass, VCU permitted Mount St. Mary's to collect 26 in total (5 on the offensive side).
Nah'Shon Hyland played a lot for the Rams in this game. He knocked down 5 of 12 for the game for a field goal percentage of 41.7%, which had him sitting at 14 points. Hyland snagged 3 rebounds in his 28 minutes played and added 3 dimes for this game. Someone else that ended up coming through for VCU was Levi Stockard. He accumulated 8 points in his 14 minutes played by way of 4 out of 6 from the floor for the contest. Stockard walked away from this one going 66.7% from the field while earning 2 dimes and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take VCU (-20)
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