Prairie View A&M Panthers vs Missouri Tigers Prediction, 12/18/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Prairie View A&M Panthers vs Missouri Tigers
Date: Friday, December 18, 2020
Location: Mizzou Arena in Columbia, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Prairie View A&M (+22)
The Missouri Tigers (5-0) play the Prairie View A&M Panthers (1-2) at Mizzou Arena on Friday. Prairie View A&M opens this contest as 22-point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 139.
Prairie View A&M will play this game with a record of 1-2 so far this season. They are averaging 64.7 points per game (283rd in college hoops) while shooting 42.9% from the field. The Panthers are hitting 36.7% on shots beyond the perimeter (22 of 60) and 60.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, Prairie View A&M is grabbing 32.3 boards per contest and has 36 assists on the season, which ranks 287th in college basketball in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 16.3 times per game and as a unit they commit 22.3 fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Panthers have forced 15.0 turnovers every game while drawing 15.7 fouls. The Panthers defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 45.8% (70 of 153) and they surrender 36.3 boards per game as a unit. They are ranked 42nd in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 33 relinquished so far this season. They are surrendering 27.9% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 222nd in college basketball in PPG allowed (72.7).
The Prairie View A&M Panthers took the court against the Louisville Cardinals and went home with a loss by a final score of 86-64 in their last contest. Prairie View A&M finished the game having earned a 39.3% field goal percentage (22 out of 56) and knocked down 9 of their 23 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Panthers made 11 of 20 attempts for a percentage of 55.0%. With regard to pulling down rebounds, they earned 27 with 15 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 13 assists in this matchup in addition to getting 8 steals and 2 rejections. When talking about defending, Prairie View A&M allowed the other team to shoot 39.3% from the floor on 22 of 56. Louisville distributed 16 assists and 3 steals for the contest. Furthurmore, the Cardinals grabbed 33 rebounds (8 offensive, 25 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Louisville finished 75.0% at the charity stripe by burying 24 of their 32 attempts. They also knocked down 6 of 17 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Faite Williams is a player who saw a lot of minutes in this contest. He ended up with 6 points on 3 of 15 shooting. He played 38 mins and collected 6 rebounds. Williams walked away from this one shooting 20.0% from the floor and dished out 11 dimes. One more player that saw a lot of court time in the game for the Panthers was Jeremiah Gambrell. He snagged 2 boards and also collected 2 assists. He went 58.3% from the field for the contest by going 7-of-12 (20 points). When all was said and done, Gambrell was on the court for 29 minutes.
Missouri has a record of 5-0 this season. The Tigers commit 19.6 fouls per game while shooting 76.1% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 14.2 times per contest (138th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 13.4 times per game. Missouri has tallied 396 points so far this year (79.2 per game) and they snag 38.6 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Tigers are shooting 49.1% from the floor, which is ranked 78th in college basketball. The Tigers defensively are ranked 140th in D-1 in PPG given up with 67.8. The Missouri defense concedes 26.1% from downtown (31 of 119) and their opponents are connecting on 71.3% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 10.0 assists and 31.2 rebounds per game, which is 47th and 58th in D-1. They are able to force 11.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 39.3% from the floor (75th in the nation).
When they last stepped on the court, the Missouri Tigers went home victorious with a score of 81-78 when they played the Illinois Fighting Illini. The Tigers recorded 24 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 in this contest. They also blocked 2 attempts while getting 4 steals in this matchup. The Fighting Illini earned 25 fouls in this matchup which got the Tigers to the free throw line for 31 attempts. They were able to make 26 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 83.9%. When it comes to 3-point shots, Missouri converted 5 of 21 tries (23.8%). In all, the Tigers went 25 out of 53 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.2%. The Tigers allowed the Fighting Illini to make 29 out of 55 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 52.7% in this game. They shot 23.1% from distance by shooting 3 out of 13 and ended up going 17 of 28 from the charity stripe (60.7%). Regarding cleaning the glass, Missouri permitted Illinois to get 20 overall (2 offensive).
Dru Smith ended up seeing a lot of time on the hardwood for the Tigers in the matchup. He converted 5 of 11 for the game for a field goal percentage of 45.5%, which earned him 17 points. Smith grabbed 3 boards in his 39 mins and accumulated 3 assists in the matchup. One more player who saw a lot of minutes for Missouri was Xavier Pinson. He walked away with 17 points in his 31 minutes on the hardwood by way of 6 of 13 shooting in the game. Pinson finished going 46.2% from the field while totaling 5 dimes and 2 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Missouri (-22) and under 139 points
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