Quinnipiac Bobcats vs Drexel Dragons Prediction, 12/2/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Quinnipiac Bobcats vs Drexel Dragons
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
TV: No TV
Odds/Point Spread: Quinnipiac (+4.5)
Mohegan Sun Arena is the site where and the Drexel Dragons (0-1) will play the Quinnipiac Bobcats (1-0) on Wednesday. Quinnipiac opens this matchup as 4.5-point dogs. The O/U is set at 147.
Quinnipiac heads into this matchup with a mark of 1-0 on the season. They turn it over 16 times per game and as a squad they commit 24 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Quinnipiac is snagging 39 boards per contest and has tallied 18 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 203rd in D-1 in terms of passing. The Bobcats are connecting on 37.5% on shots from 3-point land (9 of 24) and 81.3% from the free throw line. They are averaging 84 points per outing (63rd in the country) while connecting on 49.2% from the field. When they are on the defensive end, the Bobcats have forced 15 turnovers every game and they draw 17 fouls. They are relinquishing 15.4% on 3-pointers and they are 188th in the nation in PPG allowed (66.0). The Bobcats are giving up a FG percentage of 39.7% (25 of 63) and they concede 33 boards per contest as a squad. They are 126th in D-1 in allowing assists with 11 surrendered on the year.
The Quinnipiac Bobcats took the court against the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights and earned the victory with a final of 84-66 in their last game. Quinnipiac ended the contest having earned a 49.2% field goal percentage (31 out of 63) and converted 9 out of their 24 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Bobcats buried 13 of their 16 attempts for a percentage of 81.3%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 39 with 13 of them being offensive. They also doled out 18 assists for the matchup as well as having 7 steals and 6 blocked shots. Regarding defense, Quinnipiac allowed their opponent to shoot 49.2% from the floor on 31 of 63. Fairleigh Dickinson recorded 11 dimes and 7 steals in this matchup. Moreover, the Knights snagged 33 rebounds (15 offensive, 18 defensive) and earned 6 blocks. Fairleigh Dickinson finished 63.6% from the free throw line by converting 14 of 22 shots. They converted 2 of 13 attempts from long range.
Jacob Rigoni is one guy who saw a lot of action in the game. He walked away with 11 points on 4 of 10 shooting. He was on the court for 26 minutes and also snagged 2 rebounds. Rigoni walked away from this one shooting 40.0% from the floor and earned 2 assists. An additional guy that saw a lot of time on the hardwood in this game for the Bobcats was Matt Balanc. He snagged 5 boards and also tallied 3 dimes. He finished 40.0% from the field for the game by going 2-of-5 (5 points). When all was said and done, Balanc was on the hardwood for 20 min.
Drexel has a record of 0-1 so far this year. Drexel has scored 74 pts this season and they pull down 29 boards per game. The Dragons are committing 16 personal fouls per contest while shooting 78.6% from the charity stripe. When it comes to executing on offense, the Dragons are shooting 48.4% from the floor, which is 169th in the nation. They are getting an assist 17 times per contest (63rd in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 12 times per contest. The Dragons on the defensive end are ranked 317th in D-1 in points given up per game with 83. The Drexel defense allows 26.3% on 3-point shots (5 of 19) and their opponents are converting on 72.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 17 assists and 26 boards per game, which has them ranked 311th and 106th in those categories. They are able to force 13.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 62.0% from the floor (264th in college hoops).
The last time they took the court, the Drexel Dragons took a loss by a final score of 83-74 when they faced the Pittsburgh Panthers. The Dragons snagged 16 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 25 in this contest. They turned away 2 tries while getting 10 steals in this matchup. The Panthers earned 14 fouls for this contest which got the Dragons to the charity stripe for 14 attempts. They were able to bury 11 of the free throws for a rate of 78.6%. With regard to shots from 3-point land, Drexel converted 3 of their 19 attempts (15.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Dragons finished the game shooting 30 for 62 from the floor which had them at 48.4%. The Dragons permitted the Panthers to knock down 31 of their 50 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 62.0% for the matchup. They finished 26.3% from three-point range by shooting 5 out of 19 and ended up going 16 of 22 at the charity stripe (72.7%). In relation to how they attacked the glass, Drexel permitted Pittsburgh to snag 23 in total (3 offensive).
Camren Wynter ended up having an impact for the Dragons for this contest. He knocked down 10 of 16 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 62.5%, which got him 24 points. Wynter had 5 rebounds in his 34 mins played and had 4 assists in the matchup. Another guy who came through for Drexel was T.J. Bickerstaff. He was able to score 19 points in 34 minutes played via 7 of 15 shooting in the game. Bickerstaff ended the game having shot 46.7% from the field in addition to earning 2 assists and 5 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Drexel (-4.5)
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