Sacramento State Hornets vs Santa Clara Broncos Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sacramento State Hornets vs Santa Clara Broncos
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Leavey Center in Santa Clara, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento State (+8.5)
The Sacramento State Hornets (3-0) go to Leavey Center on Saturday where they'll meet the Santa Clara Broncos (5-0). Sacramento State opens this contest as 8.5-point dogs. The total has been set at 128.5.
Sacramento State enters this contest with a record of 3-0 on the season. They currently have an average of 83.7 points per game (56th in D-1) while connecting on 51.6% from the field. The Hornets are shooting 37.7% on shots from 3-point land (23 of 61) and 71.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, Sacramento State is pulling in 41.3 boards per game and has accounted for 49 dimes this year, which has them ranked 195th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 12.0 times per game and as a team they are committing 17.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Hornets are able to force 16.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.3 fouls. The Hornets defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 40.4% (61 of 151) and they concede 24.3 boards per game as a basketball team. They are 93rd in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 38 surrendered so far this year. They are surrendering 34.5% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 20th in college basketball in points per game allowed (56.3).
The Sacramento State Hornets stepped onto the hardwood against the Idaho Vandals and notched a win by a score of 73-57 in their last game. Sacramento State wrapped up the game with a 46.7% FG percentage (28 out of 60) and knocked down 8 out of their 20 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Hornets buried 9 of their 11 tries for a percentage of 81.8%. When it comes to rebounding, they collected a total of 35 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 13 assists in this game while getting 10 steals and 3 rejections. With respect to defense, Sacramento State allowed the other team to shoot 46.7% from the floor on 28 out of 60. Idaho doled out 16 dimes and 6 steals in this contest. Moreover, the Vandals snagged 27 rebounds (6 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 3 blocked shots. Idaho finished 68.4% at the charity stripe by knocking down 13 of their 19 tries. They also converted 4 out of their 13 attempts from distance.
Bryce Fowler is a player who had an impact in this matchup. He was able to score 17 points on 7 of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 30 minutes and snagged 2 boards. Fowler finished the game shooting 58.3% from the field and totaled 2 dimes. One more player that was a major contributor in this matchup for the Hornets was Ethan Esposito. He snagged 11 rebounds and earned 2 dimes. He finished the game at 50.0% from the field in this game via 5-of-10 (14 points). In all, Esposito saw the court for 28 minutes.
Santa Clara has a mark of 5-0 this season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Broncos are shooting 40.3% from the floor, which is ranked 291st in college basketball. Santa Clara has 330 pts so far this year (66.0 per contest) and they grab 42.0 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 10.8 times per game (275th in college hoops) and they cough up possession 11.0 times per game. The Broncos are committing 18.0 fouls per contest while shooting 62.8% from the charity stripe. The Broncos defensively are ranked 22nd in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 57.0. The Santa Clara defense allows 27.2% on 3-point attempts (28 of 103) and opponents are converting on 77.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 11.4 dimes and 36.8 boards every game, which has them ranked 98th and 199th in college hoops. They are forcing their opponents into 14.0 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 33.1% from the floor (6th in the nation).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Santa Clara Broncos took home the win by a final score of 76-69 against the Cal Poly Mustangs. The Broncos collected 31 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 39 in this game. They also turned away 6 tries while earning 3 steals in the matchup. The Mustangs committed 18 fouls in this matchup which got the Broncos to the free throw line for a total of 20 shots. They were able to knock down 13 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 65.0%. In regard to three-point attempts, Santa Clara converted 5 of their 15 tries (33.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Broncos walked away from this one shooting 29 for 61 from the floor which had them at 47.5%. The Broncos allowed the Mustangs to make 22 of 59 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 37.3% for the game. They finished 30.4% from 3-point land by going 7 of 23 and ended up shooting 18 of 22 from the free throw line (81.8%). In the matter of team rebounding, Santa Clara permitted Cal Poly to collect 33 in total (7 offensive).
Keshawn Justice ended up being a major contributor for the Broncos for this game. He converted 5 out of 13 for this game for a field goal rate of 38.5%, which had him finishing with 14 points. Justice snagged 7 rebounds in his 38 mins played and had 3 dimes for this game. One more player who was a determining factor for Santa Clara was Miguel Tomley. He racked up 15 points in his 34 minutes on the court via 4 of 7 shooting in this game. Tomley walked away from this one going 57.1% from the floor and also contributing 2 dimes and 2 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Santa Clara (-8.5) and under 128.5 points
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