Saint Francis Red Flash vs Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers Prediction, 12/8/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Saint Francis Red Flash vs Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers
Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Location: Knott Arena in Emmitsburg, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Saint Francis (+3.5)
The Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers (1-3) host the Saint Francis Red Flash (1-3) at Knott Arena on Tuesday. The odds on this contest have Mount St. Mary's as 3.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 136.5.
Saint Francis enters this contest with a mark of 1-3 so far this year. The Red Flash are connecting on 32.5% on three-point shots (26 of 80) and 64.0% from the free throw line. They have an average of 64.5 pts per contest (250th in the nation) while connecting on 41.4% from the floor. They are losing possession via turnover 12.8 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 16.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Saint Francis is pulling in 30.3 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 48 assists for the campaign, which is 142nd in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. Defensively, the Red Flash are forcing their opponents into 14.3 turnovers every game and they draw 18.0 fouls. The Red Flash defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 48.1% (113 of 235) and they relinquish 38.8 boards per contest as a unit. They are ranked 264th in the country in allowing assists with 65 conceded for the season. They are conceding 27.6% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 223rd in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (76.0).
The Saint Francis Red Flash stepped onto the hardwood against the Liberty Flames and went home with a loss by a final score of 78-62 in their last contest. Saint Francis wrapped up the game with a 37.5% FG percentage (21 out of 56) and knocked down 5 of their 18 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Red Flash knocked down 15 of their 22 attempts for a rate of 68.2%. With respect to grabbing boards, they earned a total of 27 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 9 dimes for the game as well as earning 8 steals and 2 blocks. In regard to defending, Saint Francis allowed the other team to go 37.5% from the floor on 21 out of 56. Liberty dished out 16 dimes and 3 steals in this contest. Additionally, the Flames collected 31 rebounds (4 offensive, 27 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Liberty finished 75.0% when shooting free throws by converting 9 of their 12 attempts. They also made 11 of their 30 attempts from beyond the arc.
Myles Thompson is one player who was a major factor in this contest. He recorded 12 points on 4 of 13 shooting. He played for 34 minutes played and also grabbed 3 rebounds. Thompson finished 30.8% from the field and recorded 2 assists. An additional guy that saw a lot of court time in the matchup for the Red Flash was Mark Flagg. He collected 3 rebounds and had 2 assists. He finished the game at 50.0% from the field for the game by hitting 4-of-8 (13 points). Overall, Flagg played for 21 minutes.
Mount St. Mary's has a win-loss record of 1-3 on the season. As an offensive unit, the Mountaineers are shooting 41.2% from the field, which is 272nd in the country. Mount St. Mary's has accounted for 232 pts on the campaign (58.0 per game) and they average 30.8 boards per game. They are earning an assist 10.0 times per contest (265th in Division 1) and they cough up possession 14.8 times per game. The Mountaineers have committed 13.8 fouls per game and they hit 68.5% from the charity stripe. The Mountaineers defensively are ranked 114th in the country in PPG given up with 66.8. The Mount St. Mary's defense gives up 30.0% on 3-point shots (21 of 70) and opponents are making 88.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 12.0 dimes and 31.3 boards per contest, which ranks them 115th and 53rd in D-1. They are forcing their opponents into 11.8 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 47.0% from the field (256th in the country).
The last time they took the court, the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers took a loss by a score of 60-42 when they faced the VCU Rams. The Mountaineers snagged 21 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 26 in the game. They blocked 5 attempts while recording 7 steals for the matchup. The Rams committed 13 personal fouls in the game which took the Mountaineers to the charity stripe for a total of 10 shots. They were able to make 6 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 60.0%. In the matter of shots from downtown, Mount St. Mary's converted 4 out of their 14 tries (28.6%). At the conclusion of this game, the Mountaineers finished shooting 16 for 44 from the floor which had them sitting at 36.4%. The Mountaineers permitted the Rams to convert 24 of their 58 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 41.4% for the game. They finished 38.9% from 3-point land by going 7 of 18 and finished the game at 5 of 5 at the free throw line (100.0%). In regard to rebounding, Mount St. Mary's permitted VCU to get 28 in total (7 on the offensive side).
Nana Opoku was important for the Mountaineers in the game. He converted 3 out of 10 in the game for a rate of 30.0%, which earned him 7 points. Opoku collected 6 boards in his 30 minutes played and totaled 2 dimes in this matchup. An additional guy who saw a lot of court time for Mount St. Mary's was Damian Chong Qui. He accumulated 6 points in his 30 minutes played via 2 of 7 shooting in the game. Qui ended up shooting 28.6% from the floor in addition to contributing 2 assists and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Saint Francis (+3.5)
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