Saint Francis Red Flash vs Virginia Cavaliers Prediction, 12/1/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Saint Francis Red Flash vs Virginia Cavaliers
Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Location: John Paul Jones Center in Charlottesville, VA
TV: ACC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Saint Francis (+21.5)
The Saint Francis Red Flash (1-1) head to John Paul Jones Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the Virginia Cavaliers (1-1). The line on this game has Virginia as 21.5-point favorites. The total is set at 130.5.
Saint Francis will enter this game with a mark of 1-1 on the year. The Red Flash are hitting 36.8% on shots from distance (14 of 38) and 62.5% from the free throw line. They are averaging 72.5 points per outing (146th in the country) while going 45.7% from the floor. They are turning it over 16.0 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 19.5 fouls per game. As a team, Saint Francis is pulling in 33.5 boards per game and has totaled 29 dimes so far this season, which ranks 117th in the country in terms of passing. On the defensive end of the court, the Red Flash are forcing 17.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.0 personal fouls. The Red Flash are allowing a shooting percentage of 44.3% (54 of 122) and they surrender 40.5 boards per game as a unit. They rank 279th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 31 surrendered so far this season. They are giving up 23.9% on three-point shots and they are 272nd in Division 1 in points per game allowed (75.0).
The Saint Francis Red Flash faced the UMBC Retrievers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 80-65 in their last contest. Saint Francis finished the game having earned a 49.1% FG percentage (26 out of 53) and converted 5 out of their 13 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Red Flash made 8 of 16 attempts for a percentage of 50.0%. With regard to rebounding, they compiled 28 with 6 of them being offensive. They also recorded 12 dimes in this matchup in addition to having 4 steals and 2 blocks. When discussing defense, Saint Francis allowed 49.1% from the field on 26 of 53. UMBC doled out 15 assists and 6 steals for the contest. On top of that, the Retrievers collected 32 boards (7 offensive, 25 defensive) and earned 2 rejections. UMBC finished shooting 77.8% at the charity stripe by making 21 of 27 attempts. They also made 5 of their 22 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Mark Flagg is one guy who saw a lot of action for this contest. He accumulated 18 points on 9 out of 12 shooting. He played for 37 mins played and snagged 7 rebounds. Flagg ended up going 75.0% from the field and also recorded 2 dimes. One more player that was a major factor in this game for the Red Flash was Bryce Laskey. He snagged 2 boards and also accounted for 3 dimes. He finished the game at 50.0% from the field in this matchup by going 3-of-6 (7 points). When this game wrapped up, Laskey was on the hardwood for 29 minutes.
Virginia has a win-loss mark of 1-1 for the year. Virginia has scored 149 pts for the campaign (74.5 per contest) and they grab 35.0 boards per contest. The Cavaliers have committed 13.0 fouls every game and they shoot 86.4% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the court, the Cavaliers are connecting on 49.1% from the field, which is ranked 69th in college hoops. Their rate of earning assists is at 11.0 times per contest (205th in college basketball) and they turn it over 7.0 times per game. The Cavaliers on the defensive side of the court are 130th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 57.5. They concede 11.5 assists and 29.0 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 210th and 133rd in college basketball. The Virginia defense allows 45.5% on shots from distance (20 of 44) and their opposition makes 72.2% of their foul shots. They are forcing 9.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 38.3% from the field (157th in college hoops).
In their last game, the Virginia Cavaliers took a defeat with a final score of 61-60 against the San Francisco Dons. The Cavaliers corralled 29 defensive rebounds and 2 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 for the matchup. They rejected 6 attempts while recording 3 steals in the matchup. The Dons committed 16 fouls in this matchup which got the Cavaliers to the charity stripe for a total of 18 attempts. They were able to make 15 of the free throws for a rate of 83.3%. In regard to shots from downtown, Virginia converted 3 out of 12 tries (25.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Cavaliers finished 21 out of 51 from the floor which had them sitting at 41.2%. The Cavaliers permitted the Dons to make 23 out of 58 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.7% for this game. They went 46.4% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 13 out of 28 and ended up shooting 2 out of 4 at the free throw line (50.0%). When it comes to how they rebounded, Virginia permitted San Francisco to get 31 in all (6 offensive).
Sam Hauser ended up being a factor for the Cavaliers in this contest. He converted 5 of 11 in this contest giving him a rate of 45.5%, which earned him 10 points. Hauser had 6 rebounds in his 34 minutes played and had 2 dimes for this contest. One more player that ended up coming through for Virginia was Kihei Clark. He totaled 9 points in 32 minutes on the court by way of 1 out of 5 from the floor for the matchup. Clark walked away from this one going 20.0% from the floor in addition to earning 2 dimes and 2 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Virginia (-21.5) and over 130.5 points
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