San Francisco Dons vs California Golden Bears Prediction, 12/13/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Dons vs California Golden Bears
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, CA
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (-4)
Haas Pavilion is the venue where and the California Golden Bears (2-4) will take on the San Francisco Dons (5-2) on Sunday. The line on this game has San Francisco as 4-point favorites. The O/U is set at 136.
San Francisco will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 5-2 so far this year. They turn it over 11.9 times per game and as a unit they commit 21.6 fouls per contest. As a team, San Francisco is pulling down 37.4 rebounds per game and is sitting with 103 assists so far this season, which ranks 13th in the country in terms of passing. The Dons are shooting 39.2% on shots from distance (85 of 217) and 72.5% from the free throw line. They are averaging 79.9 points per outing (86th in D-1) while hitting 45.4% from the field. Defensively, the Dons have forced 13.9 turnovers every game while drawing 16.4 fouls. They give up 27.5% from 3-point land and they rank 123rd in college basketball in points per game allowed (67.1). The Dons defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 38.8% (149 of 384) and they surrender 36.4 boards per game as a group. They are currently ranked 182nd in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 56 surrendered for the season.
The San Francisco Dons took the court against the Long Beach State 49ers and earned the victory with a final of 107-62 in their last game. San Francisco ended the contest having earned a 58.8% field goal percentage (40 out of 68) and converted 18 of their 33 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Dons made 9 of their 11 shots for a rate of 81.8%. In regard to hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 49 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 21 assists for the game while having 8 steals and 5 rejections. In the matter of defending, San Francisco allowed the other team to shoot 58.8% from the floor on 40 out of 68. Long Beach State distributed 3 assists and 7 steals for this contest. Moreover, the 49ers collected 25 rebounds (6 offensive, 19 defensive) and had 5 blocked shots. Long Beach State finished the game at 71.4% from the charity stripe by burying 20 of their 28 tries. They converted 4 out of their 13 tries from beyond the arc.
Jamaree Bouyea is someone who saw a lot of action in this game. He recorded 18 points on 7 of 10 shooting. He played for 21 minutes played and pulled down 4 rebounds. Bouyea finished the contest at 70.0% from the floor and dished out 2 assists.
California has a win-loss mark of 2-4 on the year. California has tallied 389 points on the season (64.8 per contest) and they pull in 36.2 rebounds per contest. The Golden Bears are responsible for committing 16.8 fouls per game and they connect on 66.0% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the ball, the Golden Bears are connecting on 42.6% from the field, which is ranked 247th in the nation. They are assisting teammates 11.8 times per game (247th in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 16.2 times per game. The Golden Bears are ranked 117th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 66.8. The California defense concedes 37.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter (44 of 116) and opponents are knocking down 57.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 15.3 assists and 33.2 boards per game, which ranks them 252nd and 93rd in the nation. They are forcing their opponents into 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.5% from the field (242nd in college hoops).
In their last game, the California Golden Bears took a defeat with a final score of 74-62 against the Pepperdine Waves. The Golden Bears were able to collect 24 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 35 for this game. They blocked 2 shots while recording 6 steals in the game. The Waves were called for 19 fouls for this contest which took the Golden Bears to the free throw line for a total of 21 attempts. They were able to make 15 of them for a clip of 71.4%. In terms of three-point attempts, California made 5 out of 24 tries (20.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Golden Bears shot 21 out of 53 from the floor which had them shooting 39.6%. The Golden Bears permitted the Waves to bury 29 of their 57 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.9% for this game. They finished 46.2% from beyond the perimeter by going 12 of 26 and ended up going 4 out of 5 from the charity stripe (80.0%). When talking about rebounds, California allowed Pepperdine to get 25 in total (4 on the offensive side).
Grant Anticevich was important for the Golden Bears for the game. He converted 8 out of 14 for the game for a field goal rate of 57.1%, which got him 21 points. Anticevich snagged 8 rebounds in his 39 mins and had 2 dimes in this contest. One more player who saw a lot of action for California was Matt Bradley. He finished with 27 points in 35 minutes played by way of 9 of 19 shooting in this game. Bradley walked away from this one going 47.4% from the field while also earning 2 assists and 5 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Francisco (-4)
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