San Jose State Spartans vs Cal Poly Mustangs Prediction, 12/13/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose State Spartans vs Cal Poly Mustangs
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: Robert A. Mott Athletics Center in San Luis Obispo, CA
Odds/Point Spread: San Jose State (+1)
Robert A. Mott Athletics Center is the venue where and the Cal Poly Mustangs (1-2) will take on the San Jose State Spartans (1-0) on Sunday. San Jose State opens this contest as 1-point underdogs. The total opens at 151.
San Jose State comes into this one with a win-loss record of 1-0 this year. The Spartans are hitting 38.5% on shots beyond the perimeter (10 of 26) and 65.0% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 87 pts per game (34th in the nation) while hitting 48.5% from the field. They are turning it over 16 times per game and as a team are committing 1 foul on a nightly basis. As a unit, San Jose State is snagging 48 boards per game and has racked up 17 assists this year, which is 296th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. On defense, the Spartans have forced 7 turnovers per contest while drawing 19 fouls. They surrender 18.5% on three-point shots and they are 265th in D-1 in points per game allowed (79). The Spartans are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 37.2% (29 of 78) and they surrender 41 rebounds per game as a unit. They rank 9th in Division 1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 12 conceded on the season.
The San Jose State Spartans faced off with the Fresno Pacific Sunbirds and notched a win by a score of 87-79 in their last game. San Jose State finished the contest with a 48.5% FG percentage (32 of 66) and buried 10 out of their 26 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Spartans knocked down 13 of their 20 attempts for a percentage of 65.0%. Regarding pulling down boards, they collected a total of 45 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 17 dimes for this contest while having 3 steals and 5 blocked shots. In terms of defense, San Jose State allowed the other team to go 48.5% from the floor on 32 out of 66. Fresno Pacific doled out 12 assists and 3 steals in the matchup. Furthurmore, the Sunbirds totaled 37 rebounds (10 offensive, 27 defensive) and had 5 rejections. Fresno Pacific ended up going 80.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 16 of their 20 tries. They buried 5 out of their 27 tries from long range.
Richard Washington is one guy who was important in this game. He was able to score 38 points on 12 out of 21 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34 minutes played and totaled 12 boards. Washington finished 57.1% from the field and also totaled 2 assists. Someone else that was a factor in the game for the Spartans was Omari Moore. He grabbed 11 rebounds and accounted for 5 dimes. He finished the contest at 63.6% from the floor for this game by shooting 7-of-11 (15 points). At the conclusion of this game, Moore played for 32 min.
Cal Poly has a record of 1-2 this year. Cal Poly has scored 229 points on the season (76.3 per contest) and they pull in 38.3 boards per game. The Mustangs are committing 16.3 personal fouls per game while shooting 73.0% from the free throw line. As an offensive unit, the Mustangs are connecting on 43.8% from the floor, which is 223rd in the nation. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 18.3 times per game (34th in the nation) and they turn it over 12.3 times per contest. The Mustangs on defense are ranked 156th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 70.0. They relinquish 12.3 dimes and 35.0 boards per contest, which is 143rd and 138th in Division 1. The Cal Poly defense surrenders 34.8% on three-point shots (23 of 66) and their opponents are converting on 61.1% of their free throw shots. They are forcing 16.7 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.5% from the floor (211th in D-1).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Cal Poly Mustangs walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 76-69 against the Santa Clara Broncos. The Mustangs recorded 26 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 33 in this game. They also stuffed 5 shots while earning 2 steals for the matchup. The Broncos earned 16 fouls for the matchup which got the Mustangs to the charity stripe for a total of 22 tries. They were able to bury 18 of the free throw tries for a clip of 81.8%. When it comes to shooting from distance, Cal Poly made 7 of 23 attempts (30.4%). Overall, the Mustangs went 22 out of 59 from the floor which gave them a rate of 37.3%. The Mustangs permitted the Broncos to make 29 of 61 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 47.5% in the matchup. They finished shooting 33.3% from beyond the arc by going 5 of 15 and walked away from this one shooting 13 of 20 from the charity stripe (65.0%). When talking about rebounding, Cal Poly permitted Santa Clara to grab 39 overall (8 on the offensive glass).
Kobe Sanders ended up having an impact for the Mustangs for this contest. He converted 6 of 10 for the game for a field goal rate of 60.0%, which had him sitting at 16 points. Sanders collected 3 boards in his 32 mins played and accounted for 2 assists for the game. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Cal Poly was Keith Smith. He left the arena with 10 points in his 22 minutes played by going 2 of 8 shooting for this contest. Smith ended the game having shot 25.0% from the field and also earning 4 dimes and 5 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Jose State (+1)
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