SE Missouri State Redhawks vs Indiana State Sycamores Prediction, 12/22/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SE Missouri State Redhawks vs Indiana State Sycamores
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Location: Hulman Center in Terre Haute, IN
Odds/Point Spread: SE Missouri State (+13.5)
The Indiana State Sycamores (2-2) play the SE Missouri State Redhawks (2-4) at Hulman Center on Tuesday. Indiana State opens this contest as 13.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 141.5.
SE Missouri State heads into this contest with a mark of 2-4 on the campaign. They turn it over 14.2 times per contest and as a team are committing 21.0 personal fouls per game. As a team, SE Missouri State is snagging 37.7 boards per game and has accounted for 86 dimes on the season, which ranks 144th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. The Redhawks are connecting on 38.3% on 3-point shots (49 of 128) and 61.9% from the free throw line. They are averaging 72.7 points per outing (180th in D-1) while hitting 45.0% from the field. Defensively, the Redhawks are forcing 11.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.5 fouls. The Redhawks defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 45.6% (149 of 327) and they concede 30.7 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 208th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 83 conceded on the campaign. They are giving up 40.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 247th in college hoops in points per game allowed (74.2).
The SE Missouri State Redhawks played the UT Martin Skyhawks and ended up losing by a score of 69-67 in their last game. Southeast Missouri State walked away from the contest having earned a 45.1% FG percentage (23 out of 51) and made 9 of their 27 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Redhawks made 12 of their 19 tries for a percentage of 63.2%. In the matter of rebounding, they compiled a total of 27 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 17 assists for this contest as well as having 5 steals and 3 rejections. With respect to defense, Southeast Missouri State allowed their opponent to shoot 45.1% from the floor on 23 out of 51. UT Martin distributed 12 dimes and 6 steals in the game. Furthurmore, the Skyhawks collected 30 rebounds (8 offensive, 22 defensive) and added 3 rejections. UT Martin finished 70.6% from the free throw line by burying 12 of 17 tries. They converted 7 of their 17 tries from distance.
Chris Harris is a guy who came through for the contest. He left the arena with 23 points on 7 of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 32 minutes and totaled 2 rebounds. Harris finished the game at 50.0% from the field and also totaled 2 dimes. Someone else that saw a lot of time on the hardwood in this matchup for the Redhawks was DQ Nicholas. He snagged 6 boards and also earned 4 assists. He finished the contest at 71.4% from the field in this game by shooting 5-of-7 (11 points). When the final whistle blew, Nicholas played for 32 min.
Indiana State has a mark of 2-2 for the campaign. The Sycamores are committing 15.5 personal fouls per game and they hit 72.5% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 12.8 times per game (222nd in the country) and they are turning it over 13.8 times per game. Indiana State has scored 274 pts for the campaign (68.5 per game) and they pull in 32.3 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Sycamores are hitting on 41.5% from the field, which ranks them 281st in the country. The Sycamores on defense are ranked 182nd in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 70.3. They have relinquished 15.8 dimes and 36.8 rebounds per game, which is 288th and 224th in college hoops. The Indiana State defense concedes 38.7% on 3-point attempts (29 of 75) and opponents are making 65.3% of their foul shots. They have forced 18.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.6% from the field (302nd in college hoops).
When they last stepped on the court, the Indiana State Sycamores got the victory with a final of 67-57 against the Ball State Cardinals. The Sycamores were able to snag 28 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 35 for the contest. They blocked 2 shots while getting 9 steals in the game. The Cardinals were called for 22 personal fouls in this contest which took the Sycamores to the charity stripe for 28 attempts. They were able to bury 21 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 75.0%. Pertaining to three-point shots, Indiana State converted 4 of their 18 attempts (22.2%). Overall, the Sycamores walked away from this one shooting 21 for 55 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.2%. The Sycamores allowed the Cardinals to bury 21 out of 58 tries from the field which had them shooting 36.2% for the game. They went 25.0% from downtown by shooting 5 out of 20 and finished the game at 10 of 16 at the free throw line (62.5%). Regarding cleaning up the glass, Indiana State permitted Ball State to get 35 in total (8 on the offensive glass).
Tyreke Key ended up having an impact for the Sycamores in the matchup. He buried 5 out of 14 for this game giving him a rate of 35.7%, which gave him 12 points. Key pulled down 2 rebounds in his 37 minutes and accumulated 2 assists in the game. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Indiana State was Jake LaRavia. He totaled 27 points in 23 minutes on the hardwood via 7 of 10 from the floor in the game. LaRavia ended the game having shot 70.0% from the floor while also contributing 2 dimes and 6 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Indiana State (-13.5)
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