Seton Hall Pirates vs Rhode Island Rams Prediction, 12/2/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seton Hall Pirates vs Rhode Island Rams
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Location: Ryan Center in Kingston, RI
TV: CBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Seton Hall (-2)
Ryan Center is the site where and the Rhode Island Rams (2-2) will play the Seton Hall Pirates (1-1) on Wednesday. Seton Hall opens this game as 2-point favorites. The total opens at 151.
Seton Hall heads into this contest with a win-loss record of 1-1 this year. They are averaging 78.0 points per game (103rd in Division 1) while going 43.5% from the field. The Pirates are hitting 28.9% on three-point shots (13 of 45) and 70.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Seton Hall is grabbing 39.0 boards per game and has accumulated 25 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 156th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They turn it over 12.0 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 17.5 fouls on a nightly basis. On defense, the Pirates are forcing their opponents into 15.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 23.0 personal fouls. The Pirates are allowing a FG percentage of 43.8% (49 of 112) and they relinquish 34.0 boards per game as a unit. They are ranked 182nd in the nation in giving up assists with 20 surrendered this year. They are surrendering 32.4% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 208th in the country in opponents points per game (67.5).
The Seton Hall Pirates took the court against the Iona Gaels and notched a win by a score of 86-64 in their last game. Seton Hall finished with a 55.2% field goal percentage (32 of 58) and made 7 out of their 22 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Pirates converted 15 of 23 tries for a percentage of 65.2%. Regarding rebounding, they collected 33 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 15 assists for the matchup in addition to earning 13 steals and 4 rejections. When discussing defending, Seton Hall let their opponent shoot 55.2% from the floor on 32 out of 58. Iona recorded 11 dimes and 8 steals in this game. Additionally, the Gaels collected 25 boards (9 offensive, 16 defensive) and earned 4 blocks. Iona finished shooting 77.8% from the charity stripe by converting 7 of their 9 tries. They converted 9 out of their 20 tries from beyond the arc.
Sandro Mamukelashvili is a guy who saw a lot of action in this contest. He finished with 18 points on 8 out of 18 shooting. He played for 34 mins and also snagged 7 rebounds. Mamukelashvili finished the game at 44.4% from the field and earned 2 assists. An additional guy that saw a lot of time on the hardwood in this matchup for the Pirates was Jared Rhoden. He collected 10 boards and earned 3 dimes. He ended up going 50.0% from the field in this matchup by connecting on 7-of-14 (26 points). In all, Rhoden was on the hardwood for 32 minutes.
Rhode Island has a win-loss mark of 2-2 so far this season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Rams are shooting 48.6% from the floor, which is ranked 166th in college basketball. Rhode Island has scored 320 points for the year (80.0 per contest) and they snag 35.0 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 10.3 times per contest (214th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 14.0 times per game. The Rams commit 24.3 personal fouls per contest while shooting 73.4% from the charity stripe. The Rams on defense are ranked 273rd in the country in points allowed per contest with 75.5. They have forced 13.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 39.2% from the field (77th in Division 1). The Rhode Island defense concedes 29.5% on shots from behind the 3-point line (28 of 95) and their opponents are knocking down 66.7% of their free throw shots. They concede 8.5 assists and 38.8 boards per contest, which has them ranked 125th and 276th in college basketball.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Rhode Island Rams got the win with a final of 84-71 when they faced the San Francisco Dons. The Rams collected 32 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards for a total of 36 in this contest. They also turned away 4 shots while recording 6 steals for the game. The Dons were called for 25 fouls in this matchup which got the Rams to the free throw line for a total of 40 tries. They were able to convert 34 of them for a percentage of 85.0%. With regard to shots from distance, Rhode Island converted 4 of their 15 attempts (26.7%). Overall, the Rams ended up shooting 23 out of 50 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.0%. The Rams allowed the Dons to bury 25 out of 75 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 33.3% in this game. They wrapped up this game 27.5% from behind the 3-point line by hitting 11 out of 40 and finished the contest at 10 out of 13 from the free throw line (76.9%). When it comes to cleaning up the glass, Rhode Island allowed San Francisco to pull down 35 in total (12 offensive).
Jeremy Sheppard played big minutes for the Rams for this game. He converted 1 out of 7 in this contest for a field goal rate of 14.3%, which had him sitting at 4 points. Sheppard totaled 5 boards in his 35 mins played and accumulated 2 dimes in this game. One more player that was pivotal for Rhode Island was Fatts Russell. He notched 21 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood by way of 4 out of 11 from the floor for the game. Russell walked away from this one going 36.4% from the field while also earning 4 dimes and 5 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Rhode Island (+2) and over 151 points
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