SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Northwestern Wildcats Prediction, 12/13/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Northwestern Wildcats
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, IL
Odds/Point Spread: SIU Edwardsville (+20)
The SIU Edwardsville Cougars (2-4) go to Welsh-Ryan Arena on Sunday where they'll take on the Northwestern Wildcats (2-1). SIU Edwardsville opens this matchup as 20-point dogs. The over/under is set at 142.5.
SIU Edwardsville steps onto the court with a mark of 2-4 on the season. They currently have an average of 67.8 points per contest (229th in D-1) while connecting on 46.0% from the field. The Cougars are shooting 35.3% on shots from downtown (42 of 119) and 64.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, SIU Edwardsville is snagging 33.3 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 80 dimes on the year, which is 56th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 17.2 times per game and as a squad they are committing 19.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on the defensive end, the Cougars have forced 15.7 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.8 fouls. The Cougars are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 42.2% (145 of 344) and they surrender 35.0 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 286th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 82 surrendered on the year. They give up 33.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 176th in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (71.0).
The SIU Edwardsville Cougars stepped onto the hardwood against the Valparaiso Crusaders and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 80-58 in their last contest. SIU Edwardsville wrapped up the game with a 43.9% FG percentage (25 out of 57) and converted 2 of 17 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Cougars converted 6 of their 13 tries for a rate of 46.2%. When talking about getting rebounds, they earned 27 with 7 of them being offensive. They also doled out 11 dimes in this game as well as having 8 steals and 6 blocked shots. When it comes to defending, SIU Edwardsville allowed 43.9% from the field on 25 of 57. Valparaiso distributed 16 dimes and 16 steals in the game. In addition, the Crusaders pulled down 33 boards (10 offensive, 23 defensive) and earned 6 blocks. Valparaiso went 78.9% when shooting free throws by knocking down 15 of their 19 tries. They also made 7 of their 25 tries from distance.
Sidney Wilson is one guy who was important for this contest. He ended up with 16 points on 7 of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 35 mins played and also grabbed 4 rebounds. Wilson finished the game at 46.7% from the field and also earned 2 assists. One more player that was a contributor in this contest for the Cougars was Lamar Wright. He pulled down 2 rebounds and also had 2 dimes. He finished the contest at 57.1% from the field in this matchup via 4-of-7 (8 points). Overall, Wright played 31 minutes.
Northwestern has a record of 2-1 for the season. The Wildcats have committed 19.0 fouls every game and they go 71.3% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 22.7 times per game (3rd in the country) and they turn it over 11.0 times per contest. Northwestern has accounted for 273 points for the campaign (91.0 per game) and they pull in 46.0 boards per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Wildcats are shooting 47.1% from the field, which is 124th in college hoops. The Wildcats on the defensive side of the court are 54th in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 62.0. They have allowed 11.7 dimes and 35.7 boards per contest, which is ranked 107th and 158th in those categories. The Northwestern defense surrenders 26.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter (19 of 73) and their opponents are converting on 65.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are able to force 12.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 33.2% from the floor (8th in Division 1).
For their last game, the Northwestern Wildcats took a loss by a score of 71-70 when they faced the Pittsburgh Panthers. The Wildcats were able to snag 30 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive rebounds totaling 34 for the contest. They also stuffed 5 tries while getting 5 steals in this game. The Panthers committed 24 fouls in the matchup which got the Wildcats to the charity stripe for a total of 27 shots. They were able to make 20 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 74.1%. In relation to 3-pointers, Northwestern converted 8 out of 28 tries (28.6%). When the final whistle was blown, the Wildcats went 21 for 57 from the floor which had them sitting at 36.8%. The Wildcats allowed the Panthers to convert 25 of their 71 tries from the field which had them sitting at 35.2% for the game. They shot 34.8% from behind the 3-point line by hitting 8 of 23 and finished the contest at 13 out of 21 at the free throw line (61.9%). Concerning team rebounding, Northwestern permitted Pittsburgh to grab 50 overall (17 offensive).
Boo Buie saw a lot of time on the hardwood for the Wildcats in this contest. He buried 2 out of 9 in the game giving him a rate of 22.2%, which had him sitting at 14 points. Buie snagged 4 rebounds in his 34 mins and tallied 6 dimes in the matchup. One more player who was a determining factor for Northwestern was Chase Audige. He notched 12 points in his 33 minutes on the hardwood via 5 of 15 from the floor in this game. Audige walked away from this one going 33.3% from the floor in addition to contributing 2 dimes and 3 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Northwestern (-20) and under 142.5 points
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