South Carolina State Bulldogs vs Charleston Cougars Prediction, 12/11/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: South Carolina State Bulldogs vs Charleston Cougars
Date: Friday, December 11, 2020
Location: TD Arena in Charleston, SC
Odds/Point Spread: South Carolina State (+19)
The Charleston Cougars (1-3) play the South Carolina State Bulldogs (0-5) at TD Arena on Friday. South Carolina State opens this game as 19-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 138.
South Carolina State comes into this one with a record of 0-5 on the campaign. They average 54.6 points per contest (306th in college hoops) while going 33.3% from the floor. The Bulldogs are connecting on 24.8% on 3-point shots (31 of 125) and 65.1% from the charity stripe. As a unit, South Carolina State is pulling down 32.4 boards per game and has accumulated 57 assists on the year, which has them ranked 139th in D-1 in terms of passing. They turn it over 17.4 times per game and as a team are committing 17.4 personal fouls per game. On defense, the Bulldogs are forcing 17.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 13.6 fouls. They are giving up 35.0% on three-point shots and they are ranked 285th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (82.4). The Bulldogs defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 49.8% (148 of 297) and they concede 45.8 rebounds per game as a squad. They are ranked 293rd in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 85 surrendered on the year.
The South Carolina State Bulldogs stepped onto the hardwood against the Charlotte 49ers and took a loss by a score of 78-40 in their last contest. South Carolina State ended the contest having earned a 24.5% FG percentage (13 out of 53) and converted 7 out of their 26 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Bulldogs buried 7 of their 9 shots for a percentage of 77.8%. Regarding hauling in rebounds, they collected 28 with 5 of them being offensive. They also dished out 6 assists for this game while earning 4 steals and 2 blocks. In relation to the defense, South Carolina State allowed the other team to shoot 24.5% from the field on 13 of 53. Charlotte earned 21 assists and 4 steals in this contest. Additionally, the 49ers collected 42 rebounds (9 offensive, 33 defensive) and earned 2 rejections. Charlotte went 64.3% from the free throw line by making 9 of 14 attempts. They converted 9 out of their 23 tries from beyond the arc.
Isaiah Felder is a guy who saw a lot of minutes for the matchup. He accounted for 9 points on 3 out of 9 shooting. He was on the court for 19 minutes and also grabbed 2 rebounds. Felder finished 33.3% from the floor and also dished out 2 assists. One more player that was a major factor in the game for the Bulldogs was Isaiah Felder. He collected 2 rebounds and also earned 2 dimes. He finished 33.3% from the floor for the contest by shooting 3-of-9 (9 points). When the final whistle was blown, Felder played 19 minutes.
Charleston has a record of 1-3 this season. When it comes to offense, the Cougars are shooting 43.2% from the floor, which ranks 230th in college basketball. Charleston has tallied 288 pts this season (72.0 per contest) and they grab 37.5 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 12.5 times per contest (217th in college hoops) and they lose possession via turnover 10.8 times per contest. The Cougars are committing 17.0 fouls per game and they go 62.5% from the charity stripe. The Cougars defensively are ranked 234th in college hoops in points allowed per game with 75.8. The Charleston defense allows 40.4% on shots from behind the 3-point line (40 of 99) and opponents are converting on 70.3% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 15.3 assists and 35.0 boards per game, ranking them 248th and 136th in D-1. They are forcing their opponents into 11.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.6% from the floor (243rd in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the Charleston Cougars walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 84-72 when they played the Marshall Thundering Herd. The Cougars were able to snag 21 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards totaling 26 in this contest. They also blocked 4 attempts while earning 6 steals in this game. The Thundering Herd committed 17 fouls in the matchup which took the Cougars to the charity stripe for a total of 17 shots. They were able to bury 14 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 82.4%. In relation to three-point attempts, Charleston knocked down 12 of their 31 attempts (38.7%). When all was said and done, the Cougars ended up going 23 out of 60 from the floor which had them shooting 38.3%. The Cougars permitted the Thundering Herd to knock down 31 out of 56 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 55.4% for the contest. They finished 57.1% from downtown by connecting on 12 out of 21 and finished the contest at 10 out of 16 from the free throw line (62.5%). When talking about attacking the glass, Charleston permitted Marshall to grab 31 overall (3 offensive).
Payton Willis was pivotal for the Cougars for the contest. He buried 4 out of 9 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 44.4%, which gave him 12 points. Willis pulled down 4 rebounds in his 38 minutes and earned 4 dimes for the contest. Someone else who was a determining factor for Charleston was Zep Jasper. He scored 16 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood by going 6 out of 14 shooting for this game. Jasper ended up shooting 42.9% from the floor while collecting 2 assists and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take South Carolina State (+19)
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