South Carolina State Bulldogs vs Charlotte 49ers Prediction, 12/7/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: South Carolina State Bulldogs vs Charlotte 49ers
Date: Monday, December 7, 2020
Location: Dale F. Halton Arena in Charlotte, NC
Odds/Point Spread: South Carolina State (+19.5)
The Charlotte 49ers (0-2) play the South Carolina State Bulldogs (0-3) at Dale F. Halton Arena on Monday. The odds on this matchup have Charlotte as 19.5-point favorites. The total is set at 136.5.
South Carolina State enters this contest with a mark of 0-3 for the year. They average 59.0 points per contest (266th in Division 1) while shooting 34.5% from the field. The Bulldogs are shooting 26.6% on shots beyond the perimeter (21 of 79) and 63.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, South Carolina State is grabbing 32.0 rebounds per game and has accumulated 37 assists on the season, which ranks 154th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 17.7 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 18.7 fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Bulldogs are forcing 15.3 turnovers per game while drawing 11.7 fouls. They surrender 32.1% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 268th in college hoops in points per game allowed (85.7). The Bulldogs defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 48.6% (89 of 183) and they surrender 46.7 boards per contest as a unit. They rank 218th in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 47 surrendered on the season.
The South Carolina State Bulldogs stepped onto the hardwood against the Clemson Tigers and ended up losing by a score of 75-38 in their last contest. South Carolina State ended with a 29.1% field goal percentage (16 of 55) and knocked down 1 of their 14 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Bulldogs made 5 of their 6 shots for a rate of 83.3%. In regard to grabbing boards, they earned 28 with 11 of them being offensive. They also doled out 6 dimes for this game while getting 6 steals and 4 rejections. In relation to defense, South Carolina State allowed the other team to go 29.1% from the field on 16 of 55. Clemson recorded 17 assists and 10 steals in the matchup. Additionally, the Tigers pulled down 35 rebounds (12 offensive, 23 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. Clemson went 76.5% at the charity stripe by making 13 of their 17 attempts. They buried 8 of their 23 tries from 3-point land.
Sebastian Guitian is one guy who saw a lot of court time for the matchup. He ended up with 10 points on 4 out of 9 shooting. He was on the court for 25 mins and also grabbed 6 boards. Guitian finished the game at 44.4% from the floor and also totaled 2 assists. An additional guy that played a role in this matchup for the Bulldogs was Rahsaan Edwards. He collected 4 rebounds and also earned 2 assists. He ended up going 25.0% from the floor in this contest by going 2-of-8 (6 points). When the final whistle was blown, Edwards played 24 min.
Charlotte has a win-loss record of 0-2 so far this season. When it comes to offense, the 49ers are hitting on 38.5% from the floor, which ranks 312th in D-1. Charlotte has tallied 122 pts for the year (61.0 per contest) and they average 33.0 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 10.0 times per contest (256th in D-1) and they are giving up possession 12.5 times per game. The 49ers are committing 18.5 fouls per contest while shooting 70.5% from the free throw line. The 49ers on the defensive end are ranked 160th in college basketball in points given up per game with 71.0. They relinquish 16.5 dimes and 37.0 boards per game, which is ranked 245th and 173rd in the nation. The Charlotte defense gives up 29.5% on shots from distance (13 of 44) and their opponents are knocking down 73.5% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing their opponents into 9.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.4% from the field (199th in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the Charlotte 49ers took a loss by a final score of 76-65 against the Georgia State Panthers. The 49ers snagged 26 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 34 in this contest. They blocked 8 attempts while earning 2 steals for the contest. The Panthers committed 20 fouls for this contest which got the 49ers to the free throw line for 27 shots. They were able to bury 19 of those for a rate of 70.4%. In regard to shooting from 3-point land, Charlotte converted 6 of 19 attempts (31.6%). When all was said and done, the 49ers walked away from this one shooting 20 for 51 from the field which had them shooting 39.2%. The 49ers permitted the Panthers to convert 24 of 60 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.0% in this contest. They went 37.9% from distance by shooting 11 out of 29 and walked away from this one shooting 17 of 24 at the free throw line (70.8%). In reference to how they attacked the glass, Charlotte permitted Georgia State to pull down 40 overall (13 offensive).
Jahmir Young saw a lot of time on the hardwood for the 49ers in the game. He made 6 out of 14 in this contest for a field goal rate of 42.9%, which gave him 20 points. Young pulled down 7 rebounds in his 38 mins and had 3 assists in this contest. Someone else who was a determining factor for Charlotte was Brice Williams. He racked up 10 points in his 38 minutes on the court by going 3 out of 9 from the floor in this contest. Williams ended up shooting 33.3% from the field in addition to totaling 2 assists and 7 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take South Carolina State (+19.5)
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