South Carolina State Bulldogs vs Liberty Flames Prediction, 12/15/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: South Carolina State Bulldogs vs Liberty Flames
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Location: Liberty Arena in Lynchburg, VA
Odds/Point Spread: South Carolina State (+24)
Liberty Arena is the venue where and the Liberty Flames (4-3) will take on the South Carolina State Bulldogs (0-7) on Tuesday. Liberty opens this contest as 24-point favorites. The over/under is set at 133.
South Carolina State heads into this matchup with a record of 0-7 so far this year. They turn it over 16.9 times per contest and as a team are committing 17.9 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, South Carolina State is collecting 32.0 boards per contest and has tallied 72 dimes on the year, which is 126th in the country in terms of passing. The Bulldogs are shooting 27.8% on shots from 3-point land (47 of 169) and 70.1% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 56.3 points per contest (311th in college basketball) while connecting on 34.8% from the field. On defense, the Bulldogs have forced 16.4 turnovers per game while drawing 13.9 fouls. They give up 32.7% on shots from downtown and they are 282nd in D-1 in opponents PPG (80.3). The Bulldogs defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 48.4% (197 of 407) and they surrender 42.7 boards per contest as a squad. They are currently ranked 310th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 108 surrendered this season.
The South Carolina State Bulldogs played the Jacksonville Dolphins and took a loss by a score of 60-58 in their last game. South Carolina State walked away from the game with a 43.4% field goal percentage (23 out of 53) and converted 9 of 19 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Bulldogs made 3 of 5 tries for a percentage of 60.0%. When it comes to hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 31 with 8 of them being offensive. They also distributed 7 assists in the matchup while having 2 steals and 2 blocked shots. When discussing defense, South Carolina State allowed 43.4% from the field on 23 out of 53. Jacksonville dished out 7 assists and 2 steals in this contest. On top of that, the Dolphins snagged 31 rebounds (11 offensive, 20 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Jacksonville walked away from this one shooting 77.8% when shooting free throws by knocking down 14 of their 18 attempts. They also converted 4 out of their 28 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Floyd Rideau is a guy who was a factor for this contest. He walked away with 9 points on 3 of 5 shooting. He saw the court for 17 mins played and collected 5 boards. Rideau walked away from this one shooting 60.0% from the floor and earned 2 assists. Another guy that was a determining factor in this game for the Bulldogs was Rahsaan Edwards. He collected 5 boards and also accounted for 3 assists. He finished shooting 50.0% from the floor for the matchup by connecting on 10-of-20 (27 points). When the final whistle blew, Edwards played 31 min.
Liberty has a mark of 4-3 for the season. Liberty has earned 502 pts on the year (71.7 per game) and they average 28.3 rebounds per contest. The Flames have committed 15.4 personal fouls every game and they hit 70.5% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Flames are hitting on 46.5% from the field, which is ranked 125th in the nation. They are assisting teammates 15.6 times per contest (85th in the nation) and they are turning it over 9.9 times per game. The Flames on the defensive side of the court are 113th in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 66.1. They have given up 11.7 dimes and 32.4 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 112th and 82nd in college hoops. The Liberty defense concedes 31.4% on 3-point shots (37 of 118) and their opponents are converting on 69.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing 12.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.4% from the floor (271st in D-1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Liberty Flames took a loss by a score of 69-60 when they faced the Missouri Tigers. The Flames were able to corral 17 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 22 for the contest. They also rejected 2 shots while earning 5 steals for the matchup. The Tigers committed 19 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Flames to the charity stripe for a total of 22 shots. They were able to make 17 of the free throws for a rate of 77.3%. In relation to shooting from distance, Liberty knocked down 7 out of their 25 attempts (28.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Flames went 18 out of 50 from the field which gave them a rate of 36.0%. The Flames allowed the Tigers to convert 25 of 49 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 51.0% for the contest. They finished 31.3% from behind the 3-point line by going 5 out of 16 and finished the game at 14 out of 21 from the free throw line (66.7%). In regard to rebounding, Liberty permitted Missouri to collect 36 overall (8 offensive).
Kyle Rode ended up having an impact for the Flames in the matchup. He converted 3 of 5 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 60.0%, which gave him 10 points. Rode collected 2 rebounds in his 28 mins played and added 2 dimes in this game. An additional guy that was pivotal for Liberty was Elijah Cuffee. He walked away with 10 points in 24 minutes played by going 3 of 7 from the floor for the contest. Cuffee wrapped this one up going 42.9% from the field as well as earning 2 assists and 2 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Liberty (-24) and over 133 points
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