South Carolina State Bulldogs vs Presbyterian Blue Hose Prediction, 12/18/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: South Carolina State Bulldogs vs Presbyterian Blue Hose
Date: Friday, December 18, 2020
Location: Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center in Clinton, SC
Odds/Point Spread: South Carolina State (+9)
The Presbyterian Blue Hose (1-1) play the South Carolina State Bulldogs (0-8) at Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center on Friday. Presbyterian opens this matchup as 9-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 143.
South Carolina State heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 0-8 on the year. They are losing possession via turnover 16.8 times per game and as a squad they commit 17.0 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, South Carolina State is grabbing 30.8 boards per game and is sitting with 81 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 110th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Bulldogs are hitting 28.9% on three-point attempts (55 of 190) and 67.1% from the charity stripe. They average 55.8 pts per game (320th in Division 1) while going 35.3% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Bulldogs are forcing 16.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 13.6 personal fouls. The Bulldogs are giving up a FG percentage of 48.7% (227 of 466) and they surrender 42.5 boards per game as a group. They are currently ranked 321st in Division 1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 126 surrendered on the campaign. They surrender 33.8% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 298th in college basketball in PPG allowed (80.5).
The South Carolina State Bulldogs faced off with the Liberty Flames and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 82-52 in their last contest. South Carolina State finished the game having earned a 39.2% field goal percentage (20 out of 51) and made 8 of their 21 shots from downtown. When they shot from the free throw line, the Bulldogs converted 4 of 9 tries for a rate of 44.4%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they earned 21 with 3 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 9 assists for the game as well as getting 9 steals and 2 rejections. When talking about defense, South Carolina State allowed the other team to shoot 39.2% from the field on 20 of 51. Liberty earned 18 dimes and 8 steals in the game. Furthurmore, the Flames grabbed 40 boards (11 offensive, 29 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Liberty finished the contest at 75.0% from the charity stripe by converting 9 of 12 shots. They also converted 13 of 33 attempts from downtown.
Floyd Rideau is a guy who saw a lot of action for the matchup. He ended up finishing with 10 points on 3 of 7 shooting. He was on the court for 28 minutes played and also pulled down 2 boards. Rideau finished the game at 42.9% from the field and also distributed 2 assists. One more player that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Bulldogs was Rahsaan Edwards. He had 2 boards and earned 2 assists. He went 41.7% from the field for the game by going 5-of-12 (14 points). When the game finished, Edwards was on the court for 28 min.
Presbyterian has a mark of 1-1 this season. As an offensive team, the Blue Hose are connecting on 43.8% from the floor, which is 217th in the nation. Presbyterian has scored 150 pts on the campaign (75.0 per game) and they snag 40.5 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 12.5 times per game (228th in Division 1) and they turn it over 16.0 times per contest. The Blue Hose commit 22.0 fouls per game and they hit 58.3% from the free throw line. The Blue Hose defensively are ranked 48th in the nation in points allowed per game with 62.0. The Presbyterian defense gives up 38.5% on shots from behind the 3-point line (10 of 26) and opponents are converting on 63.4% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 8.0 dimes and 33.5 rebounds per game, which is 11th and 113th in those defensive categories. They are able to force 19.0 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.7% from the floor (180th in D-1).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Presbyterian Blue Hose walked away with a victory by a final of 85-46 when they played the Carver Cougars. The Blue Hose were able to pull down 35 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards totaling 47 for this contest. They also stuffed 2 shots while recording 9 steals for this contest. The Cougars had 19 fouls in the game which took the Blue Hose to the charity stripe for a total of 19 shots. They were able to make 13 of them for a clip of 68.4%. In relation to shots from downtown, Presbyterian buried 8 of their 22 tries (36.4%). In all, the Blue Hose went 32 for 70 from the field which gave them a rate of 45.7%. The Blue Hose allowed the Cougars to knock down 14 of 49 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 28.6% in the game. They wrapped up this game 25.0% from beyond the perimeter by going 3 of 12 and finished the contest at 15 of 24 from the charity stripe (62.5%). When discussing cleaning up the glass, Presbyterian allowed Carver to snag 30 in total (5 on the offensive glass).
Zeb Graham ended up being a major contributor for the Blue Hose in this game. He knocked down 7 of 12 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 58.3%, which got him 17 points. Graham collected 6 rebounds in his 35 mins and had 3 assists in the game. Someone else that played a role for Presbyterian was Rayshon Harrison. He was able to score 20 points in 28 minutes on the court by going 7 of 14 shooting in the game. Harrison walked away from this one going 50.0% from the floor and also totaling 3 assists and 8 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take South Carolina State (+9)
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