South Carolina State Bulldogs vs UNC Asheville Bulldogs Prediction, 12/5/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: South Carolina State Bulldogs vs UNC Asheville Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: Kimmel Arena in Asheville, NC
Odds/Point Spread: South Carolina State (+10.5)
The South Carolina State Bulldogs (0-3) are headed to Kimmel Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the UNC Asheville Bulldogs (0-2). South Carolina State opens this contest as 10.5-point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 144.5.
South Carolina State heads into this matchup with a record of 0-3 this season. They are turning it over 17.7 times per contest and as a group they are committing 18.7 fouls per contest. As a team, South Carolina State is collecting 32.0 boards per contest and has earned 37 assists this season, which has them ranked 139th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Bulldogs are shooting 26.6% on shots from distance (21 of 79) and 63.6% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 59.0 points per game (257th in Division 1) while going 34.5% from the field. On defense, the Bulldogs are able to force 15.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 11.7 personal fouls. They are giving up 32.1% on shots from downtown and they are 261st in Division 1 in points per game allowed (85.7). The Bulldogs defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 48.6% (89 of 183) and they relinquish 46.7 boards per contest as a squad. They currently rank 230th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 47 conceded for the year.
The South Carolina State Bulldogs took the court against the Clemson Tigers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 75-38 in their last game. South Carolina State finished with a 29.1% FG percentage (16 out of 55) and converted 1 of their 14 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Bulldogs converted 5 of their 6 tries for a percentage of 83.3%. When discussing hauling in boards, they compiled 28 with 11 of them being offensive. They also recorded 6 assists in this matchup while getting 6 steals and 4 blocks. When talking about defense, South Carolina State allowed the other team to shoot 29.1% from the field on 16 of 55. Clemson recorded 17 assists and 10 steals in the game. On top of that, the Tigers snagged 35 rebounds (12 offensive, 23 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. Clemson shot 76.5% from the free throw line by burying 13 of 17 tries. They knocked down 8 out of their 23 shots from distance.
Sebastian Guitian is one guy who had an impact for this contest. He ended up finishing with 10 points on 4 of 9 shooting. He saw the court for 25 minutes played and totaled 6 rebounds. Guitian shot 44.4% from the floor and distributed 2 dimes. Another guy that came through in this game for the Bulldogs was Rahsaan Edwards. He snagged 4 rebounds and also accounted for 2 assists. He ended up going 25.0% from the field for this contest by going 2-of-8 (6 points). Overall, Edwards played for 24 minutes.
UNC Asheville has a mark of 0-2 on the season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Bulldogs are hitting on 45.8% from the floor, which ranks them 178th in the nation. UNC Asheville has accounted for 149 pts for the season (74.5 per contest) and they pull in 38.0 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 12.0 times per contest (200th in the nation) and they turn it over 18.0 times per contest. The Bulldogs are responsible for committing 25.0 fouls every game and they shoot 60.0% from the free throw line. The Bulldogs defensively are ranked 237th in the nation in PPG surrendered with 79.5. They have forced 14.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 44.3% from the floor (191st in D-1). The UNC Asheville defense allows 24.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter (9 of 37) and their opponents are converting on 78.7% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 11.0 dimes and 37.0 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 98th and 173rd in college hoops.
In their last game, the UNC Asheville Bulldogs took a defeat with a final score of 83-81 when they played the Western Carolina Catamounts. The Bulldogs earned 23 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 35 in this matchup. They blocked 5 tries while getting 5 steals in this contest. The Catamounts committed 26 fouls for the game which got the Bulldogs to the free throw line for 38 attempts. They were able to convert 23 of them for a rate of 60.5%. When it comes to 3-pointers, UNC Asheville made 6 of 19 attempts (31.6%). Overall, the Bulldogs ended up going 26 for 57 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.6%. The Bulldogs allowed the Catamounts to bury 27 of their 65 attempts from the floor which had them at 41.5% for this game. They finished 19.2% from distance by going 5 out of 26 and ended up shooting 24 of 29 from the free throw line (82.8%). In regard to team rebounding, UNC Asheville permitted Western Carolina to get 31 in total (10 offensive).
Trent Stephney ended up having an impact for the Bulldogs in this game. He converted 3 of 9 in this contest giving him a rate of 33.3%, which got him 11 points. Stephney totaled 4 rebounds in his 41 minutes and had 4 assists in this game. An additional guy who was a determining factor for UNC Asheville was Tajion Jones. He totaled 24 points in 39 minutes played by going 8 out of 15 from the floor in the matchup. Jones ended the game having shot 53.3% from the field as well as contributing 2 dimes and 6 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take UNC Asheville (-10.5) and under 144.5 points
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