Stanford Cardinal vs Alabama Crimson Tide Prediction, 11/30/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Stanford Cardinal vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Monday, November 30, 2020
Location: Harrah's Cherokee Center in Asheville, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Stanford (+2)
The Stanford Cardinal (20-12 last season) are headed to Harrah's Cherokee Center on Monday where they'll take on the Alabama Crimson Tide (1-0). Alabama opens this game as 2-point favorites. The O/U is set at 149.
Stanford heads into this matchup after finishing with a win-loss record of 20-12 last season. They had an average of 69.5 points per game (164th in college basketball) while connecting on 46.9% from the field. The Cardinal connected on 37.3% on three-point shots (227 of 608) and 70.3% from the free throw line. As a squad, Stanford grabbed 32.5 boards per contest and totaled 414 dimes last season, which ranked 2nd in the country in terms of passing the rock. They turned it over 14.3 times per contest and as a team committed 16.3 fouls on a nightly basis. On defense, the Cardinal were able to force their opponents into 15.5 turnovers every game while drawing 17.5 personal fouls. The Cardinal defensively gave up an opponent shooting percentage of 40.1% (707 of 1,765) and they conceded 34.2 boards per contest as a basketball team. They were ranked 353rd in the nation in allowing assists 322 relinquished last season. They conceded 29.6% on shots from downtown and they were ranked 170th in the country in PPG allowed (62.5).
The Stanford Cardinal stepped onto the hardwood against the California Golden Bears and went home with a loss by a final score of 63-51 in their last contest. Stanford finished the contest with a 32.1% field goal percentage (17 out of 53) and made 5 out of their 12 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Cardinal buried 12 of 18 attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. Regarding pulling down boards, they compiled 25 with 3 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 7 dimes for the game while having 4 steals and 3 rejections. With regard to the defense, Stanford allowed their opponent to shoot 32.1% from the floor on 17 of 53. California recorded 7 assists and 4 steals for the matchup. On top of that, the Golden Bears snagged 36 rebounds (3 offensive, 33 defensive) and added 3 blocks. California finished the game shooting 80.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 16 of 20 shots. They also buried 3 out of their 12 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Daejon Davis is someone who was a major factor in this contest. He recorded 16 points on 5 of 14 shooting. He saw the court for 38 minutes and totaled 4 boards. Davis finished 35.7% from the field and also distributed 3 assists. Someone else that was a major contributor in the game for the Cardinal was Oscar Da Silva. He collected 7 rebounds and also earned 2 dimes. He ended up going 18.2% from the floor for this contest by connecting on 2-of-11 (4 points). When all was said and done, Silva was on the court for 31 min.
Alabama has a record of 1-0 on the year. As an offensive team, the Crimson Tide are shooting 39.0% from the floor, which is ranked 194th in the nation. Alabama has 81 pts so far this year and they grab 55 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 11 times per game (179th in college hoops) and they are turning it over 10 times per game. The Crimson Tide commit 17 personal fouls every game and they connect on 70.0% from the free throw line. The Crimson Tide are ranked 134th in college hoops in PPG given up with 57. They have surrendered 10 assists and 49 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 172nd and 346th in D-1. The Alabama defense allows 28.1% on 3-point attempts (9 of 32) and their opponents are making 58.8% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 20 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 27.5% from the floor (111th in college basketball).
For their last game, the Alabama Crimson Tide got the victory with a final of 81-57 when they faced the Jacksonville State Gamecocks. The Crimson Tide were able to snag 31 defensive boards and 19 offensive rebounds for a total of 50 for the game. They turned away 3 shots while getting 8 steals for the matchup. The Gamecocks earned 20 fouls in the game which got the Crimson Tide to the charity stripe for a total of 20 attempts. They were able to make 14 of them for a percentage of 70.0%. In reference to shots from downtown, Alabama converted 7 of their 31 attempts (22.6%). When this game wrapped up, the Crimson Tide went 30 for 77 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.0%. The Crimson Tide permitted the Gamecocks to make 19 of their 69 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 27.5% for this contest. They went 28.1% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 9 out of 32 and ended up shooting 10 out of 17 from the free throw line (58.8%). Regarding cleaning up the glass, Alabama allowed Jacksonville State to collect 46 in all (18 offensive).
Jahvon Quinerly pitched in for the Crimson Tide for the contest. He knocked down 7 of 12 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 58.3%, which had him sitting at 18 points. Quinerly collected 3 rebounds in his 26 minutes played and had 3 assists for the matchup. One more player who was a determining factor for Alabama was Jaden Shackelford. He totaled 18 points in his 26 minutes on the court via 6 out of 13 from the floor for this game. Shackelford ended the game having shot 46.2% from the floor while contributing 2 dimes and 11 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Alabama (-2) and under 149 points
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