TAMU Islanders vs Texas State Bobcats Prediction, 12/15/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: TAMU Islanders vs Texas State Bobcats
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Location: Strahan Arena at the University Events Center in San Marcos, TX
Odds/Point Spread: TAMU (+11.5)
The Texas State Bobcats (3-3) play the TAMU Islanders (1-5) at Strahan Arena at the University Events Center on Tuesday. TAMU opens this contest as 11.5-point dogs. The over/under opens at 135.
TAMU will play this game with a mark of 1-5 so far this season. They turn the ball over 18.5 times per contest and as a squad they commit 21.5 personal fouls every game. As a unit, TAMU is snagging 35.2 boards per game and has 73 assists on the year, which is 120th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Islanders are hitting 26.0% from downtown (32 of 123) and 72.8% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 60.2 points per game (301st in the nation) while shooting 38.0% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Islanders are forcing their opponents into 13.5 turnovers every game and they draw 18.0 fouls. They give up 32.4% on shots from distance and they rank 188th in college basketball in PPG allowed (71.0). The Islanders defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 41.3% (145 of 351) and they relinquish 38.5 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are ranked 289th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 90 surrendered this year.
The TAMU Islanders faced off with the Texas Tech Red Raiders and took a loss by a score of 77-57 in their last game. TAMU finished the contest with a 43.8% FG percentage (21 out of 48) and knocked down 7 of their 17 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Islanders knocked down 8 of their 14 attempts for a rate of 57.1%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 30 with 8 of them being offensive. They also doled out 11 dimes in the game in addition to getting 3 steals and 4 rejections. With regard to defending, TAMU let their opponent shoot 43.8% from the floor on 21 of 48. Texas Tech totaled 19 assists and 8 steals for this game. Additionally, the Red Raiders grabbed 40 boards (21 offensive, 19 defensive) and earned 4 blocks. Texas Tech shot 63.3% from the charity stripe by making 19 of their 30 shots. They made 4 of 17 tries from 3-point land.
Simeon Fryer is one player who was a major factor in this contest. He finished with 10 points on 4 of 9 shooting. He was on the court for 31 minutes and also grabbed 3 rebounds. Fryer ended up shooting 44.4% from the floor and recorded 2 assists. Another guy that played big minutes in this contest for the Islanders was Jalen White. He collected 5 rebounds and earned 2 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 60.0% from the floor for the game by shooting 3-of-5 (6 points). When the final whistle blew, White played 27 min.
Texas State has a mark of 3-3 for the season. The Bobcats have committed 18.2 fouls every game and they connect on 66.1% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 12.8 times per game (207th in the nation) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.5 times per contest. Texas State has earned 407 pts for the campaign (67.8 per contest) and they pull in 37.8 rebounds per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Bobcats are shooting 43.1% from the floor, which is 233rd in college hoops. The Bobcats on the defensive side of the court are 83rd in Division 1 in points given up per game with 64.8. The Texas State defense gives up 32.8% on shots from beyond the arc (45 of 137) and their opponents are converting on 68.5% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 12.3 dimes and 35.5 boards every game, which has them ranked 144th and 158th in those categories. They are forcing 15.5 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.5% from the field (112th in D-1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Texas State Bobcats took a defeat with a final score of 61-58 against the OLLU Saints. The Bobcats earned 30 defensive boards and 19 offensive rebounds totaling 49 for the game. They blocked 3 shots while getting 8 steals in the game. The Saints had 19 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Bobcats to the charity stripe for a total of 16 tries. They were able to knock down 8 of the free throw tries for a rate of 50.0%. In reference to shots from distance, Texas State converted 4 of 22 tries (18.2%). When the final whistle blew, the Bobcats finished 23 out of 66 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 34.8%. The Bobcats allowed the Saints to make 24 of their 56 attempts from the field which left them shooting 42.9% for this contest. They wrapped up this game 40.0% from beyond the perimeter via 6 of 15 and ended up going 7 out of 15 at the free throw line (46.7%). In relation to rebounds, Texas State allowed Our Lady of the Lake to collect 30 overall (5 offensive).
Mason Harrell was important for the Bobcats for the matchup. He made 5 of 14 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 35.7%, which got him 13 points. Harrell pulled down 4 rebounds in his 35 minutes and accumulated 5 dimes in the matchup. One more player who was a determining factor for Texas State was Alonzo Sule. He ended up scoring 12 points in 29 minutes played by going 5 out of 8 shooting for the game. Sule ended up shooting 62.5% from the field while collecting 2 assists and 11 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take TAMU (+11.5)
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