Tennessee State Tigers vs IUPUI Jaguars Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tennessee State Tigers vs IUPUI Jaguars
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Tennessee State (+2)
The IUPUI Jaguars (0-0) play the Tennessee State Tigers (0-1) at Indiana Farmers Coliseum on Saturday. Tennessee State opens this game as 2-point dogs. The total opens at 148.5.
Tennessee State will play this game with a win-loss record of 0-1 on the campaign. They have an average of 64 points per outing (266th in Division 1) on 38.1% from the floor. The Tigers are shooting 19.0% on shots from distance (4 of 21) and 50.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Tennessee State is pulling in 39 rebounds per contest and has tallied 9 assists on the season, which is 310th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 14 times per game and as a team they commit 33 fouls per game. When they are on the defensive end, the Tigers have forced 15 turnovers per contest while drawing 19 personal fouls. They surrender 43.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 263rd in Division 1 in points per game allowed (79.0). The Tigers defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 42.3% (22 of 52) and they concede 43 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are ranked 10th in D-1 in giving up assists with 12 conceded on the campaign.
The Tennessee State Tigers took the court against the Belmont Bruins and took a loss by a final of 79-64 in their last contest. Tennessee State walked away from the game with a 38.1% field goal percentage (24 out of 63) and buried 4 out of their 21 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Tigers knocked down 12 of their 24 attempts for a rate of 50.0%. Pertaining to pulling down rebounds, they collected 38 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 9 dimes for the matchup while having 5 steals and 2 blocks. In terms of defense, Tennessee State allowed 38.1% from the field on 24 of 63. Belmont distributed 12 dimes and 8 steals in this contest. Additionally, the Bruins had 41 boards (8 offensive, 33 defensive) and got 2 blocked shots. Belmont finished the game at 67.6% when shooting free throws by knocking down 25 of their 37 attempts. They also buried 10 out of their 23 tries from 3-point range.
Mark Freeman is one guy who was a factor in the game. He totaled 26 points on 10 of 16 shooting. He was on the court for 29 minutes played and also snagged 3 rebounds. Freeman finished the game at 62.5% from the floor and totaled 2 dimes. One more player that was a contributor in this game for the Tigers was Josh Linder. He totaled 5 boards and also accumulated 2 assists. He finished 60.0% from the field for this game by shooting 3-of-5 (7 points). When the final whistle blew, Linder was on the hardwood for 25 minutes.
IUPUI had a mark of 7-25 last year. The Jaguars committed 17.8 fouls every game while shooting 64.5% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists was at 13.5 times per game (181st in college basketball) and they turned it over 13.9 times per contest. IUPUI scored 2,256 pts last year (70.5 per contest) and they grabbed 35.6 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Jaguars connected on 41.3% from the floor, which had them ranked 275th in college hoops. The Jaguars were ranked 268th in the nation in points allowed per game with 80.1. They were able to force 12.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and allowed teams to shoot 46.3% from the floor (261st in the country). The IUPUI defense gave up 36.7% on three-point shots (287 of 781) and their opponents connected on 72.1% of their foul shots. They surrendered 16.0 dimes and 39.0 total rebounds per game, ranking them 264th and 241st in D-1.
When they last stepped on the court, the IUPUI Jaguars took a loss by a final score of 93-59 against the UIC Flames. The Jaguars were able to pull down 19 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 30 in the game. They blocked 2 tries while earning 4 steals for this contest. The Flames committed 19 fouls in this contest which took the Jaguars to the free throw line for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to knock down 14 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 73.7%. In relation to 3-point attempts, IUPUI buried 9 out of 28 tries (32.1%). In all, the Jaguars ended up going 18 for 59 from the field which had them shooting 30.5%. The Jaguars allowed the Flames to convert 39 out of 65 attempts from the field which had them shooting 60.0% in this contest. They went 40.0% from distance by shooting 8 out of 20 and ended up shooting 7 of 10 at the charity stripe (70.0%). With respect to attacking the glass, IUPUI allowed UIC to pull down 36 in all (7 on the offensive glass).
Jaylen Minnett was pivotal for the Jaguars for this contest. He made 5 of 14 for the game for a rate of 35.7%, which had him sitting at 15 points. Minnett collected 2 rebounds in his 39 minutes played and had 1 assist in this game. One more player who was a determining factor for IUPUI was Grant Weatherford. He was able to score 12 points in his 33 minutes played via 5 of 11 shooting for the matchup. Weatherford wrapped this one up going 45.5% from the field in addition to collecting 3 assists and 9 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take IUPUI (-2)
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