Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks Prediction, 12/16/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Location: Pete Mathews Coliseum in Jacksonville, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Tennessee Tech (+8)
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks (4-2) host the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (0-6) at Pete Mathews Coliseum on Wednesday. Jacksonville State opens this contest as 8-point favorites. The O/U opens at 131.5.
Tennessee Tech comes into this game with a mark of 0-6 on the season. They currently have an average of 61.3 points per outing (297th in D-1) on 41.7% from the field. The Golden Eagles are shooting 26.6% on three-point attempts (33 of 124) and 60.2% from the free throw line. As a unit, Tennessee Tech is collecting 36.8 boards per game and has earned 78 dimes this season, which is 99th in the country in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 18.0 times per game and as a unit they are committing 19.7 fouls on a nightly basis. Defensively, the Golden Eagles are able to force 10.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 13.7 personal fouls. They currently rank 280th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 88 relinquished for the year. The Golden Eagles are allowing a FG percentage of 43.9% (161 of 367) and they concede 37.2 boards per game as a group. They are relinquishing 27.7% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 245th in D-1 in opponents points per game (75.5).
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles faced the Jacksonville State Gamecocks and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 73-67 in their last contest. Tennessee Tech wrapped up the contest with a 44.6% field goal percentage (25 out of 56) and made 6 of their 19 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Golden Eagles made 11 of their 15 attempts for a rate of 73.3%. When discussing pulling down boards, they compiled 27 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 20 dimes for this contest as well as having 8 steals and 3 blocks. When discussing the defense, Tennessee Tech allowed their opponent to shoot 44.6% from the field on 25 out of 56. Jacksonville State earned 20 dimes and 4 steals in the matchup. Additionally, the Gamecocks pulled down 30 boards (8 offensive, 22 defensive) and added 3 rejections. Jacksonville State finished 75.0% from the charity stripe by converting 18 of their 24 shots. They made 7 of 24 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Jr. Clay is a player who saw a lot of action for the matchup. He accounted for 20 points on 6 out of 12 shooting. He played 32 mins and snagged 2 rebounds. Clay went 50.0% from the field and dished out 10 assists. An additional guy that was a contributor in this game for the Golden Eagles was Damaria Franklin. He collected 4 rebounds and also collected 2 assists. He finished the contest at 56.3% from the field for this game via 9-of-16 (21 points). When the final whistle blew, Franklin saw the court for 31 min.
Jacksonville State has a record of 4-2 so far this year. As an offensive team, the Gamecocks are shooting 41.8% from the field, which ranks them 274th in D-1. Jacksonville State has 422 pts this year (70.3 per game) and they pull in 40.0 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 13.8 times per contest (157th in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 15.0 times per contest. The Gamecocks commit 17.3 fouls per game and they shoot 67.2% from the charity stripe. The Gamecocks on the defensive end are ranked 155th in college basketball in PPG given up with 68.5. The Jacksonville State defense concedes 29.9% on shots from distance (46 of 154) and opponents are knocking down 67.7% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 12.3 dimes and 36.0 rebounds per game, which is 145th and 179th in those defensive categories. They are able to force 11.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.2% from the field (138th in Division 1).
In their last game, the Jacksonville State Gamecocks walked away with a victory by a final of 73-67 against the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles. The Gamecocks were able to corral 22 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 30 for this contest. They turned away 5 attempts while earning 4 steals in the game. The Golden Eagles committed 18 personal fouls in this game which got the Gamecocks to the free throw line for 24 attempts. They were able to make 18 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. When talking about shots from beyond the arc, Jacksonville State buried 7 out of 24 attempts (29.2%). At the conclusion of this game, the Gamecocks went 24 for 50 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.0%. The Gamecocks permitted the Golden Eagles to convert 25 out of 56 tries from the floor which had them shooting 44.6% for the matchup. They went 31.6% from downtown by hitting 6 of 19 and ended up going 11 of 15 from the free throw line (73.3%). In relation to how they attacked the glass, Jacksonville State allowed Tennessee Tech to get 27 overall (9 on the offensive side).
Kayne Henry was pivotal for the Gamecocks in this game. He made 3 out of 7 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 42.9%, which had him sitting at 11 points. Henry snagged 6 rebounds in his 28 minutes played and added 4 assists in this game. Someone else that ended up being a major factor for Jacksonville State was Darian Adams. He ended up scoring 18 points in 37 minutes played by going 6 out of 13 from the floor in this contest. Adams ended up shooting 46.2% from the floor while also contributing 6 assists and 4 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Jacksonville State (-8) and under 131.5 points
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