Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs Northern Kentucky Norse Prediction, 12/3/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs Northern Kentucky Norse
Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020
Location: BB&T Arena in Highland Heights, KY
Odds/Point Spread: Tennessee Tech (+9)
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (0-2) head to BB&T Arena on Thursday where they'll meet the Northern Kentucky Norse (1-0). The spread on this game has Northern Kentucky as 9-point favorites. The O/U opens at 135.5.
Tennessee Tech heads into this one with a record of 0-2 for the season. The Golden Eagles are connecting on 20.0% on 3-pointers (8 of 40) and 57.7% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 56.5 points per outing (254th in the nation) while hitting 41.3% from the floor. They turn the ball over 20.0 times per game and as a group they are committing 17.5 fouls per contest. As a unit, Tennessee Tech is collecting 37.0 rebounds per game and is sitting with 20 assists for the campaign, which ranks 204th in the country in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Golden Eagles are forcing 9.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 13.0 personal fouls. The Golden Eagles defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 43.8% (57 of 130) and they concede 38.0 boards per game as a squad. They are 125th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 26 relinquished for the campaign. They are conceding 20.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 189th in college hoops in opponents points per game (75.5).
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles stepped onto the hardwood against the Chattanooga Mocs and took a loss by a score of 62-54 in their last contest. Tennessee Tech finished having earned a 42.3% field goal percentage (22 out of 52) and converted 3 of 15 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the free throw line, the Golden Eagles knocked down 7 of their 15 shots for a rate of 46.7%. With regard to pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 39 with 5 of them being offensive. They also doled out 11 assists for the contest as well as having 3 steals and 8 blocks. In terms of the defense, Tennessee Tech let their opponent shoot 42.3% from the floor on 22 of 52. Chattanooga earned 4 dimes and 13 steals for the matchup. Furthurmore, the Mocs grabbed 37 rebounds (9 offensive, 28 defensive) and had 8 blocks. Chattanooga walked away from this one shooting 86.4% from the free throw line by making 19 of 22 attempts. They also made 3 of 21 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Keishawn Davidson is someone who was a major contributor in this matchup. He walked away with 12 points on 4 out of 10 shooting. He was on the court for 36 minutes and totaled 10 boards. Davidson walked away from this one shooting 40.0% from the field and distributed 6 assists. One more player that was a factor in this matchup for the Golden Eagles was Austin Harvell. He pulled down 4 rebounds and also accumulated 2 assists. He finished shooting 44.4% from the floor in this contest by going 4-of-9 (8 points). When the game finished, Harvell played 27 minutes.
Northern Kentucky has a mark of 1-0 on the campaign. As an offensive team, the Norse are hitting on 41.5% from the field, which ranks 265th in Division 1. Northern Kentucky has accounted for 74 pts so far this season and they grab 43 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 16 times per contest (84th in the country) and they are turning it over 9 times per game. The Norse have committed 20.0 fouls every game and they hit 52.2% from the charity stripe. The Norse on the defensive end are ranked 171st in college basketball in points given up per game with 73. They give up 11 dimes and 39 boards every game, which is ranked 104th and 198th in college basketball. The Northern Kentucky defense gives up 26.1% on shots from beyond the arc (6 of 23) and opponents are making 52.4% of their foul shots. They are forcing 9 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 43.8% from the floor (164th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the court, the Northern Kentucky Norse went home victorious with a score of 74-73 when they faced the Ball State Cardinals. The Norse collected 21 defensive rebounds and 17 offensive rebounds for a total of 38 for the matchup. They blocked 2 attempts while getting 5 steals in this matchup. The Cardinals committed 21 fouls in this game which took the Norse to the charity stripe for a total of 23 attempts. They were able to convert 12 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 52.2%. Regarding shooting from beyond the arc, Northern Kentucky buried 8 out of their 28 attempts (28.6%). When all was said and done, the Norse finished shooting 27 for 65 from the floor which had them sitting at 41.5%. The Norse allowed the Cardinals to make 28 out of 64 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.8% in the game. They finished 26.1% from three-point range by connecting on 6 of 23 and finished the contest at 11 of 21 from the free throw line (52.4%). Concerning rebounding, Northern Kentucky allowed Ball State to snag 35 overall (13 on the offensive side).
Bryson Langdon ended up having an impact for the Norse for the contest. He buried 2 of 6 for this contest for a field goal rate of 33.3%, which earned him 6 points. Langdon snagged 3 boards in his 38 minutes and had 4 dimes for the game. Someone else who was a determining factor for Northern Kentucky was Marques Warrick. He totaled 14 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood by way of 6 out of 16 from the floor in the game. Warrick finished going 37.5% from the field while collecting 4 assists and 4 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Northern Kentucky (-9)
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