Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs Western Carolina Catamounts Prediction, 12/6/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs Western Carolina Catamounts
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: Ramsey Regional Activity Center in Cullowhee, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Tennessee Tech (+11.5)
Ramsey Regional Activity Center is the venue where and the Western Carolina Catamounts (4-1) will take on the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (0-4) on Sunday. Tennessee Tech opens this contest as 11.5-point underdogs. The total is set at 145.5.
Tennessee Tech comes into this one with a win-loss record of 0-4 so far this season. They turn it over 19.0 times per game and as a team are committing 19.0 fouls per contest. As a team, Tennessee Tech is pulling in 37.5 rebounds per contest and has racked up 45 dimes for the year, which is 118th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Golden Eagles are shooting 25.3% on three-point attempts (20 of 79) and 55.2% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 56.5 points per outing (280th in D-1) while hitting 40.1% from the field. On the defensive end, the Golden Eagles are forcing their opponents into 8.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 14.0 fouls. They are relinquishing 25.6% on 3-point attempts while they are 211th in college hoops in points per game allowed (76.0). The Golden Eagles are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 44.4% (111 of 250) and they concede 37.8 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 249th in college basketball in giving up assists with 55 surrendered on the season.
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles played the Northern Kentucky Norse and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 74-65 in their last game. Tennessee Tech finished the game with a 47.9% field goal percentage (23 out of 48) and knocked down 8 of their 23 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Golden Eagles knocked down 11 of 23 tries for a percentage of 47.8%. In regard to hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 38 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 15 assists for this game while earning 4 steals and 2 blocks. In reference to defense, Tennessee Tech let their opponent shoot 47.9% from the field on 23 out of 48. Northern Kentucky earned 10 dimes and 10 steals for this contest. Additionally, the Norse had 37 rebounds (17 offensive, 20 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Northern Kentucky finished the game shooting 66.7% at the free throw line by making 18 of their 27 tries. They knocked down 6 out of their 27 tries from downtown.
Kenny White is one guy who played a lot in the game. He ended up scoring 11 points on 3 out of 8 shooting. He played 34 mins and snagged 7 rebounds. White finished 37.5% from the field and also earned 3 assists. One more player that had an impact in the matchup for the Golden Eagles was Austin Harvell. He pulled down 10 boards and also accumulated 2 assists. He finished shooting 71.4% from the field in this game by connecting on 5-of-7 (12 points). At the conclusion of this game, Harvell was on the hardwood for 30 minutes.
Western Carolina has a win-loss record of 4-1 this year. The Catamounts are responsible for committing 18.6 fouls per game while shooting 76.0% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 14.4 times per game (117th in D-1) and they turn it over 13.0 times per contest. Western Carolina has earned 432 pts so far this season (86.4 per contest) and they grab 38.0 boards per contest. As an offense, the Catamounts are hitting on 47.2% from the floor, which has them ranked 143rd in the country. The Catamounts on the defensive end are ranked 183rd in college basketball in points allowed per game with 73.0. They are forcing their opponents into 14.4 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 40.0% from the floor (102nd in Division 1). The Western Carolina defense allows 37.4% on 3-point shots (46 of 123) and their opponents are converting on 61.5% of their foul shots. They surrender 10.6 dimes and 34.0 boards on a nightly basis, which is 69th and 103rd in college hoops.
In their last game, the Western Carolina Catamounts went home victorious with a score of 91-84 against the Newberry Wolves. The Catamounts pulled down 28 defensive boards and 3 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 for the matchup. They blocked 7 shots while getting 3 steals in this game. The Wolves had 21 fouls for the matchup which took the Catamounts to the free throw line for 25 tries. They were able to make 20 of the free throws for a percentage of 80.0%. In regard to shooting from downtown, Western Carolina knocked down 11 out of 20 attempts (55.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Catamounts ended up going 30 for 48 from the field which gave them a percentage of 62.5%. The Catamounts permitted the Wolves to knock down 33 of their 72 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 45.8% in this game. They finished 59.3% from behind the 3-point line by going 16 out of 27 and finished the contest at 2 out of 2 from the free throw line (100.0%). In the matter of rebounding, Western Carolina permitted Newberry to pull down 22 in all (6 offensive).
Matt Halvorsen ended up being a factor for the Catamounts for the matchup. He knocked down 4 out of 7 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 57.1%, which had him finishing with 12 points. Halvorsen grabbed 3 boards in his 38 minutes and tallied 2 assists for this game. An additional guy that was pivotal for Western Carolina was Travion McCray. He racked up 26 points in 36 minutes played by going 9 of 13 from the floor in this matchup. McCray ended up shooting 69.2% from the floor as well as collecting 6 dimes and 5 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Tennessee Tech (+11.5)
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