Texas Longhorns vs Davidson Wildcats Prediction, 11/30/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Longhorns vs Davidson Wildcats
Date: Monday, November 30, 2020
Location: Harrah's Cherokee Center in Asheville, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (-8)
Harrah's Cherokee Center is the venue where and the Davidson Wildcats (1-0) will take on the Texas Longhorns (1-0) on Monday. The spread on this contest has Texas as 8-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 137.
Texas will enter this game with a record of 1-0 this season. They currently have an average of 91 pts per game (38th in college basketball) while hitting 57.4% from the field. The Longhorns are hitting 41.2% on three-point attempts (7 of 17) and 64.7% from the charity stripe. As a team, Texas is collecting 54 boards per game and has accounted for 16 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 194th in the country in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 18 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 24 fouls every game. When they are on the defensive end, the Longhorns are able to force 10 turnovers per contest and they draw 27 personal fouls. The Longhorns are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 26.1% (18 of 69) and they concede 36 rebounds per game as a group. They are 108th in Division 1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 4 surrendered this year. They give up 19.0% from beyond the arc while they are 122nd in D-1 in points per game allowed (55).
The Texas Longhorns took the court against the UTRGV Vaqueros and notched a win by a score of 91-55 in their last contest. Texas walked away from the contest with a 57.4% field goal percentage (31 of 54) and converted 7 out of their 17 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the free throw line, the Longhorns knocked down 22 of 34 attempts for a rate of 64.7%. In terms of hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 52 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 16 assists for the matchup in addition to earning 5 steals and 4 blocked shots. With respect to the defense, Texas let their opponent shoot 57.4% from the floor on 31 out of 54. UT Rio Grande earned 4 assists and 9 steals in this contest. Additionally, the Vaqueros snagged 34 boards (14 offensive, 20 defensive) and had 4 blocks. UT Rio Grande went 57.7% at the free throw line by making 15 of 26 attempts. They also knocked down 4 of their 21 attempts from 3-point land.
Courtney Ramey is a guy who had an impact for the matchup. He ended up finishing with 20 points on 7 of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 36 minutes and also snagged 5 rebounds. Ramey finished the game at 63.6% from the floor and also recorded 7 dimes. Someone else that saw a lot of court time in this contest for the Longhorns was Matt Coleman. He grabbed 3 boards and tallied 5 assists. He finished the contest at 60.0% from the field in the matchup by shooting 6-of-10 (17 points). When the final whistle blew, Coleman played 34 minutes.
Davidson has a win-loss record of 1-0 this season. The Wildcats are responsible for committing 15 fouls per game and they connect on 75.0% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 21 times per game (17th in Division 1) and they are giving up possession 12 times per contest. Davidson has accumulated 82 pts for the season and they grab 36 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Wildcats are hitting on 52.5% from the floor, which is 36th in college basketball. The Wildcats on the defensive end are ranked 261st in D-1 in points allowed per game with 73.0. The Davidson defense gives up 52.9% on shots from 3-point land (9 of 17) and opponents are knocking down 76.9% of their foul shots. They concede 9 assists and 27 total boards per game, which has them ranked 153rd and 122nd in those defensive categories. They are forcing 10 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.6% from the field (295th in the nation).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Davidson Wildcats got the victory with a final of 82-73 against the High Point Panthers. The Wildcats earned 25 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 34 in this game. They also blocked 5 shots while recording 3 steals for the matchup. The Panthers had 17 fouls for the game which took the Wildcats to the free throw line for a total of 12 attempts. They were able to knock down 9 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 75.0%. With regard to shots from beyond the perimeter, Davidson buried 11 of 28 attempts (39.3%). In all, the Wildcats shot 31 for 59 from the field which had them shooting 52.5%. The Wildcats permitted the Panthers to convert 27 of their 58 tries from the floor which had them shooting 46.6% in the matchup. They finished 52.9% from 3-point land by going 9 of 17 and finished the game at 10 out of 13 at the free throw line (76.9%). Concerning cleaning the glass, Davidson allowed High Point to pull down 25 overall (6 on the offensive side).
Kellan Grady was important for the Wildcats in the matchup. He made 9 out of 20 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 45.0%, which had him sitting at 20 points. Grady pulled down 6 rebounds in his 39 minutes and had 4 dimes for the contest. Someone else who saw a lot of action for Davidson was Hyunjung Lee. He accumulated 23 points in his 37 minutes on the court via 8 out of 14 shooting in this contest. Lee wrapped this one up going 57.1% from the floor as well as contributing 9 dimes and 5 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas (-8)
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