Texas Southern Tigers vs Wyoming Cowboys Prediction, 11/30/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Southern Tigers vs Wyoming Cowboys
Date: Monday, November 30, 2020
Location: Arena Auditorium in Laramie, WY
TV: No TV
Odds/Point Spread: Texas Southern (+6)
The Wyoming Cowboys (1-0) host the Texas Southern Tigers (0-2) at Arena Auditorium on Monday. Wyoming opens this game as 6-point favorites. The total opens at 142.
Texas Southern steps onto the court with a win-loss record of 0-2 on the year. They average 58.5 points per outing (219th in Division 1) while connecting on 34.4% from the field. The Tigers are hitting 21.6% on shots beyond the perimeter (8 of 37) and 63.6% from the free throw line. As a team, Texas Southern is pulling in 37.5 boards per game and has racked up 19 dimes this year, which has them ranked 162nd in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 13.5 times per contest and as a team they are committing 24.0 fouls per game. When they are on defense, the Tigers are forcing 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.0 fouls. They are 237th in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 22 surrendered so far this season. The Tigers defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 37.6% (41 of 109) and they relinquish 36.5 boards per contest as a group. They concede 28.8% on three-point shots and they rank 239th in college hoops in PPG allowed (70.5).
The Texas Southern Tigers faced off with the Oklahoma State Cowboys and ended up losing by a score of 85-65 in their last contest. Texas Southern walked away from the contest with a 38.8% field goal percentage (26 of 67) and made 3 out of their 18 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Tigers buried 10 of 20 attempts for a rate of 50.0%. In reference to pulling down rebounds, they earned a total of 32 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 12 assists in the game while getting 6 steals and 2 blocks. In reference to defense, Texas Southern let their opponent shoot 38.8% from the field on 26 of 67. Oklahoma State totaled 14 assists and 5 steals for this game. Moreover, the Cowboys snagged 33 rebounds (9 offensive, 24 defensive) and got 2 blocked shots. Oklahoma State finished shooting 77.8% from the charity stripe by burying 21 of their 27 tries. They also converted 10 of their 24 attempts from distance.
Galen Alexander is one guy who was pivotal in this game. He ended up finishing with 22 points on 8 of 18 shooting. He played for 32 mins played and collected 2 boards. Alexander finished the contest at 44.4% from the floor and also dished out 2 dimes. An additional guy that saw a lot of action in this contest for the Tigers was Michael Weathers. He snagged 7 rebounds and also earned 3 assists. He shot 66.7% from the floor for this game by going 6-of-9 (13 points). When the final whistle blew, Weathers was on the court for 30 minutes.
Wyoming has a win-loss record of 1-0 this season. When it comes to offense, the Cowboys are hitting on 52.2% from the floor, which ranks them 41st in D-1. Wyoming has scored 97 pts this season and they pull in 41 boards per contest. They are getting an assist 24 times per contest (6th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 10 times per contest. The Cowboys commit 11.0 fouls per contest and they shoot 82.4% from the charity stripe. The Cowboys on the defensive side of the court are 163rd in college basketball in points given up per game with 61. They are forcing their opponents into 17.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 36.8% from the floor (151st in the country). The Wyoming defense concedes 31.0% on shots from distance (9 of 29) and their opponents are converting on 33.3% of their free throw attempts. They allow 6 dimes and 38 total boards per game, which is 117th and 273rd in the country.
The last time they took the court, the Wyoming Cowboys got the victory with a final of 97-61 against the MVSU Delta Devils. The Cowboys were able to corral 33 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 39 for the game. They blocked 2 tries while earning 8 steals in this contest. The Delta Devils committed 20 fouls for this contest which got the Cowboys to the charity stripe for a total of 17 attempts. They were able to bury 14 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 82.4%. In relation to shooting from downtown, Wyoming buried 13 of their 35 attempts (37.1%). Overall, the Cowboys shot 35 out of 67 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.2%. The Cowboys permitted the Delta Devils to convert 25 of their 68 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 36.8% for the matchup. They finished shooting 31.0% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 9 of 29 and finished the contest at 2 out of 6 from the free throw line (33.3%). Concerning cleaning up the glass, Wyoming permitted MVSU to pull down 36 in all (8 offensive).
Drake Jeffries ended up having an impact for the Cowboys in the matchup. He converted 6 of 15 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 40.0%, which earned him 19 points. Jeffries snagged 8 boards in his 35 mins and added 2 dimes in this game. Another guy that ended up being a major factor for Wyoming was Marcus Williams. He scored 20 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood by way of 8 out of 12 shooting for the contest. Williams walked away from this one going 66.7% from the floor as well as totaling 8 assists and 4 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Wyoming (-6)
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