Towson Tigers vs San Francisco Dons Prediction, 11/26/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Towson Tigers vs San Francisco Dons
Date: Thursday, November 26, 2020
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
Odds/Point Spread: Towson (+8.5)
The Towson Tigers (19-13 last season) go to Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday where they'll meet the San Francisco Dons (22-12 last year). The odds on this contest have San Francisco as 8.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 139.
Towson heads into this matchup after finishing with a mark of 19-13 last year. They had an average of 70.6 pts per game (197th in college hoops) while hitting 43.3% from the floor. The Tigers hit on 34.4% on shots from distance (210 of 610) and 77.1% from the free throw line. As a group, Towson snagged 37.2 rebounds per game and racked up 364 assists over the course of last season, which was 286th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They turned it over 11.9 times per contest and as a team committed 18.2 personal fouls per game. When they were on defense, the Tigers forced their opponents into 10.9 turnovers per game and they drew 17.2 personal fouls. They relinquished 32.3% from 3-point land and they ranked 93rd in college hoops in opponents PPG (66.4). The Tigers allowed a FG percentage of 41.0% (736 of 1,795) and they relinquished 31.6 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They were 172nd in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 392 surrendered throughout last season.
The Towson Tigers took the court against the Northeastern Huskies and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 72-62 in their last game. Towson ended having earned a 44.9% field goal percentage (22 of 49) and converted 5 of their 18 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Tigers buried 13 of their 18 attempts for a rate of 72.2%. In regard to rebounding, they collected 30 with 11 of them being offensive. They also doled out 11 assists for the game while getting 3 steals and 3 blocked shots. In the matter of the defense, Towson allowed the other team to go 44.9% from the field on 22 of 49. Northeastern recorded 15 assists and 5 steals in this contest. Moreover, the Huskies pulled down 24 boards (4 offensive, 20 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Northeastern walked away from this one shooting 76.5% from the charity stripe by burying 13 of their 17 attempts. They also converted 5 out of their 16 tries from three-point range.
Brian Fobbs is a guy who was pivotal in this matchup. He recorded 21 points on 7 out of 15 shooting. He played 38 mins and grabbed 5 rebounds. Fobbs shot 46.7% from the field and totaled 3 assists. Someone else that saw the court a lot in the game for the Tigers was Dennis Tunstall. He pulled down 9 boards and also earned 3 dimes. He shot 100.0% from the floor in this matchup by shooting 3-of-3 (9 points). Overall, Tunstall played for 31 min.
San Francisco had a win-loss mark of 22-12 last season. San Francisco earned 2,546 points throughout last season (74.9 per contest) and they averaged 36.3 rebounds per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Dons hit 44.2% from the field, which was ranked 153rd in college basketball. The Dons were responsible for committing 17.6 personal fouls per game and they shot 72.0% from the free throw line. They assisted teammates 12.1 times per contest (257th in college hoops) and they turned it over 12.1 times per game. The Dons on the defensive end were ranked 165th in Division 1 in PPG given up with 68.8. The San Francisco defense conceded 37.4% on shots from behind the 3-point line (209 of 559) and their opponents knocked down 72.1% of their free throw shots. They forced their opponents into 13.0 TO's per game and let teams shoot 44.5% from the field (264th in college basketball). They gave up 10.6 dimes and 33.0 boards on a nightly basis, which was ranked 40th and 82nd in those defensive categories.
The last time they took the hardwood, the San Francisco Dons took a defeat with a final score of 81-77 when they played the Gonzaga Bulldogs. The Dons were able to snag 22 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 30 in the matchup. They rejected 4 shots while getting 4 steals in the game. The Bulldogs had 14 fouls for the game which took the Dons to the free throw line for 15 shots. They were able to make 11 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 73.3%. When talking about shots from beyond the arc, San Francisco made 6 out of their 26 attempts (23.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Dons finished 30 for 64 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.9%. The Dons permitted the Bulldogs to make 30 out of their 60 tries from the floor which left them shooting 50.0% in this game. They finished shooting 25.0% from three-point range by going 3 of 12 and walked away from this one shooting 18 out of 26 from the free throw line (69.2%). When it comes to attacking the glass, San Francisco allowed Gonzaga to pull down 35 in all (10 on the offensive glass).
Jamaree Bouyea ended up playing a lot for the Dons in this game. He converted 3 out of 8 for the contest for a field goal rate of 37.5%, which gave him 6 points. Bouyea grabbed 3 rebounds in his 34 minutes and totaled 4 dimes for this game. Another guy that ended up playing a role for San Francisco was Remu Raitanen. He notched 11 points in his 32 minutes on the hardwood by going 3 of 6 shooting in the matchup. Raitanen wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the field while also totaling 2 assists and 8 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Francisco (-8.5)
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