Troy Trojans vs Western Carolina Catamounts Prediction, 11/27/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Troy Trojans vs Western Carolina Catamounts
Date: Friday, November 27, 2020
Location: Kimmel Arena in Asheville, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Troy (+6)
Kimmel Arena is the venue where and the Western Carolina Catamounts (19-12 last year) will play the Troy Trojans (9-22 last season) on Friday. Western Carolina opens this matchup as 6-point favorites. The O/U is set at 154.5.
Troy enters this one after finishing with a mark of 9-22 last year. They turned it over 14.2 times per contest and as a basketball team committed 18.8 fouls on a nightly basis. As a basketball team, Troy snagged 36.5 rebounds per game and accumulated 430 dimes last year, which was 133rd in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Trojans hit on 31.8% on shots from downtown (261 of 821) and 67.4% from the charity stripe. They had an average of 68.7 pts per contest (245th in the nation) while shooting 39.9% from the field. When they were on defense, the Trojans forced 14.6 turnovers per contest and they drew 17.8 personal fouls. They were 275th in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 442 relinquished last year. The Trojans defense allowed a shooting percentage of 44.5% (787 of 1,768) and they relinquished 37.8 boards per game as a basketball team. They conceded 33.8% on 3-point shots and they were 287th in the nation in points per game from their opponents (73.4).
The Troy Trojans faced the UT Arlington Mavericks and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 78-64 in their last game. Troy wrapped up the game having earned a 45.8% field goal percentage (22 of 48) and made 8 of their 23 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Trojans made 12 of their 19 shots for a rate of 63.2%. Regarding getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 25 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 11 assists in this game while having 5 steals and 3 rejections. When it comes to defending, Troy allowed the other team to go 45.8% from the field on 22 of 48. UT Arlington distributed 21 assists and 5 steals for the matchup. In addition, the Mavericks snagged 25 rebounds (3 offensive, 22 defensive) and had 3 blocked shots. UT Arlington walked away from this one shooting 62.5% when shooting free throws by converting 5 of their 8 tries. They converted 9 of their 25 attempts from 3-point land.
Khalyl Waters is a guy who played a role for the matchup. He ended up finishing with 11 points on 3 out of 7 shooting. He was on the court for 34 minutes and collected 6 rebounds. Waters finished 42.9% from the field and distributed 2 dimes. One more player that was a major factor in the game for the Trojans was Nick Stampley. He had 4 boards and also accounted for 2 assists. He finished the game at 20.0% from the field for the contest by going 1-of-5 (4 points). At the conclusion of this game, Stampley was on the hardwood for 31 min.
Western Carolina had a win-loss mark of 19-12 last year. Western Carolina earned 2,444 pts throughout last season (78.8 per game) and they snagged 37.6 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Catamounts connected on 46.8% from the field, which was ranked 36th in D-1. The Catamounts committed 17.2 fouls every game while shooting 71.0% from the free throw line. They dished out assists 14.5 times per game (66th in college basketball) and they coughed up possession 14.4 times per game. The Catamounts on the defensive end were ranked 300th in D-1 in points allowed per game with 74.7. The Western Carolina defense allowed 31.1% on shots from beyond the arc (243 of 781) and opponents made 71.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They forced 12.5 turnovers per game and let teams shoot 43.4% from the field (211th in D-1). They relinquished 12.2 assists and 33.2 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranked them 148th and 92nd in D-1.
When they last stepped on the court, the Western Carolina Catamounts took home the win by a final score of 98-76 when they played the UNC Wilmington Seahawks. The Catamounts were able to collect 26 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 33 in the matchup. They stuffed 4 tries while recording 9 steals for this game. The Seahawks committed 21 personal fouls for the game which took the Catamounts to the free throw line for a total of 20 tries. They were able to knock down 17 of those for a percentage of 85.0%. Pertaining to shots from 3-point land, Western Carolina made 9 of their 20 attempts (45.0%). In all, the Catamounts shot 36 for 64 from the field which had them shooting 56.3%. The Catamounts allowed the Seahawks to convert 23 of 62 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.1% for the game. They finished 30.8% from 3-point land by shooting 8 of 26 and finished the game at 22 of 31 from the free throw line (71.0%). In regard to rebounds, Western Carolina permitted UNC Wilmington to get 21 in all (7 on the offensive glass).
Mason Faulkner pitched in for the Catamounts for the matchup. He converted 7 out of 12 in this matchup giving him a rate of 58.3%, which gave him 21 points. Faulkner totaled 8 rebounds in his 32 mins and totaled 3 dimes in this contest. One more player that was pivotal for Western Carolina was Travion McCray. He scored 11 points in his 32 minutes on the hardwood via 4 of 9 from the floor for the game. McCray walked away from this one going 44.4% from the field and also contributing 3 assists and 5 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Western Carolina (-6) and over 154.5 points
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