UC Davis Aggies vs Santa Clara Broncos Prediction, 11/27/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UC Davis Aggies vs Santa Clara Broncos
Date: Friday, November 27, 2020
Location: Leavey Center in Santa Clara, CA
Odds/Point Spread: UC Davis (+7.5)
The Santa Clara Broncos (20-13 last year) host the UC Davis Aggies (14-18 last season) at Leavey Center on Friday. UC Davis opens this contest as 7.5-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 143.5.
UC Davis will enter this game after finishing with a record of 14-18 last year. They coughed up possession 12.8 times per game and as a unit committed 18.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a basketball team, UC Davis snagged 30.7 rebounds per contest and earned 409 dimes throughout last season, which was 181st in the country in terms of passing. The Aggies shot 39.7% on three-point attempts (259 of 653) and 78.7% from the free throw line. They averaged 72.8 points per game (125th in college hoops) while going 46.1% from the field. When they were on defense, the Aggies were able to force 13.9 turnovers per game and they drew 17.6 personal fouls. The Aggies gave up a field goal percentage of 46.1% (808 of 1,752) and they surrendered 32.8 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They were 309th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 469 relinquished throughout last season. They relinquished 34.0% on 3-point shots and they were ranked 237th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (71.4).
The UC Davis Aggies faced the Nicholls State Colonels and ended up losing by a score of 101-93 in their last contest. UC Davis walked away from the contest with a 59.2% FG percentage (29 of 49) and buried 7 of 22 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Aggies converted 28 of 39 attempts for a percentage of 71.8%. When talking about getting rebounds, they earned 28 with 6 of them being offensive. They also dished out 17 dimes in this matchup in addition to earning 2 steals and 2 blocks. In regard to the defense, UC Davis allowed their opponent to shoot 59.2% from the floor on 29 of 49. Nicholls State doled out 18 dimes and 11 steals in the matchup. Furthurmore, the Colonels grabbed 31 boards (10 offensive, 21 defensive) and earned 2 rejections. Nicholls State finished 82.4% at the free throw line by knocking down 28 of 34 tries. They made 9 of 23 attempts from 3-point land.
Damion Squire is a player who saw a lot of action for the contest. He notched 21 points on 6 of 10 shooting. He played for 36 mins played and also totaled 2 rebounds. Squire ended up shooting 60.0% from the floor and also earned 4 assists. Another guy that was a contributor in the game for the Aggies was Ezra Manjon. He pulled down 4 boards and earned 5 assists. He went 55.6% from the field for this game by shooting 5-of-9 (25 points). When the game finished, Manjon saw the court for 34 min.
Santa Clara had a win-loss mark of 20-13 last year. The Broncos were responsible for committing 20.2 fouls every game and they hit 74.2% from the charity stripe. They assisted teammates 15.4 times per contest (26th in the nation) and they lost possession by turning the ball over 13.4 times per game. Santa Clara accounted for 2,498 pts last season (75.7 per game) and they collected 34.2 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Broncos connected on 46.2% from the floor, which was ranked 48th in college basketball. The Broncos were ranked 244th in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 71.7. They surrendered 12.4 dimes and 35.8 rebounds every game, which ranked them 163rd and 231st in college basketball. The Santa Clara defense allowed 33.3% on shots from behind the 3-point line (212 of 636) and their opponents knocked down 71.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They forced 13.9 turnovers per game and allowed teams to shoot 42.4% from the field (156th in the country).
When they last stepped on the court, the Santa Clara Broncos walked away with a victory by a final of 62-49 when they faced the Idaho State Bengals. The Broncos recorded 23 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 32 in the matchup. They also turned away 4 tries while recording 12 steals in this game. The Bengals earned 23 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Broncos to the free throw line for 18 attempts. They were able to knock down 10 of the free throws for a rate of 55.6%. Concerning 3-point attempts, Santa Clara made 4 out of 12 attempts (33.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Broncos finished the game shooting 24 out of 56 from the field which had them shooting 42.9%. The Broncos allowed the Bengals to bury 17 out of their 49 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 34.7% for this contest. They finished 36.4% from downtown by connecting on 8 of 22 and walked away from this one shooting 7 out of 12 at the free throw line (58.3%). With respect to cleaning the glass, Santa Clara allowed Idaho State to snag 31 in total (8 offensive).
Jalen Williams pitched in for the Broncos in this contest. He converted 6 of 12 in the game for a field goal rate of 50.0%, which earned him 13 points. Williams grabbed 4 boards in his 35 minutes played and added 2 dimes in the matchup. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Santa Clara was Keshawn Justice. He ended up finishing with 5 points in 35 minutes on the court via 2 of 6 from the floor for the contest. Justice ended up shooting 33.3% from the floor while earning 2 assists and 5 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take UC Davis (+7.5)
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