UC Riverside Highlanders vs Denver Pioneers Prediction, 12/6/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UC Riverside Highlanders vs Denver Pioneers
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: Hamilton Gymnasium in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: UC Riverside (-4)
The UC Riverside Highlanders (1-1) travel to Hamilton Gymnasium on Sunday where they'll meet the Denver Pioneers (1-0). UC Riverside opens this game as 4-point favorites. The O/U is set at 133.
UC Riverside will enter this matchup with a mark of 1-1 so far this year. The Highlanders are shooting 29.3% on shots from 3-point land (12 of 41) and 60.7% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 58.5 pts per game (270th in college hoops) while going 40.4% from the field. They are turning it over 15.0 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 21.0 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, UC Riverside is pulling down 36.0 boards per game and has racked up 24 dimes this year, which has them ranked 228th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Highlanders are forcing 12.0 turnovers per game while drawing 16.0 personal fouls. The Highlanders defensively are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 37.0% (40 of 108) and they surrender 31.0 boards per contest as a team. They currently rank 14th in Division 1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 11 surrendered this year. They are relinquishing 24.2% on 3-pointers and they are 12th in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (54.0).
The UC Riverside Highlanders faced the Washington Huskies and notched a win by a score of 57-42 in their last contest. UC Riverside ended the contest having earned a 36.1% FG percentage (22 out of 61) and buried 6 of their 21 3-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Highlanders converted 7 of their 13 tries for a percentage of 53.8%. In relation to hauling in rebounds, they earned 47 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 18 assists in this matchup in addition to earning 3 steals and 2 blocks. With respect to defense, UC Riverside allowed the other team to go 36.1% from the field on 22 out of 61. Washington doled out 7 dimes and 8 steals for this game. On top of that, the Huskies pulled down 29 rebounds (4 offensive, 25 defensive) and got 2 blocked shots. Washington walked away from this one shooting 70.0% from the charity stripe by making 7 of 10 tries. They also knocked down 3 of 20 tries from beyond the arc.
Dominick Pickett is one player who was a contributor for this contest. He accumulated 9 points on 3 out of 5 shooting. He played 30 mins and also collected 2 rebounds. Pickett finished the game shooting 60.0% from the field and dished out 3 dimes. Another guy that saw a lot of court time in the game for the Highlanders was Jock Perry. He grabbed 4 rebounds and also accounted for 2 assists. He finished the game at 60.0% from the field in this matchup by going 9-of-15 (21 points). When the game finished, Perry was on the court for 26 min.
Denver has a mark of 1-0 on the year. The Pioneers commit 12 fouls per contest and they connect on 72.2% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 18 times per contest (41st in college hoops) and they are giving up possession 8 times per contest. Denver has totaled 82 pts on the year and they grab 40 rebounds per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Pioneers are connecting on 53.4% from the floor, which is ranked 79th in the country. The Pioneers on the defensive side of the court are 98th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 66. They are forcing 11 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 38.0% from the field (63rd in college basketball). The Denver defense concedes 25.0% on 3-pointers (9 of 36) and their opponents are knocking down 60.0% of their free throw shots. They concede 11 assists and 36 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 95th and 156th in college hoops.
The last time they took the court, the Denver Pioneers took home the win by a final score of 82-66 against the Regis Rangers. The Pioneers collected 32 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 38 for the game. They turned away 5 shots while recording 3 steals in the matchup. The Rangers earned 18 personal fouls for the contest which got the Pioneers to the charity stripe for 18 tries. They were able to make 13 of those for a rate of 72.2%. Concerning 3-point shots, Denver converted 7 out of 18 attempts (38.9%). When the game finished, the Pioneers ended up going 31 for 58 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 53.4%. The Pioneers allowed the Rangers to convert 27 of 71 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 38.0% for the game. They finished shooting 25.0% from distance by shooting 9 of 36 and ended up shooting 3 of 5 at the charity stripe (60.0%). In reference to rebounding, Denver allowed Regis to grab 36 in total (13 offensive).
Jase Townsend was pivotal for the Pioneers for the contest. He made 9 of 16 in this matchup giving him a rate of 56.3%, which had him sitting at 24 points. Townsend collected 8 rebounds in his 34 mins and added 2 assists for this game. Someone else that ended up being a major factor for Denver was Tristan Green. He scored 15 points in his 34 minutes played via 5 out of 10 shooting for the matchup. Green wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the floor as well as collecting 5 assists and 8 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Denver (+4) and over 133 points
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