UC Riverside Highlanders vs Pacific Tigers Prediction, 11/25/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UC Riverside Highlanders vs Pacific Tigers
Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Location: Alex G. Spanos Center in Stockton, CA
TV: No TV
Odds/Point Spread: UC Riverside (+7)
The Pacific Tigers (23-10 last year) play the UC Riverside Highlanders (17-15 last season) at Alex G. Spanos Center on Wednesday. The line on this game has Pacific as 7-point favorites. The total opens at 129.5.
The UC Riverside Highlanders took the court against the UC Davis Aggies and took home the win by a score of 66-61 in their last game of the year. UC Riverside ended the game having earned a 50.0% field goal percentage (24 of 48) and converted 11 of their 24 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Highlanders knocked down 7 of 11 shots for a percentage of 63.6%. Regarding grabbing boards, they earned 29 with 3 of them being offensive. They also recorded 16 assists in the matchup while getting 3 steals and 6 rejections. Pertaining to defense, UC Riverside let their opponent shoot 50.0% from the floor by connecting on 24 of 48. UC Davis recorded 13 assists and 4 steals for the game. Moreover, the Aggies collected 24 rebounds (3 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 6 blocked shots. UC Davis shot 90.0% at the charity stripe by converting 9 of 10 attempts. They also converted 10 out of their 23 tries from distance. Dikymbe Martin is a guy who saw a lot of court time for the game. He ended up walking away with 20 points on 7 out of 14 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 35 mins played and also snagged 4 rebounds. Martin walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the field and also dished out 3 dimes. One more player that was a major factor in this game for the Highlanders was Khyber Kabellis. He pulled down 3 boards and also had 5 dimes. He finished the game shooting 33.3% from the floor in this contest by shooting 2-of-6 (6 points). At the conclusion of this game, Kabellis played for 34 min.
UC Riverside comes into this game after finishing with a win-loss mark of 17-15 last year. They lost possession via turnover 13.2 times per game and as a basketball team committed 17.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team UC Riverside collected 35.8 boards per contest and totaled 394 dimes last season, which had them ranked 225th in the country in terms of passing. The Highlanders shot 35.2% on shots beyond the perimeter (254 of 722) and 68.9% from the charity stripe. They averaged 64.3 points per outing (323rd in D-1) while hitting 43.6% from the field. When they were on defense the Highlanders forced their opponents into 10.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.7 fouls. The Highlanders defense allowed a FG percentage of 40.4% (692 of 1,712) and they surrendered 30.3 boards per contest as a basketball team. They were ranked 57th in college hoops in allowing assists 343 conceded last year. They surrendered 35.2% on 3-point attempts and they were ranked 9th in the nation in PPG allowed (60.6).
When they last stepped on the court, the Pacific Tigers took a loss by a score of 72-54 against the San Francisco Dons. The Tigers corralled 17 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards for a total of 30 in this contest. They also stuffed 2 shots while earning 2 steals for the game. The Dons had 18 fouls for this contest which got the Tigers to the free throw line for a total of 18 shots. They were able to make 12 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 66.7%. In terms of 3-point attempts, Pacific converted 4 of their 18 attempts (22.2%). When the final whistle was blown, the Tigers finished 19 out of 62 from the field which had them shooting 30.6%. The Tigers allowed the Dons to knock down 27 out of their 50 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 54.0% in the game. They finished 50.0% from 3-point land by going 7 of 14 and ended up shooting 11 of 18 at the free throw line (61.1%). When it comes to how they attacked the glass, Pacific permitted San Francisco to collect 32 in total (6 offensive). Jahlil Tripp was important for the Tigers in the game. He knocked down 10 of 23 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 43.5%, which had him finishing with 29 points. Tripp snagged 14 boards in his 39 minutes and had 3 assists for this contest. One more player that was important for Pacific was Justin Moore. He racked up 5 points in 22 minutes on the court by going 2 of 8 shooting for the contest. Moore ended up shooting 25.0% from the field as well as contributing 2 dimes and 2 boards.
Pacific had a win-loss record of 23-10 last year. As an offense the Tigers shot 45.0% from the floor, which ranked them 109th in college hoops. Pacific totaled 2,300 points last season (69.7 per contest) and they grabbed 36.1 rebounds per game. They dished out assists 11.6 times per contest (286th in Division 1) and they coughed up possession 12.1 times per contest. The Tigers were responsible for committing 19.2 personal fouls per game and they shot 66.7% from the free throw line. The Tigers on the defensive end were ranked 46th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 64.5. They were able to force 12.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and allowed teams to shoot 41.6% from the field (97th in college basketball). The Pacific perimeter defense allowed 33.9% on shots from 3-point land (209 of 617) and their opponents made 70.6% of their foul shots. They conceded 8.9 dimes and 28.0 boards on a nightly basis, which was ranked 3rd and 2nd in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Pacific (-7) and over 129.5 points
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