UL Monroe Warhawks vs Northwestern State Demons Prediction, 12/6/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UL Monroe Warhawks vs Northwestern State Demons
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: Prather Coliseum in Natchitoches, LA
Odds/Point Spread: UL Monroe (+3)
The Northwestern State Demons (0-4) host the UL Monroe Warhawks (0-1) at Prather Coliseum on Sunday. The line on this contest has Northwestern State as 3-point favorites. The O/U opens at 145.5.
UL Monroe will enter this contest with a mark of 0-1 so far this year. They are averaging 62 points per contest (254th in college basketball) while shooting 39.3% from the floor. The Warhawks are connecting on 30.8% on shots beyond the perimeter (8 of 26) and 60.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, UL Monroe is collecting 25 rebounds per game and has accounted for 13 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 275th in the country in terms of passing. They are turning it over 11 times per contest and as a unit they commit 17 personal fouls every game. When they are on defense, the Warhawks have forced 17 turnovers per contest and they draw 14 personal fouls. They are conceding 36.0% from beyond the arc and they rank 233rd in Division 1 in points per game from their opponents (78). The Warhawks defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 48.3% (29 of 60) and they relinquish 48 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are 12th in the country in allowing assists with 10 relinquished this year.
The UL Monroe Warhawks took the court against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and took a loss by a score of 78-62 in their last game. UL Monroe walked away from the contest having earned a 39.3% field goal percentage (24 out of 61) and made 8 out of their 26 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Warhawks knocked down 6 of their 10 shots for a rate of 60.0%. Concerning rebounding, they compiled a total of 20 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 13 assists for the matchup as well as having 10 steals and 4 rejections. In the matter of the defense, UL Monroe allowed the other team to go 39.3% from the field on 24 out of 61. Louisiana Tech doled out 10 dimes and 6 steals for this contest. Furthurmore, the Bulldogs totaled 47 rebounds (15 offensive, 32 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Louisiana Tech walked away from this one shooting 57.9% from the free throw line by converting 11 of 19 shots. They buried 9 of 25 tries from downtown.
Russell Harrison is a player who saw a lot of action in this contest. He ended up with 15 points on 6 of 14 shooting. He saw the court for 36 minutes played and pulled down 7 rebounds. Harrison walked away from this one shooting 42.9% from the floor and also recorded 3 assists. An additional guy that saw a lot of time on the hardwood in this contest for the Warhawks was Marco Morency. He totaled 2 rebounds and had 4 dimes. He went 44.4% from the field for the matchup by connecting on 4-of-9 (10 points). In all, Morency was on the hardwood for 28 min.
Northwestern State has a record of 0-4 so far this year. Northwestern State has totaled 274 pts on the year (68.5 per game) and they pull in 36.3 rebounds per game. The Demons commit 18.5 personal fouls per contest while shooting 66.2% from the charity stripe. As an offensive team, the Demons are hitting on 38.5% from the field, which ranks them 311th in college basketball. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 12.0 times per game (203rd in the country) and they turn it over 13.8 times per game. The Demons on defense are ranked 273rd in the nation in points allowed per game with 86.5. They have surrendered 17.0 dimes and 45.0 boards per game, which ranks them 252nd and 275th in D-1. The Northwestern State defense concedes 36.8% on shots from behind the 3-point line (32 of 87) and their opposition makes 68.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing their opponents into 11.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 48.5% from the field (264th in college basketball).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Northwestern State Demons took a defeat with a final score of 74-68 when they played the TCU Horned Frogs. The Demons pulled down 25 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 in this matchup. They also rejected 3 attempts while getting 10 steals in this contest. The Horned Frogs committed 13 personal fouls for this game which took the Demons to the free throw line for a total of 16 shots. They were able to knock down 13 of the free throws for a rate of 81.3%. When it comes to shots from beyond the arc, Northwestern State converted 5 of 20 attempts (25.0%). When all was said and done, the Demons ended up shooting 25 out of 65 from the field which had them sitting at 38.5%. The Demons allowed the Horned Frogs to knock down 30 out of their 64 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 46.9% for the game. They wrapped up this game 26.9% from beyond the perimeter by going 7 of 26 and finished the game at 7 out of 14 from the free throw line (50.0%). When discussing cleaning up the glass, Northwestern State allowed TCU to get 44 overall (11 offensive).
Jairus Roberson was important for the Demons in the matchup. He knocked down 2 out of 10 for this game giving him a rate of 20.0%, which gave him 8 points. Roberson collected 4 boards in his 20 mins played and had 2 assists for the contest. Another guy who saw a lot of action for Northwestern State was Trenton Massner. He totaled 21 points in 28 minutes on the court by going 8 out of 14 from the floor for the game. Massner wrapped this one up going 57.1% from the floor while contributing 3 assists and 7 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take UL Monroe (+3)
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