UMBC Retrievers vs Coppin State Eagles Prediction, 12/13/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UMBC Retrievers vs Coppin State Eagles
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: Physical Education Complex in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: UMBC (-5.5)
The Coppin State Eagles (1-4) play the UMBC Retrievers (3-1) at Physical Education Complex on Sunday. UMBC opens this game as 5.5-point favorites. The total is set at 144.5.
UMBC will enter this matchup with a record of 3-1 on the campaign. They are turning it over 15.3 times per game and as a team are committing 18.0 personal fouls per game. As a team, UMBC is collecting 35.5 boards per contest and is sitting with 60 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 132nd in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Retrievers are shooting 34.1% on shots from downtown (28 of 82) and 72.3% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 77.5 points per contest (123rd in Division 1) while shooting 49.6% from the floor. When they are on the defensive end, the Retrievers have forced 14.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.8 fouls. The Retrievers defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 41.0% (102 of 249) and they concede 36.0 rebounds per contest as a team. They are currently ranked 131st in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 45 conceded this season. They surrender 33.3% on shots from downtown and they are 146th in D-1 in PPG allowed (69.3).
The UMBC Retrievers faced off with the Delaware Blue Hens and went home with a win by a final score of 76-61 in their last game. UMBC ended the game with a 53.1% field goal percentage (26 out of 49) and buried 7 of 15 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Retrievers made 17 of 25 tries for a rate of 68.0%. When it comes to pulling down rebounds, they earned 32 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 12 dimes in this game in addition to getting 2 steals and 2 rejections. In regard to defending, UMBC allowed their opponent to shoot 53.1% from the field on 26 of 49. Delaware totaled 8 assists and 3 steals for this game. Moreover, the Blue Hens pulled down 25 rebounds (5 offensive, 20 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Delaware finished the game shooting 83.3% from the free throw line by converting 15 of 18 tries. They also converted 6 of their 23 shots from long range.
R.J. Eytle-Rock is one player who was a factor for this game. He ended up finishing with 12 points on 4 of 8 shooting. He was on the court for 30 minutes played and collected 4 boards. Eytle-Rock finished shooting 50.0% from the floor and totaled 3 assists. One more player that was a determining factor in this game for the Retrievers was Darnell Rogers. He totaled 8 boards and totaled 2 assists. He ended up going 44.4% from the field in this game by going 4-of-9 (16 points). When the final whistle blew, Rogers was on the hardwood for 31 min.
Coppin State has a record of 1-4 so far this season. The Eagles are committing 17.4 personal fouls every game and they hit 59.6% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 11.2 times per contest (268th in the country) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.6 times per contest. Coppin State has accounted for 327 points for the season (65.4 per game) and they pull in 32.8 boards per game. As an offense, the Eagles are connecting on 35.3% from the floor, which ranks them 340th in college basketball. The Eagles defensively are ranked 263rd in college hoops in PPG given up with 79.0. The Coppin State defense concedes 29.5% on 3-pointers (36 of 122) and their opposition knocks down 67.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 16.0 assists and 50.0 rebounds every game, which ranks them 263rd and 312th in the country. They have forced 19.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.5% from the floor (279th in the country).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Coppin State Eagles got the victory with a final of 85-80 when they played the UNC Greensboro Spartans. The Eagles collected 32 defensive rebounds and 1 offensive rebounds totaling 33 for this game. They also rejected 6 tries while getting 6 steals for this game. The Spartans had 23 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Eagles to the charity stripe for a total of 32 tries. They were able to knock down 19 of the free throw tries for a rate of 59.4%. In terms of shooting from 3-point land, Coppin State buried 10 of their 25 tries (40.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Eagles shot 28 out of 53 from the field which gave them a rate of 52.8%. The Eagles allowed the Spartans to bury 31 of their 82 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 37.8% in the game. They finished 13.9% from 3-point land by hitting 5 of 36 and ended up shooting 13 of 17 at the charity stripe (76.5%). In relation to cleaning the glass, Coppin State permitted UNC Greensboro to pull down 48 overall (18 on the offensive glass).
Anthony Tarke pitched in for the Eagles in the game. He converted 11 of 13 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 84.6%, which had him finishing with 33 points. Tarke totaled 10 rebounds in his 39 minutes and earned 8 dimes in the matchup. One more player that was important for Coppin State was Nendah Tarke. He was able to score 20 points in 33 minutes on the court via 7 out of 9 shooting for this game. Tarke walked away from this one going 77.8% from the floor while also collecting 2 dimes and 4 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Coppin State (+5.5) and under 144.5 points
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