UNC Greensboro Spartans vs Coppin State Eagles Prediction, 12/10/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UNC Greensboro Spartans vs Coppin State Eagles
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
Location: Physical Education Complex in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: UNC Greensboro (-14.5)
The Coppin State Eagles (0-4) host the UNC Greensboro Spartans (1-2) at Physical Education Complex on Thursday. Coppin State opens this contest as 14.5-point dogs. The O/U is set at 141.
UNC Greensboro comes into this contest with a win-loss record of 1-2 this season. The Spartans are hitting 28.8% on three-point attempts (23 of 80) and 62.3% from the free throw line. They are averaging 70.7 points per game (191st in college hoops) while hitting 41.1% from the field. They are giving up possession 18.7 times per game and as a group are committing 25.7 fouls per contest. As a unit, UNC Greensboro is grabbing 39.7 boards per game and has accounted for 39 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 216th in college hoops in terms of passing. Defensively, the Spartans are able to force 17.0 turnovers per game and they draw 18.7 personal fouls. They are ranked 71st in college hoops in allowing assists with 31 relinquished this year. The Spartans defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.5% (71 of 156) and they surrender 33.7 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are giving up 39.5% on three-point shots and they rank 227th in D-1 in points per game allowed (75.3).
The UNC Greensboro Spartans played the Duquesne Dukes and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 81-68 in their last contest. UNC Greensboro ended with a 43.8% field goal percentage (28 out of 64) and buried 9 out of their 25 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Spartans converted 3 of their 9 attempts for a rate of 33.3%. When talking about rebounding, they earned a total of 33 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 15 assists in the matchup in addition to having 5 steals and 7 blocks. Regarding defense, UNC Greensboro allowed their opponent to shoot 43.8% from the field on 28 out of 64. Duquesne distributed 9 dimes and 10 steals in this contest. Furthurmore, the Dukes pulled down 33 rebounds (8 offensive, 25 defensive) and added 7 blocked shots. Duquesne finished shooting 75.8% at the charity stripe by knocking down 25 of 33 tries. They knocked down 6 of their 17 shots from distance.
Isaiah Miller is one player who played a role for the contest. He scored 22 points on 11 out of 20 shooting. He played for 32 minutes and also pulled down 4 rebounds. Miller finished the game at 55.0% from the field and earned 4 assists. An additional guy that was a contributor in this contest for the Spartans was Angelo Allegri. He snagged 3 boards and totaled 2 assists. He ended up shooting 71.4% from the field for this contest via 5-of-7 (14 points). When the final whistle blew, Allegri played for 18 min.
Coppin State has a win-loss record of 0-4 on the campaign. The Eagles are committing 16.8 fouls every game and they go 59.7% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 10.0 times per game (278th in the nation) and they are turning it over 11.5 times per contest. Coppin State has tallied 242 pts on the season (60.5 per contest) and they collect 32.3 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Eagles are hitting on 31.9% from the floor, which ranks them 350th in D-1. The Eagles defensively are ranked 257th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 78.8. The Coppin State defense surrenders 36.0% on three-point shots (31 of 86) and their opposition makes 65.7% of their free throw shots. They surrender 17.5 dimes and 49.5 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 281st and 304th in the nation. They have forced 20.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 50.8% from the field (294th in D-1).
In their last game, the Coppin State Eagles took a loss by a score of 80-48 against the Georgetown Hoyas. The Eagles earned 19 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 27 in this matchup. They also blocked 2 shots while recording 11 steals for the contest. The Hoyas had 16 personal fouls in this contest which took the Eagles to the free throw line for 12 attempts. They were able to knock down 4 of the free throws for a percentage of 33.3%. In terms of 3-pointers, Coppin State converted 8 of their 38 tries (21.1%). In all, the Eagles walked away from this one shooting 18 for 66 from the floor which gave them a rate of 27.3%. The Eagles permitted the Hoyas to bury 29 out of 53 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 54.7% in this contest. They went 43.5% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 10 out of 23 and ended up going 12 of 17 at the charity stripe (70.6%). When it comes to attacking the glass, Coppin State permitted Georgetown to get 50 in total (8 offensive).
Anthony Tarke was pivotal for the Eagles for the game. He buried 4 out of 10 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 40.0%, which got him 8 points. Tarke collected 5 rebounds in his 32 mins and had 2 assists for the matchup. An additional guy that ended up coming through for Coppin State was Koby Thomas. He finished with 12 points in his 25 minutes played via 5 of 17 shooting in the game. Thomas ended the game having shot 29.4% from the floor while contributing 2 assists and 10 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Coppin State (+14.5) and over 141 points
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