UNC Greensboro Spartans vs Duquesne Dukes Prediction, 12/2/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UNC Greensboro Spartans vs Duquesne Dukes
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Location: KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY
Odds/Point Spread: UNC Greensboro (-1)
The Duquesne Dukes (0-1) play the UNC Greensboro Spartans (1-0) at KFC Yum! Center on Wednesday. The odds on this matchup have UNC Greensboro as 1-point favorites. The O/U is set at 142.5.
UNC Greensboro comes into this one with a record of 1-0 this year. They turn the ball over 17 times per game and as a unit are committing 24 fouls per game. As a unit, UNC Greensboro is grabbing 39.0 boards per game and has accounted for 13 assists this season, which ranks 232nd in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Spartans are shooting 26.9% on shots from beyond the arc (7 of 26) and 61.5% from the free throw line. They have an average of 77 points per contest (112th in the country) while hitting 45.8% from the field. When they are on defense, the Spartans are able to force 20 turnovers per contest while drawing 23.0 fouls. The Spartans defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 50.0% (24 of 48) and they concede 24 rebounds per game as a squad. They are ranked 124th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 11 relinquished for the year. They are giving up 45.5% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 231st in D-1 in points per game allowed (70).
The UNC Greensboro Spartans stepped onto the hardwood against the Little Rock Trojans and notched a win by a score of 77-70 in their last contest. UNC Greensboro ended the game with a 45.8% FG percentage (27 of 59) and made 7 of their 26 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the free throw line, the Spartans converted 16 of 26 attempts for a rate of 61.5%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 36 with 16 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 13 assists for the contest as well as having 9 steals and 7 blocks. In reference to defending, UNC Greensboro let their opponent shoot 45.8% from the floor on 27 of 59. Little Rock recorded 11 assists and 9 steals in this matchup. Moreover, the Trojans snagged 22 boards (5 offensive, 17 defensive) and earned 7 rejections. Little Rock shot 81.0% at the charity stripe by converting 17 of 21 attempts. They buried 5 out of their 11 tries from beyond the arc.
Isaiah Miller is a guy who was a factor for the matchup. He finished with 24 points on 10 of 13 shooting. He played 30 minutes and also snagged 4 rebounds. Miller walked away from this one shooting 76.9% from the field and also totaled 4 assists. An additional guy that saw a lot of action in the matchup for the Spartans was Kaleb Hunter. He collected 3 rebounds and earned 5 assists. He finished the game shooting 36.4% from the floor in the game by hitting 4-of-11 (10 points). When this game wrapped up, Hunter saw the court for 29 minutes.
Duquesne has a record of 0-1 for the year. The Dukes are committing 22 fouls per game and they shoot 75.0% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 9 times per game (235th in the country) and they turn it over 17 times per contest. Duquesne has 66 pts on the season and they pull down 32 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Dukes are connecting on 37.9% from the floor, which ranks 310th in college basketball. The Dukes defensively are ranked 281st in Division 1 in points given up per game with 76. They relinquish 18 assists and 37 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 322nd and 248th in those defensive categories. The Duquesne defense allows 30.0% on 3-pointers (3 of 10) and opponents are knocking down 62.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing 20 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 55.8% from the floor (259th in college basketball).
When they last played, the Duquesne Dukes took a loss by a final score of 76-66 against the Little Rock Trojans. The Dukes snagged 19 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 32 in the game. They rejected 2 shots while earning 9 steals in this contest. The Trojans had 17 personal fouls for this contest which got the Dukes to the charity stripe for 20 attempts. They were able to convert 15 of those for a percentage of 75.0%. When discussing shooting from downtown, Duquesne made 7 out of their 29 tries (24.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Dukes ended up going 22 out of 58 from the field which had them sitting at 37.9%. The Dukes allowed the Trojans to bury 29 out of 52 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 55.8% in this matchup. They finished the game shooting 30.0% from behind the 3-point line by hitting 3 of 10 and ended up going 15 of 24 from the free throw line (62.5%). When discussing rebounding, Duquesne permitted Little Rock to collect 36 overall (10 on the offensive side).
Sincere Carry played a lot for the Dukes in the matchup. He converted 5 out of 7 in this contest for a field goal rate of 71.4%, which got him 12 points. Carry totaled 5 boards in his 37 mins played and totaled 4 dimes in this game. Someone else that ended up being a major factor for Duquesne was Marcus Weathers. He ended up finishing with 12 points in his 28 minutes on the hardwood by going 5 out of 10 from the floor in this contest. Weathers walked away from this one going 50.0% from the floor in addition to contributing 2 assists and 4 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take UNC Greensboro (-1)
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