UNC Wilmington Seahawks vs Ole Miss Rebels Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UNC Wilmington Seahawks vs Ole Miss Rebels
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: The Pavilion at Ole Miss in Oxford, MS
Odds/Point Spread: UNC Wilmington (+20.5)
The Ole Miss Rebels (1-0) host the UNC Wilmington Seahawks (3-2) at The Pavilion at Ole Miss on Saturday. UNC Wilmington opens this matchup as 20.5-point dogs. The O/U is set at 140.5.
UNC Wilmington heads into this contest with a record of 3-2 on the season. They average 83.8 points per game (53rd in the nation) while shooting 47.4% from the floor. The Seahawks are shooting 38.4% on shots from distance (43 of 112) and 72.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, UNC Wilmington is pulling down 33.4 rebounds per game and has accounted for 63 dimes for the year, which ranks 107th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 11.8 times per game and as a unit they commit 16.4 fouls per game. When they are on defense, the Seahawks are forcing 16.6 turnovers per game and they draw 19.0 personal fouls. The Seahawks are allowing a shooting percentage of 45.2% (137 of 303) and they relinquish 33.4 boards per game as a squad. They rank 248th in college basketball in giving up assists with 68 surrendered for the campaign. They relinquish 40.4% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 213th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (74.0).
The UNC Wilmington Seahawks took the court against the St. Andrews Knights and notched a win by a score of 116-66 in their last game. UNC Wilmington ended the contest having earned a 60.3% FG percentage (44 out of 73) and knocked down 12 out of their 30 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Seahawks knocked down 16 of 24 attempts for a rate of 66.7%. In regard to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 38 with 12 of them being offensive. They also recorded 26 assists in this contest while getting 16 steals and 5 rejections. Regarding defending, UNC Wilmington let their opponent shoot 60.3% from the floor on 44 out of 73. St. Andrews earned 7 dimes and 6 steals in this contest. In addition, the Knights snagged 23 boards (4 offensive, 19 defensive) and had 5 rejections. St. Andrews shot 78.6% at the free throw line by burying 11 of their 14 attempts. They also converted 5 of their 10 shots from beyond the arc.
Joe Pridgen is a player who was a major contributor for the matchup. He totaled 13 points on 5 out of 9 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 29 minutes and also pulled down 11 rebounds. Pridgen finished the game at 55.6% from the floor and earned 4 dimes. One more player that was a major contributor in this matchup for the Seahawks was Mike Okauru. He pulled down 2 boards and also totaled 3 assists. He finished the game shooting 71.4% from the field in this matchup by shooting 5-of-7 (12 points). When the final whistle blew, Okauru saw the court for 17 min.
Ole Miss has a mark of 1-0 this year. Ole Miss has accounted for 80 pts on the campaign and they collect 35 rebounds per contest. The Rebels commit 17 fouls per game and they hit 73.7% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Rebels are shooting 47.5% from the field, which ranks them 118th in college hoops. They are getting an assist 21 times per game (13th in the nation) and they are turning it over 12 times per contest. The Rebels on the defensive side of the court are 1st in D-1 in PPG surrendered with 45. They have surrendered 4 dimes and 39 boards every game, which ranks them 1st and 240th in college hoops. The Ole Miss defense allows 20.0% on shots from distance (2 of 10) and opponents are connecting on 72.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are able to force 26 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 30.0% from the field (2nd in college basketball).
In their last game, the Ole Miss Rebels walked away with a victory by a final of 80-45 against the Jackson State Tigers. The Rebels collected 19 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 29 in the matchup. They also blocked 2 tries while recording 9 steals in this game. The Tigers were called for 19 personal fouls for this contest which got the Rebels to the charity stripe for 19 tries. They were able to make 14 of them for a rate of 73.7%. In the matter of shots from downtown, Ole Miss converted 8 out of 21 attempts (38.1%). When the final whistle was blown, the Rebels went 29 out of 61 from the floor which had them sitting at 47.5%. The Rebels allowed the Tigers to bury 15 of 50 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 30.0% for the contest. They went 20.0% from beyond the arc by connecting on 2 of 10 and ended up going 13 out of 18 at the free throw line (72.2%). In regard to how they attacked the glass, Ole Miss permitted Jackson State to snag 36 overall (13 on the offensive side).
Devontae Shuler pitched in for the Rebels in this game. He converted 9 of 10 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 90.0%, which earned him 23 points. Shuler totaled 2 rebounds in his 23 minutes and accounted for 2 assists in this contest. Someone else who saw a lot of court time for Ole Miss was Khadim Sy. He racked up 11 points in 13 minutes on the hardwood via 5 out of 6 shooting in this matchup. Sy finished going 83.3% from the floor while also totaling 2 assists and 2 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take UNC Wilmington (+20.5)
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