USC Upstate Spartans vs UNC Greensboro Spartans Prediction, 12/15/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: USC Upstate Spartans vs UNC Greensboro Spartans
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Location: Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC
Odds/Point Spread: USC Upstate (+17)
The USC Upstate Spartans (0-6) travel to Greensboro Coliseum on Tuesday where they'll meet the UNC Greensboro Spartans (2-3). The spread on this matchup has UNC Greensboro as 17-point favorites. The total has been set at 151.
USC Upstate heads into this contest with a record of 0-6 for the campaign. They are averaging 72.7 points per outing (182nd in college basketball) on 42.2% from the field. The Spartans are shooting 37.8% on shots from 3-point land (54 of 143) and 72.1% from the charity stripe. As a unit, USC Upstate is collecting 30.8 rebounds per game and has tallied 88 assists for the season, which ranks 63rd in the nation in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 16.5 times per contest and as a group are committing 21.0 fouls per game. On the defensive end, the Spartans are forcing their opponents into 15.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.0 personal fouls. They rank 314th in the nation in allowing assists to their opponents with 112 surrendered on the campaign. The Spartans defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 50.8% (193 of 380) and they surrender 43.3 rebounds per game as a unit. They concede 38.7% from beyond the arc and they are 319th in D-1 in PPG allowed (90.3).
The USC Upstate Spartans stepped onto the hardwood against the Winthrop Eagles and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 107-77 in their last contest. USC Upstate ended the game having earned a 41.8% field goal percentage (23 of 55) and knocked down 12 out of their 32 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Spartans buried 19 of 21 tries for a percentage of 90.5%. When discussing hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 23 with 4 of them being offensive. They also distributed 14 assists for this contest while having 2 steals and 3 blocks. In the matter of the defense, USC Upstate allowed the other team to go 41.8% from the floor on 23 of 55. Winthrop doled out 23 dimes and 10 steals in this game. Additionally, the Eagles pulled down 41 rebounds (13 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 3 blocked shots. Winthrop ended up going 56.5% from the charity stripe by making 13 of 23 attempts. They converted 16 of their 39 tries from distance.
Tommy Bruner is a player who was a contributor for the contest. He was able to score 23 points on 8 out of 17 shooting. He played 34 mins and also snagged 4 rebounds. Bruner walked away from this one shooting 47.1% from the floor and dished out 6 dimes. An additional guy that saw a lot of court time in this contest for the Spartans was Bryson Mozone. He had 4 boards and also had 2 dimes. He finished the game at 50.0% from the floor in the game by shooting 6-of-12 (20 points). When all was said and done, Mozone played for 28 minutes.
UNC Greensboro has a win-loss record of 2-3 this year. The Spartans commit 23.8 personal fouls per contest and they hit 65.3% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 12.2 times per contest (241st in college basketball) and they are turning it over 17.0 times per game. UNC Greensboro has accounted for 356 points so far this year (71.2 per contest) and they pull down 43.6 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Spartans are shooting 39.3% from the floor, which is ranked 304th in D-1. The Spartans on the defensive side of the court are 196th in D-1 in PPG surrendered with 71.6. The UNC Greensboro defense allows 36.7% on 3-pointers (29 of 79) and their opponents are connecting on 68.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 10.2 dimes and 34.0 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 51st and 116th in college basketball. They have forced 16.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.9% from the field (236th in D-1).
In their last game, the UNC Greensboro Spartans took home the win by a final score of 64-47 against the Norfolk State Spartans. The Spartans pulled down 26 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive rebounds for a total of 40 for this contest. They blocked 5 attempts while earning 7 steals for the contest. The Spartans committed 23 personal fouls for this game which got the Spartans to the charity stripe for a total of 25 attempts. They were able to make 16 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 64.0%. In regard to three-point shots, UNC Greensboro knocked down 4 of their 23 tries (17.4%). When the final whistle was blown, the Spartans went 22 for 61 from the floor which gave them a rate of 36.1%. The Spartans permitted the Spartans to knock down 16 of 47 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 34.0% for the game. They shot 18.2% from distance by shooting 2 of 11 and finished the contest at 13 out of 22 at the free throw line (59.1%). In the matter of rebounding, UNC Greensboro allowed Norfolk State to snag 27 in all (4 offensive).
Isaiah Miller ended up being important for the Spartans in this matchup. He buried 6 of 19 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 31.6%, which earned him 17 points. Miller pulled down 6 boards in his 33 minutes and tallied 5 assists for the contest. One more player that ended up playing a role for UNC Greensboro was Kaleb Hunter. He finished with 16 points in his 30 minutes on the court via 5 of 12 from the floor for the contest. Hunter finished going 41.7% from the floor as well as collecting 2 dimes and 10 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take UNC Greensboro (-17) and under 151 points
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