UT Martin Skyhawks vs Ole Miss Rebels Prediction, 12/22/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UT Martin Skyhawks vs Ole Miss Rebels
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Location: The Pavilion at Ole Miss in Oxford, MS
Odds/Point Spread: UT Martin (+25)
The Ole Miss Rebels (4-1) play the UT Martin Skyhawks (3-0) at The Pavilion at Ole Miss on Tuesday. UT Martin opens this matchup as 25-point dogs. The O/U opens at 145.5.
UT Martin will take the court with a record of 3-0 for the campaign. They have an average of 85.7 points per game (25th in D-1) while shooting 45.3% from the floor. The Skyhawks are hitting 41.7% on three-point attempts (25 of 60) and 75.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, UT Martin is grabbing 39.0 boards per game and is sitting with 40 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 296th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 11.0 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 19.3 personal fouls every game. Defensively, the Skyhawks are able to force 15.8 turnovers per game and they draw 22.0 personal fouls. They give up 36.6% on 3-point attempts and they rank 244th in college hoops in points per game allowed (73.8). The Skyhawks defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 41.9% (99 of 236) and they relinquish 39.0 boards per contest as a team. They are ranked 124th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 65 surrendered for the season.
The UT Martin Skyhawks took the court against the Western Illinois Leathernecks and took a loss by a final of 81-63 in their last contest. UT Martin wrapped up the game with a 34.6% field goal percentage (18 of 52) and converted 7 out of their 23 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Skyhawks converted 20 of 27 tries for a percentage of 74.1%. In terms of hauling in rebounds, they collected 29 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 12 dimes in this game in addition to getting 6 steals and 2 blocked shots. When talking about defending, UT Martin allowed their opponent to shoot 34.6% from the field on 18 out of 52. Western Illinois distributed 13 dimes and 7 steals for this contest. Additionally, the Leathernecks pulled down 39 rebounds (11 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Western Illinois ended up shooting 52.0% when shooting free throws by converting 13 of 25 shots. They also knocked down 10 out of their 23 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Ajani Kennedy is one guy who saw a lot of court time in the game. He finished with 9 points on 3 of 7 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 23 minutes played and grabbed 3 boards. Kennedy finished the contest at 42.9% from the floor and distributed 3 assists. One more player that came through in this contest for the Skyhawks was Cameron Holden. He pulled down 5 boards and had 2 dimes. He finished 50.0% from the floor for the matchup by shooting 3-of-6 (12 points). When the final whistle was blown, Holden saw the court for 18 minutes.
Ole Miss has a mark of 4-1 for the year. Ole Miss has totaled 358 pts for the season (71.6 per contest) and they grab 38.8 rebounds per contest. The Rebels commit 18.4 fouls per game and they shoot 69.1% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Rebels are shooting 45.2% from the field, which is ranked 171st in the nation. They are dishing out assists 13.6 times per contest (174th in the nation) and they lose possession via turnover 14.2 times per game. The Rebels are ranked 5th in college basketball in PPG given up with 54.6. They have conceded 8.6 dimes and 32.8 boards per contest, which is 14th and 88th in those categories on the defensive end. The Ole Miss defense allows 33.3% on shots from 3-point land (28 of 84) and opponents are making 69.4% of their free throw shots. They are forcing their opponents into 20.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 37.1% from the field (27th in college hoops).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Ole Miss Rebels took a loss by a score of 65-62 against the Dayton Flyers. The Rebels were able to snag 25 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 37 for this game. They also blocked 4 shots while earning 4 steals in this game. The Flyers had 14 personal fouls for the contest which took the Rebels to the charity stripe for a total of 12 shots. They were able to bury 7 of those for a percentage of 58.3%. Regarding shooting from distance, Ole Miss made 7 of 21 attempts (33.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Rebels ended up shooting 24 for 59 from the floor which had them at 40.7%. The Rebels allowed the Flyers to make 23 of their 45 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 51.1% in this game. They shot 53.3% from distance by going 8 of 15 and ended up shooting 11 out of 18 at the charity stripe (61.1%). In the matter of attacking the glass, Ole Miss permitted Dayton to get 20 in total (2 on the offensive side).
Jarkel Joiner ended up being a factor for the Rebels for this contest. He converted 3 out of 9 in this game for a field goal percentage of 33.3%, which earned him 10 points. Joiner totaled 2 boards in his 27 mins and had 2 assists in this game. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Ole Miss was Devontae Shuler. He walked away with 12 points in his 35 minutes played by going 4 of 16 from the floor for the game. Shuler walked away from this one going 25.0% from the floor and also contributing 2 assists and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take UT Martin (+25)
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