UT Rio Grande Vaqueros vs TAMU Islanders Prediction, 12/10/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UTRGV Vaqueros vs TAMU Islanders
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
Location: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX
Odds/Point Spread: UT Rio Grande (-3)
The TAMU Islanders (1-3) host the UTRGV Vaqueros (3-2) at American Bank Center on Thursday. TAMU opens this contest as 3-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 140.5.
UT Rio Grande comes into this one with a record of 3-2 so far this year. They currently have an average of 71.4 points per outing (187th in college basketball) while hitting 38.6% from the field. The Vaqueros are shooting 29.6% on shots from distance (32 of 108) and 61.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, UT Rio Grande is pulling down 41.0 boards per contest and has accounted for 78 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 38th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.8 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 21.0 fouls every game. On the defensive end of the court, the Vaqueros are able to force 15.8 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 24.2 personal fouls. They give up 29.4% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 194th in college basketball in points per game allowed (72.6). The Vaqueros defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 43.4% (126 of 290) and they surrender 39.8 boards per game as a team. They are ranked 289th in college hoops in giving up assists with 77 surrendered so far this season.
The UTRGV Vaqueros stepped onto the hardwood against the Texas A&M Aggies and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 81-68 in their last game. UT Rio Grande wrapped up the contest with a 35.0% FG percentage (21 of 60) and made 9 out of their 30 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Vaqueros knocked down 17 of 28 shots for a percentage of 60.7%. When talking about hauling in boards, they collected 27 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 15 assists in the matchup as well as getting 8 steals and 3 rejections. Regarding defense, UT Rio Grande let their opponent shoot 35.0% from the field on 21 out of 60. Texas A&M totaled 14 dimes and 9 steals in the matchup. Furthurmore, the Aggies snagged 40 boards (9 offensive, 31 defensive) and had 3 rejections. Texas A&M walked away from this one shooting 63.6% when shooting free throws by burying 21 of 33 tries. They converted 8 of 19 shots from downtown.
Quinton Johnson is someone who was a factor for the game. He notched 21 points on 7 of 16 shooting. He saw the court for 31 mins and also pulled down 6 rebounds. Johnson went 43.8% from the field and earned 2 assists. Someone else that was a major contributor in the game for the Vaqueros was Chris Freeman. He totaled 5 boards and also collected 2 assists. He finished the contest at 16.7% from the field for this contest via 2-of-12 (9 points). At the conclusion of this game, Freeman saw the court for 24 min.
TAMU has a mark of 1-3 so far this season. TAMU has totaled 240 points so far this season (60.0 per game) and they pull in 35.0 boards per contest. The Islanders have committed 21.3 fouls per contest and they shoot 74.1% from the free throw line. As an offensive unit, the Islanders are connecting on 35.5% from the field, which ranks them 336th in the nation. They are getting an assist 12.5 times per game (208th in Division 1) and they are losing possession via turnover 16.8 times per game. The Islanders on the defensive end are ranked 157th in the nation in points per game surrendered with 70.3. They have conceded 15.5 assists and 37.5 rebounds every game, which is ranked 248th and 212th in D-1. The TAMU defense gives up 35.7% on three-point shots (25 of 70) and their opponents are knocking down 69.5% of their foul shots. They are forcing their opponents into 15.0 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 43.8% from the field (196th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the court, the TAMU Islanders took a loss by a final score of 62-59 when they played the UTRGV Vaqueros. The Islanders were able to pull down 25 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 33 in the game. They rejected 4 shots while earning 8 steals in the matchup. The Vaqueros had 16 fouls in the matchup which got the Islanders to the free throw line for a total of 19 tries. They were able to knock down 16 of them for a percentage of 84.2%. With respect to 3-point shots, TAMU made 7 of their 21 attempts (33.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Islanders shot 18 out of 53 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 34.0%. The Islanders allowed the Vaqueros to bury 20 out of their 48 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 41.7% for the matchup. They finished 23.1% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 3 out of 13 and ended up going 19 out of 30 at the charity stripe (63.3%). In regard to how they cleaned up the glass, TAMU permitted UT Rio Grande to grab 28 in total (6 on the offensive side).
Jordan Hairston played a lot for the Islanders in this contest. He knocked down 4 out of 10 in this contest giving him a rate of 40.0%, which had him sitting at 14 points. Hairston grabbed 2 boards in his 21 mins and totaled 4 dimes in this contest. An additional guy who was a determining factor for TAMU was Perry Francois. He totaled 15 points in his 30 minutes on the hardwood by way of 6 of 13 shooting in this matchup. Francois wrapped this one up going 46.2% from the field as well as contributing 3 assists and 4 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take TAMU (+3) and over 140.5 points
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