Villanova Wildcats vs Texas Longhorns Prediction, 12/6/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Villanova Wildcats vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Villanova (+1.5)
Frank Erwin Center is the venue where and the Texas Longhorns (4-0) will take on the Villanova Wildcats (3-1) on Sunday. The line on this matchup has Texas as 1.5-point favorites. The total is set at 133.5.
Villanova enters this one with a mark of 3-1 this season. They lose possession via turnover 8.8 times per contest and as a group they commit 18.8 fouls every game. As a team, Villanova is pulling in 36.8 rebounds per game and has racked up 54 assists so far this season, which ranks 69th in the nation in terms of passing. The Wildcats are shooting 36.7% on shots from downtown (40 of 109) and 71.7% from the free throw line. They have an average of 79.8 points per outing (91st in the nation) while hitting 48.4% from the field. On the defensive end, the Wildcats are able to force 11.0 turnovers per game and they draw 16.8 fouls. The Wildcats are giving up a field goal percentage of 44.2% (99 of 224) and they relinquish 30.8 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are 173rd in the country in giving up assists to their opponents with 39 surrendered this year. They relinquish 36.1% on shots from distance and they are ranked 129th in college basketball in points per game allowed (68.8).
The Villanova Wildcats took the court against the Hartford Hawks and notched a win by a score of 87-53 in their last contest. Villanova finished having earned a 52.3% field goal percentage (34 of 65) and buried 15 of their 37 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Wildcats buried 4 of 4 attempts for a rate of 100.0%. In regard to grabbing boards, they collected 38 with 11 of them being offensive. They also distributed 21 assists for the matchup as well as earning 4 steals and 3 rejections. Concerning defense, Villanova let their opponent shoot 52.3% from the floor on 34 out of 65. Hartford distributed 7 dimes and 5 steals in this contest. Furthurmore, the Hawks collected 22 rebounds (5 offensive, 17 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Hartford finished the contest at 66.7% when shooting free throws by making 6 of 9 attempts. They also made 7 of 23 attempts from beyond the arc.
Justin Moore is someone who saw a lot of minutes for the game. He accounted for 15 points on 5 out of 12 shooting. He played 28 minutes played and also collected 3 rebounds. Moore shot 41.7% from the field and also dished out 5 assists. An additional guy that was a factor in this contest for the Wildcats was Collin Gillespie. He grabbed 2 boards and also had 3 assists. He shot 40.0% from the field for this contest by shooting 4-of-10 (10 points). At the conclusion of this game, Gillespie saw the court for 30 min.
Texas has a mark of 4-0 so far this year. The Longhorns are committing 25.5 fouls per contest and they go 69.2% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 14.3 times per game (124th in D-1) and they cough up possession 13.3 times per contest. Texas has earned 304 points for the campaign (76.0 per game) and they grab 41.3 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Longhorns are shooting 46.3% from the field, which is 161st in D-1. The Longhorns are ranked 50th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 60.5. The Texas defense surrenders 20.3% on shots from beyond the arc (12 of 59) and their opponents are knocking down 63.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 6.5 assists and 35.0 total boards per game, which has them ranked 12th and 132nd in college hoops. They are forcing 11.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 36.1% from the field (33rd in college hoops).
The last time they took the court, the Texas Longhorns got the win with a final of 69-67 against the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Longhorns collected 21 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards totaling 27 in this game. They turned away 4 tries while earning 10 steals for the game. The Tar Heels had 14 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Longhorns to the charity stripe for a total of 14 attempts. They were able to bury 10 of those for a rate of 71.4%. Regarding shooting from distance, Texas buried 9 of their 22 attempts (40.9%). At the conclusion of this game, the Longhorns finished shooting 25 for 60 from the field which gave them a percentage of 41.7%. The Longhorns allowed the Tar Heels to make 24 of 58 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 41.4% in this contest. They finished 11.1% from 3-point land by shooting 1 of 9 and finished the game at 18 out of 32 from the free throw line (56.3%). Regarding rebounds, Texas permitted North Carolina to collect 44 in total (17 offensive).
Matt ColemanI was important for the Longhorns in this contest. He converted 9 of 16 in this matchup giving him a rate of 56.3%, which gave him 22 points. ColemanI collected 2 rebounds in his 37 minutes played and accounted for 3 assists for this game. One more player who saw a lot of minutes for Texas was Courtney Ramey. He ended up scoring 13 points in 37 minutes played by going 5 of 17 from the floor in this game. Ramey ended the game having shot 29.4% from the floor in addition to contributing 3 dimes and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas (-1.5)
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