Winthrop Eagles vs USC Upstate Spartans Prediction, 12/13/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winthrop Eagles vs USC Upstate Spartans
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: G. B. Hodge Center in Spartanburg, SC
Odds/Point Spread: Winthrop (-6)
G. B. Hodge Center is the site where and the USC Upstate Spartans (0-4) will play the Winthrop Eagles (2-0) on Sunday. USC Upstate opens this contest as 9-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 155.5.
Winthrop comes into this one with a mark of 2-0 on the year. They have an average of 77.5 points per outing (125th in Division 1) while connecting on 46.2% from the floor. The Eagles are connecting on 29.7% on shots from beyond the arc (11 of 37) and 68.0% from the free throw line. As a team, Winthrop is pulling down 34.0 rebounds per game and has accounted for 27 assists this season, which ranks 282nd in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 13.0 times per contest and as a unit they commit 15.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end, the Eagles are forcing 18.5 turnovers every game and they draw 22.0 personal fouls. They concede 26.9% on 3-point shots and they rank 182nd in college basketball in PPG allowed (71.0). The Eagles are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 41.6% (52 of 125) and they surrender 41.0 rebounds per game as a team. They are currently ranked 53rd in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 30 conceded so far this year.
The Winthrop Eagles stepped onto the hardwood against the Little Rock Trojans and walked away with a win by a score of 80-75 in their last game. Winthrop finished the contest with a 50.8% FG percentage (33 out of 65) and converted 5 out of their 22 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Eagles made 9 of their 13 tries for a percentage of 69.2%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 27 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 16 assists for this game while earning 6 steals and 2 blocked shots. In relation to the defense, Winthrop allowed the other team to go 50.8% from the floor on 33 of 65. Little Rock recorded 19 assists and 3 steals in the game. Moreover, the Trojans collected 34 rebounds (5 offensive, 29 defensive) and got 2 blocked shots. Little Rock ended up shooting 100.0% when shooting free throws by making 10 of 10 tries. They made 7 out of their 23 attempts from beyond the arc.
Chandler Vaudrin is a player who was a factor in this matchup. He totaled 11 points on 4 of 10 shooting. He played 33 mins and grabbed 2 boards. Vaudrin finished shooting 40.0% from the floor and earned 8 dimes. An additional guy that was a contributor in this matchup for the Eagles was D.J. Burns. He snagged 2 rebounds and had 2 dimes. He ended up going 90.0% from the floor in this game by going 9-of-10 (19 points). When the game finished, Burns played for 17 min.
USC Upstate has a mark of 0-4 for the season. USC Upstate has accumulated 282 pts so far this year (70.5 per game) and they average 31.8 rebounds per contest. The Spartans commit 21.3 fouls per contest and they shoot 67.6% from the charity stripe. As an offensive unit, the Spartans are shooting 41.6% from the floor, which is ranked 270th in the country. They are assisting teammates 14.3 times per contest (144th in the nation) and they are losing possession via turnover 16.0 times per contest. The Spartans on the defensive end are ranked 292nd in Division 1 in points allowed per contest with 85.0. They have given up 16.8 assists and 41.0 rebounds every game, which ranks them 276th and 272nd in those categories on the defensive end. The USC Upstate defense allows 34.1% on shots from beyond the arc (31 of 91) and their opponents are making 68.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are able to force 18.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 50.2% from the field (300th in D-1).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the USC Upstate Spartans went home defeated by a final of 72-69 when they faced the Georgia Southern Eagles. The Spartans were able to pull down 24 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 30 in the matchup. They also stuffed 5 shots while recording 9 steals in this game. The Eagles were called for 18 personal fouls in this contest which took the Spartans to the free throw line for a total of 17 attempts. They were able to bury 9 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 52.9%. With respect to three-point attempts, USC Upstate knocked down 10 of their 19 attempts (52.6%). In all, the Spartans walked away from this one shooting 25 for 52 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.1%. The Spartans permitted the Eagles to knock down 28 out of 60 tries from the field which had them shooting 46.7% in this game. They went 11.8% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 2 of 17 and ended up shooting 14 out of 27 from the charity stripe (51.9%). Concerning rebounding, USC Upstate permitted Georgia Southern to grab 38 in all (15 on the offensive glass).
Bryson Mozone ended up playing a lot for the Spartans for the contest. He made 4 out of 7 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 57.1%, which got him 13 points. Mozone grabbed 4 boards in his 40 mins and had 2 assists in the matchup. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for USC Upstate was Everette Hammond. He walked away with 14 points in 32 minutes played by way of 4 out of 13 shooting in the matchup. Hammond ended up shooting 30.8% from the field and also earning 2 assists and 2 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take USC Upstate (+9)
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