SE Missouri State Redhawks vs Belmont Bruins Prediction, 1/7/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SE Missouri State Redhawks vs Belmont Bruins
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021
Location: Curb Event Center Arena in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: SE Missouri State (+17.5)
The Belmont Bruins (10-1) play the SE Missouri State Redhawks (3-6) at Curb Event Center Arena on Thursday. The spread on this contest has Belmont as 17.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 143.5.
SE Missouri State comes into this contest with a win-loss record of 3-6 for the campaign. They turn the ball over 15.6 times per game and as a unit are committing 22.0 personal fouls per game. As a team, SE Missouri State is pulling down 35.8 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 119 dimes for the campaign, which is 151st in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Redhawks are shooting 36.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (67 of 186) and 65.9% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 72.0 pts per contest (191st in college hoops) while shooting 43.5% from the field. Defensively, the Redhawks are forcing their opponents into 13.8 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 21.6 fouls. They rank 243rd in D-1 in giving up assists with 125 relinquished so far this year. The Redhawks defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 45.7% (219 of 479) and they relinquish 32.1 boards per contest as a basketball team. They surrender 36.8% from 3-point land while they are 267th in D-1 in PPG allowed (74.2).
The SE Missouri State Redhawks faced off with the Tennessee State Tigers and went home with a win by a final score of 83-79 in their last contest. Southeast Missouri State walked away from the contest having earned a 35.8% FG percentage (19 out of 53) and converted 5 of 21 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Redhawks made 40 of their 51 attempts for a rate of 78.4%. Regarding rebounding, they earned 28 with 8 of them being offensive. They also dished out 10 assists in the matchup while having 14 steals and 5 blocks. In reference to the defense, Southeast Missouri State allowed 35.8% from the floor on 19 of 53 shooting. Tennessee State recorded 16 dimes and had 5 steals for this game. Furthurmore, the Tigers grabbed 36 boards (7 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 5 rejections. Tennessee State finished shooting 78.6% at the free throw line by burying 22 of 28 attempts. They made 7 of 18 tries from beyond the arc.
DQ Nicholas is a guy who played a role for this contest. He scored 21 points on 2 out of 10 shooting. He was on the court for 44 mins played and collected 7 boards. Nicholas ended up going 20.0% from the field and also dished out 5 assists. Another guy that had an impact in this matchup for the Redhawks was Chris Harris. He collected 2 boards and also had 2 assists. He finished the game at 22.2% from the field in this game by shooting 4-of-18 (17 points). Overall, Harris was on the hardwood for 43 minutes.
Belmont has a mark of 10-1 for the year. The Bruins are committing 16.2 fouls per contest and they connect on 74.2% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 15.5 times per game (74th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 13.5 times per contest. Belmont has tallied 870 pts so far this year (79.1 per contest) and they pull in 36.1 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Bruins are hitting on 48.9% from the field, which has them ranked 46th in the nation. The Bruins on defense are ranked 114th in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 67.3. The Belmont defense gives up 30.3% on 3-pointers (76 of 251) and their opponents are converting on 68.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 11.3 dimes and 34.0 boards per contest, which ranks them 82nd and 127th in those defensive categories. They are able to force 15.2 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 41.1% from the floor (106th in D-1).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Belmont Bruins went home victorious with a score of 90-69 against the UT Martin Skyhawks. The Bruins were able to snag 27 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 34 for this game. They rejected 2 attempts while recording 13 steals for this game. The Skyhawks committed 16 personal fouls in this contest which got the Bruins to the free throw line for 13 shots. They were able to knock down 11 of the free throws for a percentage of 84.6%. Regarding three-point attempts, Belmont converted 11 of their 25 tries (44.0%). Overall, the Bruins finished shooting 34 out of 57 from the floor which had them shooting 59.6%. The Bruins allowed the Skyhawks to knock down 20 of their 56 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 35.7% in this game. They shot 23.5% from distance by shooting 4 of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 25 of 32 at the free throw line (78.1%). In reference to rebounding, Belmont allowed UT Martin to collect 31 in total (13 on the offensive glass).
Ben Sheppard ended up being a major contributor for the Bruins for the matchup. He made 9 of 14 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 64.3%, which got him 21 points. Sheppard totaled 7 rebounds in his 25 mins and earned 2 dimes in this contest. An additional guy that was pivotal for Belmont was JaCobi Wood. He ended up with 17 points in his 18 minutes on the court by going 4 out of 7 from the floor for the contest. Wood wrapped this one up going 57.1% from the floor while totaling 3 dimes and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take SE Missouri State (+17.5)
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