UNC Greensboro Spartans vs Wofford Terriers Prediction, 1/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UNC Greensboro Spartans vs Wofford Terriers
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Location: Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium in Spartanburg, SC
Odds/Point Spread: UNC Greensboro (+2.5)
The Wofford Terriers (5-3) play the UNC Greensboro Spartans (5-4) at Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium on Wednesday. Wofford opens this matchup as 2.5-point favorites. The total is set at 138.5.
UNC Greensboro steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 5-4 for the year. They average 71.0 pts per game (217th in Division 1) while connecting on 39.2% from the floor. The Spartans are shooting 26.3% on shots from beyond the arc (63 of 240) and 68.8% from the charity stripe. As a team, UNC Greensboro is snagging 42.9 boards per contest and is sitting with 113 dimes for the year, which is 179th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 14.3 times per contest and as a team are committing 21.7 fouls per contest. On defense, the Spartans are forcing 15.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.4 personal fouls. They surrender 34.4% on 3-point attempts and they rank 154th in D-1 in PPG from their opponents (68.4). The Spartans are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 41.7% (198 of 475) and they concede 36.3 boards per contest as a squad. They are 126th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 93 relinquished this year.
The UNC Greensboro Spartans took the court against the East Tennessee State Buccaneers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 71-61 in their last contest. UNC Greensboro finished having earned a 32.8% FG percentage (19 of 58) and buried 7 of 21 3-pointers. When they shot from the free throw line, the Spartans buried 16 of 20 tries for a percentage of 80.0%. With respect to getting rebounds, they compiled 28 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 9 dimes for the contest in addition to earning 9 steals and 6 blocked shots. When discussing the defense, UNC Greensboro allowed their opponent to shoot 32.8% from the floor on 19 out of 58 shooting. East Tennessee State distributed 8 dimes and had 4 steals in the matchup. Moreover, the Buccaneers pulled down 42 rebounds (15 offensive, 27 defensive) and earned 6 rejections. East Tennessee State went 70.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 14 of 20 shots. They converted 7 of their 15 tries from downtown.
Isaiah Miller is a guy who was a major contributor for the matchup. He left the arena with 24 points on 9 of 19 shooting. He saw the court for 34 minutes played and also grabbed 5 boards. Miller walked away from this one shooting 47.4% from the field and recorded 3 assists. An additional guy that was a major contributor in this matchup for the Spartans was Kobe Langley. He totaled 2 rebounds and had 3 assists. He finished shooting 40.0% from the field in this contest by connecting on 2-of-5 (9 points). Overall, Langley played for 25 min.
Wofford has a win-loss mark of 5-3 on the year. When it comes to offense, the Terriers are connecting on 49.8% from the field, which ranks 38th in D-1. Wofford has tallied 639 points on the year (79.9 per contest) and they collect 38.9 boards per game. They are earning an assist 16.8 times per game (47th in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.3 times per contest. The Terriers commit 17.3 personal fouls every game and they go 60.6% from the charity stripe. The Terriers on the defensive side of the court are 71st in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 64.6. They have relinquished 10.9 dimes and 29.9 rebounds per game, which ranks them 57th and 24th in those defensive categories. The Wofford defense gives up 30.6% on three-point shots (52 of 170) and opponents are converting on 65.5% of their foul shots. They are able to force 13.9 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 41.6% from the field (130th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Wofford Terriers took home the win by a final score of 94-84 when they played the Samford Bulldogs. The Terriers recorded 19 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 25 for the contest. They stuffed 2 attempts while recording 7 steals in the game. The Bulldogs committed 23 personal fouls for the game which took the Terriers to the free throw line for a total of 20 tries. They were able to convert 16 of those for a rate of 80.0%. With regard to 3-pointers, Wofford converted 16 of 28 tries (57.1%). When the game finished, the Terriers finished 31 out of 49 from the floor which had them shooting 63.3%. The Terriers allowed the Bulldogs to bury 32 of 62 tries from the field which had them shooting 51.6% for the contest. They finished 40.0% from three-point range by shooting 8 out of 20 and ended up shooting 12 out of 19 at the free throw line (63.2%). Concerning rebounding, Wofford allowed Samford to pull down 20 overall (9 offensive).
Storm Murphy ended up having an impact for the Terriers in the matchup. He made 5 out of 10 for this contest for a rate of 50.0%, which had him finishing with 23 points. Murphy had 2 boards in his 37 minutes and had 11 dimes for this game. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Wofford was Tray Hollowell. He left the arena with 15 points in 36 minutes on the court by way of 5 of 9 shooting for the matchup. Hollowell walked away from this one going 55.6% from the floor while also earning 3 assists and 3 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Wofford (-2.5)
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