Davidson Wildcats vs UMass Minutemen Prediction, 2/4/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Davidson Wildcats vs UMass Minutemen
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023
Location: William D. Mullins Memorial Center in Amherst, MA
William D. Mullins Memorial Center is the location where the UMass Minutemen (13-9) will take on the Davidson Wildcats (10-12) on Saturday.
The Davidson Wildcats took the court against VCU and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 61-59 in their last contest. Concerning personal fouls, the Wildcats ended up walking away with 19 and VCU finished the game with 16 personal fouls. They also converted 0 of 9 attempts from 3-point land. VCU ended up shooting 68.8% when shooting free throws by burying 11 of their 16 tries. Moreover, VCU had 33 boards (15 offensive, 18 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. VCU dished out 9 dimes and had 7 steals in this contest. When discussing defending, Davidson let their opponent shoot 40.3% from the floor on 25 out of 62 shooting. They also dished out 10 dimes in this contest while forcing 5 turnovers and earning 1 steal. Pertaining to getting rebounds, they earned 26 with 6 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Wildcats converted 10 of 13 attempts for a percentage of 76.9%. Davidson walked away from the game having earned a 43.8% field goal percentage (21 of 48) and converted 7 of 16 shots from beyond the arc.
Desmond Watson is someone who was a major factor in this contest. He finished the game at 20.0% from the floor but had no dimes when the game ended. He saw the court for 31 mins played and snagged 6 rebounds. He scored 12 points on 2 out of 10 shooting.
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Davidson comes into this one with a mark of 10-12 this year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 11.6 times per contest and as a group they commit 15.5 personal fouls every game. As a team, Davidson is pulling in 33.2 boards per contest and has accounted for 280 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 242nd in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Wildcats are shooting 31.7% on three-point shots (141 of 445) and 73.2% from the free throw line. They average 69.5 points per outing (232nd in the country) on 44.2% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Wildcats are forcing their opponents into 12.1 turnovers every game and they draw 18.2 personal fouls. They are ranked 123rd in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 267 surrendered on the season. The Wildcats defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 43.4% (560 of 1,290) and they concede 36.0 rebounds per contest as a team. They are conceding 31.2% from beyond the arc and they rank 165th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (68.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the UMass Minutemen took a loss by a score of 70-59 against George Mason. In regard to rebounds, UMass permitted George Mason to get 31 in all (6 on the offensive glass). They went 35.0% from 3-point land by shooting 7 of 20 and finished the contest at 13 of 17 from the charity stripe (76.5%). The Minutemen permitted George Mason to knock down 25 of 52 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.1% for this game. In all, the Minutemen walked away from this one shooting 24 for 65 from the field which gave them a rate of 36.9%. Concerning shots from downtown, UMass knocked down 6 out of their 26 tries (23.1%). They were able to knock down 5 of the free throw tries for a rate of 55.6%. George Mason committed 17 fouls in the matchup which got the Minutemen to the charity stripe for 9 attempts. They also coughed it up 14 times, while recording 11 steals in the game. The Minutemen were able to pull down 21 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 33 for this contest.
T.J. Weeks ended up being a factor for the Minutemen in this matchup. He made 6 out of 17 in the matchup for a rate of 35.3%, and added 5 rebounds. He scored 18 points in his 35 mins of playing time and had 2 assists for this contest.
UMass has a win-loss record of 13-9 this year. The Minutemen have committed 17.6 fouls per contest while shooting 69.8% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 14.5 times per contest (93rd in the country) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.1 times per contest. UMass has scored 1,573 pts on the season (71.5 per contest) and they grab 38.9 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offense, the Minutemen are shooting 41.4% from the field, which has them ranked 323rd in the nation.
The Minutemen on the defensive end are ranked 222nd in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 70.8. They are forcing their opponents into 14.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 43.3% from the floor (180th in D-1). The UMass defense gives up 31.8% on shots from 3-point land (165 of 519) and opponents are making 69.3% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 14.5 assists and 35.2 boards every game, which is ranked 309th and 253rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take UMass
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