Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Minutemen vs. Wildcats CBB Odds
Looking for UMass Minutemen vs. Davidson Wildcats NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Minutemen taking on the Wildcats on Tuesday, January 11th, 2021 at the Belk Arena in Davidson, NC. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA basketball predictions like this UMass Davidson matchup.
2022 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(9-3) UMass Minutement vs. Davidson Wildcats (11-2)
Date: Saturday, January 11th, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Belk Arena, Davidson, NC
CBB Moneyline Odds: Minutemen +180 | Wildcats -270
CBB Betting ATS Odds: UMASS +6.5 | DAV -6.5 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: O/U 134.5
The UMass Minutemen will travel south and take on the Davidson Wildcats this Tuesday night. Davidson has won five of six meetings since joining the Atlantic 10.
Davidson will be favored to win at home here.
UMass got off to a solid start during non-conference play, defeating Penn State, Rutgers, and Harvard, but they’ve opened A-10 play with a pair of losses. The Minutemen couldn’t hold off Duquense at home, losing 78-74.
UMass goes about nine deep after striking well through the transfer portal, and they shoot pretty well at 40%, good for fifth in the country.
Noah Fernandes has been the catalyst to the UMass attack so far. He had back-to-back 24-point performances against Northeastern and Harvard, and he leads the team in scoring (16.1) and assists (4.9).
C.J. and Rich Kelly join him in the backcourt. Rich, a 6’1 transfer from Boston College, scores 13.2 ppg, and he’s brought a lot of shooting to the lineup, hitting multiple threes in four of the last five games.
C.J., a 6’5 transfer from Albany, scored a career-high 27 points in the win over Rutgers and he’s second on the team in scoring (13.9).
Penn State transfer Trent Buttrick lines up in the middle, and he’s averaging 11.6 ppg and a team-leading 5.1 rpg.
Davidson has been on tear since starting the season 1-2. The Wildcats have ripped off 11 straight wins, including a strong-road victory over Alabama. This team has a chance to be very profitable and surprising as the season grows on.
The Wildcats are one of the most efficient teams in the country, scoring 78.3 ppg, while shooting 50.1% from the field. They also shoot 41.7% from deep, which is good for second in the nation.
Their powered by the international tandem of Hyunjung Lee and veteran Luka Brajkovic. Lee posted his fourth double-double of the season in the win over St. Joe’s and he leads the team in scoring (17.4) and rebounding (6.7).
Brajkovic remains consistent as ever in year four. The 6’10 big is averaging career-bests of 12.4 ppg and 2.4 apg, while tying the team lead with 6.7 rpg.
Foster Loyer is fittingly a Curry-esque sniper. The Michigan State transfer scored a career-high 35 points and hit eight threes in the win over Northeastern, and his scoring average is up a whopping 13 points, up to 16.2 ppg.
Michael Jones joins him in the backcourt, averages 12.6 ppg and he scored a season-high 21 points in the win over Alabama.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Davidson is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games.
- URI is 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games.
- Under is 4-1 in the Rams last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Free UMass Minutemen vs. Davidson Wildcats NCAAB Prediction: Davidson to Cover
UMass presents an interesting threat shooting wise, but their lack of size could ultimately hurt them here on the road.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Davidson -5.5
It’s early, but this Davidson team has the look of a contender. Their built well from the inside-out, deep, and experienced. They’ve won twelve straight games, and we’re going to continue to ride their momentum going forward.
Take Davidson’s spread for this mid-week A10 battle.
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