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Delaware vs. UMBC 12/8/2020 College Basketball Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Delaware takes on UMBC on 12/8/2020 at 4:00PM.

Delaware and UMBC face off in an regular season game for both teams as every game in this shortened College Basketball season with limited or no fans in attendance means more. Delaware has a record of 1-0 this season. UMBC is 1-1 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

The Delaware Roster

The Players to Watch for Delaware

Kevin Anderson 6-5 190 Guard

Kevin Anderson sports a 15.4 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

Kevin Anderson attempted 0.727% of his shots from three point range. It makes very little sense to give him space on the perimeter, opponents should be getting in his face. Kevin Anderson shot 0.625% from long range this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. He made 0.667% of his two point shots attempted this season. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

This season, when shots were missed, Kevin Anderson is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

Kevin Anderson has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Ryan Allen 6-2 200 Guard

Ryan Allen sports a 8.3 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Ryan Allen attempted 0.7% of his shots from three point range. It makes very little sense to give him space on the perimeter, opponents should be getting in his face. He made 0.429% of his three point shots fired this season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. Ryan Allen shot 0.0% inside the perimeter. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

This season, when shots were missed, Ryan Allen is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Ryan Allen has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Dylan Painter 6-10 225 Forward

Dylan Painter has a 13.2 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Dylan Painter this season has 0.0% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made nan% of his three point shots fired this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. He made 0.5% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. He is a stronger distributor than most that is for sure, but he is not among the elite. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

Dylan Painter has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. He is one of the best shot-blockers in College Basketball, opponents have to game plan around him and he is an insurance policy of sorts for his team on the defensive end. This may enable them to take more risks defensively knowing he can erase shots. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Aleks Novakovich 6-9 200 Forward

Aleks Novakovich has a 19.6 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign this season. Consider that he is one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Aleks Novakovich attempted 0.5% of his shots from three point range. He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. He made 0.25% of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. Aleks Novakovich shot 0.75% inside the perimeter. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

This season, when shots were missed, Aleks Novakovich is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Aleks Novakovich has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. He is one of the best shot-blockers in College Basketball, opponents have to game plan around him and he is an insurance policy of sorts for his team on the defensive end. This may enable them to take more risks defensively knowing he can erase shots. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Aleks Novakovich is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Johnny McCoy 6-5 190 Guard

Johnny McCoy has a 9.1 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Johnny McCoy attempted 1.0% of his shots from three point range. It makes very little sense to give him space on the perimeter, opponents should be getting in his face. He made 0.333% of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made nan% of his two point shots attempted this season. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is a turnover prone player and he is a target for defenses. Playing more physical against him or making sure to jump his passes may be a good idea.

Defensive Breakdown

Johnny McCoy has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. He is not a shot blocker. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

The UMBC Roster

The Players to Watch for UMBC

Brandon Horvath 6-10 200 Forward

Brandon Horvath sports a 24.7 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Brandon Horvath this season has 0.391% of his shots attempted from 3 point range This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.111% of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.857% of his two point shots attempted this season. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. He is a stronger distributor than most that is for sure, but he is not among the elite. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Brandon Horvath has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

L.J. Owens 6-3 165 Guard

L.J. Owens has a 7.2 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

L.J. Owens this season has 0.563% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. L.J. Owens shot 0.222% from long range this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. L.J. Owens shot 0.286% inside the perimeter. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

This season, when shots were missed, L.J. Owens is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

L.J. Owens has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. He is not a shot blocker. An aggressive defender who is among the best at successfully forcing live ball turnovers in every which way. He learned the Art of the Steal.

Darnell Rogers 5-2 150 Guard

Darnell Rogers has a 17.9 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Darnell Rogers attempted 0.5% of his shots from three point range. He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. Darnell Rogers shot 0.4% from long range this season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. Darnell Rogers shot 0.4% inside the perimeter. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

This season, when shots were missed, Darnell Rogers is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Darnell Rogers has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. He is not a shot blocker. An aggressive defender who is among the best at successfully forcing live ball turnovers in every which way. He learned the Art of the Steal.

Daniel Akin 6-9 215 Forward

Daniel Akin has a 18.4 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Daniel Akin this season has 0.0% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Daniel Akin shot nan% from long range this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. Daniel Akin shot 0.714% inside the perimeter. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

He is one of the best at creating second chance scoring opportunities in the country, his ability to grab offensive rebounds is very difficult to beat. His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Daniel Akin has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Daniel Akin is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

R.J. Eytle-Rock 6-3 225 Guard

R.J. Eytle-Rock has a 4.6 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

R.J. Eytle-Rock attempted 0.111% of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. R.J. Eytle-Rock shot 0.0% from long range this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.438% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

This season, when shots were missed, R.J. Eytle-Rock is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is a stronger distributor than most that is for sure, but he is not among the elite. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

R.J. Eytle-Rock has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. An aggressive defender who is among the best at successfully forcing live ball turnovers in every which way. He learned the Art of the Steal.

Delaware vs. UMBC Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Delaware 73 UMBC 72

Spread Pick: Delaware +3 -110 Bookmaker
Total Pick: Over 142.5 -110 Bookmaker