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Hartford vs. Villanova 12/1/2020 College Basketball Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Hartford takes on Villanova on 12/1/2020 at 5:00PM.

Hartford and Villanova 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. Hartford has a record of 0-1 this season. Villanova is 2-1 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

The Hartford Roster

The Players to Watch for Hartford

Hunter Marks 6-9 190.0 Forward

Hunter Marks sports a 25.0 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. 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

Hunter Marks this season has 0.5% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. Hunter Marks shot 0.5% from long range this season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. Hunter Marks shot 0.5% inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. 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.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Hunter Marks 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 a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. He is not a shot blocker. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Hunter Marks is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Thomas Webley 6-10 240.0 Forward

Thomas Webley has a -2.5 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

Thomas Webley attempted 0.0% of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Thomas Webley 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. Thomas Webley shot 0.5% inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

Thomas Webley 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.

Moses Flowers 6-3 180.0 Guard

Moses Flowers has a 34.3 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. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

Moses Flowers attempted 0.389% of his shots from three point range. This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. Moses Flowers shot 0.286% from long range this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. Moses Flowers shot 0.545% inside the perimeter. 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.

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. He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Moses Flowers 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.

Traci Carter 6-1 175.0 Guard

Traci Carter has a -9.0 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

Traci Carter attempted 0.25% of his shots from three point range. This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. Traci Carter shot 0.0% from long range this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.111% of his two point shots attempted this season. 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, Traci Carter 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

Traci Carter 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.

Austin Williams 6-4 200.0 Guard

Austin Williams sports a -1.4 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

Austin Williams this season has 0.2% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made 0.0% of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.25% of his two point shots attempted this season. 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.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Austin Williams 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. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

The Villanova Roster

The Players to Watch for Villanova

Collin Gillespie 6-3 191.0 Guard

Collin Gillespie has a 22.6 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

Collin Gillespie this season has 0.447% 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 0.353% of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. Collin Gillespie shot 0.476% inside the perimeter. 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.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.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

Collin Gillespie 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. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Collin Gillespie is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Justin Moore 6-4 210.0 Guard

Justin Moore has a 11.9 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. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Justin Moore attempted 0.533% of his shots from three point range. He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. Justin Moore shot 0.375% from long range this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. Justin Moore shot 0.429% inside the perimeter. 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.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Justin Moore 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. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Justin Moore is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Caleb Daniels 6-4 205.0 Guard

Caleb Daniels has a 17.1 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

Caleb Daniels attempted 0.469% of his shots from three point range. This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. Caleb Daniels 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. He made 0.647% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. 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, Caleb Daniels 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

Caleb Daniels 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. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Caleb Daniels is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl 6-9 232.0 Forward

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl has a 29.0 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. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl this season has 0.152% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl shot 0.286% from long range this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl shot 0.59% inside the perimeter. 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.

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. He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl 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 a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Jermaine Samuels 6-7 222.0 Forward

Jermaine Samuels has a 8.0 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

Jermaine Samuels this season has 0.333% 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. Jermaine Samuels shot 0.2% from long range this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.4% of his two point shots attempted this season. 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.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.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

Jermaine Samuels 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.

Hartford vs. Villanova Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Hartford 51 Villanova 90

Spread Pick: Villanova -24.5 -110 5Dimes
Total Pick: Over 137 -110 5Dimes