The San Francisco Dons and the Davidson Wildcats meet in college basketball action from the Belk Arena on Friday.
The San Francisco Dons will look to stay unbeaten after improving to 6-0 with a 67-63 win over Wichita State last time out. Khalil Shabazz leads the Dons in scoring and assists with 14.3 PPG and 4.2 APG while also logging 5 RPG. Tyrell Roberts has 14.2 PPG and 4.2 RPG and Zane Meeks has 11.3 PPG with a team-high 7.5 RPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for San Francisco as the Dons’ top rebounder up to this point in the season. As a team, San Francisco is averaging 74.5 PPG on 42.6$ shooting from the field, 31.5% from three and 73.3% from the foul line this season.
The Davidson Wildcats will look to build on their 5-1 start after a 66-61 win over Old Dominion in their last outing. Foster Loyer leads the Wildcats in scoring and assists with 21.5 PPG and 4.7 APG in addition to 5.8 RPG while Sam Mennenga has 15.7 PPG and a team-high 7.5 RPG to lead Davidson in rebounding as the only other double-digit scorer for Davidson up to this point in the season. Grant Huffman and Connor Kochera each have 9.7 PPG as well on the year. As a team, Davidson is averaging 77.5 PPG on 46.5% shooting from the field, 36% from three and 70.9% from the foul line up to this point in the year.
San Francisco is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games against a team with a winning home record while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall. Davidson is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games while the under is 8-3 in their last 11 home games.
I get the case to be made either way here, but I’m sticking with San Francisco. I’m really high on this Dons team, and I just feel that in this matchup, they’re the deeper team. I will give Davidson credit for looking as good as they have out of the gate, but the Dons keep delivering and I don’t want to step in front of this train right now. Give me the Dons here.