North Dakota State at Arizona College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/18/2017
Monday, December 18, 2017
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The North Dakota State Bison travel to McKale Center to play the Arizona Wildcats on Monday, December 18, 2017.
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North Dakota State heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-5. They currently have a point differential of 3.5 as they are averaging 71.8 points per contest while giving up 68.3 per game. Arizona has an overall record of 8-3. They are averaging 84.5 points per game and surrendering 73.8, good for a point differential of 10.6.
Valuable North Dakota State Bison Betting Trends
The North Dakota State Bison are 3-3 against the spread this season
The North Dakota State Bison are 3-3 against the over/under this year
Important Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 4-7 against the spread this season
The Arizona Wildcats are 7-3 against the over/under this year
Key North Dakota State Bison Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
12/17/17 G Emmanuel Akot Knee is "?" Monday vs N Dakota St
Tyson Ward averages 10.9 points per game in 27.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Paul Miller averages 16 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
DeAndre Ayton averages 20.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.9 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Allonzo Trier averages 22.3 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bison allow 68.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 97th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 98th and 114th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 177th, and they give up 10.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 27th place in the country. They force 10.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in college basketball. North Dakota State averages 71.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 249th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 3.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 76th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 78th in D-1. They average 33.5 rebounds per game and 14.0 assists per game, which ranks them 288th and 183rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 199th with 13.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats surrender 73.8 points per contest, which ranks them 215th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 162nd and 243rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 237th with 14.2 assists allowed per contest, and 14th with 29.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 55th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game this season. Arizona is 32nd in Division 1 with 84.5 points per game this year. They are 4th in the country in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 10.6. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 37th in the nation. They are 159th in college basketball in rebounding with 36.9 boards per game and 78th in assists per contest with 15.8. The Wildcats are 269th in turnovers per game with 12.5.
The Bison are 197th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.1, and their defensive rating of 99 is ranked 155th. In terms of pace they are 272nd in the country with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 43rd. As a team they are 64th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 60th in Division 1. North Dakota State is 99th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 67th in the nation.
Arizona is 241st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 152nd in Division 1. The Wildcats are 236th in the nation in defensive rating with 103.3, and their offensive rating of 118.2 is ranked 13th. They are 199th in D-1 in pace with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 14th. As a unit they are 9th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 286th in the country.
Who will win tonight's North Dakota State/Arizona college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona
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