North Dakota at Creighton College Basketball Picks & Parlay 12/5/2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
CenturyLink Center Omaha
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The North Dakota Fighting Hawks head to CenturyLink Center Omaha to take on the Creighton Bluejays on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Creighton as 19.5 point favorites.
North Dakota heads into this matchup with a mark of 4-3. They currently have a point differential of 2.4 as they are averaging 78.1 points per contest while giving up 75.7 per game. Creighton has an overall record of 5-2. They are averaging 89.9 points per game and surrendering 78.1, good for a point differential of 11.7.
Valuable North Dakota Fighting Hawks Betting Trends
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are 2-2 against the spread this season
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are 4-0 against the over/under this year
Important Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 4-2 against the spread this season
The Creighton Bluejays are 5-1 against the over/under this year
Key North Dakota Fighting Hawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
12/04/17 F Toby Hegner Ankle is "?" Tuesday vs North Dakota
12/01/17 C Jacob Epperson Knee is out indefinitely
Conner Avants averages 12.9 points per contest in 28.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 59% for the season while his free throw percentage is 52%. Geno Crandall averages 19 points per contest while playing 35 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Khyri Thomas averages 17 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Marcus Foster scores 18.4 points per contest while playing 29.9 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 2.9 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Fighting Hawks allow 75.7 points per contest which is 252nd in Division 1. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 273rd and 145th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.9 rebounds a game which ranks 298th, and they allow 12.7 assists per game which puts them in 155th place in the country. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 306th in the nation. North Dakota averages 78.1 points per contest this year, which is 130th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 184th. From 3-point territory they shoot 26%, which is good for 343rd in college basketball. They average 36.3 boards per contest and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 192nd and 234th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 216th with 13.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bluejays give up 78.1 points per game, which ranks them 288th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 213th and 104th in those defensive statistics. They rank 226th with 14.0 dimes allowed per game and 106th with 33.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Bluejays are 42nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per contest this year. Creighton is 15th in Division 1 with 89.9 points per contest this season. They are 22nd in the country in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 11.7. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 59th in D-1. They are 101st in college basketball in rebounding with 38.6 boards per contest and 21st in assists per game with 18.6. The Bluejays are 297th in turnovers per contest with 11.9.
The Fighting Hawks are 147th in the country in defensive rating with 97.8, and their offensive rating of 100.9 is ranked 242nd. They are 33rd in college basketball in pace with 76.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 254th. As a unit they are 269th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 244th in D-1. North Dakota is 277th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 214th in the country.
Creighton is 313th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 179th in the nation. The Bluejays are 25th in the country in offensive rating with 117.4, and their defensive rating of 102.1 is ranked 220th. In terms of pace they are 26th in Division 1 with 76.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 13th. As a team they are 19th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 89th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take North Dakota +19.5 and over 149 total points
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