North Dakota at Nebraska College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/19/2017
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Pinnacle Bank Arena
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The North Dakota Fighting Hawks head to Pinnacle Bank Arena to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Sunday, November 19, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Nebraska as 10.5 point favorites.
North Dakota comes into this game with an overall record of 2-1. They currently have a point differential of 3.0 as they are averaging 80.3 points per game while giving up 77.3 per contest. Nebraska has an overall record of 2-1. They are averaging 71.3 points per game and surrendering 71.3, good for a point differential of 0.0.
Valuable North Dakota Fighting Hawks Betting Trends
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are 2-1 against the spread this season
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are 3-0 against the over/under this year
Important Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 1-2 against the spread this season
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 1-2 against the over/under this year
Key North Dakota Fighting Hawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
11/18/17 G Thomas Allen Tailbone is "?" Sunday vs. North Dakota
Geno Crandall averages 27.3 points per contest while playing 37.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Cortez Seales averages 13.3 points per contest in 33.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 3.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%.
James Palmer scores 14.3 points per contest while playing 30.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.3 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 61%. Glynn Watson Jr. averages 13.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 2 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
North Dakota averages 80.3 points per contest this year, which is 132nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 179th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 163rd in Division 1. They average 32.0 boards per contest and 12.7 assists per game, which ranks them 305th and 228th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 255th with 12.3 per game. The Fighting Hawks allow 77.3 points per contest, which is 245th in the country. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 293rd and 182nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 199th, and they allow 13.3 assists per game which puts them in 185th place in college basketball. They force 17.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 285th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Nebraska is 238th in the country with 71.3 points per contest this season. They are 333rd in the nation in shooting at 36%, while their average scoring margin is 0.0. They shoot 27% from beyond the arc, which is good for 307th in Division 1. They are 66th in the country in rebounding with 43.0 boards per contest and 300th in assists per game with 10.7. The Cornhuskers are 196th in turnovers per contest with 13.3. The Cornhuskers give up 71.3 points per game, which ranks them 176th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 147th and 197th in those defensive statistics. They rank 41st with 9.3 dimes allowed per game and 325th with 44.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Cornhuskers are 147th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per contest this year.
The Fighting Hawks are 184th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.3, and their defensive rating of 100.4 is ranked 202nd. In terms of pace they are 55th in the country with 77 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 188th. As a team they are 180th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 254th in Division 1. North Dakota is 261st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 262nd in the nation.
Nebraska is 227th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 103rd in Division 1. The Cornhuskers are 179th in the nation in defensive rating with 98.6, and their offensive rating of 98.6 is ranked 249th. They are 177th in D-1 in pace with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 40% is 335th. As a unit they are 309th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 235th in the country.
Who will win tonight's North Dakota/Nebraska college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take North Dakota +10.5
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