South Dakota State at Colorado College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/15/2017
Friday, December 15, 2017
Coors Events Center
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The South Dakota State Jackrabbits travel to Coors Events Center to play the Colorado Buffaloes on Friday, December 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has Colorado as 2.5 point favorites.
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South Dakota State comes into this game with an overall record of 9-4. They currently have a point differential of 9.1 as they are averaging 82.4 points per game while giving up 73.3 per contest. Colorado has an overall record of 7-3. They are averaging 73.7 points per game and surrendering 69.6, good for a point differential of 4.1.
Valuable South Dakota State Jackrabbits Betting Trends
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are 6-3 against the spread this season
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are 5-4 against the over/under this year
Important Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 4-5 against the spread this season
The Colorado Buffaloes are 5-5 against the over/under this year
Key South Dakota State Jackrabbits Injuries
12/14/17 G Beau Brown Undisclosed is out indefinitely
12/14/17 F Dallas Polk-Hilliard Left Team is out for season
Key Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
12/02/17 F Tory Miller-Stewart Foot is out for season
11/05/17 F Evan Battey Academics is out for season
Mike Daum averages 20 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 83%. David Jenkins, Jr. averages 13.8 points per game in 23.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
McKinley Wright IV averages 15.3 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. George King averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 9 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
South Dakota State averages 82.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 49th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 126th. Behind the arc they shoot 41%, which is good for 22nd in the country. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game, which ranks them 86th and 150th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 264th with 12.5 per game. The Jackrabbits allow 73.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 202nd in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 188th and 117th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 146th and they give up 13.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 226th place in college basketball. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 73rd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Colorado is 209th in the country with 73.7 points per game this year. They are 196th in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.1. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 282nd in college basketball. They are 55th in the nation in rebounding with 39.6 boards per game, and 313th in assists per contest with 11.4. The Buffaloes are 122nd in turnovers per game with 14.4. The Buffaloes surrender 69.6 points per contest, which ranks them 123rd in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 78th and 172nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 48th with 11.0 assists allowed per contest and 101st with 33.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Buffaloes are 41st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per game this season.
The Jackrabbits are 177th in the country in defensive rating with 100, and their offensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 64th. They are 115th in college basketball in pace with 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 54th. As a unit they are 38th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 44th in D-1. South Dakota State is 263rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 201st in the country.
Colorado is 116th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 95th in Division 1. The Buffaloes are 147th in the nation in defensive rating with 98.2, and their offensive rating of 103.9 is ranked 197th. They are 193rd in D-1 in pace with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 230th. As a unit they are 195th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 210th in the country.
Who will win tonight's South Dakota State/Colorado college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Colorado -2.5
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