Nebraska at Oklahoma State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/16/2018
Sunday, December 16, 2018
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers travel to Sanford Pentagon to play the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Sunday, December 16, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Nebraska as 6 point favorites.
Nebraska comes into this game with an overall record of 8-2. They currently have a point differential of 20.2 as they are averaging 79.8 points per game while giving up 59.6 per contest. Oklahoma State has an overall mark of 4-5. They are averaging 72.0 points per contest and giving up 69.1, which is a point differential of 2.9.
Valuable Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 7-2-1 against the spread
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 3-7-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Trends
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 4-5-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 2-7-0 against the over/under
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
11/09/18 G Karrington Davis Achilles is out for season
Key Oklahoma State Cowboys Injuries
12/15/18 G Curtis Jones Eligibility is probable Sunday vs Nebraska
James Palmer comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Isaac Copeland averages 14.9 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Cameron McGriff averages 14.3 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.0 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Thomas Dziagwa averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Nebraska averages 79.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 79th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 20.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 54th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 143rd in the nation. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game, which ranks them 134th and 107th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 315th with 11.3 per game. The Cornhuskers allow 59.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 31st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 145th and they give up 8.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in Division 1. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 243rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma State is 243rd in the country with 72.0 points per game this year. They are 142nd in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.9. They shoot 42% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the nation. They are 252nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.9 boards per game, and 110th in assists per contest with 14.9. The Cowboys are 66th in turnovers per game with 15.2. The Cowboys surrender 69.1 points per contest, which ranks them 125th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 101st and 163rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 179th with 13.0 assists allowed per contest and 208th with 35.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cowboys are 278th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game.
The Cornhuskers have an offensive rating of 115.5, which is ranked 21st. They are 254th in college basketball in pace with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 44th. As a unit they are 34th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 85th in D-1. Nebraska is 299th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions.
Oklahoma State is 32nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.2 times per 100 possessions. The Cowboys have an offensive rating of 101.3, which is ranked 238th. They are 167th in D-1 in pace with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 91st. As a unit they are 136th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 148th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Nebraska/Oklahoma State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma State +6
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