North Dakota State at Gonzaga College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/26/2018
Monday, November 26, 2018
McCarthey Athletic Center
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The North Dakota State Bison head to McCarthey Athletic Center to take on the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Monday, November 26, 2018. The opening line for this game has Gonzaga as 26.5 point favorites.
North Dakota State comes into this game with an overall record of 2-4. They currently have a point differential of -0.7 as they are averaging 71.8 points per game while giving up 72.5 per contest. Gonzaga has an overall record of 6-0. They are averaging 97.0 points per game and surrendering 76.0, good for a point differential of 21.0.
Valuable North Dakota State Bison Betting Trends
The North Dakota State Bison are 2-4-0 against the spread this season
The North Dakota State Bison are 4-2-0 against the over/under this year
Important Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 5-1-0 against the spread this season
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 5-1-0 against the over/under this year
Key North Dakota State Bison Injuries
11/09/18 C Jordan Meidinger Knee is out for season
Key Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
10/31/18 F Killian Tillie Ankle is out indefinitely
Rocky Kreuser comes into this game averaging 11.5 points per contest while playing 23.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is 62%. Tyson Ward averages 11.3 points per contest in 27.8 minutes per game. He averages 2.2 assists per game and 5.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Rui Hachimura scores 22.5 points per contest while playing 29.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.8 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Zach Norvell Jr. averages 17.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.0 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
North Dakota State averages 71.8 points per contest, which is 238th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 224th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 126th in the nation. They average 27.7 boards per contest and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 348th and 227th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 323rd with 10.8 per game. The Bison allow 72.5 points per contest, which is 204th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 327th and 232nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 184th, and they allow 10.7 assists per game which puts them in 69th place in the country. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 121st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Gonzaga is 4th in the nation with 97.0 points per contest this season. They are 5th in the country in shooting at 53%, while their average scoring margin is 21.0. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 127th in the NCAA. They are 40th in D-1 in rebounding with 41.8 boards per contest and 8th in assists per game with 19.5. The Bulldogs are 242nd in turnovers per contest with 12.5. The Bulldogs give up 76.0 points per game, which ranks them 266th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 104th and 111th in those defensive statistics. They rank 35th with 9.8 dimes allowed per game and 171st with 35.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulldogs are 161st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per contest this year.
The Bison are 143rd in the nation in offensive rating with 107.2. In terms of pace they are 338th in the country with 65.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 118th. As a team they are 115th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 53% of their shots, ranking 6th in Division 1. North Dakota State is 266th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions.
Gonzaga is 303rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 5th in the country in offensive rating with 124.9. In terms of pace they are 22nd in Division 1 with 77.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 60% is 14th. As a team they are 7th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 241st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's North Dakota State/Gonzaga college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take North Dakota State +26.5
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