South Dakota State at Nevada College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/15/2018
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Lawlor Events Center
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The South Dakota State Jackrabbits head to Lawlor Events Center to take on the Nevada Wolf Pack on Saturday, December 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has Nevada as 15 point favorites.
South Dakota State comes into this game with an overall record of 9-3. They currently have a point differential of 16.3 as they are averaging 87.9 points per game while giving up 71.6 per contest. Nevada has an overall mark of 10-0. They are averaging 85.0 points per contest and giving up 67.6, which is a point differential of 17.4.
Valuable South Dakota State Jackrabbits Betting Trends
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are 5-6-0 against the spread this season
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are 6-5-0 against the over/under this year
Important Nevada Wolf Pack Betting Trends
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 6-2-1 against the spread this season
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 2-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key South Dakota State Jackrabbits Injuries
11/08/18 G Brandon Key Redshirt is out for season
Key Nevada Wolf Pack Injuries
12/12/18 G Lindsey Drew Hip is out for season
Mike Daum comes into this game averaging 26.2 points per contest while playing 32.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 10.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 85%. David Jenkins, Jr. averages 22.5 points per contest in 31.5 minutes per game. He averages 1.5 assists per game and 3.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Caleb Martin scores 18.7 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.2 rebounds per contest and has 2.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Jordan Caroline averages 18.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.2 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
South Dakota State averages 87.9 points per contest, which is 12th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 16.3 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 45%, which is good for 4th in the nation. They average 40.1 boards per contest and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 50th and 120th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 283rd with 12.0 per game. The Jackrabbits allow 71.6 points per contest, which is 187th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 56th and 43rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 75th, and they allow 10.7 assists per game which puts them in 49th place in the country. They force 11.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Nevada is 20th in the nation with 85.0 points per contest this season. They are 44th in the country in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 17.4. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 130th in the NCAA. They are 80th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.8 boards per contest and 87th in assists per game with 15.2. The Wolf Pack are 346th in turnovers per contest with 9.6. The Wolf Pack give up 67.6 points per game, which ranks them 88th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 89th and 61st in those defensive statistics. They rank 187th with 13.1 dimes allowed per game and 137th with 34.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Wolf Pack are 50th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per contest this year.
The Jackrabbits are 7th in the nation in offensive rating with 119.5. In terms of pace they are 84th in the country with 73.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 60% is 5th. As a team they are 2nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 208th in Division 1. South Dakota State is 272nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions.
Nevada is 348th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions. The Wolf Pack are 9th in the country in offensive rating with 119. In terms of pace they are 157th in Division 1 with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 42nd. As a team they are 15th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 134th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's South Dakota State/Nevada college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take South Dakota State +15
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