South Dakota State at Texas Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 3/19/2019
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Frank Erwin Center
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The South Dakota State Jackrabbits travel to Frank Erwin Center to play the Texas Longhorns on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Texas as 9.5 point favorites.
South Dakota State comes into this game with an overall record of 24-7. They currently have a point differential of 11.6 as they are averaging 84.9 points per game while giving up 73.3 per contest. Texas has an overall mark of 16-15. They are averaging 70.8 points per contest and giving up 67.0, which is a point differential of 3.8.
Valuable South Dakota State Jackrabbits Betting Trends
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are 14-17-0 against the spread
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are 15-14-1 against the over/under
Important Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 15-17-0 against the spread
The Texas Longhorns are 13-18-0 against the over/under
Key South Dakota State Jackrabbits Injuries
11/08/18 G Brandon Key Redshirt is out for season
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
03/17/19 F Jaxson Hayes Knee is questionable Tuesday vs South Dakota State
David Jenkins, Jr. averages 19.7 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Mike Daum comes into this contest averaging 25.3 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 11.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Dylan Osetkowski averages 10.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Kerwin Roach Jr. averages 14.1 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jackrabbits allow 73.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 233rd in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 69th and 186th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 97th, and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 151st place in the NCAA. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 62nd in the nation. South Dakota State averages 84.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 11.6 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 3rd in D-1. They average 38.2 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 45th and 62nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 278th with 11.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Longhorns surrender 67.0 points per contest, which ranks them 59th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 120th and 297th in those defensive statistics. They rank 55th with 11.4 assists allowed per contest, and 175th with 34.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Longhorns are 151st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game. Texas is 229th in the country with 70.8 points per game this year. They are 236th in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 3.8. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 203rd in the nation. They are 261st in the country in rebounding with 33.8 boards per game and 233rd in assists per contest with 12.7. The Longhorns are 317th in turnovers per game with 11.0.
The Jackrabbits are 7th in the nation in offensive rating with 116.3. In terms of pace they are 37th in the country with 73 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 116th in Division 1. South Dakota State is 290th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions.
Texas is 307th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions. The Longhorns are 119th in the country in offensive rating with 106.1. In terms of pace they are 316th in Division 1 with 66.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 189th. As a team they are 198th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 68th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's South Dakota State/Texas college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Texas -9.5
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