North Dakota Fighting Hawks vs Drake Bulldogs Prediction, 12/22/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: North Dakota Fighting Hawks vs Drake Bulldogs
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Location: The Knapp Center in Des Moines, IA
Odds/Point Spread: North Dakota (+13)
The Knapp Center is the venue where and the Drake Bulldogs (7-0) will play the North Dakota Fighting Hawks (1-7) on Tuesday. North Dakota opens this matchup as 13-point dogs. The total opens at 140.5.
North Dakota heads into this contest with a mark of 1-7 for the year. The Fighting Hawks are shooting 30.6% on shots from beyond the arc (57 of 186) and 63.3% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 63.8 points per outing (293rd in D-1) on 41.9% from the field. They cough up possession 14.3 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 17.1 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, North Dakota is pulling down 32.6 boards per contest and has 97 assists for the year, which ranks 100th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. When they are on defense, the Fighting Hawks have forced 12.3 turnovers every game and they draw 17.5 personal fouls. They currently rank 298th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 113 conceded on the season. The Fighting Hawks defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 47.6% (215 of 452) and they relinquish 34.8 rebounds per game as a team. They surrender 33.8% on three-point shots and they are ranked 215th in college basketball in points per game allowed (72.0).
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks stepped onto the hardwood against the Southern Illinois Salukis and took a loss by a score of 62-50 in their last contest. North Dakota finished the game having earned a 36.5% field goal percentage (19 of 52) and converted 6 out of their 22 shots from downtown. When they shot from the free throw line, the Fighting Hawks converted 6 of their 15 attempts for a rate of 40.0%. When discussing getting rebounds, they earned 30 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 14 assists for the matchup while getting 9 steals and 2 rejections. When discussing defending, North Dakota let their opponent shoot 36.5% from the floor on 19 out of 52. Southern Illinois doled out 16 dimes and 7 steals in this matchup. Furthurmore, the Salukis collected 37 boards (5 offensive, 32 defensive) and earned 2 blocks. Southern Illinois walked away from this one shooting 90.9% when shooting free throws by making 10 of 11 tries. They also converted 6 of 22 tries from beyond the arc.
Filip Rebraca is a guy who saw a lot of court time for this game. He ended up walking away with 11 points on 4 of 10 shooting. He played for 32 mins played and collected 8 rebounds. Rebraca walked away from this one shooting 40.0% from the floor and also recorded 2 assists. An additional guy that was a factor in this contest for the Fighting Hawks was Seybian Sims. He had 6 rebounds and also accounted for 2 assists. He shot 30.0% from the field for this game by connecting on 3-of-10 (9 points). When the final whistle blew, Sims saw the court for 36 min.
Drake has a mark of 7-0 for the campaign. As an offense, the Bulldogs are connecting on 52.1% from the field, which ranks 37th in college hoops. Drake has totaled 579 points so far this season (82.7 per game) and they pull in 38.9 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 16.6 times per contest (53rd in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 12.3 times per contest. The Bulldogs commit 17.3 fouls every game and they connect on 71.0% from the free throw line. The Bulldogs on the defensive side of the court are 36th in the country in PPG allowed with 60.6. They are forcing 15.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 38.0% from the field (33rd in college hoops). The Drake defense concedes 31.5% on shots from distance (52 of 165) and their opponents are making 68.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 9.8 dimes and 29.4 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 32nd and 26th in those defensive categories.
For their last game, the Drake Bulldogs went home victorious with a score of 111-67 when they played the Chicago State Cougars. The Bulldogs earned 29 defensive boards and 17 offensive boards totaling 46 for the game. They blocked 3 tries while recording 7 steals for the game. The Cougars were called for 12 fouls for the contest which took the Bulldogs to the free throw line for 11 tries. They were able to make 7 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 63.6%. Regarding 3-point attempts, Drake made 12 out of 28 attempts (42.9%). When this game wrapped up, the Bulldogs walked away from this one shooting 46 for 76 from the floor which had them shooting 60.5%. The Bulldogs permitted the Cougars to make 26 of 60 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.3% for the contest. They went 28.0% from three-point range via 7 of 25 and finished the contest at 8 out of 12 at the free throw line (66.7%). In relation to rebounding, Drake permitted Chicago State to pull down 20 overall (6 on the offensive side).
ShanQuan Hemphill ended up playing a lot for the Bulldogs for this game. He buried 9 out of 10 for the contest for a rate of 90.0%, which gave him 21 points. Hemphill collected 6 boards in his 27 mins and had 2 dimes for the game. One more player that was pivotal for Drake was Roman Penn. He notched 12 points in 24 minutes played by going 5 of 7 from the floor in the matchup. Penn wrapped this one up going 71.4% from the field while also earning 7 assists and 2 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Drake (-13) and under 140.5 points
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