North Dakota Fighting Hawks vs Miami Redhawks Prediction, 11/25/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: North Dakota Fighting Hawks vs Miami Redhawks
Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Location: Millett Hall in Oxford, OH
Odds/Point Spread: North Dakota (+6)
Millett Hall is the venue where and the Miami Redhawks (13-19 last year) will take on the North Dakota Fighting Hawks (15-18 last season) on Wednesday. The spread on this contest has Miami as 6-point favorites. The over/under opens at 142.5.
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks played the North Dakota State Bison in their last game of the year and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 89-53. North Dakota finished the contest having earned a 35.7% field goal percentage (20 of 56) and knocked down 3 out of their 19 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Fighting Hawks made 10 of 18 shots for a rate of 55.6%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they collected 24 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 9 dimes for this game in addition to getting 1 steal and 3 blocked shots. In reference to the defense, North Dakota allowed 35.7% from the field by shooting 20 of 56. North Dakota State recorded 15 dimes and 3 steals in the matchup. Moreover, the Bison grabbed 35 boards (3 offensive, 32 defensive) and had 3 rejections. North Dakota State walked away from this one shooting 92.3% from the free throw line by burying 12 of their 13 shots. They converted 13 out of their 25 tries from beyond the arc. Marlon Stewart is one player who saw a lot of court time in the matchup. He accounted for 12 points on 4 of 16 shooting. He played for 38 minutes played and also grabbed 6 boards. Stewart finished the contest at 25.0% from the floor and also recorded 2 dimes. An additional guy that saw a lot of action in this game for the Fighting Hawks was Filip Rebraca. He totaled 4 rebounds and also tallied 3 dimes. He ended up shooting 36.4% from the floor in this contest by going 4-of-11 (11 points). When all was said and done, Rebraca was on the court for 38 minutes.
North Dakota will play this contest after finishing with a win-loss record of 15-18 last year. They averaged 74.8 pts per game (76th in the nation) while connecting on 45.6% from the field. The Fighting Hawks hit on 34.0% on three-point attempts (259 of 762) and 76.1% from the charity stripe. As a group North Dakota collected 35.5 rebounds per contest and accounted for 424 dimes over the course of last season, which had them ranked 149th in the country in terms of passing. They lost possession by turning the ball over 13.3 times per game and as a group committed 17.5 personal fouls per contest. When they were on defense the Fighting Hawks were able to force 10.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.5 fouls. They were 197th in D-1 in giving up assists with 402 surrendered over the course of last season. The Fighting Hawks gave up a shooting percentage of 45.4% (908 of 1,999) and they conceded 33.0 rebounds per game as a team. They gave up 36.6% on 3-point shots and they ranked 301st in Division 1 in points per game allowed (74.8).
When they last stepped on the court, the Miami RedHawks got the victory with a final of 85-79 against the Buffalo Bulls. The RedHawks recorded 22 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 31 in the game. They also rejected 2 attempts while recording 5 steals for the matchup. The Bulls were called for 23 personal fouls for the matchup which got the RedHawks to the charity stripe for 24 attempts. They were able to make 21 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 87.5%. When talking about three-point attempts, Miami made 8 of 20 tries (40.0%). Overall, the RedHawks went 28 out of 60 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.7%. The RedHawks allowed the Bulls to make 25 of 58 tries from the floor which left them shooting 43.1% in this contest. They shot 40.0% from distance by connecting on 10 out of 25 and ended up going 19 of 24 from the free throw line (79.2%). In regard to attacking the glass, Miami allowed Buffalo to pull down 34 overall (8 on the offensive side). Nike Sibande ended up being important for the RedHawks for this contest. He made 10 out of 14 for this game for a field goal percentage of 71.4%, which got him 31 . Sibande grabbed 6 rebounds in his 34 mins and accumulated 3 dimes in the matchup. One more player who saw a lot of court time for Miami was Milos Jovic. He ended up with 5 points in his 26 minutes played via 2 out of 7 from the floor in this game. Jovic wrapped this one up going 28.6% from the field and also totaling 2 assists and 2 total rebounds.
Miami had a win-loss mark of 13-19 last year. The RedHawks were responsible for committing 18.3 fouls per game and they shot 72.7% from the free throw line. They dished out assists 12.0 times per contest (264th in Division 1) and they turned it over 11.3 times per contest. Miami earned 2,269 points last season (70.9 per contest) and they averaged 35.3 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the court the RedHawks shot 42.4% from the field, which had them ranked 250th in D-1. The RedHawks defensively were ranked 229th in D-1 in PPG surrendered with 71.1. They forced their opponents into 12.4 TO's per game and allowed teams to shoot 43.6% from the floor (219th in college basketball). The Miami defense from outside the perimeter allowed 35.2% on shots from distance (250 of 710) and opponents converted on 68.1% of their free throw shots. They surrendered 11.3 dimes and 37.1 total rebounds per game, which ranked them 80th and 287th in college hoops.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Miami (-6) and under 142.5 points
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