North Dakota State Bison vs Creighton Bluejays Prediction, 11/29/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: North Dakota State Bison vs Creighton Bluejays
Date: Sunday, November 29, 2020
Location: CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha, NE
Odds/Point Spread: North Dakota State (+21)
The Creighton Bluejays (24-7 last season) play the North Dakota State Bison (0-1) at CHI Health Center Omaha on Sunday. The line on this game has Creighton as 21-point favorites. The total has been set at 141.
North Dakota State enters this matchup with a record of 0-1 on the year. They currently have an average of 48 points per contest (227th in the country) while hitting 29.1% from the field. The Bison are connecting on 28.6% on shots from distance (6 of 21) and 71.4% from the free throw line. As a unit, North Dakota State is collecting 40 boards per game and has tallied 9 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 209th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 16 times per game and as a squad they commit 17 personal fouls per contest. Defensively, the Bison are forcing their opponents into 10 turnovers per game and they draw 12 fouls. They are surrendering 47.1% on 3-pointers and they rank 190th in college hoops in points per game allowed (62.0). The Bison defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 38.3% (23 of 60) and they surrender 38.0 rebounds per game as a squad. They currently rank 199th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 13 surrendered on the campaign.
The North Dakota State Bison faced the Nevada Wolf Pack and ended up losing by a score of 62-48 in their last game. North Dakota State finished having earned a 29.1% FG percentage (16 out of 55) and made 6 of 21 three-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Bison made 10 of their 14 tries for a percentage of 71.4%. In relation to hauling in boards, they compiled 40 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 9 assists for this contest in addition to getting 5 steals and 3 blocked shots. Regarding defending, North Dakota State allowed the other team to shoot 29.1% from the field on 16 out of 55. Nevada recorded 13 assists and 8 steals in the game. Moreover, the Wolf Pack pulled down 35 boards (6 offensive, 29 defensive) and added 3 rejections. Nevada shot 61.5% when shooting free throws by converting 8 of their 13 tries. They also knocked down 8 out of their 17 tries from 3-point land.
Tyree Eady is one player who had an impact in this contest. He recorded 11 points on 4 of 10 shooting. He was on the court for 32 minutes played and also totaled 4 rebounds. Eady finished 40.0% from the field and also distributed 2 assists. Someone else that was a major contributor in the game for the Bison was Sam Griesel. He totaled 5 boards and had 2 assists. He ended up going 50.0% from the field in this matchup by going 3-of-6 (9 points). In all, Griesel was on the hardwood for 29 min.
Creighton had a record of 24-7 last year. Creighton earned 2,428 pts last season (78.3 per game) and they averaged 34.8 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Bluejays connected on 47.1% from the field, which had them ranked 75th in the nation. The Bluejays committed 15.2 personal fouls every game while shooting 73.9% from the charity stripe. They assisted teammates 15.8 times per contest (76th in the nation) and they turned the ball over 10.9 times per game. The Bluejays on the defensive side of the court were 242nd in college basketball in PPG allowed with 69.7. They were able to force 12.4 TO's per game and let teams shoot 42.0% from the field (240th in the country). The Creighton defense surrendered 31.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter (232 of 738) and opponents connected on 69.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquished 13.3 assists and 37.0 rebounds per contest, which was ranked 261st and 259th in college hoops.
In their last game, the Creighton Bluejays got the victory with a final of 77-60 against the Seton Hall Pirates. The Bluejays collected 20 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive rebounds totaling 23 in the matchup. They also stuffed 4 tries while getting 6 steals in this contest. The Pirates committed 16 fouls for this game which got the Bluejays to the free throw line for a total of 9 attempts. They were able to make 5 of them for a percentage of 55.6%. Concerning 3-point shots, Creighton buried 14 out of 26 attempts (53.8%). In all, the Bluejays ended up going 29 out of 53 from the field which had them sitting at 54.7%. The Bluejays allowed the Pirates to convert 25 of their 56 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.6% for the game. They finished 36.4% from beyond the perimeter by going 8 of 22 and walked away from this one shooting 2 of 7 from the free throw line (28.6%). In relation to how they attacked the glass, Creighton permitted Seton Hall to snag 33 overall (11 on the offensive glass).
Marcus Zegarowski ended up being a major contributor for the Bluejays for the matchup. He converted 8 of 10 for this game for a field goal percentage of 80.0%, which had him finishing with 23 points. Zegarowski totaled 6 boards in his 39 minutes played and had 5 assists in this contest. An additional guy that ended up coming through for Creighton was Mitch Ballock. He ended up with 8 points in his 39 minutes on the hardwood by going 3 out of 5 from the floor for the contest. Ballock ended up shooting 60.0% from the field and also contributing 4 assists and 3 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Creighton (-21) and over 141 points
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