North Dakota State Bison vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction, 12/5/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: North Dakota State Bison vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, KS
Odds/Point Spread: North Dakota State (+24)
The Kansas Jayhawks (3-1) play the North Dakota State Bison (0-3) at Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday. Kansas opens this contest as 24-point favorites. The over/under opens at 137.
North Dakota State will enter this matchup with a win-loss mark of 0-3 this year. The Bison are hitting 26.2% on three-point shots (16 of 61) and 72.1% from the free throw line. They are averaging 54.3 pts per game (282nd in college basketball) while hitting 32.4% from the floor. They cough up possession 16.3 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 15.0 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, North Dakota State is collecting 44.0 rebounds per game and has 27 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 193rd in the country in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Bison are able to force 8.0 turnovers per game while drawing 13.3 personal fouls. They are 224th in Division 1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 46 surrendered for the season. The Bison defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 42.5% (79 of 186) and they relinquish 35.7 boards per contest as a squad. They are conceding 29.8% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 149th in the nation in points per game allowed (70.0).
The North Dakota State Bison took the court against the Creighton Bluejays and ended up losing by a score of 69-58 in their last contest. North Dakota State walked away from the game having earned a 40.0% FG percentage (22 of 55) and knocked down 4 out of their 16 shots from distance. When shot from the charity stripe, the Bison buried 10 of their 13 attempts for a rate of 76.9%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 37 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 10 dimes in the matchup while getting 2 steals and 2 blocked shots. In the matter of defending, North Dakota State allowed the other team to shoot 40.0% from the field on 22 of 55. Creighton distributed 18 assists and 4 steals in the matchup. Furthurmore, the Bluejays grabbed 26 rebounds (4 offensive, 22 defensive) and got 2 rejections. Creighton finished the game shooting 77.8% at the charity stripe by making 7 of their 9 shots. They buried 8 of their 35 tries from beyond the arc.
Tyree Eady is one guy who was a major factor in the matchup. He walked away with 12 points on 4 out of 7 shooting. He played 30 mins and also snagged 7 rebounds. Eady ended up shooting 57.1% from the field and also distributed 2 assists. Someone else that was a factor in the game for the Bison was Rocky Kreuser. He snagged 4 rebounds and earned 3 assists. He finished shooting 58.3% from the field for the game by connecting on 7-of-12 (16 points). When the final whistle blew, Kreuser was on the hardwood for 23 min.
Kansas has a mark of 3-1 so far this year. The Jayhawks are committing 14.8 fouls per contest while shooting 69.0% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 12.8 times per game (173rd in D-1) and they lose possession via turnover 13.8 times per game. Kansas has accumulated 338 points this year (84.5 per contest) and they snag 42.0 boards per contest. As an offensive unit, the Jayhawks are shooting 46.1% from the floor, which is 171st in the country. The Jayhawks on the defensive end are ranked 178th in college hoops in PPG given up with 72.5. They are able to force 14.8 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.9% from the floor (136th in the country). The Kansas defense gives up 30.4% from downtown (31 of 102) and opponents are connecting on 68.3% of their free throw shots. They allow 12.5 dimes and 33.5 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 145th and 89th in college hoops.
When they last stepped on the court, the Kansas Jayhawks went home victorious with a score of 89-54 against the Washburn Ichabods. The Jayhawks collected 32 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds for a total of 46 for the game. They blocked 5 tries while getting 10 steals in this matchup. The Ichabods committed 16 personal fouls for the contest which got the Jayhawks to the charity stripe for 18 shots. They were able to knock down 12 of them for a percentage of 66.7%. In relation to shots from 3-point land, Kansas made 13 of 26 attempts (50.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Jayhawks went 32 for 61 from the field which gave them a percentage of 52.5%. The Jayhawks permitted the Ichabods to convert 20 of 60 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 33.3% for the contest. They went 34.6% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 9 out of 26 and finished the contest at 5 of 14 at the free throw line (35.7%). In relation to cleaning up the glass, Kansas allowed Washburn to grab 25 overall (8 on the offensive side).
Ochai Agbaji ended up seeing a lot of time on the hardwood for the Jayhawks in the matchup. He buried 5 of 9 for the game for a rate of 55.6%, which got him 16 points. Agbaji collected 5 boards in his 25 mins and added 2 dimes in the matchup. One more player that played a role for Kansas was Marcus Garrett. He ended up walking away with 5 points in his 22 minutes played by way of 2 out of 5 from the floor for the contest. Garrett ended the game having shot 40.0% from the field while also contributing 5 assists and 4 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Kansas (-24) and over 137 points
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