North Dakota State Bison vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Prediction, 11/28/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: North Dakota State Bison vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020
Location: Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NE
TV: Big Ten Network
Odds/Point Spread: North Dakota State (+9)
Pinnacle Bank Arena is the venue where and the Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-25 last year) will play the North Dakota State Bison (25-8 last season) on Saturday. Nebraska opens this matchup as 9-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 144.
North Dakota State comes into this matchup after finishing with a record of 25-8 last year. They gave up possession 10.0 times per game and as a team committed 15.5 fouls every game. As a team, North Dakota State grabbed 35.5 boards per contest and earned 393 assists last year, which was 227th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Bison hit on 35.6% on 3-point shots (303 of 852) and 79.8% from the charity stripe. They averaged 74.8 pts per game (79th in college hoops) while hitting 44.6% from the field. Defensively, the Bison were able to force 10.2 turnovers per game while drawing 16.8 fouls. They relinquished 32.5% on 3-point shots and they were 83rd in college basketball in points per game allowed (66.2). The Bison defensively gave up and opponent field goal percentage of 43.5% (822 of 1,889) and they surrendered 32.0 boards per contest as a unit. They were ranked 22nd in college basketball in allowing assists 314 relinquished last season.
The North Dakota State Bison played the Nevada Wolf Pack and took a loss by a score of 62-48 in their last game. North Dakota State finished the game having earned a 29.1% field goal percentage (16 of 55) and made 6 out of their 21 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the free throw line, the Bison converted 10 of 14 attempts for a rate of 71.4%. In the matter of grabbing boards, they earned a total of 40 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 9 dimes for the game as well as earning 5 steals and 3 rejections. Regarding defense, North Dakota State allowed their opponent to shoot 29.1% from the field on 16 out of 55. Nevada recorded 13 assists and 8 steals in this game. On top of that, the Wolf Pack snagged 35 rebounds (6 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 3 blocked shots. Nevada ended up going 61.5% at the free throw line by knocking down 8 of their 13 tries. They knocked down 8 out of their 17 attempts from downtown.
Tyree Eady is a player who had an impact for the game. He ended up scoring 11 points on 4 of 10 shooting. He saw the court for 32 mins and also totaled 4 boards. Eady finished the contest at 40.0% from the floor and also dished out 2 dimes. Another guy that saw the court a lot in the game for the Bison was Sam Griesel. He grabbed 5 boards and earned 2 dimes. He finished the game shooting 50.0% from the field for this contest by shooting 3-of-6 (9 points). When the game finished, Griesel saw the court for 29 minutes.
Nebraska had a record of 7-25 last year. The Cornhuskers were responsible for committing 15.2 fouls per contest and they shot 60.3% from the free throw line. They earned an assist 13.8 times per game (116th in college basketball) and they turned it over 11.9 times per contest. Nebraska scored 2,235 pts throughout last season (69.8 per game) and they averaged 35.4 rebounds per contest. As an offensive team, the Cornhuskers connected on 40.5% from the floor, which was ranked 326th in the nation. The Cornhuskers defensively were ranked 333rd in the country in points given up per game with 78.1. The Nebraska defense gave up 33.3% on 3-point shots (276 of 828) and their opponents made 66.7% of their free throw attempts. They forced their opponents into 13.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and let teams shoot 45.0% from the floor (283rd in college basketball). They relinquished 15.6 dimes and 45.1 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranked them 334th and 352nd in Division 1.
The last time they took the court, the Nebraska Cornhuskers went home defeated by a final of 69-66 when they faced the Nevada Wolf Pack. The Cornhuskers were able to pull down 20 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 30 for the matchup. They also blocked 3 shots while getting 12 steals for the contest. The Wolf Pack had 27 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Cornhuskers to the free throw line for a total of 30 tries. They were able to knock down 21 of them for a clip of 70.0%. When it comes to 3-point attempts, Nebraska buried 9 of their 41 tries (22.0%). In all, the Cornhuskers went 18 for 62 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 29.0%. The Cornhuskers allowed the Wolf Pack to convert 24 of their 50 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.0% for this contest. They went 28.6% from three-point range by shooting 6 of 21 and finished the contest at 15 out of 22 at the free throw line (68.2%). In reference to rebounding, Nebraska allowed Nevada to collect 47 in total (9 on the offensive glass).
Dalano Banton ended up having an impact for the Cornhuskers in this game. He made 6 out of 17 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 35.3%, which earned him 18 points. Banton pulled down 7 boards in his 38 mins and earned 5 dimes in this matchup. One more player that was important for Nebraska was Teddy Allen. He ended up scoring 17 points in 28 minutes played by going 3 of 11 from the floor in this matchup. Allen wrapped this one up going 27.3% from the floor as well as contributing 3 dimes and 6 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take North Dakota State (+9)
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