North Dakota State Bison vs South Dakota State Jackrabbits Prediction, 12/10/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: North Dakota State Bison vs South Dakota State Jackrabbits
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
Location: Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, SD
Odds/Point Spread: North Dakota State (+8)
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits (3-2) host the North Dakota State Bison (0-4) at Sanford Pentagon on Thursday. South Dakota State opens this game as 8-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 139.5.
North Dakota State comes into this one with a mark of 0-4 on the campaign. They turn the ball over 15.5 times per game and as a team they commit 16.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, North Dakota State is snagging 41.0 rebounds per contest and has totaled 32 assists this year, which ranks 252nd in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Bison are hitting 27.8% on shots beyond the perimeter (22 of 79) and 73.3% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 56.0 points per outing (293rd in D-1) while connecting on 34.1% from the field. On defense, the Bison are forcing their opponents into 8.8 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 14.0 fouls. They are surrendering 29.3% on 3-point shots and they are 138th in college basketball in points per game allowed (68.8). The Bison are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.5% (103 of 248) and they surrender 37.5 boards per contest as a unit. They currently rank 205th in college hoops in giving up assists with 54 surrendered for the campaign.
The North Dakota State Bison played the Kansas Jayhawks and went home with a loss by a final score of 65-61 in their last contest. North Dakota State ended the contest with a 39.6% field goal percentage (21 of 53) and converted 6 out of their 18 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Bison knocked down 13 of 17 attempts for a percentage of 76.5%. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they collected 31 with 6 of them being offensive. They also dished out 5 assists for the game while having 6 steals and 4 blocked shots. With respect to defending, North Dakota State allowed the other team to shoot 39.6% from the floor on 21 out of 53. Kansas dished out 8 dimes and 6 steals in the game. In addition, the Jayhawks totaled 43 rebounds (16 offensive, 27 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. Kansas finished shooting 68.4% from the charity stripe by making 13 of 19 shots. They knocked down 4 of their 15 attempts from 3-point land.
Rocky Kreuser is one guy who saw a lot of action for this contest. He racked up 11 points on 3 of 10 shooting. He saw the court for 24 minutes and totaled 3 rebounds. Kreuser finished the contest at 30.0% from the floor and also totaled 2 assists. An additional guy that was a determining factor in this contest for the Bison was Tyree Eady. He grabbed 6 boards and earned 2 dimes. He finished 57.1% from the field in this game by shooting 4-of-7 (14 points). Overall, Eady was on the court for 31 min.
South Dakota State has a record of 3-2 so far this year. The Jackrabbits are responsible for committing 15.4 fouls every game and they shoot 68.4% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 13.6 times per contest (165th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.4 times per contest. South Dakota State has accounted for 372 points so far this season (74.4 per contest) and they snag 33.0 boards per contest. As an offensive team, the Jackrabbits are shooting 45.7% from the field, which ranks them 171st in the nation. The Jackrabbits are ranked 187th in the country in points per game surrendered with 72.4. They have relinquished 14.2 dimes and 36.4 boards per contest, which ranks 210th and 171st in Division 1. The South Dakota State defense gives up 28.9% on three-point shots (37 of 128) and opponents are converting on 83.3% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 10.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.2% from the floor (150th in college hoops).
The last time they took the court, the South Dakota State Jackrabbits walked away with a victory by a final of 88-84 against the Bradley Braves. The Jackrabbits were able to collect 27 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 34 for the game. They also blocked 2 attempts while getting 4 steals for this game. The Braves committed 18 personal fouls for the contest which took the Jackrabbits to the free throw line for 17 shots. They were able to make 13 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 76.5%. In reference to 3-point attempts, South Dakota State buried 17 out of their 26 tries (65.4%). In all, the Jackrabbits shot 29 out of 59 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.2%. The Jackrabbits allowed the Braves to convert 30 of 69 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.5% for the contest. They finished 32.0% from behind the 3-point line by going 8 of 25 and ended up shooting 16 out of 19 from the free throw line (84.2%). In relation to rebounding, South Dakota State permitted Bradley to pull down 36 in all (10 on the offensive side).
Baylor Scheierman ended up being a major contributor for the Jackrabbits in this contest. He knocked down 5 of 8 for this game for a field goal rate of 62.5%, which got him 14 points. Scheierman had 12 rebounds in his 38 minutes and earned 2 dimes for this game. One more player that played a role for South Dakota State was Doug Wilson. He racked up 13 points in his 32 minutes on the hardwood via 5 of 13 from the floor for this contest. Wilson finished going 38.5% from the floor while also earning 5 dimes and 6 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take North Dakota State (+8)
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