South Dakota Coyotes vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Prediction, 12/1/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: South Dakota Coyotes vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Location: Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NE
TV: Big Ten Network
Odds/Point Spread: South Dakota (+12)
The South Dakota Coyotes (0-2) travel to Pinnacle Bank Arena on Tuesday where they'll meet the Nebraska Cornhuskers (2-1). The line on this game has Nebraska as 12-point favorites. The total has been set at 150.
South Dakota will play this game with a win-loss mark of 0-2 on the season. The Coyotes are connecting on 14.7% on 3-pointers (5 of 34) and 73.8% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 57.0 points per outing (242nd in college basketball) while connecting on 35.1% from the field. They are turning it over 12.5 times per contest and as a team they commit 14.5 fouls per contest. As a team, South Dakota is collecting 37.5 rebounds per game and has earned 17 assists this season, which is 201st in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. Defensively, the Coyotes are able to force 9.0 turnovers every game and they draw 20.0 personal fouls. They are 319th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 37 surrendered on the campaign. The Coyotes defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 42.2% (57 of 135) and they concede 43.5 boards per game as a team. They are surrendering 40.5% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 284th in college basketball in points per game allowed (76.5).
The South Dakota Coyotes stepped onto the hardwood against the Drake Bulldogs and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 69-53 in their last contest. South Dakota walked away from the game with a 37.3% FG percentage (19 out of 51) and knocked down 2 out of their 14 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Coyotes made 13 of their 18 attempts for a percentage of 72.2%. Concerning pulling down boards, they earned 30 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 8 assists in the matchup as well as getting 3 steals and 2 rejections. Pertaining to defense, South Dakota allowed 37.3% from the floor on 19 of 51. Drake dished out 17 assists and 8 steals for this contest. In addition, the Bulldogs totaled 35 rebounds (9 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Drake finished shooting 61.5% at the free throw line by knocking down 8 of their 13 tries. They also made 7 out of their 17 attempts from distance.
Stanley Umude is a guy who was a major contributor for the matchup. He accounted for 10 points on 3 out of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 33 minutes and snagged 6 rebounds. Umude went 21.4% from the floor and distributed 3 dimes. An additional guy that was a factor in this contest for the Coyotes was A.J. Plitzuweit. He snagged 4 rebounds and also totaled 3 dimes. He finished the game shooting 55.6% from the field for the matchup by hitting 5-of-9 (14 points). When the final whistle was blown, Plitzuweit was on the hardwood for 32 min.
Nebraska has a win-loss mark of 2-1 on the campaign. Nebraska has earned 247 points on the campaign (82.3 per contest) and they average 39.3 rebounds per game. The Cornhuskers are responsible for committing 18.3 fouls every game and they connect on 67.1% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the ball, the Cornhuskers are shooting 42.1% from the floor, which is 169th in the country. They are dishing out assists 15.7 times per game (89th in college hoops) and they cough up possession 9.7 times per game. The Cornhuskers defensively are ranked 152nd in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 60.3. They are able to force 21.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 37.4% from the floor (144th in D-1). The Nebraska defense concedes 28.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter (19 of 67) and opponents are converting on 61.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 10.0 dimes and 45.0 boards every game, which has them ranked 170th and 336th in Division 1.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Nebraska Cornhuskers went home victorious with a score of 79-57 against the North Dakota State Bison. The Cornhuskers were able to snag 31 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 for this game. They also blocked 4 attempts while earning 11 steals for the contest. The Bison committed 17 fouls for this contest which took the Cornhuskers to the charity stripe for a total of 20 shots. They were able to make 12 of the free throws for a percentage of 60.0%. With respect to 3-point shots, Nebraska made 9 out of their 32 tries (28.1%). When all was said and done, the Cornhuskers finished 29 out of 63 from the floor which had them shooting 46.0%. The Cornhuskers permitted the Bison to bury 20 of 69 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 29.0% in this matchup. They went 25.0% from downtown by shooting 6 out of 24 and finished the game at 11 out of 16 from the free throw line (68.8%). In the matter of cleaning the glass, Nebraska allowed North Dakota State to pull down 49 overall (20 on the offensive glass).
Trey McGowens played big minutes for the Cornhuskers for this contest. He made 7 of 14 in this game for a rate of 50.0%, which earned him 19 points. McGowens pulled down 5 rebounds in his 34 mins and had 3 assists in this matchup. An additional guy that ended up being a major factor for Nebraska was Teddy Allen. He left the arena with 22 points in 31 minutes played via 9 of 17 from the floor in the matchup. Allen walked away from this one going 52.9% from the floor and also totaling 2 assists and 7 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take South Dakota (+12)
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