South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs Iowa State Cyclones Prediction, 12/2/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs Iowa State Cyclones
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Location: James H. Hilton Coliseum in Ames, IA
Odds/Point Spread: South Dakota State (+4)
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits (1-2) head to James H. Hilton Coliseum on Wednesday where they'll take on the Iowa State Cyclones (1-0). The odds on this matchup have Iowa State as 4-point favorites. The O/U is set at 150.
South Dakota State comes into this matchup with a record of 1-2 this year. They are turning it over 12.0 times per game and as a group are committing 15.3 personal fouls every game. As a team, South Dakota State is pulling in 32.3 boards per game and is sitting with 40 dimes this year, which has them ranked 53rd in the country in terms of passing. The Jackrabbits are connecting on 41.4% on three-point attempts (24 of 58) and 64.4% from the free throw line. They average 71.0 points per outing (154th in the country) while connecting on 45.2% from the field. Defensively, the Jackrabbits are forcing 10.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 14.7 fouls. The Jackrabbits are allowing a field goal percentage of 39.8% (76 of 191) and they surrender 37.7 boards per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 296th in the country in allowing assists to their opponents with 36 surrendered for the campaign. They are conceding 31.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 230th in the nation in points per game allowed (70.0).
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits stepped onto the hardwood against the St. Mary's Gaels and took a loss by a score of 72-59 in their last contest. South Dakota State finished the game having earned a 36.2% FG percentage (21 of 58) and made 2 out of their 12 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Jackrabbits made 15 of their 27 attempts for a percentage of 55.6%. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they compiled 28 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 5 assists in the matchup as well as getting 5 steals and 3 rejections. With respect to the defense, South Dakota State allowed 36.2% from the floor on 21 of 58. St. Mary's distributed 14 dimes and 6 steals in this matchup. Moreover, the Gaels snagged 40 boards (6 offensive, 34 defensive) and had 3 rejections. St. Mary's shot 85.7% at the charity stripe by burying 12 of their 14 tries. They buried 10 of their 26 attempts from 3-point land.
Noah Freidel is one player who saw a lot of action in this game. He finished with 22 points on 8 of 14 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33 minutes and also collected 2 boards. Freidel shot 57.1% from the floor and also totaled 2 assists. One more player that played big minutes in the game for the Jackrabbits was Alex Arians. He had 7 rebounds and accounted for 3 assists. He finished the game shooting 42.9% from the field in the game by shooting 3-of-7 (11 points). When all was said and done, Arians was on the court for 33 minutes.
Iowa State has a mark of 1-0 for the campaign. In terms of offensive execution, the Cyclones are connecting on 48.5% from the field, which is ranked 168th in the nation. Iowa State has accounted for 80 points for the campaign and they grab 31 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 21 times per contest (19th in D-1) and they turn it over 10 times per game. The Cyclones commit 12 fouls every game while shooting 57.1% from the free throw line. The Cyclones on the defensive side of the court are 159th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 63. They have relinquished 10 dimes and 36 boards on a nightly basis, which is 154th and 233rd in college hoops. The Iowa State defense concedes 21.4% on shots from distance (3 of 14) and opponents are making 66.7% of their foul shots. They are able to force 17 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 44.6% from the field (176th in D-1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Iowa State Cyclones walked away with a victory by a final of 80-63 against the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions. The Cyclones were able to corral 22 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 30 for the matchup. They also rejected 3 shots while recording 10 steals in this contest. The Golden Lions committed 7 fouls in the game which took the Cyclones to the free throw line for a total of 7 tries. They were able to knock down 4 of those for a percentage of 57.1%. When talking about 3-point shots, Iowa State converted 12 out of 32 attempts (37.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Cyclones ended up going 32 for 66 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.5%. The Cyclones allowed the Golden Lions to make 25 of 56 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 44.6% in this game. They shot 21.4% from beyond the arc by going 3 of 14 and walked away from this one shooting 10 out of 15 from the charity stripe (66.7%). In reference to attacking the glass, Iowa State permitted Arkansas-Pine Bluff to pull down 34 in total (11 offensive).
Rasir Bolton saw the court a lot for the Cyclones in this contest. He buried 7 out of 11 for this game giving him a rate of 63.6%, which got him 16 points. Bolton pulled down 7 boards in his 34 minutes played and had 7 dimes for this contest. Someone else who was a determining factor for Iowa State was Tyler Harris. He ended up with 14 points in his 29 minutes played by way of 5 of 10 shooting in the matchup. Harris finished going 50.0% from the floor in addition to earning 3 assists and 3 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Iowa State (-4) and over 150 points
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