North Dakota State Bison vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels Prediction, 11/15/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: North Dakota State Bison vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels
Date: Monday, November 15, 2021
Location: Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV
Thomas & Mack Center is the site where the UNLV Runnin' Rebels (12-15 last season) will play the North Dakota State Bison (15-12 last year) on Monday.
The North Dakota State Bison faced off with Concordia and notched a win by a score of 88-44 in their last contest. In reference to personal fouls, the Bison ended up walking away with 6 while Concordia finished the game with 19 personal fouls. They also made 4 of their 11 attempts from downtown. Concordia ended up shooting 50.0% at the free throw line by making 2 of their 4 attempts. On top of that, Concordia snagged 17 rebounds (3 offensive, 14 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Concordia distributed 5 dimes and had 1 steal for the contest. When it comes to the defense, North Dakota State allowed their opponent to shoot 38.0% from the field on 19 of 50 shooting. They also dished out 14 assists for this contest as well as forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and getting 7 steals. With regard to pulling down rebounds, they earned 42 with 16 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Bison made 16 of 21 attempts for a rate of 76.2%. North Dakota State ended the contest with a 50.0% FG percentage (32 of 64) and made 8 of 27 3-point attempts.
Rocky Kreuser is a guy who came through in the matchup. He ended up going 63.6% from the field but didn't record an assist. He played for 24 mins played and pulled down 12 rebounds. He totaled 20 points on 7 out of 11 shooting.
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North Dakota State steps onto the court after finishing with a record of 15-12 last year. They lost possession by turning the ball over 12.5 times per game and as a squad committed 15.9 personal fouls every game. As a unit, North Dakota State pulled in 37.0 boards per game and totaled 285 assists throughout last year, which had them ranked 223rd in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Bison hit on 34.1% on three-point shots (184 of 540) and 76.0% from the free throw line. They had an average of 69.7 pts per game (216th in the country) while hitting 44.2% from the floor.
When they were on defense, the Bison forced their opponents into 9.2 turnovers per game and they drew 16.6 fouls. They surrendered 33.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they ranked 100th in the nation in points per game allowed (67.7). The Bison allowed a FG percentage of 43.7% (674 of 1,541) and they surrendered 30.3 rebounds per game as a squad. They were ranked 202nd in the nation in allowing assists to their opponents with 324 relinquished last season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the UNLV Runnin' Rebels got the win with a final of 64-58 when they faced Gardner-Webb. The Runnin' Rebels earned 28 defensive boards and 16 offensive rebounds totaling 44 in this game. They coughed up the ball 10 times, while recording 7 steals for the contest. Gardner-Webb committed 20 fouls in this game which took the Runnin' Rebels to the charity stripe for 27 shots. They were able to bury 22 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 81.5%. With respect to shots from distance, UNLV made 2 of their 25 tries (8.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Runnin' Rebels walked away from this one shooting 20 for 66 from the field which gave them a percentage of 30.3%. The Runnin' Rebels allowed Gardner-Webb to bury 23 out of 60 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.3% in this game. They wrapped up this game 15.0% from three-point range by going 3 of 20 and walked away from this one shooting 9 of 15 at the free throw line (60.0%). When talking about attacking the glass, UNLV permitted Gardner-Webb to get 36 in all (10 offensive).
Royce Hamm ended up being important for the Runnin' Rebels in the matchup. He recorded 18 points in his 28 minutes on the hardwood, but finished this game without an assist. He converted 7 of 12 for this game giving him a rate of 58.3%, and earned 17 rebounds.
UNLV had a win-loss mark of 12-15 last season. As an offensive unit, the Runnin' Rebels shot 44.5% from the floor, which had them ranked 153rd in college hoops. UNLV scored 1,875 points over the course of last season (69.4 per contest) and they averaged 36.0 rebounds per contest. They earned an assist 13.2 times per contest (175th in college hoops) and they turned it over 12.5 times per contest. The Runnin' Rebels were responsible for committing 18.1 personal fouls per game and they shot 70.8% from the charity stripe.
The Runnin' Rebels defensively were ranked 96th in the country in PPG given up with 67.5. They forced their opponents into 12.0 TO's per game and allowed teams to shoot 42.0% from the floor (102nd in college hoops). The UNLV defense gave up 36.4% on 3-pointers (232 of 637) and their opponents made 72.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquished 13.7 dimes and 32.4 boards every game, which had them ranked 232nd and 63rd in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take North Dakota State
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