North Dakota Fighting Hawks vs Creighton Bluejays Prediction, 11/10/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: North Dakota Fighting Hawks vs Creighton Bluejays
Date: Thursday, November 10, 2022
Location: CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha, NE
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks (1-0) are on their way to CHI Health Center Omaha on Thursday where they will attempt to defeat the Creighton Bluejays (1-0).
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks took the court against Incarnate Word and earned the victory with a final of 65-57 in their last game. When it comes to fouls, the Fighting Hawks ended up finishing with 16 while Incarnate Word totaled 26 fouls. They also made 3 of their 20 attempts from 3-point land. Incarnate Word finished the contest at 66.7% at the charity stripe by making 10 of their 15 shots. In addition, Incarnate Word collected 26 boards (9 offensive, 17 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Incarnate Word earned 9 assists and had 9 steals for the matchup. Pertaining to the defense, North Dakota allowed the other team to go 36.1% from the floor on 22 out of 61 shooting. They also recorded 14 assists for the matchup while forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and earning 3 steals. Regarding pulling down boards, they earned 33 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Fighting Hawks buried 18 of their 27 tries for a rate of 66.7%. North Dakota finished the game with a 42.0% field goal percentage (21 out of 50) and buried 5 of 20 shots from 3-point land.
Elijah Brooks is a player who was a contributor in the game. He finished the game shooting 60.0% from the field and also earned 3 dimes. He was on the court for 27 minutes played and totaled 7 rebounds. He totaled 9 points on 3 of 5 shooting.
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North Dakota will play this contest with a record of 1-0 for the season. They average 65.0 points per game (214th in the country) while hitting 42.0% from the floor. The Fighting Hawks are hitting 25.0% on shots from 3-point land (5 of 20) and 66.7% from the charity stripe. As a unit, North Dakota is pulling down 38.0 rebounds per game and has tallied 14 dimes on the year, which is 126th in the nation in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 13.0 times per contest and as a squad are committing 16.0 personal fouls per game.
On defense, the Fighting Hawks are forcing 12.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 26.0 fouls. They are conceding 15.0% on three-point shots and they are ranked 135th in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (57.0). The Fighting Hawks defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 36.1% (22 of 61) and they concede 35.0 rebounds per game as a group. They currently rank 155th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 9 surrendered so far this season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Creighton Bluejays got the win with a final of 72-60 against St. Thomas. The Bluejays were able to snag 25 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 37 for the matchup. They also coughed it up 4 times, while getting 5 steals in this matchup. St. Thomas was called for 15 fouls in the game which took the Bluejays to the charity stripe for 14 tries. They were able to convert 12 of them for a rate of 85.7%. When talking about shots from beyond the arc, Creighton converted 8 out of their 34 tries (23.5%). When all was said and done, the Bluejays went 26 out of 66 from the floor which gave them a rate of 39.4%. The Bluejays allowed St. Thomas to bury 24 out of 58 attempts from the field which had them shooting 41.4% in this matchup. They finished shooting 40.9% from three-point range by shooting 9 of 22 and finished the contest at 3 out of 4 from the free throw line (75.0%). With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, Creighton allowed St. Thomas to grab 29 in all (5 on the offensive side).
Baylor Scheierman ended up being a major contributor for the Bluejays in this matchup. He totaled 11 points in his 34 minutes on the court and had 3 dimes for the game. He made 4 out of 9 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 44.4%, and had 10 rebounds.
Creighton has a record of 1-0 for the campaign. In terms of offensive execution, the Bluejays are connecting on 39.4% from the floor, which is ranked 208th in college basketball. Creighton has totaled 72 points for the campaign and they collect 39.0 boards per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 11.0 times per contest (189th in college basketball) and they turn it over 5.0 times per contest. The Bluejays have committed 10.0 personal fouls per contest and they go 85.7% from the charity stripe.
The Bluejays on the defensive end are ranked 160th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 60.0. They are able to force 14.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.4% from the field (218th in the nation). The Creighton defense allows 40.9% on shots from beyond the arc (9 of 22) and their opposition knocks down 75.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 10.0 assists and 35.0 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 179th and 207th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take North Dakota
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