South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs Alabama Crimson Tide Prediction, 12/3/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022
Location: Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, AL
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits (3-4) are traveling to Coleman Coliseum on Saturday where they will try to beat the Alabama Crimson Tide (6-1).
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits faced off with James Madison and went home with a loss by a final score of 79-60 in their last contest. South Dakota State walked away from the game having earned a 42.3% field goal percentage (22 out of 52) and made 8 of 25 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Jackrabbits buried 8 of their 11 tries for a rate of 72.7%. In relation to hauling in boards, they earned a total of 28 with 8 of them being offensive. They also dished out 10 assists for this game as well as forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and getting 2 steals. When talking about defending, South Dakota State allowed their opponent to shoot 50.0% from the floor on 31 of 62 shooting. James Madison doled out 14 dimes and had 14 steals for this contest. Moreover, James Madison collected 31 boards (8 offensive, 23 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. James Madison walked away from this one shooting 60.0% from the charity stripe by burying 9 of 15 tries. They also converted 8 out of their 19 tries from 3-point land. In reference to fouls, the Jackrabbits ended up walking away with 15 while James Madison finished the game with 15 fouls.
William Kyle III is a guy who was a contributor in this contest. He finished the game at 83.3% from the field but finished the game without an assist. He played for 26 mins played and snagged 7 rebounds. He left the arena with 15 points on 5 out of 6 shooting.
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South Dakota State heads into this one with a mark of 3-4 for the season. They are losing possession via turnover 18.9 times per contest and as a team are committing 14.1 personal fouls every game. As a team, South Dakota State is pulling in 30.7 boards per contest and has accounted for 80 assists for the season, which ranks 314th in college basketball in terms of passing. The Jackrabbits are connecting on 34.1% on three-point shots (46 of 135) and 80.7% from the free throw line. They average 67.6 pts per contest (279th in the country) while connecting on 44.7% from the field.
Defensively, the Jackrabbits are able to force 14.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.0 fouls. They rank 126th in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 83 conceded for the season. The Jackrabbits defense is allowing a FG percentage of 45.0% (191 of 424) and they surrender 33.4 rebounds per contest as a unit. They surrender 32.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 255th in college basketball in points per game allowed (71.7).
The last time they took the court, the Alabama Crimson Tide went home victorious with a score of 103-101 when they played North Carolina. When discussing rebounding, Alabama permitted North Carolina to get 49 in all (13 on the offensive side). They finished shooting 30.4% from distance by connecting on 7 of 23 and finished the game at 18 out of 20 from the free throw line (90.0%). The Crimson Tide permitted North Carolina to make 38 out of their 91 attempts from the field which had them shooting 41.8% for this game. When the final whistle blew, the Crimson Tide finished 37 for 90 from the field which gave them a percentage of 41.1%. In terms of shooting from 3-point land, Alabama made 16 of 38 attempts (42.1%). They were able to bury 13 of the free throws for a clip of 61.9%. North Carolina had 23 personal fouls in this contest which took the Crimson Tide to the free throw line for 21 tries. They also gave up possession of the ball 21 times, while getting 6 steals for this contest. The Crimson Tide were able to corral 35 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards totaling 49 for the matchup.
Charles Bediako ended up being important for the Crimson Tide for this game. He buried 7 out of 9 for the contest giving him a rate of 77.8%, and had 16 rebounds. He tallied 14 points in his 44 minutes on the court and earned 2 dimes for the game.
Alabama has a win-loss mark of 6-1 so far this year. The Crimson Tide commit 20.6 fouls per game and they go 70.9% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 15.4 times per contest (80th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 17.3 times per contest. Alabama has totaled 590 pts for the season (84.3 per contest) and they snag 51.0 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Crimson Tide are hitting on 42.8% from the floor, which ranks them 256th in the nation.
The Alabama defense surrenders 29.3% on three-point shots (44 of 150) and opponents are converting on 74.1% of their free throw shots. They have given up 10.9 dimes and 36.3 rebounds every game, which is 82nd and 266th in college hoops. The Crimson Tide on the defensive end are ranked 188th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 69.0. They are forcing 12.6 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 35.6% from the floor (11th in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take South Dakota State
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