North Dakota State Bison vs. Denver Pioneers Summit League Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/10/14
Denver Pioneers (16-14) at North Dakota State Bison (23-6)
College Basketball: Monday, March 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Sioux Falls Arena)
The Line: North Dakota State Bison -6.5 -- Over/Under: 129.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports Central
The North Dakota State Bison and the Denver Pioneers face off on Monday at Sioux Falls Arena in a Summit League Tournament Semifinal game.
The North Dakota State Bison were the regular season Summit League Champions and they earned a bye to play in this game. NDSU is 12-2 in Summit League play and 11-5 in games played away from home. Taylor Braun leads the Bison averaging 18.0 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Marshall Bjorklund is averaging 13.6points, Lawrence Alexander is averaging 11.3 points, and TrayVonn Wrght is averaging 11.2 points and 5.1 rebounds. North Dakota State is averaging 76.7 points and they are shooting 50.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.2 points and their opponents are shooting 42.7 percent. North Dakota State split their season series with Denver winning their last meeting on March 1.
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The Denver Pioneers pounded South Dakota by 16 points on Sunday to earn a spot in this game. Denver is 8-6 in Summit League play and 7-10 in games played away from home. Brett Olson leads the Pioneers averaging 14.9 points per game. Chris Udofia is averaging 12.3 points and 5.3 rebounds, Jalen Love is averaging 9.2 points, and Cam Griffin is averaging 8.3 points and 5.8 rebounds. Denver is averaging 66.5 points and they are shooting 46.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.9 points while their opponents are shooting 47.4 percent. Denver beat NDSU by four points at home on February 1st.
North Dakota State is 9-2 against the spread in their last 11 neutral site games and 1-4 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread. Denver is 5-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 neutral site games, and 1-5 against the spread following a win.
This one should be competitve and Denver covered in the other two meetings of these two and I expect teh same here.
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