North Dakota Fighting Hawks vs. North Dakota State Bison - 12/11/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Dakota State Bison (5-3) at North Dakota Fighting Hawks (4-4)
College Basketball: Friday, December 11, 2015 at 8:30 pm (Betty Engelstad Sioux Center)
The Line: North Dakota Fighting Hawks +6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The North Dakota State Bison will travel to play the North Dakota Fighting Hawks in a non-conference game on Friday.
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are 4-4 and are coming off of a win against Bradley by a score of 65-59 in double overtime. North Dakota went on a 10-2 run in the second overtime to give them the victory in this game. Corey Baldwin led North Dakota with 20 points and 6 rebounds in this game. Quinton Hooker added 18 points and 5 rebounds for North Dakota. North Dakota out rebounded their opponent by a total of 54-44 and had 10 assists in their victory. North Dakota is averaging 70.4 points per game while giving up 74.2 points per game. North Dakota is also averaging 41.6 rebounds per game and 12 assists per game. Quinton Hooker is averaging 16.6 points per game and 6.1 rebounds per game for North Dakota. Cortez Seales is averaging 10.1 points per game and 2.9 rebounds per game. North Dakota is shooting 63.4% on free throws, 29.7% on three-pointers, and 40.3% on all field goal attempts.
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The North Dakota State Bison are 5-3 and are coming off of a loss to Southern Miss by a score of 74-62. North Dakota State trailed by 10 points at halftime and never really tested Southern Miss in the second half. Paul Miller led North Dakota State with 15 points and 3 assists. Dylan Miller added 8 points and 6 rebounds for North Dakota State. North Dakota State was out rebounded by a total of 33-30 and had 10 assists in their defeat. North Dakota State is averaging 71.5 points per game while giving up 70.1 points per game. North Dakota State is also averaging 32.9 rebounds per game and 10.8 assists per game. Paul Miller is averaging 19.1 points per game and 5.1 rebounds per game for the Bison. A.J. Jacobson is averaging 13.9 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game for North Dakota State. North Dakota State is shooting 70.8% on free throws, 29.9% on three-pointers, and 42% on all field goal attempts.
North Dakota State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. North Dakota State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 12-3 in North Dakota State’s last 15 road games. North Dakota is 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 home games. The under is 4-1 in North Dakota’s last 5 games overall.
Both of these teams have struggled to start the season. North Dakota State has been the better team, but just by a sight margin. North Dakota State holds the defensive advantage, but North Dakota holds the rebounding advantage. I think this will be a close game, so I am going with the home team.