North Dakota Sioux vs. Idaho Vandals - 12/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Idaho Vandals (8-5) at North Dakota Sioux (5-6)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Betty Engelstad Sioux Center)
The Line: North Dakota Sioux -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks will host the Idaho Vandals this Thursday.
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks come into this game with a 5-6 record and are currently 5th in the Big Sky. The Fighting Hawks most recent game was a 63-49 loss to Kansas State. Through 11 games Quinton Hooker has led North Dakota in scoring with 17.6 points per game and 5.5 rebounds. Geno Crandall is second on the team with 9.3 points per game and 4.0 rebounds. North Dakota will try to bounce back with a win against Idaho.
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The Idaho Vandals come into this game with a 8-5 record and are currently 1st in the Big Sky. The Vandals have won their past 3 games with their most recent game being a 68-51 win over UC Davis. Through 13 games this season the leading scorer for the Vandals has been Victor Sanders who is averaging 14.5 points per game and 3.2 rebounds. Perrion Callandret is second on the team with 13.8 points per game and 3.5 rebounds.
Idaho is 3-0-1 against the spread in their last 4 road games. The Vandals are 0-4 against the spread in their last 4 games vs. Big Sky opponents. North Dakota is 1-3-1 against the spread in their last 5 Thursday games. The Fighting Hawks are 2-5-1 against the spread in their last 8 games vs. Big Sky opponents.
The Idaho Vandals come into this game winning their past 3 games while North Dakota is coming off of a loss. This is a pretty evenly matched game and should be a close one. I think Idaho can squeek this one out at the end so im taking them to win.