Denver vs. North Dakota State - 2/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Dakota State Bison (18-11) at Denver Pioneers (14-14)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Magness Arena)
The Line: Denver Pioneers PK -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT Sports
The North Dakota State Bison and Denver Pioneers square off Saturday at the Magness Arena.
The North Dakota State Bison look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The North Dakota State Bison are averaging 69.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 64.8 points on 42.5 percent shooting. A.J. Jacobson is averaging 13.1 points and 4.1 rebounds while Kory Brown is averaging 10.5 points and 2.7 assists. Khy Kabellis is dishing 2.4 assists and Dexter Werner is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The North Dakota State Bison are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 67.2 percent from the free throw line. The Bison are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game. The North Dakota State Bison have lost four straight road games.
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The Denver Pioneers look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Denver Pioneers are averaging 65 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 65.8 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Joe Rosga is averaging 12.3 points and 2.4 assists while Nate Engesser is averaging 11.8 points and 2.4 rebounds. Marcus Byrd is the third double-digit scorer and Thomas Neff is dishing 1.6 assists. The Denver Pioneers are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Pioneers are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 24.8 rebounds per game. The Denver Pioneers have lost six of their last 10 home games.
The Bison are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Pioneers are 3-14 ATS in their last 17 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bison are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Both teams have been up and down as of late, but in a pick em game, i like Denver at home, especially considering it's the Pioneers last home game of the season. Denver will be ready for this one.