North Dakota State Bison vs. Delaware Blue Hens Pick-Odds-Prediction - 12/16/13
Delaware Blue Hens (5-4) at North Dakota State Bison (7-4)
College Basketball: Monday, December 16, 2013 at 8:00 pm (Bison Sports Arena)
The Line: North Dakota State Bison -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: not listed
The North Dakota State Bison host the Delaware Blue Hens at the Bison Sports Arena Monday.
The offense first Blue Hens have had zero problem shooting the basketball and lighting up the scoreboard but unfortunately opponents have had an easy time of it on the scoreboard as well. That trend continued in an 80-75 defeat at Notre Dame that ended their winning streak at three games. The Fighting Irish connected at 49% from the floor with Delaware hitting at 46% which meant a few more baskets but the visitors stayed close with their 10-23 mark from long range. Jarvis Threatt tried to carry the Hens with a 23 point, six pull, ten assist effort with Davon Usher and Kyle Anderson tossing in 19 points apiece.
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North Dakota State is another team that can put the ball in the basket but the opposition has also. The surging Bison had won five in a row before Ohio State put an end to the good times with 79-62 decision on their home floor. The Buckeyes fired away at 53% from the field including a healthy 10-20 from long range while the Bison fell off the pace with 42% marksmanship despite a fairly competitive boxscore other wise.Taylor Braun paced the North Dakota State offense with a game high 21 points and five boards with Marshall Bjorklund adding 12 points followed by Lawrence Alexander and Mike Felt with ten and eight points respectively.
Both teams should be able to score here because that is what they do. If Devon Saddler plays and shows no rust from his suspension I'd be inclined to go with my home town team...