North Dakota vs. Southern Utah - 3/8/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Utah Thunderbirds (6-23) at North Dakota Fighting Hawks (15-14)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 5:35 pm (Reno Events Center)
The Line: North Dakota Fighting Hawks -8.5 -- Over/Under: 149 See the Latest Odds
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks and the Southern Utah Thunderbirds face off on Tuesday in Big Sky Conference college basketball tournament action.
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are 15-14 this season and they have lost their last two games. North Dakota is averaging 72.5 points per game and they are shooting 45 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72.3 points and their opponents are shooting 44.3 percent. Quinton Hooker leads the Fighting Hawks averaging 19.5 points per game. Geno Crandall is averaging 10.2 points, Drick Bernstine is averaging 9.6 points and 8.6 rebounds, ad Corey Baldwin is averaging 8.0 points. North Dakota is 10-8 in the Big Sky this season.
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The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are 5-23 this season and they have lost their last two games. Southern Utah is averaging 68.7 points per game and they are shooting 42.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 82.1 points and their opponents are shooting 50.9 percent. James McGee leads the Thunderbirds averaging 12.1 points per game. Trey Kennedy is averaging 11.7 points, Travon Langston is averaging 11.2 points, and Casey Oliverson is averaging 8.9 points. Southern Utah is 3-15 in the Big Sky this season.
North Dakota is 5-2 against the spread following a loss, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, and 1-4 against the spread against a team with a losing record. Southern Utah is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games, 4-1 against the spread following a loss, and 2-11 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The underdog has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two teams.
North Dakota is staggering into this one but they blew SUU out of the gym in their earlier meeting and I don’t see anything different happening here.