Hawaii vs. North Dakota - 11/12/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Dakota Fighting Hawks (1-0) at Hawaii Warriors (1-0)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 10:00 pm (Stan Sheriff Center)
The Line: Hawaii Warriors -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Spectrum Sports
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks and Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Stan Sheriff Center.
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks look for a quick 2-0 start to the season after beating Troy on Friday. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are averaging 83 points on 49.2 percent shooting and allowing 80 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Geno Crandall is averaging 41 points and five assists while Dale Jones is averaging 11 points and five rebounds. Cortez Seales is grabbing three rebounds and Marlon Stewart is dishing four assists. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are shooting 46.2 percent from beyond the arc and 50 percent from the free throw line. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are allowing 27.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks have won six of their last eight road games.
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The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors also look to remain unbeaten after beating up on Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Friday. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors are averaging 82 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 70 points on 36.8 percent shooting. Michael Thomas is averaging 19 points and five rebounds while Gibson Johnson is averaging 19 points and five assists. Jack Purchase is the third double-digit scorer and Brocke Stepteau is dishing two assists. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors are shooting 20 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors have won eight of their last 11 home games.
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The North Dakota Fighting Hawks played well in their season opener and will have a chance to win this game if they shoot the ball well as they did. The problem here is this is a true road game for the Fighting Hawks, and Hawaii is a very good home team that plays with a ton of energy and speed in its building. When the Rainbow Warriors see the ball go through the hoop, they usually open things up and make life tough for the opposing team. North Dakota can't afford to trade buckets in a game like this. I'll lay the small chalk with the Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors at home.