North Dakota Fighting Hawks (5-5) vs. Idaho Vandals (3-5)
December 6, 2022 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Idaho Vandals -1.5 / North Dakota Fighting Hawks +1.5; Over/Under: +138.5
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The North Dakota Fighting Hawks and the Idaho Vandals meet in college basketball action from the Idaho Central Credit Union Arena on Tuesday night.
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks will be out to bounce back from back-to-back losses after a 90-69 loss to Portland in their last game. B.J. Omot leads the Fighting Hawks in scoring with 11.5 PPG as the lone double-digit scorer for North Dakota this season. Matt Norman has 8.9 PPG and Tsotne Tsartsidze has a team-high 4 RPG to lead North Dakota on the glass. Jalun Trent also has a team-high 3.4 APG to lead the Fighting Hawks in assists up to this point in the season. As a team, North Dakota is averaging 68.2 PPG on 44% shooting from the field, 33.5% from three and 69.7% from the foul line this season.
The Idaho Vandals will try to build on back-to-back wins after an 84-47 win over Northern Illinois in their last game. Isaac Jones leads Idaho in scoring and rebounding with 19.7 PPG and 7.3 RPG while Divant’e Moffitt has 17.3 PPG with a team-high 5.4 APG to lead Idaho in assists this season. Terren Frank has 10 PPG and 6 RPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Idaho up to this point in the season. As a team, Idaho is averaging 76.3 PPG on 51.1% shooting from the field, 35.2% from three and 73.1% from the foul line this season.
North Dakota is 2-13-1 ATS in their last 16 Tuesday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a loss while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games following a loss. Idaho is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a win by 20+ points while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games following an ATS win.
I get the case to be made either way here, but I’m siding with the over. These are two porous defenses that have to deal with two offenses that have high percentages shooting the rock. They’re not the most efficient offenses out there, but against these defensive units, both should be good enough to get us up and over this number.