North Dakota State Bison (0-1) vs. Kansas Jayhawks (1-0)
November 10, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -23.5 / North Dakota State Bison +23.5; Over/Under: +142.5
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The North Dakota State Bison and the Kansas Jayhawks meet in college basketball action from Allen Fieldhouse on Thursday night.
The North Dakota State Bison come into this one looking to bounce back from a 76-58 loss to Arkansas to start the year. Grant Nelson and Boden Skunberg each had a team-high 17 points to make up the pair of double-digit scorers for North Dakota State in the loss, with Nelson shooting 5 of 9 with 6 rebounds. Luke Yoder added a team-high 4 assists while Andrew Morgan added 7 points and a team-high 7 rebounds in the losing effort.
The Kansas Jayhawks will try to build on their 89-64 win over Omaha in their last game. Gradey Dick led the way with 23 points on 9 of 13 shooting with 4 threes while Jalen Wilson flirted with a triple double, but settled for a double-double with 19 points including 3 threes along with 11 rebounds and 7 assists. Bobby Pettiford Jr. added 13 points on 6 of 7 shooting off of the bench while Dajuan Hrris Jr. had 11 points with a team-high 8 assists as well. Kevin McCullar Jr. added 10 points to finish off the scoring in double figures for Kansas in the win.
North Dakota State is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 road games while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 road games. Kansas is 22-8-1 ATS in their last 31 games against a team with a winning percentage below -400 and 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 home games against at eam with a road winning percentage below .400 while the
I get the reasoning for backing either side in this game, but I’m going to lean to the under here. I think no Bill Self on the sidelines could hamper Kansas’ play-calling just a bit, but more importantly, I think North Dakota knows they need to make this game down and dirty if they’re going to have any hopes at pulling off the upset here and even if they don’t I don’t expect Kansas to just blow North Dakota State’s doors off. I think this one ends up in the mid-130s, but that’s about it. Give me the under here.