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North Dakota vs Troy College Basketball Picks, Best Bets and Odds 11/19/2021

Troy Trojans (2-1) vs. North Dakota Fighting Hawks (1-1)
November 19, 2021 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: North Dakota Fighting Hawks +5.5 / Troy Trojans -5.5; Over/Under: -138.5
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The Troy Trojans and the North Dakota Fighting Hawks meet in college basketball action from Trojan Arena on Friday afternoon.

The Troy Trojans come into this game looking to add to a 69-65 overtime win over the Jacksonville State Gamecocks in their last game.Efe Odigie leads the Trojans in scoring with 13 PPG along with 4 RPG while Duke Deen has 11.3 PPG with 5.7 RPG and a team-high 5 APG as the only other double-digit scorer for Troy so far this season. Zay Williams also has 9 PPg and 7.3 RPG as well on the year for the Trojans. As a team, Troy is averaging 77.3 PPG on 46.7% shooting from the field, 28.8% from three and 63% from the foul line while allowing 59 PPG on 36.4% shooting from the field and 33.3% from three this season.

The North Dakota Fighting Hawks will be out to build on a 79-77 win over Montana in their last game. Mitchell Sueker leads the Fighting Hawks with 13 PPG and 6 RPG while Ethan Igbanugo has 11 PPG and Paul Bruns also has 11 PPG with 4.5 RPG. Caleb Nero has 10 PPG with 4.5 RPG and a team-high 3 APG to cap off the scoring in double figures for the Fighting Hawks this season. As a team, North Dakota is averaging 69.5 PPG on 37.3% shooting from the field, 35.4% from three and 77.3% from the foul line while allowing 76 PPG on 45.6% shooting from the field and 41.4% from three this season.

Troy is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Friday games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. North Dakota is 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 neutral site games and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games following a win while the over is 11-3 in their last 14 games overall.

If North Dakota was hosting this game, I think you’d have an easier time vouching for the Fighting Hawks and the points, but the Hawks just haven’t been great early on this season outside of the win against Montana. I’m not rushing to bet Troy either, but the numbers defensively have been good early on for the Trojans and I think they do enough to get a win and cover here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Troy -5.5

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