Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Fighting Hawks versus the Bison? Tip off is at at 2:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on CBSS. The game will be played at Scheels Center in Fargo, ND. The odds for this Summit conference game currently have North Dakota State as the -2 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 142.5 points.

NORTH DAKOTA FIGHTING HAWKS VS NORTH DAKOTA STATE BISON BETTING PICK

The Pick: North Dakota Fighting Hawks +2

This game will be played at Scheels Center at 2:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE NORTH DAKOTA FIGHTING HAWKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-72 in favor of the Fighting Hawks.
  • Not only will North Dakota pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Is a Win at Fargo Possible for the Fighting Hawks?

North Dakota State has been the underdog in 15 of their 28 games this season, and they have gone 7-8 in those games. On the road, the Fighting Hawks have an average scoring margin of -1.5 points per game, and they are 7-7 in those games. They have won each of their last two games, and they are 17-11 overall.

Over their last 10 road games, the Fighting Hawks are 6-4, and they have gone 5-0 in their last five games away from home. Their average scoring margin on the road this season is -1.5 points per game, and they are 7-7 in those games.

North Dakota’s ATS record this season is 13-12, and they are 9-5 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Fighting Hawks have gone 9-6 vs. the spread this year and are 8-2 in their last 10 games as the underdog and 8-2 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

North Dakota’s over/under record this season is 11-12-2, and the average over/under line in their games is 147.3. So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 142.5. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2, and the average scoring total in those games is 141 points.

The North Dakota offense is coming off a game where they scored 78 points against Oral Roberts. They posted a field goal percentage of 43.6% and connected on 4 threes. On the offensive front, the Fighting Hawks have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, ranking 258th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 295th in terms of percentage and 126th in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the North Dakota defense is giving up an average of 72.0 points per contest. The North Dakota defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 65 points and allowed Oral Roberts to connect on 6 threes.

Can the Bison Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

North Dakota State is 6-2 as the favorite this season, and they will be the favorite again today, as they are favored by 2 points. The Bison have a 14-14 record overall, and they are 6-3 at home.

Over their last 10 games at home, the Bison have gone 7-3, and they have won their last four games at home. Their average scoring margin at home this season is +1.6 points per game.

North Dakota State has an ATS record of 10-15 this season and is 4-5 vs. the spread at home. As the favorite, the Bison have gone 4-4 vs. the spread this year and are 1-4 in their last 5 games as the favorite. Their home ATS record in their last 10 games is 4-5.

North Dakota State’s over/under record for the season sits at 14-11, and today’s line of 142.5 is lower than their average over/under line of 144.4. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 131 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 3-7.

Most recently, the North Dakota State offense finished with just 64 points vs. St. Thomas (MN). For the game, they hit 5/21 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 47.8%. The top scorer for the Bison was Andrew Morgan with 17 points, while Boden Skunberg also added 13 to the scoreboard.

North Dakota State’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 73.7 points per game. In their previous game vs. St. Thomas (MN), the Tommies finished with a field goal percentage of 47% and a total of 50 points vs. North Dakota State.