The Fighting Hawks and Tigers are set to face off at 11:00 ET on ESPN+. The Tigers will host the game at Alex G. Spanos Center in Stockton, CA. The over/under for this game is set at 152 points, and the Tigers are the home favorites against the Fighting Hawks in a non-conference matchup.
NORTH DAKOTA FIGHTING HAWKS VS PACIFIC TIGERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: North Dakota Fighting Hawks +4.5
This game will be played at Alex G. Spanos Center at 11:00 ET on Monday, November 20th.
WHY BET THE NORTH DAKOTA FIGHTING HAWKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 72-71 in favor of the Fighting Hawks.
- Not only will North Dakota pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +4.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 152 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Can North Dakota Deliver Being Underdogs on the Road?
Today marks the third game of the season for North Dakota, who currently have a 1-1 overall record. In their sole road game this season, the Fighting Hawks are 0-1, while they have a perfect 1-0 record at home. As of now, North Dakota holds a 1-1 ATS record heading into today’s game. Looking back at the team’s performance in the previous three games, they have gone 1-1 ATS with an average scoring margin of 0.
So far, North Dakota’s games have averaged 165.5 points per game with the average over/under line being 155 points. The Fighting Hawks have an over/under record of 1-0-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 82 points per game.
North Dakota’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Elon, finishing the game with a total of 85 points. Their season average is now 82 points per game. The team’s scoring leader is B.J. Omot, who holds an average of 20.7 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Treysen Eaglestaff is averaging 16.7 points per game this season.
As they prepare for the upcoming game, North Dakota is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 80.3 points per game (172nd). In their previous game vs. Elon, the Phoenix finished with a field goal percentage of 48% and a total of 68 points vs. North Dakota.
Can the Tigers Offense Score Enough at Home?
Pacific, who is getting ready for their 5th game of the season, has a 2-2 record overall. In their last three home games, including last year, Pacific has gone 1-2. As Pacific enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 1-3. When playing at home this season, Pacific is 0-2 vs. the spread, and in their previous ten home games, they are 4-6.
Through four games, Pacific has an over/under record of 2-2-0 with their games averaging a combined 141.8 points per game so far. In their most recent three games, the Tigers’ over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 72 points per game.
Pacific is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 77 points versus Lamar. This output is higher than their season-average of 65 points per game. Leading the team in scoring is Donovan Williams, who is averaging 11.2 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Judson Martindale also maintains a PPG average of 11 heading into game.
Currently, the Tigers’ defense holds the 146th rank in the nation, allowing 76.8 points per game. In their previous game vs. Lamar, the Cardinals finished with a field goal percentage of 48% and a total of 76 points vs. Pacific.