Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Tommies and Bison. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on Summ, and it’s hosted by the Bison at Scheels Center in Fargo, ND. Get ready to place your bets! St. Thomas (MN) is favored by -1.5 in this Summit conference matchup the against North Dakota State. The over/under for the game is set at 137.5 points.

ST. THOMAS (MN) TOMMIES VS NORTH DAKOTA STATE BISON BETTING PICK

The Pick: North Dakota State Bison +1.5

This game will be played at Scheels Center at 8:00 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.

WHY BET THE NORTH DAKOTA STATE BISON:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 87-61 in favor of the Bison.
  • Not only will North Dakota State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 137.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 148 points.

Will the Tommies Win in Fargo?

St. Thomas (MN) comes into their next game with a 17-10 record after defeating South Dakota 83-80. If they can win their next game, St. Thomas (MN) will even out their road record, which currently sits at 6-7. St. Thomas (MN) has a winning record against the spread, sitting at 14-10. In terms of ATS, they have gone 9-4 on the road and 5-6 at home.

After 27 games, St. Thomas (MN) has an over/under record of 11-13-0, with their games averaging a combined 137.3 points per game so far. The Tommies have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 148 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.

St. Thomas (MN) recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 83 points against South Dakota. This output exceeded their season average of 73.8 points per game. Offensively, the Tommies hold a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, placing them 80th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 141st in terms of percentage and 40th in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Tommies’ defense holds the 29th rank in the nation, allowing 65.3 points per game. St. Thomas (MN)’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the South Dakota offense to knock down 50% of their shots on their way to putting up 80 points.

Will North Dakota State Pull Through as the Underdog Home Team?

North Dakota State has played 27 games this season and currently have a record of 13-14. When playing on the road, the Bison have a record of 5-11, while they are 5-3 at home. North Dakota State’s ATS record is currently sitting at 9-15, putting them below the .500 mark. Over their last five games, the team has gone 2-3 vs. the spread.

North Dakota State comes in with an over/under record of 14-10-0 through 27 games, with their games averaging a combined 151 points per game so far. The Bison’s last five games have finished with a combined 143 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

Compared to their season average of 76.4 points per game, North Dakota State struggled in their previous game. Against Denver, the Bison scored 71 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 45.8%. Offensively, the Bison hold a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, placing them 76th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 47th in terms of percentage and 126th in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the North Dakota State defense is giving up an average of 74.6 points per contest. North Dakota State’s three-point defense is currently 89th in the country at 6.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.5% of their shots vs. North Dakota State.