North Dakota vs. North Dakota State - 2/22/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

North Dakota vs. North Dakota State - 2/22/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

North Dakota State Bison (20-7) at North Dakota Fighting Hawks (12-15)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Betty Engelstad Sioux Center)

The Line: North Dakota Fighting Hawks +4 -- Over/Under: 145 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The North Dakota State Bison (20-7, 11-2 CONF) and the North Dakota Fighting Hawks (12-15, 6-7 CONF) will meet on Saturday, February 22nd for a Summit League matchup at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center in Grand Forks, ND. The game will be played at 8:00 PM eastern time. 

North Dakota State is coming off a 77-74 road win over South Dakota in their last game. NDSU is red hot, as they are on a seven-game win streak. In their last five games, three of those wins were on the road against solid teams (IPFW, Omaha, South Dakota). UND is coming off a 94-83 home loss to South Dakota State in their last game. UND has lost three of its last five games overall.

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NDSU scores 74.3 points per game on 44.7% FG shooting this season. The Bison’s leading scorer is G Vinnie Shahid, who scores 18.4 PPG. The Bison’s leading rebounder is G Tyson Ward, who earns 7.3 RPG. NDSU allows 66.1 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a +8.2 scoring differential so far this season. NDSU also earns 35.2 rebounds, 12.0 assists, 2.6 blocks, and 4.8 steals per game as a team. 

UND scores 75.9 points per game on 46.1% FG shooting this season. The Hawks’ leading scorer is Marion Stewart, who scores 18.2 PPG. The Hawks’ leading rebounder is Fillip Rebraca, who averages 8.9 RPG. UND allows 74.9 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a +1.0 point differential. UND also earns 36.0 rebounds, 13.2 assists, 2.3 blocks, and 4.7 steals per game as a team. 

NDSU is 13-11-1 ATS this season and 5-4-1 ATS in their last ten games. NDSU is also 8-5 ATS on the road so far this season. UND is 7-18 ATS this season and 2-8 ATS in their last ten games. UND is also 2-6 ATS at home so far this season.

North Dakota State is on a roll, and one thing I have learned is that you do not mess with a herd of Bison when they are on a roll. I will take NDSU and lay the 4 points on the road. 

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