North Dakota vs North Dakota State Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/24/24

North Dakota State (13-14) vs North Dakota (17-11)

Game Info: Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 2:00 pm (Scheels Center)

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The North Dakota Fighting Hawks and the North Dakota State Bison meet Saturday in college basketball action from Scheels Center. North Dakota is fresh off a win over Oral Roberts, improving to 17-11 overall. As for North Dakota State, they’re .500 through 28 games following a win over St. Thomas-MN. Let’s get into our North Dakota vs. North Dakota State prediction. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Pick Dawgz.

North Dakota Fighting Hawks

The Hawks’ year got off to a shaky 8-10 start, but then came a nice win streak over Kansas City, Oral Roberts, Denver, St. Thomas-MN, South Dakota, North Dakota State and Omaha. After a loss to Kansas City in the rematch, North Dakota took out Denver and Oral Roberts in the next pair.

In the Oral Roberts matchup last weekend, the Fighting Hawks jumped out to a 43-28 edge by the break. North Dakota cruised from there on 35 more points in an eventual win 78-65. Tops in scoring was BJ Omot with his 20 points, six rebounds and two steals in 38 minutes of work.

North Dakota State Bison

Over on the Bison’s side, they were a sketchy 10-12 on the year as February began. North Dakota State has been better on a 4-2 run over their last six though, taking out Kansas City, Omaha, Oral Roberts and St. Thomas-MN alongside losses to North Dakota and Denver in that time.

Matched up against St. Thomas-MN on Thursday, the Bison came out of the break with a 23-22 edge. North Dakota State hit a 41-28 run the rest of the way and powered out the win 64-50. Andrew Morgan led the way with his 17 points and three rebounds, and Jacari White notched 10 boards.


I’ll stay with North Dakota. You could make a case either way here, though; we should have a fun matchup on our hands. The Fighting Hawks are playing well right now with a 9-1 run over their last 10 outings. In their last matchup versus Oral Roberts, North Dakota shot 43.6 percent from the field with a 42-30 rebounding edge but did cough up 13 turnovers along the way.

In the last meeting between these teams back on February 3, North Dakota eked out a 60-58 home win. The Hawks didn’t shoot very well in that one, with 37.5 percent from the field and just 22.7 percent (5-of-22) from 3-point range. The rebounding was good (39), but North Dakota will probably need some better offense in order to pull off the cover in Saturday’s rematch.

Andrew’s Pick North Dakota Fighting Hawks +2.5

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