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Utah Valley Wolverines vs North Dakota State Bison Odds
Utah Valley pays a visit to North Dakota State on Tuesday, hoping to send the Bison to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Bison Sports Arena.
The Bison sit at 20-8 (15-11 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Wolverines are currently 13-15 (1-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? North Dakota State is 4-18 OU, and Utah Valley is 1-0 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 63-ranked Bison and the No. 220-rated Wolverines in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 76-65 win for the Bison on Tuesday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and North Dakota State has the nation's No. 191-rated offensive output, at 66.9 PPG. The visiting Wolverines defense ranks No. 198 allowing on average 67.3 PPG. The Bison FG% has averaged 46.7% so far, more than the Wolverines marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.7% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Utah Valley owns the country's No. 202-rated mark, allowing 70.8 points per game on the highway. North Dakota State, on the other hand, rates No. 140 in scoring at home.
Utah Valley lost its last outing, a 73-63 result against Houston Baptist on February 23. Holton Hunsaker went off for 26 points and added 1 rebound but it wasn't enough as Houston Baptist handed Utah Valley a 73-63 defeat at Sharp Gym.
Last time out for North Dakota State, they were a 68-53 loser as they battled Akron on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7-point underdog. The Bison endured a 68-53 loss at the hands of the Zips on Friday, despite a 19-point effort from Lawrence Alexander at James A. Rhodes Arena.
Utah Valley home to Chicago State, Saturday, March 2
North Dakota State at Nebraska Omaha, Saturday, March 2