NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Grizzlies underdogs vs Bison at Oakland
North Dakota State Bison vs Oakland Grizzlies Odds
The North Dakota State Bison will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Grizzlies in Oakland at Athletics Center on Thursday in college basketball action.
The Grizzlies sport records of 11-13 and 10-11 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bison have 18-5 and 14-7 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 11-6 for the Grizzlies and 4-13 for the Bison.
The Grizzlies were listed as 2.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 52-rated North Dakota State taking on the No. 243-rated Grizzlies in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 81-67 win for the Bison on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Oakland's No. 258-rated squad against North Dakota State's No. 197-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Oakland rates No. 100 in the country with 6.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 65 nationally with 7.4 per match.
Defensively, North Dakota State features the nation's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 57.7 points per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, North Dakota State was a 65-46 winner at home against South Dakota. They covered the 18.5-point spread as favorites. North Dakota State earned a 65-46 victory over South Dakota on Saturday, getting 17 points from TrayVonn Wright at Bison Sports Arena.
Oakland won its last outing, a 96-81 result against Nebraska Omaha on February 2. They covered in that game as a 9.5-point favorite. Corey Petros scored 28 points for Oakland on Saturday, leading the Grizzlies to a 96-81 win over Nebraska Omaha at Ralston Sports and Event Center.
North Dakota State at IUPU Fort Wayne, Saturday, February 9
Oakland home to South Dakota State, Saturday, February 9